I thrived on Lexapro (10 mg) for more almost 13 years. Last year, it pooped out on me and my anxiety/panic returned with a vengeance. So I tried Prozac, completely disaster, and Zoloft, had to stop because it made me dizzy 24/7, then I went clean in July. I recently visited my Doc and we’re going to try Celexa, hoping that since I haven’t been on Lexapro since Feb, it may be effective. Has anyone tried going from Lexapro to Celexa with any success after Lexapro pooped out? The drugs are quite similar (active component is identical) so I’m having my doubts. Going through the usual start up side effects right now but nothing major. Thanks for any insight!
Hi, rob! Actually, Celexa and Lexapro are chemically related but they're not identical, not the same drug at all. Having been on Lexapro should have no bearing on how Celexa will work for you and it IS an excellent medication for depression/anxiety.
Too bad antidepressants have a tendency to poop out ~ I took Lexapro also for many years with excellent results.
Best wishes and good luck with your Celexa! Wildcat.
Celexa acts on other neurotransmitters to a small degree histamine being the only one I can think of at the moment but I believe its actions on serotonin should be more or less the same. If Lexapro stopped working for you have you looked at the new serotonin agonists? or upping the Lexapro dosage to 15 or 20mgs?
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