Hey I was on 40mg of Citalopram for around six years and it was a life saver but last year it stopped been as effective would it be worth trying Escitalopram next? Thankyou.
Hi, Rose! Why not? Although the two medications are similar and considered to be cousins, Lexapro is considered to be somewhat more effective.
I took it for over 4 years and found it to be a great drug.
I hope you will too! Wildcat
Since Lexapro is considered the sister of Celexa it may be a good choice for you. Be sure to talk it over with your doctor. Lexapro appears to work for many people.
Hope you find what works for you. :)
Hi, as already stated, the 2 medications are very similar, considered to be 'sister' medications. It is thought that Citalopram is more effective in the treatment of depression, and Escitlopram is more effective in treating anxiety. You may not need to swap medications, you could consider a combination treatment. I also started taking Citalopram in 2010, and have taken it ever since. At one time i noticed that my anxiety was worsening, my doctor suggested adding Lyrica/Pregabalin, which i did, and it has been very successful. An idea maybe?
When citalopram (Celexa) stopped working for me I was switched to escitalopram (Lexapro) and it worked better for me. SSRIs can work differently for everyone though. I have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and a history of Depression.
I'm in the same boat, well I think I am! I have been on and off cit for 12 years and if on it a blip arises I usually increase the dose. Recently I was on 20mg so blip occurred and I upped to 30mg which usually works however I experienced dr doom at my surgery. She upped my dose to 40mg which I couldn't tolerate so down it went , she wanted it up again to same effect. Basically I have had 6 dosage changes in 8 weeks so I don't know whether it's stopped working or whether the dose has just not had time to settle. I've felt every side effect along the way and terrible anxiety. I'm a bit scared I will need to switch to something new!
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