Just wondering if you have been treated very well with citalopram, can escitalopram be a good choice? I've heard people say they are effectively the same thing but then others have said it is different enough to still be of benefit. I spoke to a pdoc who seemed to think they were different but just wondered what the general consensus is?
Hi, Debs! They are two entirely different drugs based on their chemical structure, but they work in a very similar fashion, Personally, I found escitalopram to be more effective but every person reacts to every drug differently.
Best wishes, Wildcat
Debs; I am with wildcat on this one, funny but I have seen so many Dr's start people on Celexa and the next step to Lexapro, Look at them as cousins of each other many of these chemically are so close but could be just enough to make the difference. I wish the Effexor would have worked out it was a miracle for me. But this is why I really don't tell too many people what I'm taking in my post Hair loss is for sure a problem but I was loosing hair anyway and the chemo did not help at all. LOL But I believe, to be honest with people that really most people with our different medications, It can take up to 3 different medication trials for the doctor to find the right one. I just can't wait for a better way of telling just what chemical we are lacking that is much better than the one they have now. It is so hard on so many people when they are in really bad shape to have to go through what all of us have. When I started this battle there were no SSRI'S OR SNRI'S and I have always told people my feeling that it is nothing wrong with you it is a chemical imbalance, And these medications just supplement what our body is lacking. I well go to my grave knowing this is the truth with all the studies I have done and books I have read. Sorry for the rambling but I get on a roll at times.
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