I had been on Celexa for about 6 months in combination with Ativan some nights to help with anxiety and sleeplessness. I was still feeling very up and down with mood also still suffering from anxiety. My doctor had me stop taking Celexa and start on Zoloft 5 days ago and I am experiencing worse depression. Just wondering how long it will take for this to subside and the medication switch to balance... Thank you.
I'd give it at least a month to six weeks to feel better, it sucks but switching psych meds around take a while to find the right combo. I have been on everything at least once, a lot more than that. I feel great now that I'm on Lamictal, the best since I didn't feel so hot. So try to go with the flow and if this doesn't work, something else will. Don't give up. Lots of drugs out there and they're all different.
peace and happy bunny day,
It is true that it takes at least four weeks to see if a psych med can help your anxiety , but you should have been tittered down off of the Celexa while you are built up with the Zoloft. Are you going to a psychiatrist or a different doctor, because I have found that psychiatrists are the BEST for finding the combo's and switching when they don't work. After that, you can go back to your other doctor to keep up with refills etc., because I KNOW how expensive psychs are. Hope this helps!!
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