Does anyone have any experience switching from Celexa to Paxil? I have been on Celexa for 6 weeks now at 10mg. It is still causing me increased anxiety 45 minutes after I take the pill for several hours. I tried increasing to 15mg/day but experienced an even worse increase in anxiety so I am DONE. My doctor suggested switching to Paxil. Does anyone have any experience with switching and if so what was your experience? Thanks!
I just switched from one ad to the other and the thing you dont want to do is allow time where none is working because of the month a new pill takes to work. I started out by cutting pill one down by half and at the same time started the starting dose of the other one. Then increase pill 2 and decrease pill 1 at the same time, etc. I had a very smooth transfer. Paxil does seem to be more calming then the others.
6 weeks on celexa is plenty of time to know whether it will work for you and you may find paxil works better for you. I agree with kaismama to overlap that way you wont be without any antidepressant in your system, it worked for me doing it that way as well. For some people they may experience a slight stomach ache from the paxil, but it subsides rather quick, and you may not have the tummy problem if you didn't get it from celexa.
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