I have only 4 lexapro left, they are 116.00 I can't buy them. I have filled out a form with Forrest to see if I can get help getting them. But his is going to take about a month and the doc just sent the forms in last week. I called the doc today and he said all he could do was put me on Celexa til we see if I qualify for the lexapro program. I did take celexa for a very short time, mabe just a week or 2 and I took them at night and when I would get up I would feel dizzy or drunk. But thats back when I was really bad and worried about taking new meds and scared. I have to call the doc back tomorrow and tell him if I want him to call in the celexa. So what do I do and will I just go from the lexapro to the celexa? Has anyone got any info on celexa and what I have explained. HELP!!! PLEASE!!! Von
What about changing from Lexapro to Celexa?
Question posted by Anonymous on 10 Oct 2011
Last updated on 20 November 2011
I have good news, one of the docs I know retired last mo and today he gave me all her samples of Lexapro, its a 7mo supply, so I should know something about the free program in a few weeks, the Lord looked after me again. Thank yall so much for the support. Im so Blessed. Von :)
HI VONNIE... no relation to this question, I just 'caught up' on your status and found you've cleared the air417) with the person who caused you to be distraught enough to almost leave us.
So glad you stayed... I may not be on here as often as I should be but again, GLAD TO SEE YOU ARE STILL WITH US !!!
-Anna (nyra) :)
Halo my friend,
I'm late,darn time difference!!!
You know what i think about your meds!!
Just posting to reasure you not to get scared changing over to celexa,it may very well be better for you than the lexapro!!
You will be fine!!
Hi, i just wanted to add that i also take celexa and have also found them extremely helpful. Bear in mind that the first 3 or 4 weeks can be a bit rocky, you might feel very emotional and a bit depressed, but if you get past this i'm sure you will be pleased that you did. Because you are switching from one antidepressant to another you may find that the transaction isn't that bad, so maybe you won't have to suffer the adjustment phase. Celexa are a very good antidepressant though and i would recommend to most people to give them a go.
Vonnie, remember it takes a long time for a TSH level to change. Since you're concerned about this, ask your doctor to run a thyroid screen about 6 weeks after you start the Celexa. If your hormone level starts changing, you can address it before your TSH level becomes a problem. If your TSH levels is stable, it will give you relief.
I've had some doctors that didn't understand my concern, and I'd ask them to humor me. If I stayed stable, I'd be out of their face, if my TSH changed, they needed to see me anyway. It's a binary problem-yes or no. let us know how things go. I must admit that all of these drug changes and drug laws make me as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. I think it's feeding my anxiety somewhat.
I did the same switch from Lexapro to Celexa. They are very similar, just name brand versus generic, could also be called Citalopram. Sometimes, you can have very mild withdrawal symptoms, so if you can slowly taper off the Lexapro to the Celexa. All you can do is what you can afford, and the Celexa will be benificial to you.
I hope you are calm, I do not think anything bad will come of this.
I agree with Laurie, and please do not start taking Celexa being scared.
I called the following person which I believe may help you (but due to time difference I could not reach her):
Cohn & Wolfe
All the best and
Vonnie, everyone is different, but celexa worked wonders for me. I don't think it will hurt to try. Let me know how it goes. it is very inexpensive. Luv ya and good luck. Luv Anna
Hey Vonnie, Lauries right on. Actually I went from lexapro onto celexa, I've mentioned it in passing in previous posts, and there was in my case, hardly a difference. Again I dropped both, because the drug(s) make me tired. It should and will be a good holdover for you. And you've the xanax, that will help curb your anxiety. Have yourself a quiet evening Von and goodnight to you, and you Laurie. Be well friends.
Hi Von- I haven't been on here for a while but saw your question and it fits me to a T. I also had to switch from Lexapro to Celexa. It's so much cheaper. I didn't have any problems at all and it's been over a year. I know everyone is different but I wanted to let you know that. Also, don't let any of the JERKS on here run you off. That just gives them power over you. Don't give them the satisfaction of doing that to you. Remember that "that which angers you, controls you". Pretty true if you think about that. You help more people than you even know on here. Myself included. Take care, Girl!!
The Lexapro (escitalopram) and the Celexa (citalopram) are very similar in chemical structure. If the doctor can't give you samples of the Lexapro until the patient assistance program can help you, then taking the Celexa should be a reasonable alternative.
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