Celexa vs prozac effectiveness

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Can I react differently to the Celexa than the Lexapro? Is it possible that with the Celexa I will have less side-effects since it's a more dirty version of the Lexapro it's suppose to have more side-effects no? Also, the only one SSRI who work in the past for my panic disorder is the Paxil... but hte Paxil do nothing for the social anxiety, like all the antidepressant meds I try...
Lexapro is very similar to Celexa, it has one of the main components of Celexa, and tends to be overall easier to tolerate, so yes, if you ARE going to discuss that with your doc...that may be the way to go. Good point, kickbutt!
Effexor (an SNRI as mentioned above) is also a tough one to get off, compared to other ADs. Lexapro, Zoloft, Celexa and Prozac are typically the easier tolerated ADs (again, everyone is different). I personally would recommend sticking with the SSRIs vs the SNRIs for anxiety, because due to the fact that their primary mechanism of action affects norepinephrine (aka adrenaline), they are quite activating, and can cause more anxiety.
I just wanted to get feedback on the best long-term SSRI-type drugs (Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, etc.) you all might have tried. Do they ever work at all? I suffer from stress-related generalized anxiety and occasional panic attacks. This has also, I believe, helped to increase my typical blood pressure readings to above normal (very healthy 28-year-old, otherwise. I work out, am at healthy weight, etc.).
I have successfully taken prozac and unsuccessfully taken celexa and lexapro. I now take a SNRI rather than a SSRI. What I take is Wellbutrin and while it did increase my anxiety for the first 4 or so weeks, after that I was good. I think it has the least side effects as far as weight gain goes and it has the least side effects on the libido. So if you are not happy with what you are taking, then you should discuss this with your doctor and possibly try something else.
My back hurts all the time from the excess weight, I am not sleeping well at all, and it seems that all my other medications are losing some of their effectiveness. I am extremely frustrated because I know if I ever get this worked out, the weight is not going to come off like it went on.
Not sure if I should stick with it longer. My doctor suggested I try Prozac since it's in the same class as Celexa, but doesn't cause the weight gain. I've been reading mixed views on Prozac. I know this may sound vain, but the biggest issue for me is the weight gain. My dress size has increased 2 sizes since I started taking antidepressants - I simply can't tolerate any more weight gain - it'll only make me more depressed.
Befoe going on Effexor, I had gained 20 from other antidpressants (Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa). Since beginning Effexor 1 year ago, I have gained a combined total of 53 pounds. AND YES I EXERCISE AND EAT HEALTHY! At one point I even got a trainer and still couldn't lose weight. I am afraid to go off Effexor because I'm convinced that I'm "A Lifer" as far as needing medication fro depression.
) I was talking to a friend and she has been on it for awhile for the headaches, and all around stress related reasons. She says it has helped in every way. I am currently taking Celexa, but that seems to have stopped working lately. Is anyone taking it for "anxiety"?
I am now 35, 3 children and when i was diagnosed manic-depressive i was on prozac, wellbutrin and taking hi levels of prescription weight loss pills. I was losing my mind but i wasn't losing any weight! When my Psychatrist decided to try me on Topamax it was because of my anieity over my weight gain with the standard mood stabilizers. Within these past two years I have lost 38 pounds taking this medicine.
I have continued to up the dosage because it seems to lose its effectiveness every 6 months or so. Coincidentally, the weight loss maintenance magic also fades and I feel myself gaining a pound or two back. I haven't read that anyone else has experience this fading effect. I take it for anxiety and happened to notice the amazing the weight loss effect. I lost about 8 pounds, but I sort of eat more at times so I don't lose too much and people don't get on my case.
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