Celexa vs zoloft for anxiety

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Avatar f tn The celexa (40mgs) is working ok for my panic attacks and anxiety but not great.... The zoloft worked great for years but pooped out on me at 200 mgs about 1 1/2 years ago. Everything I read says the odds are pretty slim that it will work the same again....DO I give it a shot or stay on the celexa and maybe add something with it ( her suggestion, wellburtrin ) I have been on the Celexa since last summer. Really confused about meds.
Avatar f tn Advice12 - I have such a difficult time with most medications, especially SSRI's, but I can't even take a Sudafed without being jittery and feeling strange. Granted, we are all different, but with that being said, I had virtually no side effects from Lexapro. Celexa is very close in chemical makeup, but that one didn't work well for me for my anxiety. I know it does for others, with minimal side effects, so it may be a good choice.
Avatar m tn Should a patient be on zoloft and celexa at the same time. I have a patient on celexa 20mg that started 5/17/11. She was previously on Zoloft 200mg daily that has been decreased to 100mg daily x7 days then 50mg x7days then d/c. My problem is this combination of the two. Should she have finished the tapering of zoloft before starting the celexa?
Avatar n tn Is this true? Would it be better to take Paxil vs. Celexa after I deliver? Also, when does Celexa peak in the milk? Is it best to avoid nursing at this time? Thanks so much!!
4170713 tn?1350579110 I was wanting to know if anyone has been on prozac for anxiety and if so how well did it work for you.
Avatar f tn Depends on your md but zoloft and wellbutrin( no clue how to spell that) are frequently prescribed to pregnant women. Also depends on how severe the depression is a risks vs benefits thing. As far as anxiety not really sometimes anti depressants help. My md said take benadryl, it doesn't make you less anxious but makes you sleepy...
Avatar f tn Ok so I know I have asked this question before, I had been on Zoloft 200 mg for years, last fall it stopped working and have tried, prozac, Effexor, cymbalta, celexa and non worked like the zoloft did!! I am back on the zoloft 75 mg, I feel better then I did on the others but not great and is only been 2 weeks. DO I up the Zoloft or quit and try Lexapro? I am afraid that the ZOloft will not work for long and I will be back to square one and starting over..
Avatar f tn I suffer from depression/anxiety and some OCD too it seems like most of my life. My old doctor that I went to for 10 years had me on SSRI's and they caused me to have that racey jittery type anxiety feeling. My side effects on the SSRI's (Celexa, Zoloft, Effexor) were a jittery racey type anxiety, sexual side effects (less on Celexa), and overslept in the mornings before work because I was so groggy (mornings only). This doctor said I have depression/anxiety, not a mood disorder.
Avatar f tn I am taking 20mg of celexa for anxiety. It has caused me to gain 20 pounds. I heard that Zoloft does not make you gain much weight. What is the dosage equivalent of zoloft to 20mg celexa?
Avatar f tn Thank you for sharing your experience with Celexa. I have a script. I haven't started it yet. I had a hard time with Zoloft & worried that I will have the same SE with Celexa. I am happy this med works so well for you. Hopefully it will do the same for me! As long as I have energy with no weight gain I will be super happy. And of course it helps with the anxiety. *anyone else have an experience with Celexa they want to share please do. Thanks!
Avatar f tn On the other hand, he has warned me that Zoloft is more activating, which is not good for anxiety and panic. Thoughts? Advice? Similar experiences?
Avatar f tn Celexa made me really sick to my stomach ...I'm on Activan right know but not a long term med to addicting going bk to the dr next week!
1394445 tn?1351023345 Hello! As you can imagine, we get this question a good bit. There's no simple answer to your question, mainly because everyone is different, everyone's anxiety is diffierent, everyone's medical history is different, etc. SSRIs, like Zoloft, Prozac, etc are usually the first line treatment when it comes to anxiety meds, because they work (for most people) and they're fairly easily tolerated. You seem to have an aversion to taking them, is there a reason?
Avatar m tn My Dr. just prescribe me Zoloft, I was taking Celexa for Anxiety and Depression but stop working. I started last week taking Zoloft every other day that way the transition from Celexa could be easier. On Wednesday, I stop Celexa and started taking only Zoloft. As anyone, experience loose of appetite, upset stomach and being tired? PD: Also, Im on Ativan .
Avatar n tn Now fast forward to now, I cannnot go any higher on Celexa as I was on 80mg for 6 months and then had to get a new pdoc for insurance reasons. He felt my meds were too high and lowered them I went through serious withdrawls and now he wants to switch me from celexa to zoloft. I tried to do as he said last night and cut the celexa down 10mg and add zoloft 25mg. Did go as planned...
Avatar n tn I've been taking Zoloft for 6 months for anxiety. I would like to know if the constant anxiety that I have been experiencing is really my bodys reaction to the Zoloft. The anxiety I speak of feels different than the anxiety I experienced prior to taking the Zoloft. My mood has improved however, my insides feel as though I am constantly ready for battle.
Avatar m tn is celexa just for depression?? or does it also help with anxiety's?? is this one on the bottom of the list?? like zoloft,paxil,lexapro,prozac..this is in the same category as these others....please explain this??
Avatar f tn hello, im currently taking zoloft (serdep) 25mg for anxiety. However im experiencing alot of feelings of not being able to breathe properly (as though im not getting sufficient air flow). What would ur advice be in terms of medication? should i increase the dosage to 50mg or switch meds? i currently cannot afford a psychiatrist therefore asking for some form of help please. Is 25mg too little or what?
3185406 tn?1345381829 I have been on many different SSRIs for 15 years now for anxiety. I was recently on Celexa, but switched to Zoloft 50mg last week because the Celexa was no longer working. I've been on Zoloft before and have had good results except for one thing, which leads me to my question: My throat feels like someone's hand is around it squeezing. It's very uncomfortable. In my research, this can be a sign of anxiety, but why doesn't it do it when I'm NOT on Zoloft?
Avatar n tn Have u contacted your physician? I don't know much about Celexa but I have been on Zoloft for years and recently was tapered off and have some of the same symptoms. Did you weigh ur options as far as side effects vs treatment. I usually takes a while for a drug like Celexa to work and for ur body to get used to it. Usually side effects do not last.