Switching antidepressants

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blue_maedel
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   Posted 12/4/2008 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all,

Hope everyone is doing well. I have a question regarding switching meds, I apologize if this is obvious or has been asked many times.

My pdoc switched me from Zoloft to Celexa. I was on 75mg and I took it around dinnertime. Tomorrow, in the morning, he wants me to begin 10mg of the Celexa and stop the Zoloft for good.

My question is, is it safe to do this without weaning off the Zoloft first? I have heard horror stories of people coming straight off an antidepressant like Zoloft without weaning, although he said it should not be a problem and I should be able to feel the Celexa's benefits shortly.

Does anyone have any experience with something similar to this? Or, experiences with Celexa? I'd love to hear stories to know I'm not alone confused

Thanks a million,
Ashley
Depression, anxiety, insomnia, scoliosis, asthma, RLS, migraines, IBS, hyperparathyroidism, ITP, and MRSA infection last yr.

Zoloft 75mg & Ativan .5mg


stkitt
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   Posted 12/4/2008 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   

hello and welcome,

Celexa and Zoloft are in the same family but I do not know if this is the practice to stop one and start another.

Hopefully someone here will know.

Good Luck,

Kitt


 

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Patrick07
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   Posted 12/5/2008 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I have switched meds....in the same family....and I have never had a problem. Hopefully you will get good results from Celexa. I wish you well.
 
Patrick
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blue_maedel
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   Posted 12/7/2008 9:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Kitt and Patrick - I have been on the Celexa for three days now and have experienced no adverse side effects. Hopefully it will keep up.

Ashley
Depression, anxiety, insomnia, scoliosis, asthma, RLS, migraines, IBS, hyperparathyroidism, ITP, and MRSA infection last yr.

Zoloft 75mg & Ativan .5mg


Dawniedo2
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   Posted 1/15/2009 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
How did your switch go?
 
How are you feeling?
 
*hugs*
 
Dawnie--
 
(I am getting ready to switch from Paxil to Lexapro)

stkitt
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   Posted 1/15/2009 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello Dawn

Welcome to HealingWell and I am so glad you found us.

Are you doing a quick switch over too as Ashley did?

I hope we hear from Ashley.

Again a warm welcome,

Kitt


 

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Hibee
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   Posted 1/15/2009 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ashley

Hope your switch is going ok? I was on Prozac and changed to Celexa and had no problems.

Hope all has gone well
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