Post Edited By Moderator (Howlyncat) : 9/13/2007 9:33:18 AM (GMT-6)
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 9/13/2007 9:35:58 AM (GMT-6)
Wow, Lyn nailed that right on for you. I was hiding my depression for 26 years as I was ashamed and felt it would make people think less of me. It feels good now to just accept it and to be able to talk about it.
The Celexa and Lexapro properties are very close according to info I have read re these two meds.
Take care and keep posting.
The great thing about our forum is people respect each other and truly care for one another. We all know where your coming from and what your going through.
Hugs and stay with us.
Not at all the same product. Both Lexarpo (Escitalopram Oxalate) and Celexa (Citalopram Hydrobromide) are Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitors. Lexapro is the next generation of Celexa but both are molecularly different substances. While many people experience less effect and more side effects with Celexa those same people may have a better outcome and with less side effects on Lexapro. I am one of those people.
This discussion points out the truth behind the assertion that everyone is different and that it is good to have so many choices. We all have to find our own way and what is right for ourselves.
Thanks for posting that, I agree with you. They are not the same medication as this has been brought up in other threads. Celexa has a generic that you can purchase for the $4.00 cost at Walmart but Lexapro is the new generation and has no generic so it does cost more until the patent runs out. Each person will react differently to meds, so the info here is shared personal experiences. :)
Hello and thank you for your posting. Lyn and I are both RN's so we understand meds well. My background is Emergency Deapartment Manager and I too have many friends in medicine to call on to explain meds, treatments etc.
I believe we are all here as peers and not as professionals. I understand exactly what you are saying. There are many clinics that are connected with a JCAHO accredited hospital. JCAHO requires many rules and standards re passing out samples therefore many people have no access to samples.
Your explanation was correct, however, people do well on the generics and that is all their insurance will cover. I know you are not trying to start any controversy................J
Post Edited (bailey40) : 10/3/2007 10:45:58 PM (GMT-6)
As ER Manager I had Resipratory Therapy Department too. The staff was wonderful. I too took early retirement as the stress of the expectations became to much for me and I crashed and burned. I made it for 26 years so I am proud of the work I did.
Good to have you with us. Bless you.