Hi-here is my experience-I was on Celexa/citalopram and my dose was all-of-a-sudden not approved because of a comparison study done by Lexapro that showed 80 mg of citalopram caused heart problems, i think...years later, after lowering my dose of citalopram and not having as much success as I previously had, my doc said that if I tried escitalopram, I could get the equivalant of my old dose of citalopram, as they were the same, chemically.
That was two months ago. Since I switched, my depression and anxiety have returned in a debilitating way that is similar to how I felt before I even started citalopram in the first place. I thought it had to do with life coincidences and stressors, but now, after having read this, I have hope again; I can't wait to get back on citalopram or Celexa.
I think what I've learned the most from reading all this is that generic drugs aren't the same as brand name and that citalopram isn't the same as escitalopram. Also, everybody's brain chemistry is different, and once we finally find something that works for us, we should stick to it. Good luck to everyone in their quest for balance:)
Post Edited (foxed) : 10/30/2012 5:43:12 PM (GMT-6)