I am now successfully off of Effexor, thank goodness for that! However, I feel I will need to be on an AD because my hormonal problems have definitely caused me to have an anxiety disorder. I don't want to go on the bcp, hrt, or bhrt, I just want to deal with the anxiety. I'm going to try it on my own, though I want a back-up plan in case that doesn't work.
After a lot of research, I have found that Celexa and Lexapro work best for anxiety (as opposed to depression). My doctor insists that these two meds are basically the same, they have the same active ingredients. I know that Lexapro is a lot more money, so I'm thinking that Celexa would be my first choice. Does anyone have any experience being on both meds, and if so could you please advise me on the difference (if in fact you noticed any)?
Thanks so much,