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Old 02-23-2009, 04:20 AM   #1
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nervous about lexapro to celexa change

Okay, So I was on 10 MG of Lexapro and my doc switched me to 10 mg of celexa because my insurance did not cover lexapro. I was not sure if she expects me to take 2 tabs of celexa (Because from what I am hearing the 20 mg is equivalent to 10 mg lexapro) or should I stick to the 10 Mg? Or would that be like lessening my dosage? I couldnt ask because He just sent the script to the pharmacy. I dont know if he intended on lowering my dosage, made a mistake, or expects me to know that I need a higher dosage of this to equal lexapro or what? I am confused and need help. I am going to call them toda when their office opens, but in the mean time its nice to hear what others have to say.

 
Old 02-23-2009, 09:17 AM   #2
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Re: nervous about lexapro to celexa change

nobody from the doc called back yet, please help!!!!

 
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:01 PM   #3
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Re: nervous about lexapro to celexa change

10mgs of celexa is considered "low dose"

standard dosage of celexa is 20mgs, high dose is 40mgs.

hope this helps!

 
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Re: nervous about lexapro to celexa change

thanks well i am finally on 20 mg of celexa. i think i have been getting withdrawl symptoms of the lexapro though. i have these weird brain squeezes especially near my temple and around my head, my head feels heavy, and i feel numbness in my hands at times. im also getting this weird sensation in my throat which causes me to cough. this sucks and i hope it gets better soon because i am not feeling well.

 
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