| | Celexa vs Effexor XR
So I've been on Effexor for just over a year, and recently increased from 75mg to 150mg. Well, tried to increase the dose. Apparently my insurance wouldn't pay for the increase (according to the pharmacist) so my dr called in a new prescription for 20mg of Citalopram. This change was not discussed with me, and I'm very apprehensive, so I left it at the pharmacy. I've been taking two 75 mg pills a day of the effexor, and have several doses left this way. I am apprehensive, because I was on two different doses of prozac before the effexor, and it didn't work. I know I need something, as when I was in between insurances, I went through mood hell, and even resorted to bad habits of cutting to cope. I just don't know what to do. The 150 has been great, and made a huge difference in my motivation, and mood. I don't want to change to a new drug, and go through effexor withdrawl, I don't want to get used to a new drug and wait for it to work, I have no side effects with effexor, and I don't want to deal with new ones. I'm really upset, and I'm just curious if anyone has taken both, and what your experiences have been with both...I need help.