Re: Weaning on Celexa while weaning off Paxil
[Just for my own information] I called my Doc today and here is what he said: "I don't mix or overlap meds, SSRI's or otherwise. Drug cocktails only wind up giving problems later on and mask what one drug is doing or not doing. I always start the drugs at the mfg. average stated dosage, that way I can go up or down. I almost never prescribe a drug for less than thirty days. In thirty days we usually can tell if it is helping or hurting. If there is any question I prescribe up or down for another month."
This is my third doctor (if you don't count all the make believe doctors I had) This guy is a Doctor of Psychiatry (a Psychiatrist)
with 22 years in private practice and 5 years working for the State after he retired.
SO,This is not to say he is right and your doctor is WRONG, but only to say that he (my Doctor) wants to make sure that what you are injesting is doing good for you and not bad (or worse)- nothing at all.
He said I could not quote him when it was said that some doctors don't really know how to evaluate or administer a medication regimen(sp). Please note that the quotation marks are missing.
This is very interesting...In a way I am sorry that I have been exposed to several doctors and other medical field professionals because it shows me that my recovery is not totally dependant on just me or meds, but also on the skill of whoever is my doctor. Its pretty scary...
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