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Old 07-24-2006, 07:20 PM   #1
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Question 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.

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Old 07-24-2006, 09:13 PM   #2
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Re: Celexa vs Effexor XR

I was on Celexa for about two months before I switched off of it as it caused a multitude of problems. Effexor has always worked for me with no complaints. But everyones reaction to meds is different so you never know it may work for you
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:22 PM   #3
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Re: Celexa vs Effexor XR

Its true what you say, everyones reaction to meds is different. I was on effexor around 5 yrs ago, lasted two days because the side effects were too much to manage. Celexa has worked for me with no side effects, it just seems to take a bit longer to kick in but I'm going to stick with it.

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