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    Old 07-10-2011, 11:54 AM   #1
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    switching from Effexor to Celexa

    I have been on 37.5mg/day of Effexor for the past few years and am now on day 2 of Celexa 20mg/day. My pharmacist said that I can go from one to the other with no problems. Is this true?

    Also, is Celexa easier to go off of than the Effexor?

     
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    Old 07-10-2011, 08:47 PM   #2
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    Re: switching from Effexor to Celexa

    When I was hospitalized I was on Celexa. They switched me to Effexor while I was there and I had side effects so I stopped and went back on my Celexa. When I was released, I told my psych what they put me on while I was in there and she laughed because I physically cant even get off of ssri's and told me that Effexor was one of the hardest medication to wean off of! Good luck!

     
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    Re: switching from Effexor to Celexa

    Thank you! I'm scared but hopeful that I can switch with no problems!

     
    Old 07-10-2011, 09:16 PM   #4
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    Re: switching from Effexor to Celexa

    I hope so too! If you can switch off of Effexor with no problems than I don't think you should have problems weening off the Celexa if you ever decide to!

     
    Old 07-19-2011, 06:45 AM   #5
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    Re: switching from Effexor to Celexa

    week one update:
    So far so good. I had a couple days of anxiousness but (THANKFULLY) no brain zaps!!! I must say that taking Benadryl really helped calm me down.


     
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