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Panic Disorders board


Hello Board. I was wondering what the difference is between Celexa and Lexapro for anxiety/phobia/panic disorders?? I was on Celexa for a while til I recently switched to Paxil CR. Paxil works but I'm fearing the withdrawal from it. I need to be on something, but not something so wicked (as I'm told) as Paxil.

Anyone here on either med?????

Thanks,
Lis
celexa, lexapro and paxil are all SSRI antidepressants, they probably are all equally wicked, or helpful

paxil has a reputation as being difficult to stop for a few, most come off it OK

to get full benefits, you should be on an antidepressant for 6 to 12 months, and concerns about eventually stopping it shouldnt be worrying you at all.

paxil is being heavily advertised but this doesnt necessarily mean its the best
Hi there,

Celexa and Lexapro are just about the same. I am on Lexapro right now and it is working great. All they did was took something out of Celexa to make Lexapro. Instead of taking 20mg of Celexa, you would only have to take 10mg of Lexapro and it is supposed to last longer too. I find it works well for me, but sometimes you have to experiment with different ones to find out which is best for you.

They are all SSRI's that help treat panic, anxiety, and depression. I was told by my doctor that Lexapro was used more for panic attacks.

I was on Paxil for a whole year with no side effects. I didn't even have trouble getting off. That was about 5 years ago. I tried it again recently since I was on it before and it didn't work for me. I'm not sure why, I guess your body just changes as you get older. Anyway, hope this helps a little:)

Chantel :angel: