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After almost two months of being on Zoloft and experiencing nothing good from the SSRI, my doctor suggested that I switch to Lexapro (escitalopram). I agreed and got the prescription the next day. Because there is such a small difference between escitalopram and citalopram, I hadn't even noticed it until today, that I was actually prescribed with Celexa instead of Lexapro.
Even though I know Citalopram is typically used for treating depression, I've found that it's actually had a positive effect on my anxiety as well. I was having mild depression from the Zoloft anyway, so it does definitely help with that. A few days in now and I'm feeling better than I ever did on the Zoloft. I have much more energy and my anxiety and health anxiety has definitely decreased a bit as well.
I sent a message to my doctor asking what they wanted to do about this but I honestly hope I can stay on the citalopram because it does seem to be doing something already. Are there any other positive stories about this SSRI working well for anxiety? Especially health anxiety? I have to say, this seems to be a rather nice accident!
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