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I first posted here about 6-7 weeks ago. After 5 years of being on 40 mg of Citalopram and doing really well (not so much as a blip), my anxiety was back. I wasn't sure if the Citalopram had "pooped out" as they say, or if it was due to other factors such as the long winter we had.
?I went in to the doctor and got a new prescription for the generic of Lexapro, thinking I would switch to that, starting out at 10 mg. I chickened out though and never switched. I stuck with the Citalopram. After about 2-3 weeks, the anxiety seemed to go away. I felt *almost* back to myself, with a few little (very manageable) blips. This lasted about 2 weeks.
?Now, as of three days ago, the anxiety is back, seemingly out of nowhere. My appetite is completely gone (a big sign something is awry, since I love to eat), digestive issues, sleep problems, all the fun that goes along with it. I'm also experiencing some depression this time around, which is very unusual for me. I wonder if that's from the Citalopram no longer working? Do you get withdrawals effects?
?Anyway, it seems clear now I need to try something else, as much as I'm dreading the switch (another sign my anxiety is ramped up. In the past I'd just shrug my shoulders at the thought of switching and think, "Something else will work".
?Any words of advice for the switch (I'll be switching to the Lexapro I already have a prescription for). Has anyone switched SSRIs with a minimal amount of side effects?
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