celexa 10mg to paxil 10mg any experience?

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Hi!! So I've been on 10mg citalopram for 7 weeks...didn't notice a real big difference. So the Dr I saw yesterday was great. He told me to stop the citalopram and start 10mg paroxetine as well as diazepam 1/2 tab twice daily and 1 tab before bed. I'm nervous about side effects again and withdraw. Any advice?

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    Well citalopram and paroxetine are both SSRIs. They belong to the same family of antidepressants. I assume he prescribed you the diazepam for anxiety.

    Anxiety can be a side effect of these drugs for some people or are you prescribed them for anxiety.

    I take diazepam myself but not the same effect anymore.

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    Yes as Walter said they are from the same class so shouldn't any side affects. The Valium is for anxiety and will help you if you do have side affects. I take 10mg of lexapro and ativan 0.5 3 times a day. Thinking of switching to paxil as not sure if the lexapro is working anymore. Good luck hun you will do fine.❌❌
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    Hi my doctor also put me on proxtine 25mg i have taking citaloparm 10 mg for 2 months but didn't feel much difference anyway dizapam what mg are you on ?

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      Hi, Sameer. Did you taper off of celexa or just immediately start paxil? The diazepam is 5mg but I'm only taking 1/2 2x/day and a whole tab at bedtime. It seems like a lot. Just wondering what to expect with the change over.
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