Changing meds from escitalopram to citalopram

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Hi all just wondering if anyone changed from escitalopram to citalopram and things got better I’ve been on escitalopram for nearly 2 year and it turned me into a horrible person anger low mood mood swings etc 

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    Ho I forgot it’s made me paranoid as well 😬

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    I’ve only been on citalopram 10mg and it’s my 14 week and I’m just returning to my old self 🙏🏻🙏🏻 but I’ve read the threads here and people say it’s a process of transition. I wish I could be more help. Any ?’s I’m here. 

    Will😎

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      Cheers will 

      I was on citalopram for years and did good on it till it stoped working ever since then I’ve been on loads of different ones with no joy hoping the cit do the job again 🙏🏽🙏🏽

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    NHas anyone on citilopram 20mg for more than 12 weeks and still getting some 

    Anziety I feel it worse in the mornings and then it seems to tail of in the evenings

    i would be grateful if you would let me know.

    xx

     

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      That's part of recovery ..most people don't realize that and they up their dosage..and when is time to come off the higher dose are a night mare for the weaning process..stick with your dose ..you will get better ..is a slow gradual recovery but worth it in the end..

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    Hi gibbo, 

    It’s normal. 

    Go to gemma77546 thread and read what I wrote and others wrote. I’m here if you have ?’s. 

    Will😎

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    Hi Don!

    ?I plan to be making the switch in early July, only the opposite way: I'll be switching from Citalopram to Escitalopram.

    ?I've been on 40 mg of Citalopram for 5 years and had been doing great, but now it appears to have quit being effective for me. Which is a real shame, because it was a great med for me.

    ?If you switch, I'll be keeping an eye on your progress :-). Since Citalopram was the first antidepressant I've been on, I am very, very nervous about switching, worrying about if it doesn't work, start up side effects, and all that other fun stuff:-). Hence why I've pushed off switching until July;-).

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      Hi Kelly 

      I know how you feel I feel the same I switching on Tuesday citalopram worked for years then stoped working about 4 years ago tried lot of different ads in the last 4 years with not muck joy escitalopram only worked for a bit for me (but remember everyone’s different )

      Doc said to try citalopram again 🤞🏽🙏🏽

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      Don,

      ?Have they ever tried augmenting your SSRI medication with something else, like Wellbutrin or Abilify? On another anxiety forum I'm on, some people have had great success after nothing else worked by having another med added, too.

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      Hi kelly 

      My doc or p doc as never mentioned about taking another med with it like u said I’ve red a lot about people mixing meds but just praying 🙏🏽the cit dose it’s job again keep in touch x

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