Changing ssri antidepressants

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does anyone ever worry about changing from one to another when the other is still in system? Or just worry about taking in general 

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    Lee,  I am there right now.  I was on Paxil for 20 years.  It was great but stopped being effective.   So psychiatrist started weaning me off paxil while adding zoloft.  I've had bad reactions with the zoloft, it so hard on my stomach and bowels.  Also it wasn't really relieving the panic.  So now I am weaning from zoloft to lexapro.  It's not easy but I'm hoping that we will get to the right med for me.  Hope this helps.  Sue
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    I had to stop Celexa because it was causing strange things to happen to My body. Muscle twitches, muscle weakness, etc. I have been off for 6 weeks and still have WD symptoms. I plan on going to Zoloft, as I have taken this before, and had great results. Here's the problem with people with high anxiety, myself included. We take an SSRI, get used to it, feel better, feel WAY better, decide we don't need it anymore. Stop taking it. Feel AWFUL. I have decided that I will have to take a low dose SSRI forever. I feel like I am lacking some brain chemical or something to keep the anxiety away.
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      Well I was on 20 mg of escitalopram cut down to 10mg then 5mg then 2.5mg haven't took any today been dizzy for a week bc of it doc gas give me 20mgbof fluoxetine which I have took before I will start taking in a day or 2 and they are better if u want to stop bc they say in system longer so u don't get as bad withdrawals.
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    we all think it here and have done it but you need to discuss it with a Dr.

    rich

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    You just have to make sure you taper  safely off one before starting anothereek
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