Citalopram and Fluoxetine

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Hi, I've been on Citalopram for 4 years ever since my divorce, everything was ok until I had a chest infection in March and since then I became really down and anxious.  I was given Buspirone for a short time which seemed to help with the anxiety but I was still in a low mood.  Wnet to my GP and she suggested switching to Fluoextine, so I have been on 40mg of Floexitine for the last three days and it may be my imagination but I think I feel slightly better, not back to normal by any means but a little better (I was on 40mg Citalapram) has anyone else switched tablets and what was your experience.

Thanks Carol

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    It takes up to six weeks for AD's to fully kick inconfused
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    I'm terrified of changing over! Did you get any bad side effects when you changed?
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    Hi Cazzeraki, glad to hear you're feeling slightly better. I've recently changed meds for the third time and I've been told it can take 6 weeks for them to kick in so patience is key. I'm still waiting for an antidepressant that works for me but hopefully this one (venlafaxine) will do the trick. I hope your meds continue to make you feel better and better. Ben
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    I had a med change recently, and it SUCKED! I'm sorry you're going through this.  Hang in there! 
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