Going from Citalopram to Paroxetine...help!

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Hi everyone,

I have been taking 20mg of Citalopram for depression, body dysmorphia and GAD.

I have been on it before a couple of years ago, and it worked ok.

I have been taking it for 8 weeks, and my doctor wants me to try Paroxetine instead. She thinks I should be seeing some benefits from the Citalopram by now and I'm not.

I am taking Citalopram every other day for a week and then I start taking the Paroxetine.

I am really worried as I can't find anything positive about Paroxetine. Also....getting more horrible side effects scares me.

Just looking for any help or reassurance.


Best wishes

Sophie ☺ x

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    Hi Sophie, it dosen't seem a good idea to take two meds they could be reacting with each other. I Suggest you see another doc,
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      Thanks for your reply.

      I am not taking 2 meds, weaning off Citalopram for a week and then going onto Paroxetine.

      I have just changed doctors, not sure I can go through this. I might go onto Paroxetine and that might not work either.

      I am at the end of my tether and really scared and worried.

      Best wishes

      Sophie ☺ xx

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      Hi Stephaney

      Thanks for your reply.

      My doctor has told me to take Citalopram every other day for a week and then start taking the Paroxetine.

      I am so worried about it all, my partner insists I do as the doctor says

      I feel so low, as if I have no hope.

      Thank you so much for your reply.


      Sophie ☺ xx

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