Has anyone experienced success being on Citalopram for a 2nd time after previously switching.

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Hi. I just got back on Citlalopram after switching to Escitalopram on Dec 8 of last year. I was on Citalopram for many years for anxiety and I was pretty much stable with bouts of anxiety here and there but was always able to bounce back. I experienced a very anxious event in early Dec which prompted me to try out Escitalopram. I was dissappointed after almost 8 weeks on it that it wasn't very effective with my anxiety. I switched back to Citalopram about a week ago and will be upping my dosage to 40mg which was what I was on when I made the switch. I'm praying that it will help me this 2nd time around. Any encouragement would help. Thanks!

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    If it helped before it will deffenetly help again. Have u ever tryed paroxetina?
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    Stick with it Graham and allow the side effects to pass before switching I'm sure you'll be fine!
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      Thanks Stevo. I actually switched back to Citalopram and just wondering if anyone successfuly made the switch as well. Did you experienceing this? Thanks.
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      Sorry Geloman not Graham ?? I have stayed on anti D's as they keep me in good health I'm not planning on coming off I've decided as I dont really want to be back to where I was and have to build back up to happiness ?
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      Hi Stevo, how long did it take for you to start feeling well again? If I recall you are on 20mg? Would love to hear your experience. I'm doing week 12 right now. Did it improve for you after that? Thanks, Lee.
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      Hi Lee, I started anti depressants Citalopram last May and felt better the next day and from taking I had some anxiety which was probably a paradox of the drug but once it settled a few side effects the worse being the tremors which are better after a few good months but totally worth it and not that big a deal. so in total 10 months and feel normal again. So yeah the longer the better they dont often kick in that quickly I helped things by doing exercise which is good for mind also and sress cortisol.
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      Thanks for the reply. Yes, exercise does help, so I better get moving. I'm in for the long haul, so I am glad I have 3 months behind me, and trust that things can only get better. Take care. Lee.
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      I also meant to ask if you lost weight? I'm so scrawny. Ugh, tired of people asking if I have some dread disease! Haha, hope I come back on a few months and complain about weight gain. Still have a tremor too, gosh it's a messy business this, but hanging in. Cheers. Lee.
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    Hang in Geliman, things can only get better. It's my second stint on Cit and I can say it seems to take a long time to work, but once it does it works well as you know. I am 3 months in and still not quite there yet, but that seems usual when starting again. Ride the wave and loads of luck to you. I hope you feel well soon. Lee.
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