Aa
A
A
A
Close
Anxiety Community
23k Members
Avatar universal

Is 5.5 weeks of Celexa a long enough attempt?

Been taking 30 mg for just over 5 weeks along with talk therapy.  My anxiety has decreased significantly as I'm back to work and maybe 65-75%% of my old self.  

I've tried taking at night and in the morning to combat fatigue but just seem to get extremely drowsy at times.  I also have the slight nervous feeling in my stomach a good bit of the time.....good bit of yawning as well.

My MD said he'd let me switch to lexapro or something else if I wanted to change but cautioned side effects with other meds as well.  Kind of a catch 22...I hate to switch if more relief is just around the corner...but at the same time, I wonder if lexapro or other med might be just a little better for me.

Thanks for any help
2 Responses
Avatar universal
I take Celexa.  I was in the same place as you are.  My doctor advised that until the dose is maxed out we were better off upping it.  No drug can be considered a failure unless you have reached the highest reasonable dose and are still not getting enough relief.  Starting a new med is difficult so I would try a higher dose first.
Avatar universal
Thank you lynn...

May I ask what dose you are at....what is the maximum?  I think I recall my MD saying 60 mg.

I also wonder if upping my does will increase my yawning and drowsiness.
Have an Answer?
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar universal
Arlington, VA
370181 tn?1428180348
Arlington, WA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out what can trigger a panic attack – and what to do if you have one.
A guide to 10 common phobias.
Take control of tension today.
These simple pick-me-ups squash stress.
Don’t let the winter chill send your smile into deep hibernation. Try these 10 mood-boosting tips to get your happy back
Want to wake up rested and refreshed?