This stuff is so individual. Sorry you're having a hard time. You're still on a lowish dose of Zoloft, but you are the master of your life and sometimes we just know when a drug isn't the right one. The only thing I can advise is if you've made up your mind, if you know the Zoloft isn't going to be the right fit for you, the sooner you decide to taper off the easier it will be. The longer you take these meds the hard it is to stop. I've been on this forum a long time, and the drug that "seems" to work best for the most people is Zoloft, but as for Celexa, I guess if it were me I might try Lexapro before Celexa. Almost the same drug, but at least by reputation the Lexapro cut out some of the difficulties Celexa had. Personally, I found Celexa to be easier to take, though neither worked for me, so that just goes to show how individual this stuff is.
Thank you for your reply. The side effects the sweating I feel like I'm dizzy all the time. No apetite. And the Ativan scares me but helps to keep the anxiety at bay... I'm just so tired of feeling like this... I could only handle two days on the 50 so I've taken 37.5 hoping if I go slowly it will be better. I take at night now since it makes me drowsy but I wake up sick to my stomach and dizzy... have you had any experience with using the Ativan?
If you dont mind me asking what side effects did you experience from the celexa
Thank you so much for all of your kind words in this matter. I decided to do the switch as the dr prescribed take 10 mg celexa for a week then up it to 20 mg next week and rotate the Zoloft 25 mg every other day for a week then stop taking. yesterday took 10 mg celexa no zoloft. Could just be placebo effect but didn't wake up anxious or nauseous. Had what felt like a slight pressure headache last night but took a few Tylenol... celexa has worked really well for my mom and sister so I'm hoping it will work for me as well... as I look back I was depressed for quite some time and should have started this sooner. Praying with therapy and the right med I can't start to feel good again. I'm tired of my kids seeing me so miserable and just no desire to do anything. Shower, clean, cook. Nothing at all! It breaks my heart and makes the guilt worse but I am hopeful. I graduate as an RN in May and just need to hang on until then... thanks again for all the encouragement.