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Hi Longshort, (Doug, I believe)
Im sorry, I cannot remember, have you tried Effexor?
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No, I have not tried Effexor, but I think it is next on my list!
The Celexa is supposedly ‘dirtier’ than the Lexapro but I guess I like the dirtier version. I find it balances out my mood pretty well, I am more patient and happy. Actually my wife is complaining that I am not “me,” which is a kind of weird thing to hear (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, anyone?). It also takes me a long time to, uh, ‘close the deal’ so to speak.
The fluttering in my ear is my main complaint right now; I just want to be sure it is a temporary side effect and not something permanent. I have lost about 4 pounds on Celexa, went from 165 to 161, not a lot but I’ll take it.
The Celexa has me to about 75% or so, but I am getting frustrated because I can see that the right medicine would completely wipe out this problem, but I don’t have any way of knowing if that medicine is Effexor, Cymbalta, Zoloft, etc etc etc. The only way to know is to try each of them, and that is a major hassle. So I am coasting now on Celexa, but if I am not 100% by Feb/March, I will probably try the Effexor.
I hope that Celexa helps you, but you can also consider Lexapro to be a different medicine, at least in my case it affected me differently. Keep us posted.