View Full Version : Anyone switched from citalopram to effexor?

06-03-13, 03:35 AM
If so - notice much of a difference?

06-03-13, 04:01 AM
don't know much about citalopram but effexor made me put in 20kg which I haven't been able to shift for the last 12 years

06-03-13, 04:07 AM
Citalopram made me gain 30 :(

Silly anti-depressants.

06-03-13, 07:59 AM
I switched from Sertraline to Effexor. The side effects were much worse with Effexor. I was so tired, I couldn't keep my eyes open. My mood swings got worse and so did suicidal ideation. It also didn't do much for my depression. I've read really good reviews about effexor but for me it didn't work that well. Everyone is different though...

06-07-13, 09:37 PM
yeah effexor I felt more irritable and motivated, but also more anxious and less depressed, and more impatient, and less disconnected. Celexa didn't work well I think (this was several years back), although it helped some with anxiety. I switched from celexa to eff due to the insomnia, headaches, and nausea I had been experiencing on celexa. for a month though I was taking both and was extremely loopy and my depression went away. Then I stopped the celexa. I still wonder sometimes if this messed up my brain. I was also taking nortriptyline. Totally overmedicated...but i survived.

06-29-13, 02:49 PM
Effexor > Zoloft for me all around. No nausea, better mood coverage, no fatigue. Keep in mind dose is key with effexor. 75mg is just a SSRI, 150mg adds some norepinephrine action and higher doses add more nor. I want more nor action so I'm going to either double my effexor dose to 300mg or switch to 60mg cymbalta.

06-29-13, 07:06 PM
I take effexor xr and just wanted to let all the women know to pay attention to when in your menstrual cycle your symptoms are occurring because I've noticed that the effexor works god for me except for premenstrual ... I still get the mood swings and depression but overall I guess it's not as bad as prior to taking the effexor

06-30-13, 02:21 PM
What dose do you need for the NE kick cymbalta

07-01-13, 08:41 PM
150mg starts, 300mg covers most of it.

07-01-13, 09:20 PM
I was referring to cymbalta

07-02-13, 06:21 PM
At least 60mg

07-02-13, 10:29 PM
60 mg cymbalta is helpful right ? I have tried these mess the wrong way . I have been toying with baby doses . I recall larger doses having normal energy and smaller doses less energy