Switching my anti-depressants!!! Generic Celexa to generic zoloft! Help!?
But here's my problem:
my psychiatrist told me to switch straight over from 30mgs of generic celexa, to 100mgs of generc zoloft.
I am very scared of switching straight over! I have voiced my concerns to him, but he has assured me that the dosages are around equal, and that it is safe to do because they are both ssris. But STILL, Im afraid that I will once again shock my body! Too much too soon??? I also think he wants me to do a straight switch, and not work my way up because of my past habits of procrastiating dosage increases. I am just so scared! I'm not panicking, I've been doing well on celexa lately, and have had minimal anxiety as of late, but I do need to switch in order to fully recover. I just hate the process of starting/increasing ad's cause it worsens my anxiety and depression for a week or two.
So as of right now, I did not take my 30mgs of celexa at 3:30pm as I usually do, and plan on taking my new 100mgs of celexa before bed.
I've prepared myself for a hard week, but I'm just so petrified of the unknown- how is my body gonna adjust to this?
So my question is, do you think I'll be okay switching straight from 30mgs of celexa to 100 mgs of zoloft!???? or should I gradually decrease my celexa, while increasing my zoloft?
Has anyone out there made the straight switch!????
Please share your experiences. Any advice or words of encouragement would truly mean a lot to me. Thanks for your time.
Btw, I'm sorry i've been rambling and using bad grammar&spelling.. I'm just trying to spit out all of this history and information as fast as possible, from my iPhone at that.