I have been taking Celexa for about 5 years. Began with 20mg and eventually upped the dose to 40mg. I have recently noticed that it has basically stopped working for me so I went to my doctor and she suggested that I switch to Pristiq.
For one week, I took 20mg of Celexa along with 50mg of Pristiq. After one week of taking both, I continued with only the Pristiq. I am finding that Pristiq is keeping me awake at night but if I take it in the morning, it makes me extremely nauseous. Even when I take it at night, the following day I still constantly feel sick.
Is it unusual that my doctor switched me from an SSRI (Celexa) to SNRI (Prisitq)? This is my family doctor, not a psychiatrist and I'm wondering if maybe she doesn't know much about depression and is just giving me the only drug she has heard about.
Has anyone else found Celexa to no longer work for them? What did you switch to?