Well, you see there is a method called as Cross-titration where a new drug can be introduced at low dose and slowly raised in its dose over time while on the other hand the older drug is still continued but its dose is continuously lowered over time.
So, this method can be used in your case where in you can continue to come off celexa slowly on one side, while we can introduce cymbalta on the other side and slowly increase its dose. So you do not have to wait any more for celexa to come off completely and then start cymbalta.
So i suggest that you shift celexa to morning dose and start taking it at 10 mg in the morning and while introduce cymbalta 20 mg at night.
Kindly see the below mentioned cross-titration process.
-- Start with 10 mg celexa in the morning and 20 mg cymbalta in the night and continue this for 1 week.
-- Then take half of 10 mg in the morning and 30 mg cymbalta in the night x 1 week
-- Then take half of 10 mg celexa every alternate day in the morning and 40 mg cymbalta daily at night x 10 days.
-- Then take half of 10 mg celexa once in every 3 days in the morning and 60 mg cymbalta at night daily x 15 days.
-- sTOP celexa and continue on 60 mg cymbalta and stay put on this dose.
So i reckon that with this systematic process of cross-tritation between two drugs you will not only be able to come off celexa easily but also your anxiety will evaporate into thin air during this process and you will be able to get started on cymbalta faster.
I hope this helps.
Wish you all the best and kindly discuss this with your doctor.
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