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Old 02-03-2008, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Seriously, what is the best SSRI? I've tried paxil, effexor, cymbalta, lexapro and zoloft (which i'm currently taking 100mg) none of these have really worked for me in any significant way. My pdoc says that my dosage might not be enough, so soon we will be upping my zoloft dose to 200mg. Hopefullly it helps.
What SSRI do you guys take, and at what dosage. Do you feel it's helping, and what does that feel like? Or do you take Nardil?
Thanks.

On the bright side , Klonopin really helps, but it's effectiveness might taper off as m body gets used to it.
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I have tried a few SSRI's and they never really worked.
My doctor kept increasing my dosages, but still no improvement.
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Zoloft was the final nail in the SSRI coffin. I went up to 300 mg and was on it for 13 weeks, with no positive results.

I've also tried Paxil, Prozac, and Lexapro. They all were total failures. I refuse to take another SSRI ever again and any doc who dares to suggest another risks having to get my size 13 foot out of his ***.
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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There really is nothing so special about SSRI's compared to older anti-depressants. If you fail on the zoloft you should ask your doctor about another class of antidepressant.
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I've only tried Prozac. Worked great for depression but not SA.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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There really is nothing so special about SSRI's compared to older anti-depressants.
TCAs (tricylic antidepressants) were very common before SSRIs came along with Prozac being the first to hit the market 20 years ago. One of the reasons docs liked SSRIs was that it's basically impossible to die by SSRI OD (and antidepressants are regularly used on suicidal patients). A TCA OD can kill, which made them a more dangerous choice.

TCAs have a nasty side effect of producing extreme dry mouth. I tried imipramine and had to give up after 28 days because it made it virtually impossible to urinate. I mean where an atheist starts praying to pee after standing before the toilet for 15 minutes and not getting a drop.

The other problem with TCAs is that they are generally deemed ineffective for SA. (not that SSRIs are that great)
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paxil is the best.
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paxil is the best.
Can you cite any study to support this?
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paxil is the best.
Didn't you have a thread about hating paxil and wanting to quit it?
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paxil is the best.
Didn't you have a thread about hating paxil and wanting to quit it?
I hated Paxil and I did quit it way back in August 2001.

I was asking if he could provide any objective research to back the claim that Paxil was best. Or perhaps that was just his personal opinion. My personal opinion is that Paxil sucks, as do other SSRIs.

I'm not aware of any reasearch showing any SSRI to be superior to other SSRIs.
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I just thought it was odd that he had a thread about hating it and now says it's the best
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i v tried all ssri,and feel paxil has the strongest sedating effect.
so i think it is best in treating SA.
luvox tasts also good.
zoloft is good too.
celexa and prozac r bad.
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u know ,self medicate is so difficult . u will feel contravosy some time about one med.
i like the feeling after taking paxil,especially in its first several days,it give me strength ,my muscle become stronger and have strong confidence.
but as time goes by,it will make me more introvert and nervous seemingly.i don't know why.
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mabe i should combine some benzo to it .but only aprozolam is suitable to paxil.
but i dislike to take aprozalam 3 times a day. so i often take klonopin .but klonopin often offset paxil's effect.
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SSRI's are the modern day equivalent of [wiki:31gzaa95]bloodletting[/wiki:31gzaa95].
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SSRIIs are effective for a lot of people. Doctors usually start patients off with Paxil because it has the fewest side effects.
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Paxil helped me some. Celexa work a little. Prozac made me more nervous and angry. Zoloft made me sleep an entire summer and feel horrible. Lexapro made me feel bad. Cymbalta work a little but made me sleep 12-14 hours a day. I think antidepressants dont really work for our problem. If I had only been depressed Prozac would of been my cure. Oh well.
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Lexapro did nothing for me at all, Zoloft made me feel numb but that is about it, finally I am on Effexor XR and it is helping.
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Is Effexor helping with the SA too?
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i am on effexor xr now .it does not better than paxil i feel.
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