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post #6 of (permalink) Old 03-01-2010, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Great Medication but time for something better

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Posted by BearFan
Social Anxiety Background
Depression, Anxiety (including OCD and Social)

Treatment Experience
I liked Prozac the best when there was only 3 SSRIs to Choose From (The others being Zoloft and Paxil). It didn't cause the weight gain or many of the other side effects for me. I needed to take Buspar along with it because it is stimulanting. It starts working better for anxiety after 6 weeks, but most people should start at 10mg for a week followed by 20mg. I got some releif after the very first dose. It also helped with some OCD and minor ADD symptoms. After years it didn't work quite as well. I am just disappointed that after all these years, there hasn't been much better treatments that are better with anxiety/depression without the sexual side effects or apathy.
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