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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Do antidepressants help your social anxiety/GAD?


I just started taking Paxil because my doctor said it also helps with GAD. For those who've taken antidepressants before or are currently taking them, did they help your anxiety at all?
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Yes.

I've been on lexapro for a few months now and it has helped me quite a bit.


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Ive been on zoloft for some time but feel worse when I stopped because I thought I didnt need medication turns out I do. as far as anxiety is concerned I noticed a slight difference in symptoms

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I'm on three meds, and finally the Cossacks aren't coming to squeeze my balls.

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paxil helps my anxiety




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nope, it's all a bunch of crap...just a way for medicine companies to get rich off of us, and cause more problems for us!
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Years ago I used meds for my anxiety but they'd work for a while then when they stopped working they'd up the dose until we hit the max. dose and then try and new one. After taking several I got tired of the routine and stopped taking them all together.

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