I have taken paxil.
SSRI: Lexapro, Zoloft, Celexa, Paxil, Prozac was successful
SSRI: Lexapro, Zoloft, Celexa, Paxil, Prozac was not successful
SNRI: Effexor, Cymbalta, Pristiq was successful
SNRI: Effexor, Cymbalta, Pristiq was not successful
Benzo: Klonopin, Xananx, Valium, Ativan was successful
Benzo: Klonopin, Xananx, Valium, Ativan was not successful
Beta Blocker: Inderal, Atenolol was successful
Beta Blocker: Inderal, Atenolol was not successful
Stimulant: Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall, Dexedrine, Vyvanse was successful
Stimulant: Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall, Dexedrine, Vyvanse was not successful
Atypical Antipsychotic: Seroquel, Abilify, Zyprexa, Risperdal, Saphris, Geodon was successful
Atypical Antipsychotic: Seroquel, Abilify, Zyprexa, Risperdal, Saphris, Geodon was not successful
Mood Stabilizer: Lamictal, Lithium, Trileptal, Depakote was successful
Mood Stabilizer: Lamictal, Lithium, Trileptal, Depakote was not successful
Anxiolytic: Gabapentin, Lyrica, Buspar was successful
Anxiolytic: Gabapentin, Lyrica, Buspar was not successful
Misc. Antidepressants: Wellbutrin, Remeron, Tricyclic was successful
Misc. Antidepressants: Wellbutrin, Remeron, Tricyclic was not successful
MAOI: Nardil, Parnate was successful
MAOI: Nardil, Parnate was not successful
Did it help, Eggie?
lol the benzos rated highly haha thought they would, they helped me the most. Lorazepam was best for me, it ran rings around Klonopin (clonazepam) which is stronger but not as effective for my type of anxiety. i am finding myself less anxious on lamictal, i must admit that.
Whoops, double post.
...and many doctors underestimate the sexual side effects of SSRI's, like sex isn't important. Taking an SSRI is like voluntarily chemically castrating yourself. [BEEP] That. I don't give a [BEEP] what the world thinks of me. I'm not going to take a drug, so I'm more socially acceptable, so what if I'm anxious and/or depressed. I don't care. I don't need to be fixed. I'm OK the way I am. If anyone has a problem with me they can [BEEP] off. [BEEP] psychiatrists and their 250K a year salaries. [BEEP] the billion dollar pharmaceutical industry.
I don't get a signature.
Citalopram any good
Believe it or not, Geodon has been the most successful for my anxiety as far as meds go that I've been on recently. It's an atypical antipsychotic, I'm not sure how often it's prescribed for anxiety but my psychiatrist chose it over a bunch of other ones for me.
For a while I didn't think it was working but looking back on it, I can see a significant difference.
Now I have yet to find a medication that helps with my depression :/
"It is never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot
For me beta blockers had mixed effects at times they were great, I would take them when I was getting really bad panic attacks or when I knew they would come. I wouldn't shake or hyperventilate but I would almost shut down, cry the terror was still there and doubley so due to the strangeness of it all frightening me even more.
Best result I've had isn't exactly medicine it's herbal (hear me out cause I know your probably thinking herbal doesn't work) but two sprays of the 'medicine' on your tongue as and when you need it and it calms you down. Double that with breathing exercise and I'm able to at times stop myself panicking if I've taken it recently enough
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Not sure how anyone can say SSRIs are helpful unless they are experiencing some sort of placebo effect.
Will try MAOis soon.