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I started taking a Ssri (Zoloft) and I need serious reassurance

I've been on 50mg/Zoloft per day for the last 10 days for severe anxiety and some depression. To say it's been a rough ride is an understatement – and I really need to hear success stories and make a decision on how bad the side effects get before it gets better. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2014 - 21 answers

What are some of your experiences with Fluoxetine (Prozac)?

I just started taking a 20mg dose of Prozac (generic, Fluoxetine) about ten days ago, and am experiencing a lot of side effects, but no real improvement in my depression and anxiety. What are some of your experiences with this medication, especially in terms of side effects and effectiveness? [more inside]
posted by summertimesadness1988 on May 17, 2014 - 18 answers

When do I move on to the next stage to eliminate the panic?

I've been on 20mg of citalopram (Celexa) for about 10 days and I actually feel worse. At what point should I start CBT OR at what point should I complain to my GP? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2013 - 13 answers

Is my SSRI working? Too much or not enough to increase the dose?

I was just prescribed Zoloft for anxiety and possible depression. After I've been taking it for 1, 2, 4 weeks or whatever milestones make sense, how can I determine whether it's actually working., and how do I decide whether a dose increase might help me more? I'm looking for specific challenges - exposure exercises, though experiments, daily logging maybe? - to attempt and compare with previous results to quantify my improvement. [more inside]
posted by mock muppet on Oct 4, 2013 - 13 answers

The scoop on SSRIs minus the depression

Looking for experiences with SSRIs prescribed for occasional intense panic attacks and anxiety (some social anxiety too) WITHOUT any pre-existing depression, suicidal, or bipolar symptoms. Xanax hasn't worked well (lowers anxiety but seems to increase irritability). My friend has seen a therapist, who recommended this after several months of sessions, and is going to talk with a doctor about options. He's concerned with doctors' tendency to overprescribe SSRIs and monkeying around with something that's probably not intended for this.
posted by crapmatic on Sep 28, 2011 - 13 answers

SSRIs: death knell for an already-crippled libido?

Anecdotal experiences wanted: I am considering trying SSRIs for my anxiety, but I am worried that my already-low libido will disappear altogether. Psychiatrist suggests that the low libido may be caused by anxiety, and so taking SSRIs could actually help. Has either of these things happened to you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 - 26 answers

I don't wanna work, I just wanna lie in my bed all day

Should I just accept that I need to be on SSRIs? Are there other meds that would help me more effectively? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Jun 3, 2011 - 35 answers

DTMFA

Okay I'm crazy, now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2011 - 39 answers

Is there any reason I shouldn't be smoking weed while taking Citalpram (Celexa)?

Is there any reason I shouldn't be smoking weed while taking Citalpram (Celexa)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2010 - 12 answers

Should I up my SSRI dose or try a different brand?

Should I up my SSRI dose or try a different brand?
I've been taking Fluoxetine 20mg for about sixteen months for my anxiety. It's helped a lot in terms of curbing panic attacks and making me less moody, short-tempered and irritable – a huge plus when you're living with someone. My OCD is also much better than pre-Fluox. CBT has also gone a long way in helping me manage the anxiety. [more inside]
posted by New England Cultist on Jul 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Getting good psychiatry

First psychiatry consult: how to get the most out of it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2010 - 13 answers

Managing the damage. But how?

Anti-anxiety medication: blessing or cop-out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2009 - 20 answers

Tell me about your experience on Citalopram (Celexa / Cipramil).

I'm about to start a course of Citalopram (Celexa / Cipramil). What should I know in advance? [more inside]
posted by SebastianKnight on Nov 18, 2009 - 21 answers

Fix my brain, oh ye gods of the green.

I take 100mg daily of Zoloft (Sertraline). It seems to manage my anxiety/panic disorder fairly well but I'm still depressed as shit. For those unlucky folks who happen to suffer the double edged sword of anxiety and depression in tandem: what drugs or methods have helped you the most? [more inside]
posted by ryaninoakland on Oct 20, 2008 - 19 answers

What have all these prescription drugs done to me?

What has a decade anti-anxiety medication done to me? [more inside]
posted by Drohan on Oct 27, 2007 - 9 answers

Guidenice on being tired/depressed and steps to take.

MedFilter: Looking for guidance on general chronic lethargic feeling (both physically and emotionally). (wordy) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2007 - 40 answers

From Lexapro to Effexor -> Well?

Does anyone on Mefi have anything positive or good to say about the SSRI Effexor?!? [more inside]
posted by punkrockrat on Jun 2, 2006 - 27 answers

SSRI Tolerance?

Can a user develop a tolerance for an SSRI after time? [more inside]
posted by punkrockrat on May 23, 2006 - 12 answers

Paxil Withdrawal

Psychotropicdrugfilter:
I'm probably getting off Paxil after seven (!) years and I wonder:
(1) Anyone gone through the withdrawal syndromes and have any advice or heads up on what to expect? I'm terrified.
(2) I have had no "sexual" problems on Paxil. What anti-depressants should I stay away from if I really really want my libido intact?
I'm male and 29.
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2004 - 13 answers

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