best med for daily anxiety with least side effects?

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NikkiPoo
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   Posted 2/4/2007 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
which daily med works best for people with chronic anxiety but also has fewer side effects?
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Geebs
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   Posted 2/4/2007 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
It's hard to generalize since each of us is different. The SSRIs (Prozac, Paxil, Lexapro, Zoloft) are all excellent for chronic anxiety and usually have less side effects than other AD's. Benzos like Xanax and Klonopin are also very good, but can be very difficult to stop taking.

Paxil and Zoloft both worked very well for my anxiety. I had less side effects with Zoloft than Paxil.

NikkiPoo
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   Posted 2/4/2007 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
how about Zoloft?  I was going to ask my dr for an rx.

 


MsKittie
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   Posted 2/4/2007 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Nikkipoo
 
I personally take fluoxetine which is ganeric for prozac and haven't had any side affectes from it. I have been taking it for about 5 months now. Hope this helps you out some.
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harry4
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   Posted 2/4/2007 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   

it always helps to learn new and better ways of relaxing and calming yourself

all antidepressants can have early side effects that make you feel worse at first

valium as needed has fewer side effects but I wouldnt take it daily for long periods


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