Hi shift, I have taken both. The prozac made me more likely to be edgy, but it pulled me out of the hole fast and worked well for me for 8 years as long as I took a low dose of trazodone at night. I'm on Zoloft now and it takes care of the depression as well as the anxiety. So I guess it depends on your anxiety level really. Lexapro was ok, but if your depression is major, you may need something else. It worked well for me for awhile, then I had a major upheaval in my life and I needed to go back on the prozac with a higher dose of Trazodone at night. I've tried quite a few SSRI's and I gotta say prozac is my failsafe if I see the abyss headed my way.
Paxil made me feel doped and didn't help me at all.
Cymbalta gave me headaches.
Lyrica whacked me out.
Wellbutrin made me paranoid but I lost weight.
Pamelor made me suicidal.
Surprisingly enough, Dr has me on Neurontin(actually an anti-seizure drug) now for pain and I feel it has helped my anxiety a LOT. :)
Serzone didn't help me much.
But everyone responds differently to each med and also after awhile a med can poop out and you get to start all over again. I think as long as you have a Dr you have a good relationship with, that is your best bet. He'll help you find what will work for you. Most importantly, don't give up. And give each med a minimum of 6 wks to see if it'll work or not unless you just can't handle the side effects.
Good luck and God Bless. :)
I am listing symptoms/test results cuz my Dr is still trying to figure out exactly what's going on with me. If any of this rings a bell with you, email me at daisyhen at msn dot com.
DDD- MRI confirmed probiotics
Arthritis-xray confirmed Neurontin
disc slippage in neck-MRI confirmed Oxycodone
Fibro- night sweats Zoloft
IBS-D-gas cortisone shot
Ulcers-endoscopic confirm Lortab
dishydrotic eczema Lunesta
Had both knees scoped in '93' (awesome improvement)
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