I have suffered from anxiety and panic attacks for about 7 years. I was first on Paxil which worked really well but had very bad, strong side effects. I was very glad when I went off it after 2 years. I went about a year on nothing and then went on Zoloft, its side effects were much milder and fewer but it stopped working well after about 8 months and I started feeling anxiety again even while taking it.
I have been off all drugs for about 2 years but have a big job opportunity and need to go one something to take advantage of it. My doctor who is a GP not a psychologist basically said she would right me a prescription for what ever I wanted. So I chose Effexsor because my sister works for a doctor’s office and was able to get me 8 months of the stuff in free samples!! I’m sure you know what a savings this is for me. But I have been reading that Effexors side effects are much stronger than Lexipros. Can someone tell me if this is true?
For example I can say without a doubt that Paxil has much stronger side effects than Zoloft having taken both. But Zoloft does not work as well for me. Is there anyone that has taken both Effexor and Lexapro and can tell my your experience on how the two differ? That would be a big help.
I fell I should take the best drug, not just the one I can get for free.