Turtle- I have that same weird theory myself. If I get a side effect then I think/it has worked/working!
Anxious girl- I empathize. I've been struggling w/anxiety for about
3.5 months. I've never struggled this long and it doesn't mean you will. I'm just trying to find the right med combination plus deal with issues that I'm also combining meds with cognitive behavioral therapy.
My friend gets good relief w/anxiety with celexa. I hope you will find it too and if not, there are def a whole 'lotta other meds out there to try. One or a combo will be the golden ticket.
Wishing you the best. Hang in there & keep us updated!
(Ps SSRI's helped me a couple of times years ago with anxiety and depression. I take an SNRI now- Cymbalta 60mg).
Married 10 yrs, 2 spoiled dogs, age 43, generally happy, creative, giving, non judgemental, positive, 3 episodes of anxiety/depression since 1993, mild agoraphobia, worrier, humorous, great friend, creative, vintage art collector, neurotic, love animals and (most) people
60mg Cymbalta (since 2008)
10mg Buspar twice/day (since May 2014)
Xanax PRN (since Feb 2014)
Amlodipine Be****pril (2008)