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Re: Dr. Bob & others - your opinion re SSRIs

Posted by paul frank on February 24, 1999, at 17:54:47

In reply to Re: Dr. Bob & others - your opinion re SSRIs, posted by Victoria on February 23, 1999, at 21:10:10

> For what it's worth, my doctor prescribed Buspar in addition to Zoloft, which I gather is primarily an anti-anxiety drug with anti-depressant effects also. Can't report on effectiveness because I had some side effects to Zoloft and had to discontinue the combo.
> > I suffer from GAD with some symptoms of depression. My doc first put me on prozac 20mg. After 4 weeks, the depressive symptoms had improved, but the anxiety continued, so she switched me to Zoloft. I have been at 100 mg for two weeks now and depressive symptoms have not returned, but I remain anxious and worried. I have had minimal side effects from both drugs, other than excessive nervousness. In your opinion, if Zoloft doesn't work, should we go to a third SSRI (my doc says she will next try Paxil) or would it make more sense to switch to another class of anti-depressant (ie Effexor? Serzone?) My main problem has always been GAD.
> >
> > Thank you for your response.


Thanks for your comments. I have heard a lot of good things about Buspar but my doc says physicians in my city normally don't prescribe it due to a general lack of effectiveness. Hope you find something that works for you





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