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Re: Any Meds Effective for GAD?

Posted by Louise on November 29, 1999, at 22:06:26

In reply to Re: Any Meds Effective for GAD?, posted by Jane on November 29, 1999, at 17:44:40

> hi louise, buspar is indicated for GAD but yikes a rash! guess we wont go there :-) meds indicated for GAD right now include the benzos, buspar, and effexor although some docs may try an SSRI type antidepressant for GAD. serzone is an antidepressant that seems to also help patients with "coexisting anxiety" (ie, "comorbid anxiety" in med speak) so if you feel some depression with your anxiety serzone may help with the anxiety symptoms and avoid some of the issues with sSRI like weight gain and sexual dysfunction. with effexor, it is an SSRI/SNRI because it blocks both serotonin and norepinephrine uptake. however, blood pressure monitoring is recommended if you start on effexor for your GAD. good luck in finding the right med for you!
> jane

Jane...hahaha, I developed a terrible rash all over my stomach after taking BuSpar, and it did nothing for my anxiety! I have rather low pressure as it is, so I wonder if Effexor might help me? Do you know if it is known for causing weight gain and/or sexual problems? I don't understand what you meant ... is Effexor an SSRI? I don't really have depression, just severe anxiety which without medication results in agoraphobia, and that is depressing! Thanks!





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