Posted by fairnymph on January 2, 2003, at 14:08:21
In reply to What drug worked best for your depression/anxiety?, posted by Dysfunk on December 26, 2002, at 14:16:10
I suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (a type of anxiety disorder) and depression. Prozac worked the best for me (I haven't tried any other SSRIs), even though I was only on it for 2 months, the antidepressant effects lingered for a few months after! I went off it because I couldn't stand the sexual side effects.
Effexor worked fairly well, but it stopped working (even after I maxed out the dose) after a couple months. And even when it worked best it didn't help as much as Prozac. BUT I loved the fact that on Effexor I still had a libido, even if I still couldn't orgasm. Also, Effexor gave me a lot of energy throughout the day and I lost some weight on it (appetite supressing).
Reboxetine was great for my depression, and had ZERO side effects at 8 mg a day (other than increased libido). It gave me a lot of energy and seemed to increase my intellectual abilities. It didn't help with my anxiety or ocd symptoms though . :( BUt, I recommend it highly to anyway who is suffering from straight depression.
Remeron, tianeptine, and wellbutrin did NOTHING for me at all.
Good luck, hope you find a drug that works for you again.
> I have been on so many of the older anti-depressants and then Prozac. Prozac was a miracle, I never felt better, then one day just stopped working and threw me into an awful depression. Since then I have tried a couple new drugs and ended up back on low doses of Prozac.Nothing seems to give me the same feeling I once had on Prozac. I recently combined Prozac and Effexor, and I am still trying to decifer if it works. It takes so long to go up on a drug and find the correct dosages.Very frustrating process!!
> I am just curious, in your experience with general ongoing depression and some anxiety, what has been the best drug treatment?