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Alternatives to Lexapro

Posted by wyzeguy on September 1, 2004, at 0:20:25

Hello everyone,

I've been reading this board for quite some time now, but this is my first post. After quietly suffering from some form of depression for roughly 9 years, I finally had enough and sought therapy roughly 8 months ago. I was diagnosed with borderline moderate/severe clinical depression, although my humble opinion (I'm working towards a career in medicine) is that I have more of a dysthymia set of symptoms for the past few years. Since then I have been prescribed several antidepressants, each with negative effects. First was Lexapro, which had the greatest AD effect but nausea and very frustrating sexual side effects. I then tried a Wellbutrin supplement, but that did nothing but cause my appetite to go through the roof (weird huh?). I tried fluoxetine, paroxetine, and Wellbutrin separately with no avail.
My question is this: what are some other alternatives to curb these side effects and still have the desired AD effect? I've read about remeron, effexor, edronax, etc -- any suggestions? the effexor addiction horror stories scare me, but I am willing to try it if that's what it takes. I appreciate your input, and thanks for reading





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