kay3

427d

hey everyone. would love to hear if any medications work for you all? (I know everyone is different) I tried lexapro but only for one day and side effects made me so much worse for only day. anxiety gets so bad at times so kind of want to try something else. would love to hear who they worked for and who they didn't. thanks

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    • Hannah_6

      425d

      Zoloft isn't too bad. For anxiety and depression.

    • KitKat10

      427d

      Hello Kay3 personally the doctor's told me to take Escitalopram because my anxiety was making me feel scared and like crying like I couldn't control it as if something was going to happen to me but I tried this all natural herbal tablets by Nature's Bounty Anxiety and Stress Relief Ashwagandha KSM -66 and they make me feel great 2 tabs daily I feel more calm maybe you should try them out and see how they work for you hope they work for you also

      • kay3

        427d

        @KitKat10 sorry hit chat instead of reply lol

    • byrdy_

      427d

      See if you can get a GeneSight test. It helped me narrow down which meds might help me without too many side effects

      • kay3

        426d

        @byrdy_ thank you. I was thinking about that but heard so expensive.

    • daisy13

      426d

      I used Lexapro and personally wasn't for me but did notice took two weeks to get full benefits i noticed brain fog for myself but is very rare.

      • kay3

        426d

        @daisy13 thank you. Did anything work for you or you just dealing with it

    • meandmydog

      426d

      I was given Prozac for my anxiety and PMDD, but it ended up only helping my anxiety, which sucks for me and my depression, but it was extremely helpful for my anxiety. not sure if doctors prescribe that for just anxiety, but might be worth a shot! :)

      • kay3

        426d

        @meandmydog thank you so much. Im definitely goimg to see if I can try something else. Can't keep living this way. So happy it works for you

    • Alicia4475

      426d

      Tried celexa, lexapro, Effexor, cymbalta, and zoloft and all gave me horrendous side effects. Even with taking clonazepam to take the edge off when starting them. I was prescribed Prozac but too scared to take it after all those others caused me to feel so bad

      • kay3

        426d

        @Alicia4475 omg so sorry to hear that! What side effects did you get? I literally took lexapro for one night! Like how do people keep taking it with such awful side effects. But I really want to be better

        • Alicia4475

          426d

          @kay3 the anxiety got way worse on them...severe sweating, nausea, like could not even put a thing in my mouth without gagging, shaking, and my head feeling like I was in a dream like state. Couldn't do anything but just lay there and let the effects wear off after stopping the med

    • honeyscape

      426d

      I use a mix of Prozac and Seroquel. For me Seroquel is absolutely magical, it helps me sleep, keeps my mood in check and still allows me to feel my feelings. Clonodine was also helpful, but I am not allowed to take it anymore because of my chronic illness

      • kay3

        426d

        @honeyscape thanks so much. Thats awesome how much it works for you

    • wise

      426d

      Apparently Zoloft is supposed to have some nasty side effects but I only got the rare, dangerous ones 😂 it works super well for my anxiety though, but that may be because I actually only have a mild anxiety disorder, what they thought was a severe panic disorder was actually a heart problem

      • kay3

        426d

        @wise omg luckily you found that out how scary. Im suprised you stayed on it with the really bad ones wow!! How are you now?

        • wise

          425d

          @kay3 it still works really well, even after like 8 or 9 years. the worst side effects I have are easy bleeding/bruising (which was already an issue with my EDS) and wicked insomnia, so I just take it in the morning instead of at night and make sure my iron and platelet counts stay up. also have to avoid NSAIDs because they make my stomach bleed, but they don't work for me anyway so that's fine

    • Hannah_6

      425d

      Zoloft isn't too bad ,but makes me sleepy. I have issues sleeping though so it helps me sleep.

      • kay3

        425d

        @Hannah_6 thats awesome! I heard for some it helps them sleep.

    • Hannah_6

      425d

      Zoloft isn't too bad. For anxiety and depression.

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