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Old 06-22-2008  
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which medication has low side effects? also that isnt addictive or has major withdrawal symptoms? theres gonna be side effects and stuff i know but i just want something for long term. thats why its important that i dont get something with alot of effects but also something that i wouldnt build a huge tolerance to. any advise would be appreciated. thx
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Lexapro worked well for me, its an SSRI so it isn't addictive and its got a good reputation for low side effects and withdrawal.

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what about sexual side effects? on paxil i lost sex drive and ability to orgasm. and this after only taking 10mg for a week then i stopped.
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I'm on Celexa (Citalopram) and I haven't had any major side effects. No sexual dysfunction. I'm on 40mg. I do get a bit tired sometimes.
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The following people may be at a higher risk of experiencing anxiety medication side effects.
* People with a history of alcohol and drug abuse.
* Pregnant women or women who are still breastfeeding their baby.
* People 65 years of age and older.
Remember to work closely with your doctor if you are prescribed anxiety medication and report any serious side effects you may experience. Anxiety medication should also be a short-term solution to your problem and you may need professional therapy to learn how to better cope with your anxiety.Anxiety medication that relieve anxiety by slowing down the central nervous system of a user is classified as tranquilizers. They generally have a relaxing and calming effect on users and are the most widely prescribed for anxiety treatment.

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Old 08-21-2009  
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Klonopin worked well for me as a med targeted at anxiety. Fairly fast-acting (though not for panic attack), and at the lower doses helps with sleep and staying calm for long periods of time. It does exacerbate depression, so watch out if that is a problem.
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I use Cipralex (lexapro in USA) and Wellbutrin. I have NO side effects from either and would recommend them.

That said, if I miss a dose I can certainly feel it emotionally.
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Consider all the medications have side effects. That way, we will be alarmed. Only take medication if needed.

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Old 09-23-2009  
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The celexa and lexapro have lowest incidence of side effects I believe. I have been on both and the celexa caused headache at first and loss of appetite.

The side effects of most anti-depressants go away after 1-2 months of regular use. The exception is usually with sexual dysfunction or weight gain/loss.

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The side effects of most anti-depressants go away after 1-2 months of regular use. The exception is usually with sexual dysfunction or weight gain/loss.
Yep thats how it usually goes.
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