Hi - I posted this message on the depression board, not knowing that this board existed. So I'll copy and paste my message here. Thanks.
Hi... I have a friend who will be seeing his doctor later this week to get a prescription to help with his anxiety. Before he goes for his appointment, he is wanting to be more informed about the different medications and possible side effects. Even though the doctor is the expert and everyone, of course, has different reactions/side effects to the drugs, he was hoping to hear anyone's personal experiences while taking these medications.
Specifically, he was hoping to hear what side effects you may have experienced (particularly with nausea and sexual function).
Are side effects often lesser with SSRI's than benzos? Has anyone taken buspar and what side effects did you have?
Any info you can provide would really be appreciated.