Re: Which SSRI has the LEAST side effects?
I have been of Paxil, Celexa, Serzone and now Zoloft. 20 mg of Celexa had no side effects for me but it didn't work [I took it 4 weeks, which is a minimum to try a med]. Serzone gave me insomnia, I was irritable,and I had crying jags. Paxil has side effects. If you try Zoloft [or whatever you decide] go on a very,very low dose first [for a week] and go up gradually. Dont double right away from 25 mg to 50 mg. I took 25 mg [Zoloft]for a week, then went to about 35-40 mg by cutting up the pill for another 5 or 6 days before going to 50 mg. That cuts back on the side effects. Many pdocs start their patients too high dosing, and many of them quit the drug because of the side effects which would not have been so bad had they started lower. I feel better on Zoloft though it's only 2 weeks. Good luck.