Re: are ssri'sworth it? anxiety
I think it really depends on the individual. SSRIs have really helped with my depressive symptoms, but I haven't stopped taking an SSRI as of yet. I spent about 14 months on Zoloft and I'm now taking prozac. I think after spending a few weeks on an SSRI you'll know whether the benefits are worth the side-effects or not.
If you think an SSRI can really help with your anxiety, I suggest giving it a try. Otherwise, I would suggest considering a different class of meds or not taking meds at all and see if therapy by itself can help with making you less anxious.