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    Old 03-14-2006, 12:35 PM   #1
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    Antidepressants cause anxiety?

    Anyone have antidepressants cause anxiety? I've taken all of the ssri's over the years with no problems. Recently, had alot of problems with anxiety so the doc tried prozac, day 5 had to stop, anxiety worsened. Tried zoloft next, same thing, now, I'm trying Lexapro, which I've taken before and it seems to be doing the same thing. Upped it to 15mg this morning hoping to help with my depression and my anxiety was so bad that I had to take a klonopin. Can anyone relate, if so, please do so, thank you, God bless, pinkeetoz

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    Old 03-14-2006, 12:39 PM   #2
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    Re: Antidepressants cause anxiety?

    I am no such an expert in that area but maybe over the years your body is becomed overdosed ,so instead of taking pills,why not try going or doing something that would clear up your mind.Just in case I am sending you an usefull link related with your problem so see it if you want:{REMOVED}

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    Old 03-14-2006, 01:00 PM   #3
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    Re: Antidepressants cause anxiety?

    the ADs you mention are all prozac type, if the lex doesnt work you should try some other type such as effexor or mirtazepine which may suit you better
    all ADs can be expected to make anxiety worse at first, it helps to start at a low dose, about a quarter of the smallest effective dose ( split the tablet)and work up, I suspect your doc doesnt know this, many dont
    benzos always help when starting an AD
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    Old 03-14-2006, 01:03 PM   #4
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    Re: Antidepressants cause anxiety?

    Thanks guys, I've also been on effexor, like I said, tried them all. Maybe you're right, both of you, not sure which though! Will definitly go back down on the Lexapro to 10mg. Like I said though, I've done all of this, all of the ssri's and bumped up the mg to a high enough dose where it took care of my depression, everything was fine. Why the change now. {REMOVED}any feed back appreciated, pinkeetoz

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    Old 03-14-2006, 01:05 PM   #5
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    By the way, I"m also weaning from Remeron, any experience with this? I had anxiety before starting this med also. pinkeetoz

     
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    Old 03-14-2006, 01:32 PM   #7
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    Re: Antidepressants cause anxiety?

    Thats how it was for me. I can't take antidepressants cause the side effects are far worse then the anxiety itself. I have learned how to cope somewhat. Its crazy how bad they make you feel at first. I felt so suicidal when I was on them. It scared me cause I know I want to live. I could stay on them for more then 3 days.

     
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    Thats how it was for me. I can't take antidepressants cause the side effects are far worse then the anxiety itself. I have learned how to cope somewhat. Its crazy how bad they make you feel at first. I felt so suicidal when I was on them. It scared me cause I know I want to live. I could stay on them for more then 3 days.

    But see, there's a difference with us. I took the different ssri's for about ten years and they worked fine. Why would they react so differently with me now? V, post back, thks, pinkeetoz

     
    Old 03-14-2006, 04:09 PM   #9
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    Re: Antidepressants cause anxiety?

    I have found CELEXA caused no anxiety for me....HAve you tried that?

     
    Old 03-14-2006, 04:13 PM   #10
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    I think Celexa is a slightly different version of Lexapro and thats what I'm on. Have you tried other ssri's that have made you anxious? Thanks so much for your post, pinkeetoz

     
    Old 03-14-2006, 04:16 PM   #11
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    Re: Antidepressants cause anxiety?

    Hi pinkee
    I dont really know why they stop working or the anxiety worsens, I do believe tho that if you concentrate on anxiety it really does consume you more.
    I couldnt take prozac, and a few others, but now have an old a/d and take valium when needed.
    Hope you find the right drugs to help
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    Old 03-14-2006, 04:27 PM   #12
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    Ruby, I know that you're probably right. The more you obsess with trying not to have anxiety, the more you have it. Would you mind if I asked which AD you were finally able to take, God bless, pinkeetoz

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    Old 03-14-2006, 04:41 PM   #13
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    Dioxepin ( Anten 10 ) I only take 10 mgs and doc laugs as she says you can take up to 185 mg or more, but it works for me, I used to be agoraphobic, so have tried alot over the years, this takes away the teary feeling and anxiousness in the morning, still take valium when needed but I swear by them, I had a rough time on prozac,,trip to hospital so was anxious just trying these, but I feel great.
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    Old 03-14-2006, 06:38 PM   #14
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    Re: Antidepressants cause anxiety?

    im on paxil cr and the side effects suck but they go away after a while of taking them....so its just like going through a storm before sweet sweet calm sun rise.....as ive been told. i hate the side effects but its better than having anxiety forever with no help. its better knowing that you doing something about it. and if you ease off them at the right speed you will be fine. just like anything else.....smoking for one.

     
    Old 03-15-2006, 07:47 AM   #15
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    Re: Antidepressants cause anxiety?

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    Anyone have antidepressants cause anxiety? I've taken all of the ssri's over the years with no problems. Recently, had alot of problems with anxiety so the doc tried prozac, day 5 had to stop, anxiety worsened. Tried zoloft next, same thing, now, I'm trying Lexapro, which I've taken before and it seems to be doing the same thing. Upped it to 15mg this morning hoping to help with my depression and my anxiety was so bad that I had to take a klonopin. Can anyone relate, if so, please do so, thank you, God bless, pinkeetoz
    Hello, I have the SAME problem.........My Dr explained it as your receptors become sensitive/immune to the med and you won't be able to take it again with the same results.This happened to me with Celexa and I have tried a dozen times over the last couple years to take it again and my anxiety and mood is unbearable and it does not wear off..... I am taking a VERY small amount of Cymbalta right now and that is helping aside of the weight gain!! Some Dr will agree some won't I can only tell you how it is with my body...........Oh and Paxil was the same way after 3 years on it.....it quit and have tried is several times with no luck.
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