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    Old 01-06-2008, 06:51 PM   #1
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    Angry SSRI's causing anger and depression??

    I have suffered from general anxiety and panic attacks for the last 12 yrs or so. I previously took zoloft and it helped a great deal. I stopped for several years and recently started up again and it didn't help me hardly at all. I felt like it almost made me worse and feel angry and depressed (I have never had problems with depression previously). So I switched to Lexapro, which has helped even less than the zoloft. I have NO lidibo at all and I am in a terrible mood constantly, and still have anxiety. I have NO reason to be depressed/angry at all. My dr. will not give me anything else to try (she is just a general pract). I don't know what else to do. I don't know if it's worth going to psych since my insurance won't pay without a refereal and my general dr. won't give me one since she told me I need to "pray and meditate" about it. Ok..that's realistic..

    Has anyone felt worse while taking SSRI's? I don't know why they would have helped me before and not now. I guess I am just going to go back to taking nothing and being a nervous wreck all the time, at least I wasn't mean and depressed then I guess. I don't know what else to try.

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    Old 01-07-2008, 06:38 AM   #2
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    Re: SSRI's causing anger and depression??

    I was on prozac for almost 2 years and within the past 3 months I became extremely depressed and my anxiety worsened. I was switched to Cymbalta which has made a difference. If your doctor refuses to switch you, then you need to consider seeing a different doctor. Some doctors just don't have enough experience with treating these problems. I know mine doesn't. My mom had called my gp and told them i was having suicidal thoughts after having my prozac dose upped...and all they said was bring her to the hospital..instead of saying bring her in and we'll switch her off of that to something else. I wish you luck, and I would def see about switching your gp.

    Old 01-07-2008, 06:40 AM   #3
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    Re: SSRI's causing anger and depression??

    Hey there,
    I've been running thru SSRI list lately and am beginning to wonder the same thing. Originally I was on Paxil for a few years and it helped my anxiety, but then I became very depressed. Tryed Cymbalta and after 2 weeks could not take it due to headaches. Was switched to Lexapro and had been on those for about 2 months. I felt I was doing worse, not better, so my dr just switched me to Zoloft. I just stopped the Lexapro Friday and started the low dose (1/2 pill of Zoloft) and I feel a little better. I'm thinking the Lexapro was making me worse. If I continue to feel better on the half dose of Zoloft, I don't think I will increase to full dose. My doctor also will not prescribe anti-anxiety meds with the exception of clonazapam, which I can't stand (gives me indigestion and makes me way to tired to function during the day).
    Best wishes to you.

    Old 01-07-2008, 12:31 PM   #4
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    Re: SSRI's causing anger and depression??

    personally I would switch GP because it is your right if you think you need to see a psyc doc and I think you do. GP only know so much mine just randomaly gave me SSRI's that werent even for what I had (GAD,PA) so I went to the psyc and she said right off I was on the wrong meds switched me and I have been great ever since. No doctor should tell you to pray if you are suffering and having issues. Praying is good but you need a psyc!

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