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Hi Lazerblazer,

I, too, have been fighting anxiety for years and have been on many SSRI's over the past 11 years trying to find one that works. It seems that some will work for awhile and then stop working or will cause side effects that make me switch. When my anxiety first happened, I would get panic attacks and have my heart pound and get shortness of breath. Thank God, the meds have kept this severe anxiety under control. I started out on Buspar (same as Buspirone??) and it made me so unbalanced that I had to quit (almost fell down the stairs :dizzy:). Over the years, I have been on Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Lexapro, and Effexor. I was most recently on Zoloft, but we had to keep pushing the dose up for it to work, so now I'm on a very low dose of Prozac that seems to be working pretty well.

I was diagnosed hypo back in June, so I'm hoping that my anxiety will improve as my treatment is optimized. Best wishes to you!