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Offline jennmarie

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Anxiety about Ssri's and side effects. Opinions needed!
« on: March 01, 2013, 09:35:42 PM »
I am going to a psychiatrist next week because my anxiety and ocd has flared tremendously because of some changes in my life that have happened over the past couple of months. I've been seeing a therapist and working with cbt and trying to calm myself daily through meditation and occasionally klonopin. Currently I'm obsessing over chronic illness with no cure and terrified of developing tinnitus due to the ssri. Can anyone give me any insight or personal experience when dealing with Ssri's. I'm so nervous that I will develop something like tinnitus and have to live with it for the rest of my life, yet dealing with this anxiety and obsessing is also dragging me down. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Jenn
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Re: Anxiety about Ssri's and side effects. Opinions needed!
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013, 08:36:14 AM »
My wife is a long time pharmacist and she said that any side effects that occur, typically go away over time.
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Re: Anxiety about Ssri's and side effects. Opinions needed!
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013, 06:58:09 PM »
I couldn't deal with prozac--made me too revved up and with paxil I had trouble sleeping.  The 2 SSRIs that helped my OCD tremendously have been celexa and lexapro.  I have very few side effects.  I've read on the internet that the 2 I found helpful are the most easily tolerated.  Of course everyone is different, but those are the ones that helped me.
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Re: Anxiety about Ssri's and side effects. Opinions needed!
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013, 08:55:56 PM »
Thank you guys for responding! I'm going to see what the dr says and keep what you've said in mind.
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