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Taking meds for anxiety questions

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Offline madmexican808

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Taking meds for anxiety questions
« on: June 02, 2014, 03:36:07 PM »
for those who take it, how bad are the side effects? and do you build a tolerance fast?
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Online leah2013

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Re: Taking meds for anxiety questions
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2014, 06:33:05 PM »
I take lorezepam when needed.... maybe a few times a week if that. But I just started escitalopram last night (generic of lexapro)..... Good luck!
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Re: Taking meds for anxiety questions
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2014, 08:10:17 PM »
I was taking lexapro 10 mg before becoming pregnant and I had no side effects. It works well for me and I plan on going back on after pregnancy. It takes about 6 weeks to get the full effect.
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Re: Taking meds for anxiety questions
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2014, 11:30:49 PM »
no nasty side effects like lack of hunger?
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Offline candaceb816

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Re: Taking meds for anxiety questions
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2014, 06:12:57 AM »
I would take lorazepam here and there but it didn't truly help my anxiety, it only put a bandaid on it. I finally realized that I needed something that would permanently help me so I started a low dose of Zoloft. I didn't have many side effects besides dry mouth and trouble sleeping the first few nights, but once I got used to it, the side effects went away and I finally found some relief for the horrible anxiety and panic attacks I had.
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Offline Mom21

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Re: Taking meds for anxiety questions
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2014, 08:36:12 AM »
I didn't have one side effect, including lack of hunger. I had lack of hunger/no appetite/ weight loss before starting the meds because that is one effect of anxiety for me. I could tell a difference within a couple weeks. However everyone is different and what works for one person may not work for another.
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