Best antidepressants for anxiety??

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Hi guys,

I'm currently taking Citalopram, but it gives me terrible acid reflux and tinnitus.

My GP suggested trying an alternative, but what really helps anxiety. She mentioned Paroxetine?

I'm reluctant to mess about with my meds I'm just about to move house and I know how difficult it is to come off them.

Any advise would be much appreciated. X

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    Meds are typically only used short term until the reason for the anxiety passes, or the root cause is resolved. They are only meant to be used as a helping hand,using them without some other treatment like therapy generally won't have the beat outcome
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    Mirtazepine works for me. Can b a bit sedative at first but levels out. U only need 30mg I've had hardly any side effects.there's always trazadone that has a dulling side effect which helps anxiety. Really it should be your GP suggesting what will help and GP should monitor and prescribe. We are all different so some meds act differently.

    Tazjosie

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    I wish there was an answer but it depends on your brain chemisty. Reasons for anxiety and how your body takes to a med. I'm on sertraline and iv n9 idea if I'm coming or going and my anxiety is very bad after my baby's birth. I'm anxious about been anxious though so it's always been fed by my thoughts. I'm up to 125mg. I'm thinking of trying mirtaz
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    Any anti depressant takes months to kick in and I have never found a effective one and to alters your mind I would suggest looking at a non medication route anxiety is adrenalin and you can use techniques to burn it out.
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      My anxiety comes on when people are close to me or in my house or out for dinner ect. I feel edgy then I become all dizzy and disconnected to my surroundings. It all becomes a bit of a haze. It just happens and I don't know why!!!
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    I've used venlefaxine (Effexor) in the past which is great for both anxiety and depression. I was on it for years and it always helped. 

    You have to try a few combinations at first until you find the one for you. Don't despair you will get there! 

    N

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    HI,MIRTAZIPINE IS GOOD FOR ME.AS REGARDS CHANGING WE (AS IN ME + DOC) DECIDED TO CHANGE MY MEDS AS I WAS NOT WHERE I SHOLD HAVE BEEN BUT REALLY WAS OK-BAD MOVE !.I SHLD HAVE LEFT WELL ALONE SO NOW GOING BACK TO WHAT I WAS ON.EVER HEARD OF THE GRASS IS GREENER?
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      I did the same with my citalopram came off them to try amitriptyline, lasted a week felt terrible. Went back on the citalopram and they haven't worked as well so far it's been 3 months. I just can't stand the acid reflux and tinnitus, but maybe it's worth it in the end.
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