Is There Any Anti-Anxiety Medication That Really Works

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I've been on prozac and for a while it was bliss.  It wore off after 5 years, and now I was wondering if there was anything out there with little side effects that I could go on.

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    My experience with Prozac and trazadone is that after a certain time of taking it, your body gets used to the drug so it no longer has the effect it had initially.

    Five years is a long time to be on an anti depressant. I'd been on trazadone for nearly three years and was convinced it wasn't working anymore.

    I went and saw my GP who agreed with me, and suggested I change to citralapam, I've now been taking citralapam for just over six months, and the difference is amazing.

    If I were you, I would make an appointment with your GP and discuss what options are available to you

    If you do change antidepressant, you first have to withdraw slowly from the Prozac, which could take quite a while. Then introduce a new one gradually. Your GP may adjust the dose several times, until you find what is best for you personally

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    I was on Paxil, paroxetine for years and it worked for me. I am now on lexapro and it is working for me. I was told by my doc that paxil has a short half life in our bodies.  He mentioned lexapro to be longer lasting. Hope you find something that works!
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    Lorazepam aka Ativan helps me but I only tAke it as needed when I get bad panic attacks
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