For anyone else with a disagnosis of depression and anxiety or OCD, what have your experiences with different medications been like? I was on effexor for a year and while it worked very well for my anxiety, I had every side effect possible and the benefit didn’t outweigh the risk. I changed to zoloft shortly after and found it has been very good for my depression but not so much my anxiety. I have minimal side effects though I feel its effect has begun to lessen over the last 4 months. I try many non-pharmaceutical remedies though have needed medication for the motivation to participate in them. I’m considering altering my dose or changing to another SSRI or SSNRI.
I've been on Lexapro (which is also used to for depression) for over a year now for my anxiety and I started out on 5 mg then went up to 10 mg when I still had a panic attack every week. Then I went up to 15 mg but after having sever problems when I was out for over a week I went back down to 10 mg which seems to be helping my anxiety loads! The highest dose is 20 mg encase you were wondering. :) Hope this helps