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Who takes what for anxiety and what has worked

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Hello: due to a recent trauma, I suffer from anxiety and depression and ocd. I have tried Zoloft and lexapro without real success..both made me more anxious with weird thoughts entering the picture. I was recently prescribed Effexor which scares me even more. I really don’t want to be on meds but I am having a very tough day today and now think that I need something to take the edge off. Can anyone tell me what they have found to be helpful? I know we are all different but just in general, what have you had success with? Thank you!

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AZ1970

Until the depression was under control, my anxiety remained high. I was put on a mood stabilizer, lamictal, in August. I also take Cymbalta. I feel better now and can manage my anxiety with my thoughts and coping skills for the most part. I take a klonopin twice a month if things get really bad. Meditation, mindfulness, positive self talk, journaling, essential oils and art all help me manage.

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ereaves75

How long did you try the other SSRI's? LEXAPRO did that to me too the first 3 weeks but then kicked in and started to work. Have you tried CBD oil?

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