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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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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.

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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