Lexapro, I am weening myself off but I seem to need an ssri every fews years when I seam to have serious boughts of anxiety, life events and such, i used effexor but night sweats were awful, lexapro I have had 0 bad sides, no weight gain, just takes a little longer to bust a nut, which is a good thing because low serotonin usually means premature ejaculation, and if you have a lady friend this can cause more anxiety, I am very happy with lexapro, but I am looking forward to not taking it anymore, these drugs become crutches in life, and it is better to come off them if you can
Thanks for the sentiments guys. I am happy that the Lexapro has caused no weight gain for you jayt hopefully i will be able to loose some of this excess fat and get down to a decent weight for my boxing adventure :-)
I was looking through this and wondered if a testosterone stack of DHEA 25mg avena sativa 500mg trib and chrysin would counter act the low test from the ssri? anybody have any ideas? I have heard you shouldnt take DHEA if you are under 30
There is some good information here.
With that said I would suggest, if you have any biochemistry knowledge at all that you purchase the book Depression and Bipolar: Stahl's Essential Psychopharmachology.
The book also addresses anxiety but its focus is the mechanism of action of the various psychotropic medications and their uses and side effects for depression/anxiety/bipolar. It specifically addresses how each medication is different (all SSRi's are not the same though they are in the same drug class) and how to possibly change medications or combine medications to get the most positive theraputic effect and minimize side effects.
Best of luck.