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paxil vs lexapro for anxiety

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
46 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly: Lexapro and Paxil (paroxetine) are both effective for depression and anxiety. Some people do not tolerate side effects of one or another. Others don't ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Alcohol: Both are worth a try, with Paxil (paroxetine) being more sedating. Ofcourse, the best treatment is total abstinence first.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Lexapro (escitalopram): U seem to have responded better to lexapro (escitalopram). Review with your prescribing doc.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
I'll say it again: I think I've already responded to you, but that's okay. There may be an SSRI or SSNRI that will work for you w/out bad side effects, but it gets slimm ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Behavioral medicine: can include tools like self-hypnosis training and clinical hypnosis (www.asch.net), biofeedback, change in food plan and exercise w/doc's ok. Peace a ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
I would try: zoloft. It has fewer side effects than paxil, (paroxetine) especially withdrawal.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not benzo's.: Hello - long term use of benzodiazapines can lead to tolerance. Marijuana can cause marked psychiatric problems in some people including anxiety, psy ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
31 years experience in Neurology
Varies.: Like a lot of other drugs, 1 may be good for one person, another for another. Quite frankly, I would say that either one may work, it depends on what ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcello Maviglia
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: However is not the best practice. You need to check with your dr. The best approach is to take just one at an appropriate dose.
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