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Which is better for anxiety and panic attacks Zoloft or lexapro

A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Both Potentially: Lexapro (escitalopram) and zoloft are similar medications and have both been shown to be helpful for panic, anxiety, and depression. There is probably... Read More
Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Nortriptyline: My drug of choice for panic attacks is called nortriptyline. It is an older medication. Many physicians who received their training after the first ss... Read More
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Panic Tx: All ssris are first line tx for panic/depression, the difference is in tolerability & individual variations, so there really is no 1 best med.

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
Go to the ER: even if you start Lexapro (escitalopram) now it is going to take two weeks before you feel the effect of the medicine. if you feel that bad go to the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline): If you have intolerable side effects with 50mg of Zoloft (sertraline) - talk with your doctor about a trial using an alternate SSRI. Take care.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possible SE's: Hi. Some of the potential GI side effects from zoloft (sertraline) include: diarrhea, gas, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite and change in weight. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Tell your doctor: That is the most important thing. The next step depends on your history and response to prior meds. Use the CO2 re-breathing techniques that work bes... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cannabis can: trigger anxiety and panic attacks. If you don't want those side effects - then you need to stop using the Hashish.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Should help: Wt gain not too common, if it is a pbm can likely change to a different SSRI and get good results, Would expect med to help not make things worse
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Long -term use.: There are many people who use zoloft (sertraline) or other ssri's long -term. However, i would encourage you to work with a psychologist to learn as m... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Barnett
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Physical?: This is challenging but workable both medically and psychologically. If one rules out abnormal blood tests with attention to thyroid, liver, and blood... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Van norman
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yes it can: We usually try to avoid that sort of combination of anti anxiety treatment and a stimulant. You're on a very low dose of Zoloft (sertraline) even for ... Read More

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