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A 54-year-old female asked:

I have had 3 anxiety relapses in 3 years 10 years on paxil (paroxetine) i was anxiety free.weight gain caused switch zoloft then lexap and now zolof i feel horrib?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Family Medicine 34 years experience
Psychiatrist: SSRI type meds are great for prevention of panic attacks and other anxiety disorders as well. Perhaps the dose isn't high enough. Zoloft is a great medication for anxiety. Some people need more than just 50mg to feel better. Some patients even are put on more than 200mg a day, which is the max recommended. You may need buspar, (buspirone) as well, relaxation techniques, CBT, no stimulants, adequate sleep,...
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