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Unread 08-14-2014, 10:25 PM   #1
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A year ago I found a psychiatrist who understood some English as I am living in Spain. She couldn‘t really speak the language and so last week I decided to find another psychiatrist. Luckily I found one and she’s so hot! As I said in a previous post I have been suffering from anxiety for a few years but I didn’t seek help until last year for the first time. My old psychiatrist prescribed Clonazepam 0.5 mg for a few months and then I took Escitalopram 10 mg for nearly a year. My new psychiatrist says that since I’m still feeling nervous and having bad thoughts after such a long time on that antidepressant that it is clearly not working for me and so she got me started on Clonazepam again, just for a few weeks, and now I’m supposed to take Paroxetine 20 mg from now on. She told me that if my antidepressant is working then I should be anxiety-free or at least near-anxiety-free. She also told me that since I waited so long to seek professional help that my recovery would be more difficult than that of people who seek help immediately but that I should be able to live a good life.

How many antidepressants did you guys have to try out until you found the right one?

With the right antidepressant, would you say that you are anxiety-free?
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I probably tried 3-4 other antidepressants before I got the right one. it does nothing for my anxiety however. there are antidepressants that work as antianxietys as well. mine is not in that class. I take buspar for my anxiety. it is not addictive. I have never heard if your depression goes away so does your anxiety. I was off antidepressants for years and not depressed and still anxious. I think it may be her personal belief or the fact that she may be prescribing the class of antidepressants that handle anxiety as well.
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Default Re: New psychiatrist & new medication

I've tried four antidepressant for anxiety so far and none of them worked. Some people respond a lot better to antidepressants for anxiety than others, so it's hard to tell whether it will work for you or not. I have heard that paroxetine is supposed to be one of the better ones for anxiety, though. Good luck.
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