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HI,

I am seeing a terrific doctor finally, one of the top hospitals in the country - I got lucky. Anyway, my cymbalta is not working out so much so we have decided to just say that I have only "truly" tried prozac, buspar (years ago), and anafranil.

I have mostly anxiety and the obssessive thinking type ocd - no rituals - well I do but not the counting or stuff like that.

Then maybe a touch of depression and possibly some add.

So anyone have better luck with zoloft over prozac? I noticed zoloft was approved for ocd? Prozac wasn't bad but the shaky hands sucked. I got up to 120mg on it.

So anyway, thoughts??

Thx ALL!!!!!!!!

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HI,

I am seeing a terrific doctor finally, one of the top hospitals in the country - I got lucky. Anyway, my cymbalta is not working out so much so we have decided to just say that I have only "truly" tried prozac, buspar (years ago), and anafranil.

I have mostly anxiety and the obssessive thinking type ocd - no rituals - well I do but not the counting or stuff like that.

Then maybe a touch of depression and possibly some add.

So anyone have better luck with zoloft over prozac? I noticed zoloft was approved for ocd? Prozac wasn't bad but the shaky hands sucked. I got up to 120mg on it.

So anyway, thoughts??

Thx ALL!!!!!!!!

Well, out of interest I am on prozac and my wife is on zoloft. Neither of us have tried the other. I have been on luvox, paxil and now prozac.

I personally find prozac to be very good for my issues - depression associated with sz and intrusive thoughts. I am only on 60mg though (previously 80).

My wife takes 200mg zoloft for severe reactive depression, and finds it to be very effective.

Id say paxil is probably the best, maybe then lexapro, but it varies so much from person to person.

Something that does interest me is the high doses of prozac people seem to be on in the US. My p-doc, who as most people around here know, is quite up to date and willing to experiment with higher doses of ap's, said that 80mg is the maximum effective dose for prozac and prefers me on 60. So I am a little puzzled as to how people end up on 120mg.

Anyhow, take what works for you. Essentially all the ssri's do the same thing but work in different ways, hence some work better for one individual to the next. Trial and error seems to be the only way to find out.

Zoloft is as likely to work for you as any of the others. If it doesnt, dont despair, try another one, like paxil or lexapro.

Good luck my friend.

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thx, we will see, waiting to hear back from the pdoc. this doc specializes in ocd really and then anxiety as well as other things. OCD is the main thing I believe.

Anyway, the cymbalta has been 2 months now but still going to wait a bit more, plus I don't feel great.

So he had mentioned that prozac was what he typically would stat people with but since I did that already and had tried cymbalta before and it seemed OK for the anxiety then why not try it again but really try it. He likes the half life of the prozac and stuff, and he says that he would go to 120mg on the cymbalta!!

The hospital is top in the country for medicine so I trust it I guess...

Anyway, he mentioned that I need a high dose of whatever I wind up on. I was thinking zoloft just because I did try paxil and for some freakin strange reason I get these weird heart beats from it. I get these extra beats or something which I have been tested for so many times and been told that they are normal, but for some reason the paxil brings them on like all night and day, so I am not touching it, that happened 3 times.

Well, for zoloft anyone know how bad the teeth clenching thing is? I guess that aside from the rest of the regular crap that might be something that sucks.

The other thing is the cost of the cymbalta sucks, so that was something I was talking to the doc about. with the generic zoloft now in the US it would be a big savings.

thx, take it easy or however you can get it.. ;)

HI,

I am seeing a terrific doctor finally, one of the top hospitals in the country - I got lucky. Anyway, my cymbalta is not working out so much so we have decided to just say that I have only "truly" tried prozac, buspar (years ago), and anafranil.

I have mostly anxiety and the obssessive thinking type ocd - no rituals - well I do but not the counting or stuff like that.

Then maybe a touch of depression and possibly some add.

So anyone have better luck with zoloft over prozac? I noticed zoloft was approved for ocd? Prozac wasn't bad but the shaky hands sucked. I got up to 120mg on it.

So anyway, thoughts??

Thx ALL!!!!!!!!

Well, out of interest I am on prozac and my wife is on zoloft. Neither of us have tried the other. I have been on luvox, paxil and now prozac.

I personally find prozac to be very good for my issues - depression associated with sz and intrusive thoughts. I am only on 60mg though (previously 80).

My wife takes 200mg zoloft for severe reactive depression, and finds it to be very effective.

Id say paxil is probably the best, maybe then lexapro, but it varies so much from person to person.

Something that does interest me is the high doses of prozac people seem to be on in the US. My p-doc, who as most people around here know, is quite up to date and willing to experiment with higher doses of ap's, said that 80mg is the maximum effective dose for prozac and prefers me on 60. So I am a little puzzled as to how people end up on 120mg.

Anyhow, take what works for you. Essentially all the ssri's do the same thing but work in different ways, hence some work better for one individual to the next. Trial and error seems to be the only way to find out.

Zoloft is as likely to work for you as any of the others. If it doesnt, dont despair, try another one, like paxil or lexapro.

Good luck my friend.

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