In this thread, we shall discuss everything SSRi-related.
I've tried the following:
Fluvoxamine, Sertraline, and Fluoxteine are SSRIs.
I'm going to talk about each of them and how I feel about them.
The first two weeks on Fluvoxamine are complete torture; I'm anxious, tired, and have terrible focus due to anxiety and panic episodes.
When I first started on Sertraline, I had no side effects, it was OK till it pooped out, but it truly works but it can screw with your motivation, plus the weight loss is fantastic on this medicine, I was 78 before taking it, and three months later I was 69-70.
Similar to fluvoxamine, except it makes me laugh even at the most ridiculous things.
and now we will discuss the SNRIs
I felt terrific, but losing weight was difficult I nearly went from 74 to 82.
I can wake up in the morning with full energy and excitement on 50mg, but after I hit 100mg, I became restless and my anxiety skyrocketed; I'll give it a 6/10 due of the weight gain.
Venlafaxine (currently used in combination with mirtazapine):
Venlafaxine is actually a miracle; I'm on 150mg right now it's similar to Sertraline but doesn't steal your motivation. moreover, the combination with mirtazapine is known as California rocket fuel because to the increased mechanism of action.
Pristiq (des) worked for me however i had to deal with the horrible withdrawal symptoms