My aunts on that stuff, and says it works good for her. She has panic attacks, not 24/7 GAD, but still.
These kind of meds work different for everyone, so its basically a tossup.
Im on prozac, works alright but I think it does more harm then good, but others find it useless, and others find it a Godsend
I think the SNRI's work better for anxiety and panic attacks. Effexor xr worked great for me, but did cause some insomnia. I take Celexa now because I have a generic prescription plan. It's ok, but I take a low dose of Klonopin twice a day for the actual panic attacks. Haven't had any in awhile.
Selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor.
usually works on both chemicals norepinephrine, and serotonin.
SSRI works on mainly serotonin.
From what Ive been seeing, SNRIs are usually better for anxiety, and SSRIs are more for Depression.
Or there all just a bunch of Placebos with side effects
I know what SNRI's are. It was jesslea asking me what the diff was. Thanks for your response,though. I coudn't have said it better myself! As you can see from my post I agree with you about SNRI's being a good choice for anxiety and panic disorder. Norepinephrine has more to do with the famous fight or flight response and adrenaline when you don't need it. For me Effexor worked great for anxiety and I had no trouble tapering off of it. Did have those sleep issues, but I have them with Celexa too. Good luck Jess!
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