I have taken both but effexor was harder to taper off of. I know they cause a slight weight gain, if you are exercising and watching calories that isn't a problem. I too struggle with all this but I am just too hyper and the brain moves too fast if I am not taking one.
I went on Lexapro a few years back, and had a horrible reaction to it. I'm naturally a very motivated person, but when I was on the Lexapro, I didn't even care to get out of bed in the morning. I never wanted to do anything. Instead of getting rid of my anxiety, it pushed me further down. Now, I'm on the generic of Zoloft, and it's working MUCH better for me.
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