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#1 RunToMe


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Posted 19 July 2020 - 04:37 AM

Hi all of you,


i want to ask all of you who  - especially suffered on numbing -  tried ssri (lexapro or zoloft) and what effect had it on you ? Did it reduce numbing and other symptoms or makes it numbing or other symptoms worser ?


Thank you for answering !

#2 iamsufferingalotlmao



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Posted 22 July 2020 - 11:21 PM

Tried Zoloft, lexapro, Wellbutrin, a couple others. No effect from any. Sugar pills in my experience. Just my two cents though

#3 Where


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Posted 23 July 2020 - 12:48 AM

Note to anyone replying, it's important to take SSRIs and SNRIs consistently for four to six weeks before expecting benefits. I've never taken them that long.

#4 PerfectFifth


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Posted 23 July 2020 - 07:23 AM

Nightmarish side effects only. 

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 02:09 PM

the first 4 weeks taking them were absolute hell but i chose to stick it out and i would be lying if i said they didnt help me drastically.

#6 LizFerret


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 05:43 PM

For me it was about finding a right meds and adjust dosage. To me it was like no effect at smaller dosage and good effect at higher dosage Of SSRI(SERTRALIN).

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 02:02 PM

I took paxil for 10 years. I wouldn't say "numbing" was a side effect. It had unwanted sexual side effects in that it mitigated the orgasm sensation somewhat.

I took effexor for 10 years.  Not significantly different than paxil.

I took Lexapro for a few years. It had the lowest side effect profile for me.  I had no side effects with it and it was as effective as the others.  I took 40mg/day, which

  a pharmacist commented was a rather large dose. lol 

I found my relief in ECT.  I had it in 2014 and I dropped all meds 6 months out from that,  with no symptoms of depression  or anxiety since,

the first time in 40 years.

#8 Chip1021


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 06:17 PM

Been on many of them. Probably all of the standard ones prescribed as well as some others I’m sure. Didn’t notice any significant changes as a result of taking the drugs in either direction.

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 04:29 AM

I found some numbing and others less so. Citalopram and lexapro worsened numbing. Fluoxetine (Prozac) brightened things up and reduced numbing. Venlafaxine (Effexor) had no noticeable effect in terms of numbing but made me feel more normal in general apart from the insomnia.

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