for me it was the opposite . paxil worked great for my depression and anxiety when I took it when I was19 (I am 33 now . I dont know how it would work now) . and Effexor was not bad either . Lexapro wasnt good for meI took it for a few years, after taking Paxil and Effexor for a decade each. Lexapro was the better SSRI for me, no contest. I had no side effects on Lexapro, unlike the other SSRIs.
Then I had ECT. Now I don't take psych meds at all. I was taking 40mg Lexapro a day. Was that a shit ton?