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Re: What has been the best SSRI for you?

Posted by undopaminergic on March 11, 2020, at 11:07:39

In reply to Re: What has been the best SSRI for you?, posted by Skeletor on March 11, 2020, at 9:33:37

> > > I am aware that SSRIs are not particularly popular, partly because they often cause side effects like apathy and indifference, also known as "zombification" syndrome, but some people seem to do quite well on them.
> > >
> > > From all the SSRIs that you've taken, which one has been "the best"?
> > >
> > > Here a list with all the SSRIs:
> > >
> > > Citalopram
> > > Escitalopram
> > > Fluoxetine
> > > Fluvoxamine
> > > Paroxetine
> > > Sertraline
> >
> > I've taken paroxetine, fluoxetine, sertraline, and escitalopram.
> >
> > I'd say sertraline was the best if I had to choose, and paroxetine was the worst.
> >
> > In some ways, fluoxetine was best, and had the least side effects.
> >
> > -undopaminergic
> >
> Thanks for your answer. How did they "feel"? And in what way was Sertraline (Fluoxetine) the best and Paroxetine the worst?

Paroxetine had only adverse effects for me; it made me sleep/rest all day.

Fluoxetine didn't seem to make anything worse, except that it had mild anorgasmic side effects. At one point it even seemed to help me stay up longer. It did not worsen apathy.

Sertraline, on some occasions, especially early on, seemed to stimulate me, perhaps more than fluoxetine. It didn't seem to increase apathy much, except when I was really low, and suicidal -- the apathy reduced my motivation to actually act on my sucidal desires.

Escitalopram had a low profile. IIRC less sexual side-effects than sertraline.

It's hard for me to recall any details, it's been at least 7 years since I last used one.





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