My daughter who has suffered from OCD and Anxiety for over 10 years now is suffering. The zoloft that worked for so long seems to no longer be doing the trick. We went up to the max dose and it made no difference. Looking for something new but worry about switching medicines for we tried too several years ago (Effexor and Wellbutrin) and it was not good.
Is Prozac better than other medicines for Zoloft?
- 9 Mar 2016 by Bangkok6
- 14 Mar 2016
- prozac, tri-k, zoloft, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, dosage, anxiety and stress, medicine
Added 12 Mar 2016:
Her identical twin tried Prozac and it was not a good fit that is why we are a little nervous to try it but the zoloft does not seem to be addressing the OCD component. Tried effexor and welbutrin and those did not work either.
Hi, Bangkok! The only medication that works best is the medication that works best for you (or rather, your daughter). Every individual reacts differently to every medication so their is no better or best.
Your daughter is probably suffering from drug *poop out* which commonly happens after a person takes the drug for an extended period of time and it's also not uncommon to have to try many different drugs before finding the right one.
Newer medications/formulations have been developed and there are dozens of products to choose from with significantly fewer side effects.
Don't be afraid to experiment!
Best wishes, Wildcat
Hello Bangkok! Sertraline (Zoloft) and Fluoxetine (Prozac) are from the SSRI class of antidepressant/anti-anxiety medications. These medications work differently depending on the person, but some may be slightly more likely to work than others for OCD. Fluvoxamine (Luvox) appears to be a particularly good choice for OCD. As for Fluoxetine (Prozac), there isn't really a way of telling if or not this will be beneficial to your daughter without trying it at an effective dose for a few weeks.
Oftentimes, it isn't just one mediacation, it's a combination of medications. I have Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and I, like you two, tried several different meds by themselves before trying a combination. I am currently taking lithium carbonate, Clonopin (standing), Gabapentin, and propranolol. My psychiatrist told me that Gabapentin and Clonopin were good at treating anxiety disorders, so maybe it would be a good idea ask her doctor about adding them.
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