I've taken several for my depression and social anxiety, before.
I've taken Zoloft which only made me dizzy a few days and then did nothing. (Though to be fair I stopped using it after like a month and didn't know antidepressants take longer to start having effect, back then)
I last took Paxil and that helped me with my social anxiety alot, but eventually started turning me into a Zombie (My whole family kept commenting how slow I'm being at doing everything) and killed my libido. After a few months, I started forgetting to take it all the time so I started taking it very inconsistently and became very suicidal (First time I actually attempted suicide twice). Not sure if the very inconsistent taking may have been a reason.
Not an SSRI, but before Paxil and after Zoloft I had also taken Wellbutrin. It seem to help with my depression alot but was nightmare fuel for my anxiety. I felt like I was having out of body experiences everywhere in public. I'd be shopping in the store or just sitting in class and I thought I would have a complete meltdown - completely disarrayed, frantic thoughts, heart-racing, shaking, etc. I've had pretty bad social anxiety most of my life but it got worse on a whole new level while on Wellbutrin. Unlike Paxil, it made my libido crazy and I had very powerful orgasms (Can't complain about that though, since I usually have trouble even achieving any. heh) >>15942>Which ssirs don't cause weight gain or loss of libido?>>16269
Wellbutrin could cause weight-gain, actually. I was eating alot on it - Probably more than I ever have before. Not really a negative effect for me, since I've always been very underweight and so would have welcomed some weight gain but that was just my experience. If you have anxiety though, again - very bad idea. I do not recommend because it will make it 10x worse. It made my train of thought feel like it was on a very bad acid trip. Post too long. Click here to view the full text.