Zoloft / Lexapro — Scared to Take, Really Need It, Advice Please

Discussion in 'Support' started by Barry33, Dec 28, 2017.

    1. Barry33

      Barry33 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I've long suffered from anxiety and depression before getting tinnitus a few weeks ago. It's been a nightmare since.

      My PCP prescribed me both Zoloft and Lexapro (I can choose which I want to take) and Xanax for bad emergencies. Reading all the stuff on Tinnitus Talk and on Google in general makes me very scared to take it. But I really need to for my anxiety.

      I know results are different for everyone but is it worth the chance? Really need good advice please... The bottles are just sitting there.
       
    2. GregCA
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      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      I was prescribed Lexapro after onset. Got the pills from the pharmacy after my doctor told me there wasn't any side effects (that already raised a red flag for me).

      Then I got home and researched this drug (as well as other ADs) and decided I had enough of one nightmarish symptom to deal with.

      So I decided not to take it.

      Note that this isn't medical advice, it's a personal choice: I'm sure Lexapro can help some people (I remember reading posts where people claimed it "saved their life"), but I didn't think it was the right choice for me so I didn't take it. Perhaps it would have helped me, who knows.
       

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