Our expert says:
As I keep explaining ( and it really bothers me that far too many doctorsd prescribe drugs WITHOUT properly explaining side-effects, interactions, precautions, etc ) - NO Anidepressant (AD ) causes sexual side-effects or zombification, or weight-gain or other unpleasant side-effects in EVERYONE who takes it - we vary widely in our basic brain chemistry. Some few ADS rarely nor never produce sexual side-effects and don't make zombies. Your doctor ought to know them. He shopuldnt even dream of changing you to any drug without clearly explaining side-effects, etc., to you.
And when treatment becomes complicated, it is best to ask the GP to refer you to a specialist psychiatrist for a full re-assessment and a proper discussion of all your drug and other treatment options. Your treatment should be relieving your anxiety, not causing anxiety
Generally within the same family of drugs it is practical to switch straight from one to another.
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