So, Zoloft gave me hideous jaw tension (one of the few remaining parts of my body where I usually DON’T carry tension), low-level nausea, constant somnolence, and difficulty attaining orgasm (although, ironically, did not seem to make me less INTERESTED in sex). It was possibly making my migraines…
I’ve actually been on Paxil without terrible side effects for the past 10 years (then again, I wouldn’t know if I’d had sexual sideeffects, the joys of being a libidoless asexual ^^;)… The problem with treating neurochemistry is a number of problems can cause the same symptoms paired with individual variation makes treatment a nightmare, and one must go through crazy amounts of trial-and-error before finding just the right mix.
Thanks—yeah, I know it’s basically a question of trial and error, it just sucks that it takes so long to even figure out if something is HELPING.
The biggest issue for me is that Paxil is unsafe for pregnancy (category D)—though I would hope to not be on an SSRI long-term (mainly because of my many other drugs and particularly their tendency to interact with my anti-coagulants), it would REALLY suck to be on it and then have to go off it to get pregnant. Most of the other SSRIs are category C, and thus at least potentially okay (though there is some recent research calling that into question).