Paxil I also found more stimulating than calming. However, both Celexa
(Lexapro's mother) and
Zoloft were very calming to me and
my twitchy ticker. Of the two, I prefer Zoloft.
My psychiatrist has a particular interest in the biochemistry of these drugs, and since I have had hyperthyroidism (in the past, not now), as well as PVCs and labile hypertension, his best choices for me are Celexa and Zoloft, because he says they generally have few effects on the heart and BP.