My son agreed to try the medications for a month or so to help him with his mental illness. He suffers from depression. I've had a few post here regarding his situation. He is currently taking 10 mg of Lexapro. My problem is that whatever medications he ends up being on could give him side effects which will only make his depression much worse. I suffer from TInnitus (ringing in the ears). Many people get this from taking medications. I got mine from loud noise exposure. There is no cure for Tinnitus. There is nothing that you can take to relieve the ringing also. You have to learn to live with it. There are many stories out there from people who took some medication that gave them Tinnitus for example and they wish that they never started taking the medication. There may be some on here who have experienced this. I'm sure there are other side effects from these medications also. The problem with Tinnitus (like I said before) is there is no cure or relief. Nothing is ever easy.