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Re: paxil

Posted by AmyM on March 8, 2001, at 16:33:43

In reply to paxil, posted by wes on March 7, 2001, at 18:03:35


I suffer from Panic Disorder (Anxiety & Social Anxiety) and a year ago I was diagnosed with clinical depression. I was already on Xanax (not so effective) for the panic, then my pdoc prescribed Paxil. I started at 10mg for a week then went up to 20mg. The 20mg were to strong for me, so I went down to 10mg. The Paxil worked wonders...after about 2 weeks, my spirits were lifted. I actually had the desire to get out of bed & function. With out even knowing it, the Paxil also reduced my Anxiety. I realize this only now because as soon as I went off the Paxil my Panic returned. I'm now on Klonopin instead of Xanax which has worked for the panic/anxiety.

After going off the Paxil, my depression did not return. YEAH!!!!! As far as side effects... for the first week or so, I did feel quite sick to my stomach, but that went away. As for the Sexual side effects, they remained constant through out my time on the script. Ginko Biloba does help a bit counteracting that particular side effect. Definitely ask your pdoc what he/she recommends.

Oh, I too have suffered severly in social situations. Cold sweats, dry mouth, tunnel vision, fuzzy brain, etc. Paxil really helped!!

Best of luck, AmyM

> can anyone tell me about there experience with paxil? i have been dealing with my deppression for years. I first started taking antidepressants about one year ago. I began with effexor, added serzone, and am now just starting 600mg of serzone without effexor. I am curious about paxil because it is used to treat social anxiety, which i experience a lot of. Has anyone had luck in treating there social anxiety with paxil? I would also like to hear from people who suffer in social situations. When i come into contact with people I become a different person. I become terribly self concious and my thinking becomes tensed and really slow. Does anybody else xperience the same. I would love to hear.




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