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Re: paxil user/withdrawals? katia

Posted by francesco on February 27, 2004, at 7:50:40

In reply to Re: paxil user/withdrawals? francesco, posted by katia on February 26, 2004, at 14:05:40

> Hi!
> I doubt even English speakers would've understood that!
> I asked:
> For example - unipolar depressed person takes Paxil and has a certain experience. Bipolar person takes mood stabilizer AND Paxil. Will the experience be much different? Like will I hopefully not be prone to the weight gain or other typcial side effects if I"m on a mood stabilizer too?

I doubt that it makes a difference in this sense but maybe if you're a mood stabilizer you will be less prone to notice side-effects or to worry about them (just a guess though). Bipolar people seem to worry more about side-effects of treatment than unipolar and this is reasonable ... they (us) have much more to loose (hypomaniac phases and the sense of well being that these phases involve). If you're depressed you just want to be undepressed, if you're bipolar your approach toward therapy may depend on what you're experiencing at the moment.
Sorry, I wandered a bit : )

What do you mean by atypical side-effects ?
If you mean nervousness, hostility and so on, I think that mood stabilizers are there for this purpose (at least, I hope so).
Weight gain unfortunately is far from being atypical ... anyway, yesterday I've read that Celexa isn't supposed to increase weight gain in most people. The one who said this was a psychiatrist so, take it with a grain of salt.

> Are you Italian?
Yes I am : )


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