Paxil and lexapro together

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Right now my doctor wants me to try to come back to paxil and wean off elavil (i still have panic attacks on it) Took only 1 dose of paxil 12.5 mg and 10 mg elavil and my symptoms start again, (anxiety, panic attacks) Is thsi common to have anxiety when starting paxil again?
What are the side effects and duration of them when you switch from Paxil to Lexapro?
ativan and Klonopin. Thanks. I am seeing my pdoc on Nov. 11th and need to talk (again, so frustrating) about my meds. Prior to last week, I was feeling pretty good. I am also in pain management ( arthritis in back) and prescribed 10 mg. oxycodone ( 1 in am and 1 in pm). Please help as I need to know....thanks.
After a year of it, i figured it wasn't going away, and a new psychiatrist tried me on Lexapro and then Celexa, but they haven't helped much. All I went on Paxil for was anxiety attacks leading to specific phobias, and now I don't function at all. I haven't been able to find anyone who can put me back together again. Any ideas?
I've taken Merdia with Paxil and it's works fine together. Considering they (lexapro and Paxil) do just about the same, I think it will be ok but that's just my opinion. Thank you! I may add that I love MERDIA!! LOVE IT!
After a year of it, i figured it wasn't going away, and a new psychiatrist tried me on Lexapro and then Celexa, but they haven't helped much. All I went on Paxil for was anxiety attacks leading to specific phobias, and now I don't function at all. I haven't been able to find anyone who can put me back together again. Any ideas?
I stopped taking this with a doctors help and stayed off anything for a couple years than thre years ago I got on lexapro and faithfully took my 20 a day for a year and I do believe that it enabled me to funtion on a calmer level to arrange my life to a more simple fashion but the first month was hell. I had more anxiety atacks than I had ever had and I just hated it but got throught it. than going off was a month of anxiety attacks that numbered in the wat too many catagory.
I already had severe anxiety with panic, I don't want to add deppression on because of the meds, if this is the case. Now the dr. wants me to try the 5 mg of lexapro and 2.5 mg of the abilify together, but I'm scared! I hate taking meds anyway but want to feel better. I have also been taking .25 mgs of zanax 3 times a day. I don't want to become a zombie!
Heroin in far worse physiologically, and Paxil far worse emotionally to withdraw from. And Paxil withdrawal can last a whole lot longer. But the reason it's not addictive is, to be technically considered addictive, you have to need to continually increase the dose to get the same effect. That's not true of ssris. But addiction is actually a medical term that has found it's way into our common lexicon in all kinds of erroneous ways.
My doctor said I am having a reaction to being on Paxil....and she switched me to Lexapro 10mg. I finally admitted it this morning because I did the same thing last night that I posted about originally...except this time I scared my husband so bad he almost called the hospital. I somehow convinced him not to. I am exhausted today....and most likely will be sick for a little while longer considering that my doctor said I might have withdrawal symptoms. I am going to bed.
The others I tried (Effexor, Wellbutrin, Buspar, Lexapro) made me feel better but never as good as Paxil. I choose to go back to taking Paxil, but only taking 30mg and it is working well for me. For the sexual side effects, I take Viagra which works for me as well. I take Adderall for ADHD which makes me feel like I fit in this society for once in my life! Between both of those, for me I am a new person.
Having young children I was scared to go back off the paxil again for the same reason. I recently read all the posts that have been written about paxil and I was scared as hell.My dr.wanted me to try effexor.I started slowly weaning myself off the paxil while takin the effexor.I started out with a bad migraine,was sick to my stomache,had just bad withdrawals from it.I am finally in my third week on the effexor and the 4th day off the paxil.
I was told that there were no addictive effects with Paxil and I am so angry...and worst of all scared. How long is this going to last? Why was I told that this would not happen? This is so incredibly misleading and dangerous!! I strongly recommend that no one take this drug--one that is supposed to help yet makes anxiety heighten when coming off because of all of these physical symptoms. I am at work and can barely concentrate because I feel so ill, and so alone.
To anyone who has not started taking Paxil I would tell you not to and to try a seratonin and melatonin natural alternative. And to anyone who is about to stop taking paxil I will say good luck and to try your best to stay off it forever. The supplements I mentioned above in small doses will help with any emotional problems that you are having I can almost promise.
I am a manager of a very large store and it has been pretty hard keeping it together. I gained 25 lbs on lexapro, I ate less, and exercised more yet gained weight. Any tips?
I think there is definetly a stimulating effect which may account for the bp increase. You can counter that with a beta blocker, and then let the Lexapro work for a while, and when you have achieved your psychological goal, start tapering off the beta blocker.
I was on lexapro 10 for a 4 months and 20 mg for 4 months and then i went back to 10 mg for 2 weeks and then 1/4 of that for 2 weeks, then i stopped... now i get head rush or fainty spells like i am about to pass out...just for a second. it seems its worse when i am sleepy or haven't eaten. Is this normal? Will this stop?
I, too have been on Lexapro for a long time and suffer from brain fog and short term memory loss. Finding words can be difficult especially as I am in the mental health field myself and am always going to seminars and learning new things and retaining information is so important. I definitely believe it is the medication, which is very helpful in other ways. It's a really difficult tradeoff to have to make!
I am currently on 20mg of Paroxetine (Paxil) once a day and 10mg of Buspirone (Buspar) twice a day. I am also on Nexium and Amoxicillin (3 more days). I have been taking my pills like this: Morning/Breakfast: Paroxetine, Buspirone, and Amoxicillin Lunch: Nexium Dinner: Buspirone and Amoxicillin. I read today that both Paxil and Peroxetine taken together could cause problems. I have read otherwise somewhere else. After I read this I felt extremely dizzy and faint feeling.
I started out taking 20 mg of paxil and ended up on 40 mg of paxil CR. All together, I took paxil for 6 years. I decided to stop taking it because it kept me from concentrating and memorizing which is vital since I am in college to be a school teacher. In addition, I gained so much weight due to the medicine. My doctor helped me get off of the paxil which was a horrible experience that I never want to repeat again! Now my anxiety has come back and it is becoming worse.
okay, I'm kina freaking out. My doctor told me to stop taking paxil all together and start taking zoloft. I'm scared to do this. Will I have crazy withdraw symptoms or more anxiety? I'm just really really scared.
Hi all, well, it's been 2.5 months of Paxil, and about 2 months of it on 20mg. I take about .5mg Klonopin with it, but lately, that's increased to .75mg. Please help (b/c my OB-gyn doesn't quite get it I guess, and in the military, you can't see a reg doc if your preggers, just your OB)....WHY am I still feeling anxious/jittery after I take my Paxil???? Klonopin helps, so that's nice, but gosh this ***** a$$.
Nursegirl RULES!! Does lexapro for gad sound right? took the 10 mg for 3 days and each day the anxiety got worse,stopped. Dr. wants me to try xanax alone for anxiety and insomnia,havent slept much in days,xanax .025,which i am afraid to take after a poor experience with Ativan. Nursegirl respect your opinion,dangerous to take xanax even at low dose?
But after three years your body is free and clear of any paxil and the effects of it have long disapeared and I would imagine what your experiencing now (as only an unofficial thought) is an increase in your anxiety sympoms and an includion of depression that may have been there before or may have developed within these past three years. The problem with medications, is that they are never the lone answer.
Went to doctor due to side effects on Paxil (Sexual disfunction, weight gain, listlessness, etc) My doctor switched me over to Wellbutrin (300mg) per day and told me to ween off the Paxil I have been taking 10mg per day and will soon be down to 5mg per day, and then every other day... Should I just quit the Paxil cold turkey? these withdrawel symptoms are not any better in the weening process... HELP!
With that thought, I went to my p-doc yesterday to explain my findings, and she suggested that I wean off Lexapro and immediately switch to Paxil. She put me on a plan where i decrease my Lexapro and slowly add Paxil. I am currently on only 5mg of Lexapro. My nausea has decreased but still miserable and now it is mixed with Lexapro withdrawl symptoms, which as you may know, is a nightmare. I am seriously considering not starting the Paxil and just getting off SSRIs all together.
I have had panic disorder, depression, and OCD (all of these things usually go hand in hand when you have panic disorder) for 26 years. Like I said, I've tried every SSRI there is to try. Paxil and most definately Lexapro have had the worst side effects and withdrawal symptoms of any that I have been prescribed. Yes, those electic Zaps are from Lexapro withdrawal!!
Over the next 15 years I tried Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, and several others. I always quit taking my meds because I never could feel as though they were doing anything, even though others around me said they could notice a difference..? Honestly, I don't feel "sad or blue" but I do have some s/s of depression. I'm more angry than "sad" and I have great anxiety and lots of stress. I have been taking xanax for about 3 years, and it seems like it's only thing that helps me.
I have GAD, and also had a pretty bad case of post-partum anxiety, and I HAD to do something! So I went to the Dr and we started my trial and error...and Paxil is the one that was successful...and I was having SEVERE anxiety and panic attacks. I was having so many irrational thoughts that my head was spinning, and I did not start to feel better until Paxil. This does not mean that paxil is best for you, but by no means has it been negative for me (except the weight gain:(...
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