Paxil and melatonin

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I usually watch a little tv, read a book, then get sleepy, and fall asleep. It really helped me, and I take it every now and then. It is natural and not habit forming, which I really like.
You can go back on it and taper off more slowly and see if that helps, or you could try taking melatonin and natural relaxants such as valerian or homeopathic remedies and see if it helps. Do you exercise? Have you tried taking fish oil?
I use melatonin with Celexa and have used it with Paxil and Lexapro, and haven't had a problem, nor have I heard of any problems with melatonin. It's one of the safest pharmaceutical products ever tested, but again, one should always be on the lookout for strange reactions to whatever you take, be it food, medication, or natural remedies.
I read up about both but am wondering if weight gain is a problem with zoloft. As for paxil i gained over 25 pounds and now Im trying to lose it and it sure isnt easy. I found out you don't take zoloft at night but paxil you do. I have got to lose this weight.
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.
try out Paxil for yourself for a year or 2 and then stop taking it. My husband was on Paxil in the army and stopped taking it and got what they call the "Paxil Flu". This is a dangerous drug that has many side effects and many MANY more withdrawal symptoms. You might as well be on heroin and try to get off. If I could go back, I would have never gotten on Paxil. It helped with panic attacks but gave me about 30 other problems. So to sum up....
Since both paxil and prozac are SSRIs, you are probably okay taking both. Make sure you do a web search for prozac and paxil and look at drug interaction precautions. Maybe search "paxil prozac interaction" instead.
For me, it helps me fall asleep after Paxil withdrawal ruined my life, and nothing else has been able to do that, but staying asleep is difficult because my schedule is very off -- it works better if you're on a schedule that is natural to you, because melatonin sets your body clock and it's hard to do that if you're off whatever body clock is natural to you (not everyone is suited to getting up early and going to bed early -- people differ).
Nickles66 - I had to stop the Melatonin experiment after about a week as my depression got worse, I had to taper off from Seroxat (Paxil) in order to take the Melatonin but my anger/frustration/anxiety etc came back with a vengence and so I was reluctant to take both Paxil an SSRI and Melatonin, it may just be okay but don't want to risk it.
I was on Paxil 5 years ago for divorce anxiety and tapered off slowly and it was fine. I just started it again because of general anxiety issues. I have just taken it 5 mg for 5 days then 10 mg for two days then, 5 mg for 1 day, 2.5 mg for 1 day then quit. I am having the worst anxiety. My counselor tells me that this was such a small dose for such a small time I should not be having any reactions, but I cannot pull out of the anxiety. I tried .50 mg melatonin last night, and am worse.
But I have still been taking melatonin and benidryl and sometimes a couple tylonal. I also take a claritin every morning. Wondering now if the two benidryl at night have side effects long term??? anyone know if taking them religiously ever night to help knock you out is a problem? I still wake up early morning hours.
At that point, he instructed me to keep the liquid Paxil in the refrigerater to prevent the medication from clumping up and possibly destroying the concentration. Keeping the liquid Paxil in the refrigerator worked. Now, after increasing the dose to 5mg, I fell asleep almost immediately, slept ten hours to about 10:45am, but then, however, an hour later, I felt incredibly tired, and I literally had to fight myself to stay awake the rest of the day. Therefore, I reduced the dosage to 4.
I 've been taking 10 mg paxil and 0.25 xanax, everyday for two years in the morning at 1040 and 540 then paxil 10 mg at night. If i stop taking the xanax i feel wierd. i read the withdrawl am so scared. I rather take paxil than xanax. I want to at least get off xanax but don't want withdrawls. what should I do? I think am addicted to them.
For the muscle twitches look into magnesium malate or citrate it has to be the acidic form and for the insomnia check out tunguska mist PM spray it worked wonders when I didn't want to take the trazadone or anything else. It has a bunch of different adaptogens and some melatonin and works quickly. Ativan is a nasty little drug also the rebound sucked. Check out a website called curezone and got to the truth in medicine forum the forum moderator is super knowledgeable and can help you tons...
I have been having health problems and just alot going on. I do notice the diffrence now. Feeling better not 100% but nothing to complane about. I have sleeping problems with the health problems and the anxiety doesn't help. The doctor prescribed amitriptyline at bed to help sleep. I read that there is a chance of seritonin? syndrom for this. She only prescirbed 10 mg. How much of a chance is there? I asked while in the office and she said it was safe to take with all my medicines.
I'm so afraid to take the celexa because of the side effects. I too paxil a few years ago and go horrible side effects. The worse was the lack of sleep. I have problems with that now as it is and take benadryl evey night to try and help. When I do have to take the xanax I sleep well for about 6 hours till it goes out of my system. Anyone out there take an everyday anxiety medicine along with an occational xanax.
Obsesive thoughts being the most stressful over the years. I am currently on Paxil (2wks) and Luvox (1 wk). Since last October when I found out I was going to get divorced and have to leave my kids and home I have had all kinds of problems emotionally and mentally. My symptoms include crying all the time, obsessive thoughts of suicide (although I really don't want to do it), feelings of watching myself or being with myself (quite often) and not being able to sleep at all.
I was wondering if it was safe to take melatonin if you are taking Buspirone 10 mg and Paxil 20 mg?
I also have panic attack and anxiety from occasional insomnia. I was on Paxil and Klonopin. Recently I want off Paxil but stay on Klonopin (as needed basis). then I had insomnia and my panic attack came back I went back on Paxil after 4 mos. . However after two weeks of taking Paxil I strated getting severe insomnia for the last three days. Do you or anyone has experienced this situation before?
I am on paxil for that but i still need help sleeping i get anxiety when i think of nighttime and sleep. Hence im taking the tylenol pm. its working so im not complaining.
We did an EEG, it came back abnormal, did an MRI and BAM, there it was. We just did a follow up MRI a few weeks ago and it is still there and hasn't changed. not bigger, not smaller, just there and no one can tell me anything about it.
I would be dog tired, but couldnt flip the switch. I tried melatonin and benadryl but it doesnt seem to matter, its like I now have a fear of trying to sleep, my chest pains flare up and it feels like my body locks up in a panic when i close my eyes. So i didnt take it last night, actually slept a little bit better. And took the zoloft in the morning instead. BUT, i have been groggy, and plain sleepy and out of it all day. Could this be the zoloft making me tired in the morning?
I am currently seeing an acupuncturist and she gave me some natural pellets for stress reduction, so I take that an hour before bedtime and about 15 minutes before I take this chamomile/melatonin spray I bought at the health food store and spray the suggested amount at that time. I even have a CD for sleep that I listen to which seemed to help a week ago, but is not helping now. I don’t know what else to do. I was so desperate last night that I caved and got up and took another ¼ of a 0.
Do you live in a state with medical marijuana? I live in CA, and have a prescription for cannabis. It helps with sleep, and relieves pain. It is obtained in a dispensary. If you have attachment to the cannabis "high", I might consider other options. The truth is most pharmaceuticals are liver toxic, or in the case with the benzo's, very addictive.
I have constant grinding, popping, and cracking sounds in my joints all over my body, especially in my neck, very badly in my shoulders, my back, jaw, elbows, wrists, knees and hips. It does not usually hurt but my muscles and joints hurt and seem to be tense, weak and stiff. Can anxiety cause all of these CONSTANT symptoms? This problem is effecting my life and my relationships and I just want to feel normal and like my old self again.
its me again id also like to say i was on paxil and went off it and had trouble like zaps and trouble concentrating and dizziness really bad although i didnt have thoughts of suicide going off the drug however i did overdose on tylonal while taking the drug and also have a friend who overdosed on paxil i dont know if its from the drug or just our disorders but in my opinion paxil has brought some trouble but everyones different w/b pls thanx bye
I'm just wondering how many of us are agoraphobic and to what extent. I know that I am and fight it all the time but make sure that I do leave my home most days. I have a very dear friend who hasn't left her home in almost 7 years. She has had all kinds of therapy and has tried SSRIs and other meds but is now VERY meds phobic and even with the CBT she finally gave up and just stays home. I'm wondering if there are others on this forum who are like her or are the majority like me.
thanks everybody. 9 days clean.
Like I said, I am a lightweight and I am allergic to coedine and morpheine. Quite simply, they both cause me to stop breathing and I've had two surgeries that I've had to recouperate with only Motrin for pain. But that is ok - I like breathing better ! LOL ! So anyone - any herbal anti-anxiety vitamins that can be recommended ? I've done well with Melatonin for insomnia so I'll use that after stopping the xanex. I've never heard of Vistaril - any side effects ? Thank you so much again !
I know my husband was depressed by the fatigue, inability to work and just plain sick of being sick. Zoloft and Paxil are a couple of the meds I've seen people here taking. For joint pain he should be able to take Ibuprophen which is what I've seen recommended by doctors on several HCV related websites.
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