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My doc wanted to switch me to Prozac. I was told I wouldn't be as tired on Prozac and that it might help me better with anxiety. I chose against it. I asked for Paxil. I have read that Paxil is good for anxiety. My doc was willing to let me try Paxil so I left with a script for Paxil. I wonder if I should've tried the Prozac. I had a doc tell me once that Paxil causes significant weight gain. Should I have tried Prozac?
I'm seriously considering switching, because Amitriptyline has too many side effects. Amitriptyline is made in The Netherlands, by Centrafarm.
*Oppositional Defiant Disorder vs. Conduct Disorder *Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety and Disturbance of Conduct *Pervasive Developmental Disorder NOS – Asperger’s features *Generalized Anxiety Disorder *School Problems *Parent-Child Relational Problem *Personality Disorder NOS with antisocial and narcissistic features That dr also wrote that Austin is “quite egocentric”, “quite distraught”, and is “extremely pessimistic”.
would cry, take things very personally, unable to concentrate, etc., etc. They tried Prozac and it was not good for me .. did nothing to help and caused side effect of eyes not moving smoothly (weird, huh?) .. I just want to say that mine was female hormonal driven (not thyroid in my case) and the the feeling was awful .. just awful .. and reading your post reminds me of just how I felt and was so so sad yet not sad about anything and no need for therapy bcz there was nothing lurking ..
I hope you get well, and like it or not, these doctors will find the smallest thing that might be a sign of depression and anxiety to hang their hats on and blame vs. believing it is a real condition. Even with lyme, the CDC still believes a 2-4 week course of antibiotics will clear it up. Not if it is discovered in the latent stage.
It really knocks me out but it starts to stop the itch in about 20 minutes and all into the next day. The original dose was 100mg but now as I am also on prozac (medication interaction) I am now prescribed 25mg. works just the same. apparently each of these drugs amplifies the effect of the other. While Doxepine is classified as an antidepressant, the anti-itching is a powerful SIDE EFFECT that gets the credit for the relief.
Did anyone ever find a cause for this? It happens to me all the time! I have tried explaining my symptoms to the doctors, but they never understand and haven't ordered any tests. I have had this problem for 10 years. I am afraid at this point to go to anymore doctors, because in my state, I could lose my driver's license. Without that, I will be unemployed.
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