Paxil vs remeron

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Avatar n tn it's not a pretty story, infact, there's a class action suite against GSK the manufacturers of paxil for not revealing the severe withdrawls. If you can get off of paxil before it's been in your system very long, you would be very wise to do so!!
Avatar m tn Also, the only one SSRI who work in the past for my panic disorder is the Paxil... but hte Paxil do nothing for the social anxiety, like all the antidepressant meds I try... anyway, the main problem is that I try to be back on The Paxil at least 10 times in 2010 and wasn't able to tolerate more than 1 mg at the time... I had increase anxiety to the point that I had to go to the ER... So I don't know what do to?
Avatar n tn After having no success, in fact increased anxiety with Paxil and Buspar, I started on Remeron last June. (I have been using Inderal (20Mg twice daily) for about 5 years to control symptoms of MVP - mainly palpitations and skipped beats). At 15mg per day it seemed to be working very well only the occasional Panic Attack about every 2 weeks or so. Then in the Middle of January it just kind of stopped working!!
Avatar n tn Did you have trouble getting off when you were pregnant? I am looking into other meds (Wellbutin, remeron,zoloft, etc.) but I feel comfortable with Paxil since I know it worked for me in the past and I am scared of side effects with other meds. I want more children but worry about having trouble getting off paxil when I am ready to try for another baby.I also do noto wnt to gain all the weight back.
Avatar f tn out there even though I think it is more for the shorter acting ones like ativan and especially xanax, I really think there is more of a stigma about benzos than there is for any of the other drugs. I had horrible experiences with paxil, celexa, atenolol and endured them just because I thought that in the long run, I was told, that they would make me feel better; well they didn't.
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459689 tn?1276573743 I am no expert, but I think that Zoloft is similar to Paxil in that the side effects are similar. I ended up on Remeron and stayed on it for many years up until recently. It is not a medication that most people think of for anxiety but a friend had tried it with a good result and I thought that maybe it would work for me and it did. Once on it, I no longer had to take anything for sleep. You take one tablet at night and that is it.
Avatar f tn In fact when and if Nortriptilyne ever poops out on me, I plan to try Remeron. Remeron is a Tetra-cyclic antidepressant and Nortriptilyne is a Tri-Cyclic. I'm not exactly sure what the difference is between the two in terms of how they work in the body. I have heard that they produce very simmilar results. Good luck!
Avatar m tn Most of the drugs in that category do increase the odds of weight gain, but it's because you have more urges to eat not the drug just inceases your weight.. Here is the list I found on what works the best vs. the most tolerated drugs - not necessarily better drugs. It was printed in The Lancet, one of the most respected medical journals.
Avatar m tn The wellbutrin and remeron won't kill your sex drive as much, but the withdrawal from remeron will probably be equally as severe as the ssris. How much therapy have you actually done? You may need to keep looking for a therapist that will actually help. Some simply aren't as good. You also have to really force yourself to go and really try hard. Psychotherapy can be effective as medication, but it does take tremendous effort and you can't give up. You have to keep fighting hard to get better.
Avatar n tn First of all everything is going fine with my tx, hardly no sides except I started to have very restless nights, my doc said it might be the lexapro causing the insomnia so he put me on paxil to see what happens and ambien for sleep, those taking paxil, how do you'll like or dislike it any sides, and what about abbien I just woke up from it and I feel pretty drowsy, needed a large cup of java to get me going, sure would appreciate some feed back on this, do you'll think this was the right move,
Avatar n tn ) We are somewhat encouraged that my mother has seemed to respond positively--in a subtle way--to the addition of 10 mg Paxil to the antidepressant regime (Remeron at night, Paxil in the morning), and the physician has just increased the Paxil to 20 mg. My questiona are: (1) How common is this extreme, debilitating anxiety after a stroke, and (2) more importanly, do people recover from it, either spontaneously or with various treatments?
Avatar n tn I try to think back to when I had panic attacks, much worse depression and my obsessive-compulsive thoughts that were horrible. When I get discouraged about the weight gain, I have to compare how much better I feel on Paxil vs. the weight gain. Although, I have only gained 10-15 lbs., I have always been naturally thin, have been working out regularly for the past 22 years and always ate healthy. So it is hard to accept. I always had a little bit of a sweet tooth, but this is ridiculous.
179856 tn?1333550962 Years ago I wason Paxil or a year. I gained 30 pounds in one year. I thought of food 24/7 and stfufed my mouth constantly. When I went off I lost the weight within 6 months of stopping. Now I started an A/D when I started tx in November. I found myself in the same boat however this time with Celexa. I couldnt stop thinking of food 24/7 and stuffing it in again. I stopped it over a month ago and dont feel any worse at all. Still depressed from the meds llike I was before.
Avatar m tn found a good psychiatrist who is into natural supplements vs synthetic meds (although he rx'd remeron to break the insomnia - it worked!!). also located an excellent therapist who i've been seeing weekly since June 2008. I am definitely making progress from where I was last year, but am still having daily battles with what my psych has dx'd as GAD. The depression has subsided to virtually non-existent. Just wish I could say the same about the GAD.
429209 tn?1224170189 I have been on ativan for 15 years now maybe more. Probably 20 I take 2 1mg tablets a day one in the morning and one before bed. I just went off paxil, and zoloft so now I take two before bed for sleep.
Avatar n tn I was on Effexox, Trazodone, Paxil, Ativan, Fluoximine, Remeron and several others before they found out I was Hypothyroid. They caused more problems then the thyroid. All of those should be tapered. I was told I could stop cold turkey and there would be no problems. The shrink was an idiot. Your case may be different but my anxiety and depression was caused by my thyroid. The antidepressants made everything worse. When I stopped Ativan I went from being hypo to hyper.
Avatar m tn ) and his AD was changed from Remeron to Paxil. The Remeron was selected initially because it supposedly has weight gain as a side effect and was not working in that area. Anxiety has become more of a problem so maybe the Paxil will help with that. Drinking water is still a problem as it makes him nauseated--will other non-caffinated liquids be as effective as water? Thanks again for your help and advice.. Don't know what I'd do without your help and support!
Avatar f tn he say that for me, the best thing will be to return on the Paxil and tapering very slowly my benzo meds when the PAxil will kick in and never toutch a benzo meds again when I will finish the tapering period, who will be probably very long... the main problem is the fact that the SSRI tend to increase the anxiety at first ( not for everyone... i'm sensitive to those meds) and we try to find a solution to be able to start them....
Avatar n tn 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.
242516 tn?1368227505 ct=1 Both published and unpublished data on fluoxetine (Prozac), venlafaxine (Effexor), nefazodone (Serzone), and paroxetine (Paxil) were combined in a technique called meta-analysis, which brings together the data from many different research studies to see if they agree. The researchers concluded that the antidepressants were not any better than placebo for mildly depressed patients.
Avatar n tn I am now on Paxil and it has cleared evrything up. I still get bouts where I get some of the old symptoms back for a day here or there. Give the pills a chance. Anxiety can be subconscious.
Avatar f tn I know that you are afraid of an SSRI, but I swear by my paxil. Without it, I don't know where my life would be. There are other types of therapy like behavior and cognitive...not sure about them, but heard that it can be beneficial. Recently I purchased the Linden method...yet haven't gotten to it. Those who have used it swear by the results. Do what is best for you...if you can't self talk, or afford therapy, I suggest getting the SSRI...start out slow and take it in baby steps.
225570 tn?1191290673 5mg, baby asprin, nexium 40mg, Feel ok this morning woke up alittle anxious but just a tiny far klonopin vs xanax.......klonopin makes me feel more tierd, fuzzy headed, and makes me feel like i have a really bad case of ADD.......Im not sure but will all this pass? i think my body is just getting used to it..i remember this feeling when i first took xanax....kinda just want to lay around all day and do nothing....thank god i dont work..Well im a home maker i guess thats a job...
Avatar m tn If anything, I would suggest speaking with the therapist about an anti-depressant like Traxedone or Remeron. Both of those are designed to help with sleep I think. I am interested in getting off the Xanax, and the Traxedone was suggested to me because of it's sedating effect. Taking all that you do, I suspect, is keeping you from getting any kind of quality sleep and is probably contributing to your depression. Hope this helps...
Avatar n tn Befoe going on Effexor, I had gained 20 from other antidpressants (Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa). Since beginning Effexor 1 year ago, I have gained a combined total of 53 pounds. AND YES I EXERCISE AND EAT HEALTHY! At one point I even got a trainer and still couldn't lose weight. I am afraid to go off Effexor because I'm convinced that I'm "A Lifer" as far as needing medication fro depression.