Taking paxil and zoloft together

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Avatar n tn i started taking zoloft 100 mg 2 times a day and xanax 1 mg 3 times a day and its making me black to the point i stole something and did not come out of it till i was sitting in a holding sell in hand cuffs what does this mean ?
Avatar m tn My mom is 85 and has been taking zoloft and paxil for depression and anxiety attacks. I have noticed recently that she doesn't smile as often and her conversations are limited. Does anyone have any comments on the side effects of taking these two drugs together? I was wondering if she is being over medicated.
Avatar n tn I've been taking Paxil for 11 years now (I started at the age of 8 due to anxiety and panic attacks) and I desperately want to be free from this medication. I have trouble keeping friendships, relationships or just experiencing emotion all together. Growing up I've gone through periods without taking the pills, and although it was brief I was able to 'feel' what other people feel. But withdrawal was too much for me to handle in my teen years so I always had to go back to the medication.
Avatar f tn Before, my regular routine was taking the zoloft first and my anxiety took over and always made me so nervous in the mornings I would have to take the clonazepam shortly after the zoloft. Is there something stronger than zoloft that may help my severe anxiety better? Thank you so much.
Avatar n tn You should believe your doctor, he wouldn't mix drugs together if he knew it were dangerous. You can take zoloft and clozenpam together. Hope you feel better. Hang in there.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn It's very frustrating and depressing....and I'm not even taking zoloft for depression! I tried to wean myself slowly last month, but my anxiety became so intense I thought I would crawl out of my own skin. I told this to my dr. who responded by upping the dosage, which hasn't helped. I just want to be done with anti-depressants as they've not helped...in fact, I think they've just added more problems.
Avatar m tn im tapering off Paxil to go on Zoloft...20 mg of Paxil at night and 25 mg of Zoloft in the morning...I too Have the big D..along with increased anxiety and depression...some tremors. I have been in bed for 5 days now just praying it goes away. It has been 7 days and I know I have to give it time...we are moving from florida to kentucky and my husband has been in kentucky for the past month while I have been here falling apart..
Avatar f tn I take paxil and xanax both, I have pantic Attacks and I was unable to sleep.. The paxil and xanax has really helped.. I took zolof before, but was alergic to in.. Still have problems sleeping but no pantic attacks.
Avatar m tn This anxiety and panic is destroying my life, so hopefully between the Zoloft and counseling I can get my life back together. Thanks again.
219373 tn?1274925034 i have a 10 year old daughter who was recently diagnosed with aspergers, severe GAD, depression and sever insomnia. she is currently taking meletonin, clonidine and paxil. just prior to having her testing in which she was diagnosed with these she was on adderall for suspected ADD and the adderall was very effective for her concentration and focus, making schoolwork and chores etc much less stressful and frustrating.
Avatar f tn i called doctor and he says i am taking paxil and wellbutrin ........no answer as what to do...anyone k now bout this combination ??????
Avatar f tn Thanks lynn but I have already tried neurontin and lyrica and cymbala,zoloft,prozac,celexa.lexapro,amitriptyline,trazodone,effexor,paxil,nortipyline,lamicital,and ,etc...I know there is more just cant think of them right now but I have tried them all....sometimes I just dont know if its the thing for my body and maybe I am doing it more harm than good by staying on it....but I will continue on for a while....my biggest thiing right now is the dizziness,headaches and not wantig to go outside...
467977 tn?1262718347 So last Tuesday I saw my OB and he suggested Zoloft. Pills came in 50mg, and we had talked about just taking half to start. Well, I kinda spaced and took the whole darn pill that night, and OMG I felt like I was on some kind of LSD/Crack whatever trip, and my heart was pounding for the next 4 days. So Saturday, I went to the ER (drove myself, too scared to call 911) (plus, we just moved here, and I am all alone - my husband is in Ft Benning till this 4-4), and told them what had happended.
457721 tn?1256644398 That would be what I would think....IF I only wanted to hang out with friends and drink...but I want to drink all the time....by myself....with people....it doesn't matter. Also....there is a very distinct possibility that this medicine is screwing me up....I have had horrible nerve pain in my whole body....cannot sleep at night even though I am exhausted and NOW I am hearing things.....the hearing things just started today.
Avatar n tn I have been taking Paxil CR for 8 years now for severe Panic Attack, Anxiety and agoraphobia...and I have tried to get off them but the withdrawal is too great for me. I feel like a quitter but it is what makes me feel sane. I can't take off work, I can't take a vacation unless the Paxil corporation wants to pay me 3 months worth of salary. If I would have know that Paxil was going to do this to me.... I would have never started to take it.
Avatar n tn It could be the two combined, i was severly down and depressed when i started taking paxil, i was already taking Buspar for anxiety,to me the paxil is apick me up, like i,ve said in previous post, i,ve tried to get off paxil, when ieven cut back i start feeling down,like the me before paxil,so i,ve decided to stay on it all for now, to much other stuff going on in my life&familes to get in that shape right. check with your Dr. or druggist.
Avatar n tn I've never taken more than one psychotropic at a time, and am leery abt taking a lot of meds anyway. Zoloft helped 5 years ago bring me out of my only major depressive episode (which lasted circa 4 months and resulted in my taking several months off from work). No hosp. No suicidal ideation. My Q: Is there literature or clinical/anecdotal evidence suggesting these two might work well in combination?
Avatar f tn New here! But was titrated from 60mg of Paxil after 6 yrs because I was having the "poop out" and we together decided to try zoloft. She said it would be HARD!!! In the two weeks I started a new position at my HMO soon training, made a mistake and now getting leveled. This has all sent my emotions into triple over drive. I have panic attacks were I cannot breath, it's triggering migraines, every time I do something wrong I burst into tears and panic like I want away.
Avatar m tn As it stands right now, I am still struggling with my drinking, and still struggling with depression, anxiety, and also problems sleeping. I have had zoloft and subsequently paxil both prescribed to me in only 2 separate doctor visits, and after a very bad reaction to zoloft, I was too afraid to even try the paxil. Recently I have began seeing a psychiatrist, but I'm not sure if she is being much help.
Avatar n tn I had the same problems when I withdrew from zoloft and went right on paxil the same week. They both have terrible side effects! I was on zoloft for a month, then switched to Paxil (had even worse side effects) After 1 month of being on the Paxil, I couldn't take it anymore. I too felt like I was going crazy!! I had a dry mouth, more anxiety, lost interest in sex, constipation, increased sweating...you name it!! I have now been off the Paxil for about two weeks.
Avatar f tn There is no love lost between me and the big pharmaceutical houses, but if Zoloft WAS causing miscarriages and heart problems, do you really think it would still be on the market among the top 5 most commonly prescribed antidepressants? No, it would not. You can scare the wits out of yourself by reading the insert on your bottle of aspirin.
Avatar f tn When I weaned off of Zoloft, I initially had a very hard time and decided to go back to the doctor and asked if I could go on a much slower taper which helped tremendously. My mantra has always been, 'the slower the better.' Keep us posted!
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn For example, Pfizer's television advertisement for the antidepressant sertraline (Zoloft) stated that depression is a serious medical condition that may be due to a chemical imbalance, and that “Zoloft works to correct this imbalance” [5]. Other SSRI advertising campaigns have also claimed that depression is linked with an imbalance of the neurotransmitter serotonin, and that SSRIs can correct this imbalance (see Table 2).
Avatar n tn lauraboo thanks for your comments. your experience is similar to mine for taking paxil, and i am now trying to figure out how/when to wean myself off paxil. i hear a lot of horror stories. i think paxil saved my life, so i am not in a hurry to get off it, but i would like to get back my energy levels, orgasms, memory, etc. what made you decide to get off it? did you put aside some time to do it, i.e. pick a certain moment or time of year?
Avatar n tn I could not afford the Paxil and had to ration them out and then had withdrawels. Do you have any Mental Health Centers around you? State funded? That is where I am going now and turned out I get my medicine free. Best luck to you!
Avatar n tn I've been on Paxil and Zoloft off and on for about 7 years now and I am well over my weight when I originally started. For years I've had to battle w/ extreme social anxiety. I was a size 7 when I started 7 years ago, now I'm size 16. Noone in my family has a weight problem and that is both on my parents side so it cannot be genetic. I KNOW it's the Paxil. Although, I get the same reaction from my doctor too.
Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar n tn The drug just made me tired, lethargic and lazy. I tapered off the Zoloft and quit all together in October and found that my lack of motivation did not return. I just started a new drug, Effexor, and hopefully that will help my motivation. In the meantime, I can tell you that if you are eating right, watching carbs and exercising...you are on the right plan. However, how do you define "eating right?