Is paxil sedating or activating
This isn't anything you probably haven't heard, but most anti-depressants take 4-6 wks to build up to a therapeutic level. You mentioned that Klonopin helps you but you do not like it because it is " addicting." Well if it is the only medication that works you need to stay on it. The doctors know how to get you off the drugs the correct way, unlike someone quitting on their own. Sweetie Pie Hi Sweetie Pie, .5mg Klonopin - how I LOVE that drug because it sure helps me sleep like a baby and I will take the 5 hrs of sleep vs. Keep in mind, I still wake up on Klonopin but not as many times and I fall back to sleep pretty quickly.
I've been on Wellbutrin XL for major depression and have had good luck with it. When someone is on a prescribed medication such as Klonopin, Xanax, Morphine, etc., they do not get addicted but they get dependent on the medication. If you take it as prescribed and see your psychiatrist on a regular basis you should be fine. When my doctor started reducing my dosage, I did not have any withdrawal symptoms. I am a bit relived after reading your reply and I really believe that you are right about my psychiatrist will be able to wean me off safely when the time comes.
(I think Wellbutrin and Effexor may also be taken together... I miss sleeping the 8-10 hrs a night that I use to get and now I wonder will I ever be back to my normal self or will I always remain this way?? I do have a sleep study coming up which was scheduled for the 18th but now it was rescheduled for the 6th due to a cancellation which I am so happy about.
In fact; he said it was all in my head even though the emergency room and my general doctor could clearly see it was not just in my head!! At any rate, I have been experiencing so much trouble with Zoloft but thought it would get better and since I have never been on an ssri before I figured maybe I am just being a wimp after all my anxiety is getting a little better during the day and people say it gets worse before it gets better…
.) We have a mental illness and we need medication to treat it, just as anyone with a medical illness.
You need your medication like anyone else to be able to live a "normal" life.
her knowledge is more than I have, in as such I only often, know what I've been on, whats tried on me, all be that, a lot of medications over the years. Depression is the engine that drives anxiety so this may work in the long run but short term is a mystey... hi again ~ sounds like you have stopped the Zoloft which given it sounded like it only gave you negatives, is a good idea.
You might friend her, and she'll in turn friend you. I was on celecxa for 2 years and then did Paxil gain 40 lbs and. my anxiety is so bad it makes me feel very ill at times... It also sounds from your post that you are going to see your psychiatrist so i think it would be great to get some ideas from him/her - to be as open about your fears and feelings re the meds as you are on this forum and that way you may get questions answered.
I have been on Zoloft for 30 days now and my original psychiatrist wanted me on Paxil and I never took it and didn't go back because I lost my insurance (that was last year)...