would like opinions on this, my daughter has switched from paxil which I didn't think made a big difference for her mood or depression to prozac has any one done this combination and what were the results, was prozac any better?
In my experience Paxil is one of the top antidepressants in terms of potency but it is also really picky on who it works for as the chemicals it works on needs to match up really well with what the person is lacking. I was on Paxil for a week or so before it put me into the hospital as it made me manic very quickly along with a bunch of others things as I was over loaded with the wrong chemical. Prozac is not as strong nor as picky as Paxil but it does seem to work for a large number of people, I have never been on it. Prozac is one of the few antidepressants that are approved for teenagers. On a side note Paxil is as addictive as Effexor so you really need to come off of it the right way.
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I am on paxil. I went from prozac, to celexa to paxil. Paxil for me was the better of the 3, and had the least side-effects. But it does have bad withdrawals, e.g. you miss a dose or two you will definitely feel it. This can be anything from dizziness, to agitation, to even mania and aggression, but as with most meds this varies person to person.
I wouldn't worry too much about it if it is working. If the med isn't working it might be best to get out while you can and change to another med. Once you are using it for a while you're in for a long run. I say that because the longer you have been on it the harder it is to come off like trg247 said.
Thanks for all your input, my daughter was very tired all the time on paxil seemed unnatural for a teenager she does seem like she has more energy on prozac although she has only been on for a short time
Yes paxil does seem to cause weight gain, the doctor told us that prozac has the opposite effect, I did some ****** searching and I believe it said when it was first introduced in the 50's it was for lowering blood pressure and weight gain?