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Old 09-08-2004, 05:54 AM   #1
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Unhappy Can't Take it anymore..........

Here I go again...................Could really use some input...... I have been on Paxil cr 12.5 for over 2 months now.It is really helping the panic BUT I am as my husband put it...........a walking house plant. I have no emotion.No excitement, NO SMILE nothing. I am just leting life pass me by and not even knowing.I don't enjoy ANYTHING. I did not realize how bad it had gotten until my husband pointed it out. I have been on EVERY SSRI and even tried NO Meds and that was horrible. I do counceling and have been hypnotized. NOW WHAT?? I have 2 children and can not live this way. I take Klonopin .05 3x daily as well and have for years. any suggests are greatly appreciated!

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Old 09-08-2004, 02:06 PM   #2
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Re: Can't Take it anymore..........

if your antidepressants have all been the prozac type maybe try some others, or just take the paxil
also learn some CBT

 
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Old 09-08-2004, 02:45 PM   #3
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Re: Can't Take it anymore..........

The worse thing that I had to deal with while on Paxil, besides the nausaeu, diziness, anxiety, and headaches, was the fact that for little while that I tried it, I had absolutely no interest in anything. All I wanted to do was channel surf, and as much as I flicked around, I had no interest in anything that wason. I wouldn't laugh at Seinfeld. No energy. At times I couldn't wait until it was bedtime. And that was for two weeks. The day I stopped taking it, I felt a zest again.

It doesn't sound like it would be as easy for you to go off the Paxil. I am so sorry. I have always felt like when I put a lot of effort into feeling good, I usually do. I used to carry a small notbook EVERYWHERE i would go, and everytime I thought about something in a negative way, I would write down my thought, then later that day whenever I had time, I would Think of something positive to say in it's place, and write that beside it. Some days there were dozens of entries. And I would read on the subject of anxiety, and keep away from caffeine, and sugar, and listen to ralaxation tapes, and drink teas. All that everyday, and I would start to feel much better.

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Old 09-08-2004, 03:19 PM   #4
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Re: Can't Take it anymore..........

I totally understand what you mean - I used the term "walking zombie" when I was on Wellbutrin XL ("walking house plant" however is rather cute!) I also had no emotions at all, no interest to do anything, couldn't focus on anything, very slow in responding when someone talked to me, etc. After 9 days of being like that, I stopped taking it. Told my dr. I didn't like it and didn't like being that way. A few weeks later, I tried Paxil CR 12.5mg and I was fine. Of course, each person reacts differently. Maybe you get off of the Paxil CR and try something else.
Take care,

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Here I go again...................Could really use some input...... I have been on Paxil cr 12.5 for over 2 months now.It is really helping the panic BUT I am as my husband put it...........a walking house plant. I have no emotion.No excitement, NO SMILE nothing. I am just leting life pass me by and not even knowing.I don't enjoy ANYTHING. I did not realize how bad it had gotten until my husband pointed it out. I have been on EVERY SSRI and even tried NO Meds and that was horrible. I do counceling and have been hypnotized. NOW WHAT?? I have 2 children and can not live this way. I take Klonopin .05 3x daily as well and have for years. any suggests are greatly appreciated!

BYRDLEG

 
Old 09-08-2004, 11:37 PM   #5
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Re: Can't Take it anymore..........

I am just shy from 2 weeks without Paxil after my doc explained that they are a big weight gain drug. So, I went off of it cold turkey and doc started me on Wellbutrin 3 days after I gave up Paxil. I will tell you, when I was on the smaller dose of Paxil, I was a zombie and was not even irritated about it. I didn't care that I just walked along, fixing my baby meals and setting them in front of him, without even speaking. I was at 37.5mg recently and let me tell you, it made a world of difference. If I wasn't suffering from an eating disorder, I'd still be on it. Maybe you just need an increase in your mg to make it work better.

 
Old 09-09-2004, 09:13 AM   #6
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Re: Can't Take it anymore..........

If you are looking for an alternative try reading my post in the thread I don't know what to do anymore. You don't have to stop taking your meds to try it.

Kime

 
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