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Old 06-11-2006, 03:13 PM   #1
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Question Has Paxil CR helped Your Agoraphobia ???

Hi one and all !


OK. I've been on Zoloft, 100mg for about 2 months.
It has helped lessen my depression...but not for my GAD, Social Anxieties and
my main problem, Agoraphobia.

I had my dr. switch me to Paxil CR, 25 mg, 3 days ago. Hoping this one will make me not panic so, when I'm traveling. I have a major fear on big roads...wide open spaces, etc...
As with Zoloft, I notice no side effects.

I read that those two SSRI's are similar.
So I'm wondering if I can still hope for it helping me with my panic on the road, etc, since Zoloft didn't seem to help in that matter.

Actually I felt worse all of a sudden sudden the last few days being still on it AND taking Klonopin !!

I used to be able travel great distances while taking Klonopin !!
I keep having those frightening thoughts that I may do something crazy, like opening the car door while driving....and that some idiot runs into us, etc...
(My hubby had a bad accident in 2004, because of someone elses negligence)

Yeah...so I don't feel as relaxed anymore like before with the benzos.


I also want to mention that I've been taking Wellbutrin SR 150 mg since one month, and had dr. up the dosage to 300 mg a day, to help with Energy and
hoping to lose some of the nightmarish weight gain since taking
AD's.
I feel fine at home...specially when I first get up in the morning.
I just feel the worsening of my Phobia...and my Klonopin does not help anymore like it used to.


I really just like to know if switching from Zoloft to Paxil had a positive effect on YOUR A.phobia ??


My apologies for this long post.....and thank you for reading !
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:14 PM   #2
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Unhappy Re: Has Paxil CR helped Your Agoraphobia ???

Absolutely!!!
I have been suffering from severe panic attacks for a little over 2 years now.
First I started with zoloft, but it made me very tired, and I wasn't alert. (I have 4 small sons- I must be alert!) Next I tried wellbutrin, that helped my few bouts of depression, but did nothing for my panic attacks. Then, I tried Paxil CR. Within 3 days, I noticed huge results! Although I continued trembling, sweating, and was unable to hold down any food for a few weeks, my panic attacks, and fear of them, subsided almost completely! I have a true fear of rain, and storms, that hasn't changed a bit, but I can actually function now! I cant say that Paxil CR will be your cure, or even put you on the road to recovery, but it has definately worked for me. I wish you all the luck in the world, and I pray that you, and everyone else who suffers from this horrible disorder will find a way to manage , and live a happy, prosperous life!

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Old 06-13-2006, 05:44 PM   #3
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Re: Has Paxil CR helped Your Agoraphobia ???

Thank You very much mamaofsweetest4,

I also took Zoloft...although it helped my depression, unfortunately not my Panic that I get on the road.

So I am hoping Paxil will be "my" med !

Wow! You already felt better after only 3 days ?? That is very cool !!

I also take Wellbutrin, to help with the tiredness, and I'm hoping to lose some weight on it. Time will tell.....


Could you please tell me on how high your dosages are on Paxil and WB ?

I'm on 25 mg Paxil now, and 300 mg of WB.


Thanks for the prayer.
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