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Using Vitamins/Supplements to help me get on Paxil (to ease the painful side-effects)

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Old 11-10-2008, 03:51 PM   #1
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Using Vitamins/Supplements to help me get on Paxil (to ease the painful side-effects)


My question involves combining Vitamins with Pharmaceuticals. I'm interested in getting back onto Paxil (paroxetine; an SSRI antidepressant). Over the past year, I have been seeing a Naturopath and (unfortunately) I can no longer afford the cost of seeing him. I suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and quite possibly a lesser known condition called Pyroluria.
My first question: is there a Vitamin/Supplement combination that will make Paxil titration (i.e., the process of increasing the dosage gradually) much easier? A few years ago, I was on 80 mg and that virtually eliminated all my symptoms. Given that my Anxiety is 'severe', I require very high dosages. However, the titration process causes a massive increase in anxiety, even when done is small increments. This is why I'm looking to Vitamins/Supplements to ease the pain.
Secondly, in the case where there is no Vitamin/Supplement to ease an upward titration, I would be strongly tempted to use a benzodiazepine (like clonazepam) for titration. The only problem is that I cannot stay on the benzo indefinitely. Getting off a benzodiazepine is hell for anybody with an anxiety disorder. Is there a Vitamin/Supplement combination to help ease a benzo withdrawal?


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Old 11-21-2008, 06:53 PM   #2
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Re: Using Vitamins/Supplements to help me get on Paxil (to ease the painful side-effe

the best supplements for anxiety are kava, valerian, gaba, phenibut, l-taurine, l-theanine, 5htp, b-complex, mag and cal together. you can't mix the 5htp with paxil without asking your dr. st johns wort and samE also help depression. they work better for me than lexapro or zoloft and NO side effects!

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