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Old 09-03-2007, 08:26 AM   #1
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only off 9 days-depressed again

to go back on the paxil or no is the question for me this morning. i quit becuase of the usual-libido loss, sluggish, etc.... but no anxiety/depression on 20 mg of paxil

after a 3-4 day stint of feeling good coming off the meds, it seems that my depression has come back 2 fold. is this possible? most people complain about "brain zaps" or flu symptoms when having come off meds. thats not what i am talking about, I mean having the most depressed, vivid dreams. it feels terrible. anyone ever noticed this (the severe depressing dreams that is) when having come off their meds?


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Old 09-03-2007, 01:08 PM   #2
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I think it is completely possible for the depression to come back 2 fold. I am sure I have been there, it is hard to keep up with my episodes!! I found that Cymbalta has helped me more than anything, but it might still cause the libido problem. Right now, for me that is a GOOD thing. Keeps me out of trouble, lol.

I have more energy, no panic attacks and the depression is under control. Not completely gone, but I think sometimes my circumstances just suck so bad, that is would be impossible for anyone to be happy. I just have to count my blessings for sure!! I am only one step from being in a shelter, or I have to live with my family. This is better physically, but emotionally I have to battle to keep my head up.

I have been through the gamut of anti-depressants, and the one that seemed to not affect libido, I think was Wellbutrin. I don't know how severe your depression is, but I hope you can find something that will work for you!!

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Old 09-05-2007, 12:36 PM   #3
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Re: only off 9 days-depressed again

Excessive vivid dreaming is common with depression. Antidepressants suppress REM sleep. You might try resuming a low dose of the med. You could try exercise. Exercise suppresses REM sleep and is good for depression and libido.

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