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    Old 06-06-2007, 11:26 AM   #1
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    Changing from Paxil to Luvox for OCD

    Hi:

    A few weeks ago, my doctor agreed to change my medication for ocd from Paxil ( after 8 yrs. and no longer working) to Luvox. I heard many good things about Luvox. I'm gradually weaning down off of Paxil to 10mg/day and taking 100 mg of Luvox at bedtime. This is only day 8 of the 100mg of Luvox. I'm feeling anxious, a little shaky, and experiencing bad thoughts more frequently. Is this from coming down from the paxil? Those of you on Luvox, how soon can I expect some relief of these symptoms?

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    Old 06-06-2007, 11:38 AM   #2
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    Re: Changing from Paxil to Luvox for OCD

    Jan, what dose of Luvox did you start on? I have been on Luvox for 5 days, but I am only on 25mg for the first 7 days. I know that for me it is better to start at a low dose. Maybe you can ask your doctor to lower the dose because from what I've heard, 100 seems pretty high for just starting out. Also, my doctor warned me that my obsessive thoughts might get worse before they get better on the med, and I have to say that my thoughts do seem worse. I'm just telling myself that it will go away. I hope it does.

     
    Old 06-06-2007, 12:17 PM   #3
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    Re: Changing from Paxil to Luvox for OCD

    Dear ChanceFL:

    Since I was already on 50mg of Paxil to start with, my doctor had me drop that doseage over a few weeks to 10mg as of this morning. He started me on 50mg once a day at bedtime on May22nd and had me start taking 100mg at bedtime 8 days later on May 30th. Hopefully, this balance was to help wean off of the Paxil. Thanks for responding. I wish you the best of luck.

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    Re: Changing from Paxil to Luvox for OCD

    I am on luvox and have been for 10 years. I went off and back on 2x... it will take about 2 weeks to feel much better on luvox... almost there and by 1 month you will feel much much better... and possibly most of the full effects, at least from my experience....the only side effect that I have with luvox that is annoying is being so drowsy and tired... but so worth the benefits... I love this drug.. it makes me "normal" seriously...

     
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    Re: Changing from Paxil to Luvox for OCD

    I really hope that it works for me. Still no difference yet. I am upping the dose on Friday to 50mg, but I am nervous because every other time I've taken SSRIs the bad stuff starts happening after the first dose increase. I am really praying that this works. Purplegirl, did you feel any difference at 50 or is that still too low?

     
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    What bad stuff?? 50 mg will most likely make a difference...good luck.

     
    Old 06-06-2007, 06:36 PM   #7
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    Re: Changing from Paxil to Luvox for OCD

    Oh, I just meant that when I was on Paxil and Serzone in the past when I made my first increase, I started having really bad side effects. I'm just scared because my doctor started me on half of the recommended starting dose because I am so sensitive. I hope 50 helps and that I don't get bad side effects.

     
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    Re: Changing from Paxil to Luvox for OCD

    Dear ChanceFL and Purplegirl:

    Thank you for responding to my Luvox question. It helps so much to talk to someone who is going through the same journey. I really appreciate your help. Again, all on this website are in my daily prayers for healing and comfort. God Bless.

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    Old 06-06-2007, 07:53 PM   #9
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    ah your welcome, I feel the same way!!!!

     
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