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holy crap enoch, that is an amazing story as well. i have been haunted with something, depression, manic, maybe bi-polar, OCD sometimes, horrible pictures flash in my head, off and on "derealization" (i think, i am just learning what that is) hormone imbalances, post tramatic stress, self mutilation, molestation issues, personality issues, panic attacks and my biological dad is apparantly in a nut house (have not seen him since i was 3). none of these "phases" have been too terribly bad, as everyone goes through things in ones life, our personna evolves and molts, but it seems there was a little pill that the doctors thought would make it all ok. zoloft, paxil, wellbutrin, serazone, lexapro, all made me feel CCCRRRAAAZZZYYYYY!!! the Xanax is working wonders for all of these problems. However, my doctor is concearned that i will become addicted. Hey, i was on a heavy narcotic pain reliever IV on a constant drip for 8 days, a HIGHLY addictive substance and i had no problems, i don't drink, i quit smoking cold turkey with NO PROBLEMS after 7 years and i don't do any other drugs. i just hope he lets me continue with the Xanax, or maybe that other one for a while so i can get past some of this stuff i have been trying so hard to do, but have been stopped by over or improper medication. big hug to you guys. :)
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holy crap enoch, that is an amazing story as well. i have been haunted with something, depression, manic, maybe bi-polar, OCD sometimes, horrible pictures flash in my head, off and on "derealization" (i think, i am just learning what that is) hormone imbalances, post tramatic stress, self mutilation, molestation issues, personality issues, panic attacks and my biological dad is apparantly in a nut house (have not seen him since i was 3). none of these "phases" have been too terribly bad, as everyone goes through things in ones life, our personna evolves and molts, but it seems there was a little pill that the doctors thought would make it all ok. zoloft, paxil, wellbutrin, serazone, lexapro, all made me feel CCCRRRAAAZZZYYYYY!!! the Xanax is working wonders for all of these problems. However, my doctor is concearned that i will become addicted. Hey, i was on a heavy narcotic pain reliever IV on a constant drip for 8 days, a HIGHLY addictive substance and i had no problems, i don't drink, i quit smoking cold turkey with NO PROBLEMS after 7 years and i don't do any other drugs. i just hope he lets me continue with the Xanax, or maybe that other one for a while so i can get past some of this stuff i have been trying so hard to do, but have been stopped by over or improper medication. big hug to you guys. :)


nyxin,
I just posted this on the Stress topic of this board

Re: What constitutes "addiction"? Post #7
Sickman Member Joined: Nov 2003

I believe there is no such thing as the word "addiction" when it comes to something you have to have to stop symptoms of a disorder that you can't live with without the med. I take 4mg xanax a day. I think the only word you should worry about is "abuse". The norm for minimum dosage for panic attack is 4mg a day. If a person is taking less, all the better. I have been on xanax for over 7 years, and I do not beleive the effect wears off and you have to up the medications. You just have ups and downs and have to learn to just deal with them. Not taking sides, just my view of necessary medications, when you have no choice to live a somewhat normal life or just get through each day.

You need to express the fact to your doctor, that a person such as you that has so many fears and problems, is as afraid of taking the medication as they are as not taking it. That is why you would never abuse it and addition is not an issue when it is the only med. that you have found that gives you your life back. You have so many issues that you are dealing with, that if the Doctor has found a medication that works for you, he or she should welcome it. I hope you really understand what I wrote above about "abuse", because that will defeat what you are trying to accomplish with your disorder and will cause problems that will get out of control and end in disaster. If your Doctor is totally against xanax, then suggest Klonopin, which you might suggest anyway. The Doctor maybe more comfortable with that or Ativan. I do think you have enough issues to stay with xanax though. Only my opinion, up to your Doctor. If you don't believe in what he wants you to do, get another opinion, hopefully a Psychratrist. Good luck my Friend

Sickman :)