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Thanks Sickman,

You're right, it did scare me..........but then I've read stories about people on Celexa and Paxil killing someone or going nuts or whatever........and I've read that Effexer has wicked withdrawal and bad things about it as well.........and then we go to Zoloft............and I know it has it's negative information as well..........but I have also read good things about all of these drugs and the people that they helped........

Some people say they worked miracles in their lives and others say they did not............I just have to go with what's happening with me.........and move on..........

Like with the Paxil, I took it years ago and it worked for me, this time it caused bad side effects and then going off it along with the Celexa has been tough.........but I am making it through.........and I haven't hurt myself or anyone else in the process............

I am not going to look up Zoloft and read all of the lawsuit crap because I think I've seen a lawsuit out there for almost all of the SSRIs........And I've taken Paxil and Celexa and neither made me do any of those terrible things........except withdrawal..........and the key there is slowly.......which I did not do because of the ill side effects.........

I am going to get off this forum and go do something healthy.........my daugther is waiting to bake a cake.............that's much more important then this...........

Thanks for helping me through this........you have been a true friend and probably put me in my place a few times now..........

Talk to ya soon,

Kaytee:-)
Hi Sickman,

For once I made it to the board later then you. Actually, my daughter needed me to come get her from a sleepover, she wanted to come home, she's young and got home sick...........so that is why I am up so late......anyhow, yes, you were right about the Xanax.......4mg was to much........I split the 1mg tonight and took half this evening and half for bed time........that drops it to 3mg........so far so good.......as for the Zoloft........I knew you knew that I would not just sit back and not research......we are a like in that manner.........curious minds need to know.......anyhow, I am off to bed and will quit worrying about the Zoloft and the Xanax and just let it do it's thing.........22 days off Paxil........wow........time has flown.......and 22 days on Zoloft...........progress is good........

Goodnight my friend,

Kaytee:-)
Thanks for the answers GracieCat and Sickman,

About the Xanax, I did reduce it to 3mg.........but last night I fell asleep and missed a dose.........got up this am.........took the next dose and headed out to Chuck E Cheese with my kids..........didn't really feel bad or think it was going to be a big deal...........after about an hour at the place I felt the hot feeling in my back, like I've been getting since I stopped the Paxil, my doc calls them withdrawal spikes.........anyhow, it tried to hit me but I ignored it and went on.......thinking go away and leave me alone.............the main concern I had this morning was that I felt so low..........like my mood had swung way down and I needed to cry at anything............I hadn't felt that way for a while and that is when I wondered if missing that dose may have caused it.............

I came home and took my next Xanax at normal time and now it has eased up...............so I think my body was telling me "hey, what are we doing now". As for the Zoloft, I guess it could also be swinging me up and down while my body adjusts to all that has gone on..............the doc says two to three weeks and things will start to level..........I am on week two as of today..........so two more to go........I've made it this far.......and will continue hanging in there........just may need to vent on here at times..........:-)

You're right Sickman, it seems like I can't get past this scaring me. I tell myself that I am going to be okay and that obviously I have not lost it and at this point would have if this was going to do something bad to me.........but I still have my moments.........I think we all do........when I am tired and ready to feel better..........

Graciecat, I itched really bad when I first took the Paxil, so the doc thinks that may have been some of the problem, maybe an allergic thing.............but of course they kept telling me to give it a few more weeks to work.........although I knew something didn't feel right......the itchy feeling in my head never went away........until I stopped taking it.........

I looked back and realized that I feel better then I did two to three weeks ago.........I'm not calling my mother n law asking her if I need to be admitted to Two Rivers Hospital (she reminded me of that today, that I haven't mentioned that in a couple of weeks, so I am better then I was since it's not scaring me quite as bad). Of course, the doc told me going to the hospital would have done no good because they would have sent me home, maybe with some Xanax, and told me to hang in there.........she said "You are not crazy, nor going to go crazy".

I keep myself distracted as much as possible and also busy busy..........today I made a 100 item picture with my daughter out of macaroni in order to celebrate her 100th day of school..............

Well, better get going, thanks again for all of your support,

I'm hanging in there, just need that encouragement every now and then,

Kaytee:-)
Just wanted to say goodnight and that I have successfully made it through this day...........it was tough......seems like it was a test to see how much I could endure.........and I am still here........enduring.........

It's so strange how I can feel like I can't take anymore, then somehow I manage to get by another day and keep on moving.............

I won't forget my Xanax tonight that's for sure..........my body didn't like that and neither did I for that matter........

Day 26 of no Paxil..........Day 8 of 100mg Zoloft.........still hangin in...........

Good things?

I promised I would say those each day.........

Let's see

I have lost at least 20lbs that I needed to lose

Still movin even when I don't feel well

Spending tons of time with the kids and that really helps

Been sleeping through the night and when I do wake up am able to go back to sleep

Am on my third week back to work and this is a short week........only four days...........yay.

Goodnight everyone,
Let's make tomorrow a better day!

Kaytee:-)