Discussions that mention paxil

Anxiety board


iv never posted on a board like this or any board as a matter of fact, my dr started me on paxil cr 12.5 and ativan as needed.. i started taking it yesterday and have been doing nothing but reading these post,s and to be very honest im scared now, seeing all the bad things people have to say about paxil cr,has anyone had anything good come outa paxil cr.. i really wanna give it a try because im at my wit,s end with all this anxiety, but reading all the bad..geeeshhhhh please someone help me and tell me paxil isnt as bad as some people say it is
[quote]Originally posted by chicago1025:
iv never posted on a board like this or any board as a matter of fact, my dr started me on paxil cr 12.5 and ativan as needed.. i started taking it yesterday and have been doing nothing but reading these post,s and to be very honest im scared now, seeing all the bad things people have to say about paxil cr,has anyone had anything good come outa paxil cr.. i really wanna give it a try because im at my wit,s end with all this anxiety, but reading all the bad..geeeshhhhh please someone help me and tell me paxil isnt as bad as some people say it is

Hi chicago1025....
I too am from Chicago lol and I just took my first Paxil CR this morning (12.5mg). I took regular Paxil in the past and it seemed to help at first but I didn't give it much of a chance cause I had stated drinking and stopped taking the paxil for the most part. Just recently I tried Wellbutrin (antidepressant) which also goes by the name of Zyban (to help people quit smoking) and it seemed like it made my anxiety worse so the doc took me off of that. I too get scared after reading some of the posts that say negative stuff about what you're taking but not everyone is the same and what some might experience others may not. I'm suppose to be taking Klonopin also but it's making me extremely dizzy and gives me a spaced out kind of feeling and almost a depressing feeling. I decided to stop that and take xanax as needed. I know it takes a couple of weeks for the medication to start working so we'll just have to wait and see. Good luck! :)

------------------
~Stephanie~
hey thanks for answering my post steph,glad too see im not alone, only thing im having trouble with it the lightheadedness, hopeing it will past in time day # 2 is almost over with lol day 3 has to be better,just hope the paxil cr helps me with the G.A.D god knows nothing else has, im a mom of 2 teenagers and need to get back to my old self..keep in touch and let me know how things are going with u on the paxil cr...take care
i've been on paxil cr 37.5 for 4 months now and i wouldn't say anything bad about it. i haven't have significant weight gain (although i do watch what i eat a little bit) although when i first starting paxil, i got hungry at weird times and wasn't hungry when i thought i should have been. i suffer from anxiety and mild depression, both of which have improved since i have been on paxil. it's definitely true that everyone is different, so it's always worth a try. good luck.

e.
hey ..thanks to all that has replyed to me,but however sadly to say i had to go off the paxil just after 4 days, it was really aweful for me, i was so sick to my stomach,really bad headachs and throwing up,weired head feeling,s and trembling in my arms and hands,i sure wanted this med to work out for me, was given zoloft and the same thing happened so now i dont know what to do, im on ativan now and it helps some what but still having bad bouts of anxiety
Hi everyone,

I just started paxil cr 12.5 and I was wondering if there were any more opinions about this med. I just went off lexapro because it was causing skin irritation. I was on 10mg of that. At what rate do the dosages usually go? What is the normal dosage of this med?

Thanks!
Lynz
I have been on paxil cr for about 6 weeks for anxiety?ocd/depression. I started with 12.5 and am now up to 37.5. Those first few weeks were awful. I had nausea, lightheadedness, a spaced out feeling, and insomnia. I stuck it out and am so glad I did. My husband has been a wonderful support. So, now, I am not anxious, eating normally, and am sleeping!!! I wanted to quit so many times, especially after reading so many posts of how awful paxil could be, but I also found some encouraging posts. And that is what kept me going. Thanks to those people who had an encouraging word. It does take time, and even though it seems like an eternity when you're going through it, there comes a point when it seems to be working. I especially noticed a difference when my dosage was increased to 37.5.

Hope this helps some of you struggling like I was.

FTB