Quote from molly123:Hi Andrea,
The Paxil CR is also helping Penny who got on it after we discussed it on this board. She didn't have any side effects either (or least not that I remember her saying). You might want to give it a try - start at the lowest dosage which is 12.5mg. If it makes you tired, take it at night; if it dosen't make you tired, take it during the day. My dr. said it was ok to take an anti-anxiety med while on this Paxil CR - eventually, you will not need it b/c the Paxil will help rid the anxiety too. Check out Paxil CR on the web - it is suppose to help with some pre-menstrual symptoms - forget what it is called (something like PMDD). It has helped several other women friends I know - none of them had side effects but, of course, keep in mind everyone reacts differently to meds.
I NEVER thought I be taking an anti-depressant but desperate times means I had to take desperate measures!
Hope you'll start feeling better soon!!! :bouncing:
Hi Molly. Yes, I'm going to ask my gyne to switch me to Paxil CR or Zoloft, lowest mg. Actually, mentally I feel much better, I just had a bad reaction to the antibiotic the doctor gave me, rash, nervousness, tremors, etc. I took a pinch Xanax last night and this afternoon. Maybe I'll take another pinch tonight, don't know yet. Went to the park with my little one and sat outside and read a book called, Don't Let Death Ruin Your Life. I'm already getting some wonderful vibes from it. I did more research and understand that the internal shakes are a part of perimenopause and menopause. Have no clue where my period is, spotted about a week and a half ago, hopefully that wasn't my period cause I'm still using the progesterone creme. LOL OH well! I've been taking half the dosage my doc gave me and I should use all the dosage of the generic Prozac but I heard Zoloft was pretty good to for people who are naturally energetic. It does good to use the anti-anxiety drugs in the beginning with the anti-depressant, helps it to work better, I guess. The Prozc didn't make me tired, layed me back moments when I first took it. I think anxiety runs its course too through perimenopause. Thanks for your imput, but I'm confused now if I want Zoloft or Paxil Cr. LOL I will look at their purposes again. I think all the SSRI drugs are good for PMS, PMMD, Perimenopause and Menopause. My girlfriend takes Lexapro and she takes Klonopin every now then for restless leg syndrome. But she's been on it longer and she says hers is beginning to work. Thanks for all of your help. Now if I switch drugs, does this mean I have to wait another 4-6 weeks before it works? I'm understanding by someone else who posted on here, that Prozac was good but it was more of an up anti-depressant where Zoloft was good for A Personalities, and it can make you more relaxed. I know they use Zoloft for Post Traumatic STress Syndrome. Thanks again.