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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:

Molly


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.
Andrea
Quote from kc1216:
Hi Molly & Andrea, boy am I learning alot! I have 3 boxes of sample Paxil at home - only took one pill a while ago and was freaking about taking another. I was talking with someone I worked with who was on the Paxil and he said it made him tired also but he could not sleep at night - that is the part that scares me the most - God forbid I miss out on sleep since it is hard enough for me to get enough as it is lately. We are getting a new mattress this weekend to see if that helps - I toss and turn all night, worrying about stuff - my chest pains, bladder, etc. But I'd love to have something to take the edge off besides Xanax. This way I can get off that - not that I take it every day since I know it can be habit forming and I've been down that road before.

What was I going to ask? I have fog head today - not sure if it's the crappy weather or just Friday anticipation to get out of work for the long weekend. You think it would be safe to take Paxil with my Zelnorm or should I call my gastro and ask him?

kc


Yes, you can take Paxil with your Zelnorm. The anti-depressant will make your IBS better. That I have noticed with Prozac and my gyne told me it would. Why not take Paxil CR, low mg.? Or Zoloft?
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Quote from ainfante:
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.
Andrea

Hi Andrea,
You can ask your gyne to put you on Paxil CR 12.5mg to try. Each person is different so hopefully you will have good results from it. A friend of mine who was having a lot of mood swings was put on Zoloft and have been on it for years. All I know is that my dr. said if the Paxil CR didn't work for me, he would let me try Lexapro. Before the Paxil CR, he had me on Wellbutrin XL and I took it for 9 days. I didn't like it - I felt like a robot, spacey and extreme dry mouth. Noticed I was always feeling better after the 12th hour which made me think it was probably the Wellbutrin that was making me feel worse. I stopped taking it cold turkey w/o telling him about it (it was over the weekend). Each person reacts differently and what works for one person, might not work for another. You gotta kind of trial and error all this....

If you're able to sit and read a book, that's pretty good! I couldn't do that for the longest time. I couldn't focus, wasn't motivated or interested in anything - was just always worried about what was going on with me. Once I was on the Paxil CR, I was able to do stuff again.

Hang in there! Have a good weekend!!!

Molly
Quote from molly123:
Hi Andrea,
You can ask your gyne to put you on Paxil CR 12.5mg to try. Each person is different so hopefully you will have good results from it. A friend of mine who was having a lot of mood swings was put on Zoloft and have been on it for years. All I know is that my dr. said if the Paxil CR didn't work for me, he would let me try Lexapro. Before the Paxil CR, he had me on Wellbutrin XL and I took it for 9 days. I didn't like it - I felt like a robot, spacey and extreme dry mouth. Noticed I was always feeling better after the 12th hour which made me think it was probably the Wellbutrin that was making me feel worse. I stopped taking it cold turkey w/o telling him about it (it was over the weekend). Each person reacts differently and what works for one person, might not work for another. You gotta kind of trial and error all this....

If you're able to sit and read a book, that's pretty good! I couldn't do that for the longest time. I couldn't focus, wasn't motivated or interested in anything - was just always worried about what was going on with me. Once I was on the Paxil CR, I was able to do stuff again.

Hang in there! Have a good weekend!!!

Molly


Hi Molly. I was like that in the beginning, couldn't watch t.v, read or anything. I was also always concerned about what was going on with me. My gyne said to up the Prozac/Serafim. She said the generic was the same ingredients. She said I could even split it. Wouldn't hurt me. She wasn't concerned about the internal shakes or trembling or cramping, etc. she said it was all perimenopause and she totally knows where I'm coming from. She said my thyroid was fine, she'll retake the thyroid scan in August and that maybe I should take the low estrogen eventually. She said that all the natural stuff she gave me will help but it's only supplement, the real answer is the estrogen. And she is right. It's up to us if we want to weed it out for awhile, allow the supplements to aid, and they will, but sometimes the natural stuff only works so long and you get to that estrogen set-point in the body and it's time to really think about making youself more balanced. I know, been there is other ways in perimenopause and the natural stuff worked for a while and then it was back to focal point. Therapy has helped me alot as far as trying to get out of myself with meno and on to other things occasionally. Thanks for all of your support.
Andrea