hello. i have been on every anti-depressant/anxiety medication ever made. i have been suffering from anxiety attacks and depression ever since i can remember. it is chemical AND hereditary, so inevitable.
my problem, like most everyone else out there apparently, is the side effects. i have been debating lately which is worse . . . the anxiety or the side effects. in the end, the anxiety usually wins. i can't seem to have a "real" life without the drugs, so i just keep putting up with the mania and the weight gain. don't get me wrong, i'm not a freak about my image, but i just turned 50 this year and everything seems to be going to hell at the same time . . . menopause, life, etc.
if anyone out there has had ANY luck with ANY alternatives, please let me know!!
I am glad to hear you are doing good weaning off the Paxil. I am going off the Cymbalta and trying the Wellbutrin..........what is the starting dose, would you share that with me?
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That is a tough one as the physicians never know the answer on how long you should stay on the med before the side effects pass. I have read that Wellbutrin may cause anger. and irritablity.