When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...********************
Post Edited By Moderator (els) : 9/29/2006 3:00:35 PM (GMT-6)
Nash, Your right when you say that narcotics are not an exit...however, Xanax is not a narcotic drug...it is a controlled drug and can be addictive in some people. There are many who do have to take Xanax to control or manage anxiety and panic attacks (I am one of them). Without these type of medications a lot of people who have these types of disorders wouldn’t be able to function on a day to day basis. So, I don’t agree that these medications which are prescribed by physicians lead to bigger drug addictions as you indicated in your post. Especially not to elicit street drugs.
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Hi Jeny, I am adding my welcome to you. Paxil is a very effective antidepressant and has helped a lot of people with Major Depression and Anxiety. As Rosie stated, all meds work differently for everyone so it is hard to tell what will work and what wont. I too have been through the trial and error period with antidepressants. I havent ever been on Paxil but my dad has been taking it for about 5 years and does very well on it. The only way you will ever know if it is going to help is to try it. It is scary taking medications but sometimes the benefits are well worth it. Please do keep in touch and let us know how your doing...take care
Post Edited (Butterfly225) : 9/30/2006 6:45:21 PM (GMT-6)
Hi Maude, Welcome to Healing Well forum we are happy to have you join us here. Wow! you have had quite a move. Paxil is a very effective medication for panic disorder and I am glad to hear that it has helped relieve some of those symptoms for you...but you may want to find a physician to assess your recent side effects that your having. Tremor and muscle weakness are listed as adverse effects of Paxil according to Mosby's Drug Guide. Yes, there are very serious withdraw symptoms associated to stopping the medication as are any antidepressant and this should be done with doctor supervision.
I know nothing of the healthcare system in Poland...but perhaps your prescribing doctor would be open to talking to you about it if you gave him/her a call?