My sis had to do that switch because her paxil "pooped out" on her. It just didn't work anymore.
The switch is relatively easy. My sis felt like she was being shocked on Paxil. (brain zaps) but we both have brain zaps on the Lexapro, just not nearly as bad as Paxil.
You might feel goofy at first, and keep in mind lex can take some weeks to kick in. If you can take a benzo it can really help with the adjustment (a benzo being like vallium or ativan or klonopin or xanax)
You might feel dizzy too in the switch, but Lex is a lot gentler of SSRI than paxil, so I think ya might like it
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DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
RX: Lorazepam (1 MG - 2 mgs a day), Lexapro (20 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines
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