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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 8/27/2009 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,
I was diagnosed with panic disorder in Aug 2001 and was prescribed PAXIL.  I took the PAXIL religiously and honestly felt great and with my Dr's approval I weaned off over 4 months, ending in Feb 2009.  I have felt great up until this past Monday night. 
I felt a sudden rush before I went to bed an couldn't fall asleep.  As per most panicker's, I began getting anxious on not sleeping on Tuesday night.  Obviously, this high anxiety resulted in me not sleeping on the Tuesday night and I really started to feel down and frustrated, which fueled the anxiety.  On went to my doctor on Wednesday morning to discuss and he suggested I wait a couple of days to see if I can get a good nights sleep in and if that will alleviate my anxiety.  Sure enough I had a work out last night to get my body tired and went to bed at 8:30pm (I know it was early, but I was tired).  I woke up at 10pm anxious that this was too good to be true.  I stayed up until 2am, at one point telling my wife the high level of anxiety (not in panic mode - just very high) is getting unbearable.  She calmed me down and I fell asleep until 6:30am to go to work.
Now at work, my anxiety level is at around 50%, meaning I am overly anxious but not panicking.
I am thinking of going back on the Paxil to get me over this hump.  I am from Ontario Canada, and therapists need to be referred by you physician, and at this point, I have not been referred.
I am looking for (hopefully) some happy endings from others that indicate that this will be short lived and I can get back to feeling great.  Also, any coping techniques anyone may suggest to get a better nights sleep  (I am using breathing and thought replacement to the best of my abilities - but this anxiety fights back hard).
Thanks in advance for any insight.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 8/27/2009 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   

Hello and welcome to HealingWell,

My sx were very similiar to yours back in 2005 but my sx escalated into panic mode when I could not I had to get up at 5:30 AM and I would be awake yet at 2:00 AM worrying about how I could not function without sleep.

My P-Doc started me on Trazodone 100 mg at bedtime and the first night no results so I was still panicking as I could not sleep and another med did not work.  It took until the 3rd night but then wham, the Trazodone kicked in.  No left over fogginess and I still take it every night and rarely have a bad night.

Restarting your Paxil is something to discuss with your Doctor but you may want to ask about Trazodone also.

Take care,



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