Panic Disorder and Libido (Please Read!)

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   Posted 5/8/2010 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
So I am on 20mg a day of Paxil, I was just moved down from 30mg because of complete loss of libido, I am 24 and was just written a script for Cialis. (Sad I know) Even on 20 mg I still do not feel in love with my wife anymore, I dont care to have the cuddle sessions and such like I used to with her. Now eversince I have been on paxil which has now been 2 yrs I have to had A panic attack. I was thinking of moving my dosage down to 10 mg after speaking with my doctor in hopes that I can rekindle my romance while leaving the panic attacks behind. Before I decrease my dosage like me and my doctor spoke of I wanted to hear the forums thoughts. And I also wanted to know which withdraw symptoms I should watch for. I know just going from 30 to 20 mg made me feel crappy. Any insight would be helpful.



Panic Disorder since I was 12, I am now 24. I just want to love again and be a jackrabbit like I used to be, Help!

Any supps that can increase my libido?

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   Posted 5/8/2010 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
can anyone help?

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   Posted 5/9/2010 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning sorry no one has posted wknds are slower
anyways i hv never been on paxil but im sure you will hv mild side effects like less sleep but nothing to bad maybe asking yr doc for a small dosage of benzo like ativan or something would help to get you off of it
i know more ppl will answer after the wknd so plz dont despair you r being heard
wish i was more help

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   Posted 5/9/2010 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
You have several other very good options besides relying simply on psychotropic medications. There is a wonderful new book recently released by Dr. Daniel Siegel - Mindsight. He describes an effective approach to panic disorders that does not rely on medications, and Dr. Siegel is a psychiatrist. One of your many options is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. That is my preferred mode, but there are several others. First, I highly recommend that you read Dr. Siegel's book, or at least the chapter in which he describes his treatment of a client with a panic disorder. Another excellent therapy for dealing with panic d/o is EMDR. It sounds like an insane approach to therapy, but it has well-documented successes in situations like yours (and it doesn't hurt or cost much:)). I am a psychologist with experience in treating panic d/o. I'm sorry no one has exposed you to your other options much sooner. The usual approach is that psychotropic meds ease the immediate symptoms, but are not expected to cure the problem. Psychotherapy, and other wholistic approaches would be necessary for a "cure."
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