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janetlee
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   Posted 10/22/2006 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
okay. I've been on 25mg of paxil cr for only 11 days and I'm too d***ed impatient. I just feel so bad and need reassurances (yes, just like a big baby!) that things will start looking up very soon. I'm so tired. I just want ot crawl into bed and never come out of my room. The anxiety is worse than the depression, but they both feed off of each other... sad I know I've asked about paxil before...help.
luv to all,
janet
Yesterday's dead
Tomorrow's unknown
Today is here
And soon will be gone.
Use it wisely
Before it's too late
Remember to love
And forget to hate.
janet


JKRsGirl
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   Posted 10/22/2006 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Janet,
I don't take Paxil, but my mom did. I asked her and from what she can recall, it took her a few weeks (about 2 or 3) to start noticing some improvement. I don't know if that helps you, but I hope so. Take care and be well.
Life's a journey, not a destination ~ Aerosmith
A good friend is one who thinks you're a good egg even though you're half-cracked.


janetlee
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   Posted 10/22/2006 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
thanx, JKR
Is she still on it?
Does she have problems with anxiety too?
janet
Yesterday's dead
Tomorrow's unknown
Today is here
And soon will be gone.
Use it wisely
Before it's too late
Remember to love
And forget to hate.
janet


grouphug
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   Posted 10/22/2006 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
hi its been about a week for me. I hear ya Ive been feeling soo tired !! I also keep wakin up sweating nauseous and trouble breathing. But my doc seems to think paxil is great

Shebig
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   Posted 10/22/2006 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Janet

I'm impatient like you, I'm on Zoloft, but my sister took paxil and it took her about 3-4 weeks to notice a big difference, she also suffers severe anxiety. I hope yours kicks in sooner. I have been on Zolft for 6 weeks now, the side effects are gone, but the anxiety isn't. I wish you luck with the Paxil.

Hugs Judy smurf


shell67
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   Posted 10/22/2006 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
dont know just thought id throw in a hug ;) feel better janet!!
" Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now, in this instant of time. From this moment onward you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed."
Eileen Caddy


JKRsGirl
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   Posted 10/22/2006 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Janet,
She's not on it anymore, but she loved it when she was. She suffers from depression, a little A/P and a whole list of other things. Ihope you're doing better.
Life's a journey, not a destination ~ Aerosmith
A good friend is one who thinks you're a good egg even though you're half-cracked.


GFK
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   Posted 10/22/2006 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been on paxil for about 10 years. My gyn started me with zoloft and then something else that I cant remember, but they did not work. (The zoloft seemed to kick in fairly quickly, but then I had what I called a relapse - doc said if it was working there shouldnt be a relapse).

Paxil was - and still is - my godsend! It did take about four weeks to fully kick in. At the time I was fighting anxiety (GAD) and post-partum depression. I started at 30mg/day. about five years ago I asked my doc if I could try to start weaning off. I got down to 10mg/day just fine, but when I tried 5, I was battling the anxiety too often. So I have stayed at the 10 mg for the past couple years.

I seem to recall at the full dose (30 mg) that my anxiety was practically nonexistent (at least the panic attack part). At the 10 mg, once in a while I will need to get back into the breathing and relaxation, etc., but after a day or so it goes away. I've been going through my first extended "bad spell" in a couple years now (which is why I'm back on this site - the support is great!).

Anyway, I really hope that paxil does for you what it has and is doing for me. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you!!!!

Karen

janetlee
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   Posted 10/22/2006 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone for the replies. I am physically tired (and sweating like crazy, but I'm 42 and premenopausal most likely, and that time of the month is due any day now!), but I was talking more about being mentally/emotionally tired out. It is so very hard to walk around and pretend to everyone that you're doing okay. I think that my mom realizes that I'm not doing real great, but it's easier for her to deal with me and my problems if I pretend that I'm better than I am. I really believe that I can see her almost tensing up waiting for me to start bawling or whining...that keeps me from unburdening myself to her as much as I likely would otherwise. This morning, I probably would've cried on her shoulder, but I could tell that she wasn't up to it. I do understand. If I had to be around her with her having this problem, it would be hard on me too. It pains her to see her daughter in pain. I get it. Sometimes when I give in and cry on her, she is either consoling or she tries to console me in a " stiff upper lip" sorta way. Anyhow, the pretense wears me out day after day. It helps to be able to unburden on you guys and I truly thank you a lot! I will take any and all replies you may have! If 100 peeps wanna tell me about their paxil experience, I'm glad for it. The more reassurance the better! And I hope all of you just starting on it get relief soon too!
Luv,
janet
Yesterday's dead
Tomorrow's unknown
Today is here
And soon will be gone.
Use it wisely
Before it's too late
Remember to love
And forget to hate.
janet


Shebig
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   Posted 10/22/2006 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   

Janet I know what you mean by feeling drained by trying to act like nothing is wrong. I hate pretending I feel great when I'm not. But I think we do it just so our loved ones don't feel as lousy as we do, about our A/P. Big hugs to you.

Judy smurf


What dosen't kill me, will only make me stronger.


janetlee
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   Posted 10/22/2006 11:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hugs to you too Judy! :)
janet
Yesterday's dead
Tomorrow's unknown
Today is here
And soon will be gone.
Use it wisely
Before it's too late
Remember to love
And forget to hate.
janet


teachergirl
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   Posted 10/23/2006 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Janet
I am 29 years old and I have been on paxil for about 10 years now.  I was on 20mg and then in the last 5 months or so went up to 30mg and now I have been trying to wean off of it with the help of my doctor. Right now Im on 15mg and Cant seem to get lower at the moment. I went through some withdrawals and have been feeling pretty horrible. Anxiety as well as depression.  I do want to try and get off of this as my husband and I want to ahve a baby and the doc suggested me going off of it but really Im not ready.  It does take a long time to start working and then I hear that it takes a long time to get out of your system. It has worked well for me when I was on the 20mg but I have been feeling really anxiety, strange, etc etc since Ive lowered my dose. 
I would love to hear more from you
Please feel free to email me anytime
 
Stacie

jades75
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   Posted 10/24/2006 12:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Janet

I've been taking paxil since 2002.  I started taking 30mg. - then 40 mg. (plus Xanax 0.5 three pills daily).  I was suffering from severe clinical depression and anxiety/panic attacks.  I remember that the crying stopped on the fourth day...mainly, because I just wanted to sleep, did not care about food at all. But, after 6 or 8 weeks....I got my life back.  Paxil saved my life....and Xanax has helped with my Anxiety. 

Currently, I'm taking Paxil 25 cr. and Xanax 0.5mg.(half/pill a day).  Also, I always carry Xanax with me - just in case. If I know that a situation might cause me anxiety I take half of Xanax.....

I hope that Paxil works for you. 

 

 

 

 

Post Edited (jades75) : 10/24/2006 1:47:42 AM (GMT-6)


seechell
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   Posted 10/24/2006 1:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Janet-
I was on paxil for a while. I hated how it made me feel. But, my sister is on it and she swears by it. She can't function without it. It takes you body a good two or three weeks to reach therapeutic levels. I know how hard it is, believe me. But all I can say is be patient and see what happens. Maybe this will be a great thing gor you. If after about 3 full weeks you aren't seeing any difference, talk to your doctor and see if you can try something else. There are so many out there. I was on Lexapro for several years. My body built up a tolerance for it and I had to switch. I could tell it wasn't working anymore. It worked really well until about 3 months ago, maybe. Time gets all jumbled up. I'm now on Cymbalta and I love it. I've quit taking my orthostatic hypotension drug and feel ok, a little shaky, but ok. I have to let my body get rid of it. Next I'm going to try and get off my neurontin. I'm doing it gradually. My dosage is twice a day and I'm taking my night dosage every other night. When I get to where I feel stable, I'll cut out my dosage every other morning and have it so I'm taking one pill every day, just one on a morning and the next at night. Does that make sense? Then I'm going to try and come off my Inderal for my migraines. I'm trying to reduce the drugs I take and see if it helps with the bipolar and the mood swings. Not only that, it will save my pocket book. I guess what I'm saying is Cymbalta works on my depression and anxiety very well so far, except for the other night when I fell of the wagon, don't know what happened there. I'm usually pretty stable about most things. I think it was my sister who set me off. Anyway I'm willing to do this other stuff because I feel good about it, so far. My PCP said he's usually leary about new drugs like this one but has had 10 patients tell him that they love it. Absolutely love it. I'm #11. I guess that's a good endorsment. I hope you get over this panic state and will be ok. You let me know if you need anything. You can e-mail me if you need to. I always respond. I also have a my space account that I'll e-mail you if you e-mail me or give me your address. I'm here anytime. You have been a great friend and advisor and I'd love to return the favor. You're a wonderful lady. Don't give up.
 
Take Care,
               Chelle
    "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
  DX: ankylosing spondylitis, periferal neuropathy, chronic migraines/headaches, depression/panic attacks, probable Bi-Polar, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, orthostatic hypotension, sleep apnea
  RX: synthroid, estradiol, cymbalta, xanax, proamatine, inderal la, neurontin, torfanil pm, celebrex, sonata, aspirin, relpax, phenergan, esgic plus
  Surgeries: hysterectomy 1997, tonsillectomy 2001, deviated septum 2005, cataracts (both eyes) 2006
 
 


janetlee
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   Posted 10/24/2006 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Stacie, Jade, and Chelle,
thank you for the very very encouraging info!
Stacie,
I will be emailing you some time soon. Thanks!
Chelle,
You can get my email address by clicking on the "envelope" under my name, to the left of this message. :)
Thank you too!
janet
Yesterday's dead
Tomorrow's unknown
Today is here
And soon will be gone.
Use it wisely
Before it's too late
Remember to love
And forget to hate.
janet

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