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janetlee
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   Posted 1/29/2007 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been on the 75mg of Paxil Cr for a week now (50mg for 6 weeks before that) and I'm still severely depressed and dealing with anxiety. I go back to pdoc on 2/20...how long do I give this stuff this time before I should call pdoc and say let's try something different?!?!??? This is soooooo hard and I feel pure sick over it.
janet
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btflnvy
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   Posted 1/29/2007 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Give the new dose another week to two weeks before changing. It takes awhile to sink in even when your just upping doses. Paxil generally works well for anxiety and depression. I'm sorry that you are having a hard time with this, it will get better.

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janetlee
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   Posted 1/29/2007 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks btflnvy.
I've come to a decision tonite. I'll be da**** if I'm going to keep on suffering in silence when I have xanax on hand! I have been fighting this anxiety for months w/o using hardly any xanax, all because the pdoc is afraid I'll get addicted to it! Well if I do, so be it! I've been trying CBT and alternative stuff. I'm not saying that it's not been of help cuz it has, but it's not enough!!!!!! I will try to keep it to a minimum, of course, but I took the stuff for 12 years and I'm still here! If I don't find relief soon, I may not last another year! So there. I've said it and I mean it. If he don't like it, then I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
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


Geebs
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   Posted 1/30/2007 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Janet,

There is no need to suffer without relief. Using Xanax for awhile until the Paxil kicks in is a common practice and could help you calm down.

Give the Paxil more time to work, but in the meantime use the Xanax if you need it.

Hang in there!

Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/31/2007 3:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Sweetie sorry just saw this been outta of it myself so much going on
YES
Take the meds ( xanax)if ya need to .............................. do not suffer you have no reason to ya know
Keep us posted
Luvs ya
Lyn
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janetlee
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   Posted 1/31/2007 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks all,
I went to regular doctor today and he said he felt there was no reason to get my hormones checked since my cycle is still fairly regular...I knew that I was just grasping at straws anyhow. He did say for me to decrease my Atenolol as it can make depression worse. I was wanting the Atenolol to help ward off PAs. I'm da**ed if I do and da**ed if I don't it seems.
My depression is still quite bad and it's now 10 days on increased dosage. I'll try to hang in till Monday and see what happens. I'll also try to eventually decrease and possibly quit the Atenolol (doc's suggestion).
I'm soooooooooooooooooo tired and worn out from all this anxiety and depression. Mom is affected and it makes it even harder on me...
Lyn,
You are always here for us all and it is MOST appreciated, especially since you have so many things going on yourself. Never think that I'm not aware or don't care about what YOU are dealing with-I DO! I admit that this tends to make me want to turn inward and such, so forgive me.
Love,
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


Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/1/2007 3:41 AM (GMT -7)   
You just keep fighting sweetie I am at your side I am getting thru this all slowly but still and its all because of peeps like you and all the others
I get back much more than I can give
Love ya hun
Lyn
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/2/2007 3:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hoping we both get it together I seem to have lost myself in amongst all that has gone on lately and I am needing to find me post haste ya know
be well hun'
Luvs ya
Lyn
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MsKittie
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   Posted 2/2/2007 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Janetlee
 
They increased my meds 10 days ago for anxiety and depression and it has been a rough road to travel. I did feel great for about 2 days now I feel like crap again but I have been thru this before and I know it can take up to 4 weeks to feel the total differance. Please hang in there your not alone in this were all here for you.
 
Lyn you are always so busy takeing care of all of us here and we appreciate all you do and so does your family. But you need to take care of you and get some rest. You can NOT do it all all of the time. Luv's ya hun!!!!!!
(((HUGS)))
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Being happy doesnt mean everything's perfect.It means you've decided to see beyound the imperfrctions!God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but HE did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears & light for the way                                        

 

 


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   Posted 2/2/2007 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
You will be in my prayers. God bless you.
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janetlee
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   Posted 2/2/2007 11:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. The atenolol decrease seems to be going okay so far. Still fighting the anxiety. You're all GREAT!
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


MsKittie
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   Posted 2/3/2007 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Janet I'm so happy to hear that. I love good news thank you. yeah
((((((BIG BIG HUGS)))))) tongue
(((HUGS)))
   MsKittie
 
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I have an illness, My illness don't have me.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*                                      
 
Being happy doesnt mean everything's perfect.It means you've decided to see beyound the imperfrctions!God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but HE did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears & light for the way                                        

 

 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/4/2007 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Sweetie
Great news I hope things get better for you PLEASE post some positive things there are some hun I know this I feel like I am being a bully but you all have to see from my eyes how far you have come what you have done step by step how much crap I have seen you dealt and still you are fightng YA know
I found myself in an abyss of Hades I will never go back into and in order to get out I went thru one by one things I had to deal with for me to fix me and I DID IT............
I know I have chronic illnesses I cannot keep denying them nor the tx for them so I now have a plan of action in hand and I will be the better for it

YOU did this as well
I honestly believe still to this day when they mucked about with your meds thats when all of this began .......dont you or am I outta the ball park on this one.It is like it was yesterday although I know its been mths and they changed them and you went down from there BUT YOU are still FIGHTING and that my darling gives all these new ppl coming here and older ones HOPE and PLANS for their recovery and steps to take
YOU inspire ppl with your strenght hun and sheer powe of will to carry on daily
I am so proud to be your friend
Keep getting better sweetie
It does happen ........
Luvs ya
Lyn
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Aussieangel
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   Posted 2/4/2007 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Janet, I started on Prozac about 3 weeks ago 20mg and had it increased to 40mg a week ago as it's a slower acting drug I'm also still waiting for the relief.

I don't use Xanax as it makes me worse but I've also come to the conclusion with valium. If I need it take it, why continue to suffer. Only problem is I have to take it real early as once I'm worked up it doesn't work.
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