Can be the SSRI curing effect permanent, forever?

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Licho
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   Posted 6/10/2007 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
 
I'm new on this anxiety forum. I've the social anxiety eyes , and the ulcerative colitis as well (if I were too bored... sad ).
 
I wonder if SSRI treatment effect, with e. g. paroxetine, can be permanent. I mean no come-backs of the anxiety symptoms in the future after the treatment.
 
And how long does the typical treatment with it last? My dr told me about even 1 year! confused   confused confused
It's quite long time, I think so at least...
 
Cheers! :-)
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harry4
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   Posted 6/10/2007 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   

assuming your med works for you ( sometimes it doesnt) and keeps on working then yes, the cure can be permanent

I would think of taking it for 2 years, then stopping to see what happens, sometimes the old problems return, sometimes not, if they do return then the old med usually but not always works again, this is referred to taking it the second time around, by some docs

In my case I took cipramil, a med of the same type for about 2 years, quit as an experiment and the old anxiety problems didnt return

some are so happy to find an antidepressant that helps them that they want to stay on it the rest of their lives

I wouldnt be chosing paroxetine, look up its problems on the net


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   Posted 6/10/2007 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   

Licho,

I agree with Harry re the drugs.  Sometime the anxiety/depression can be situational and once the situation is resolved you could be weaned off the med and be fine. 

ALso you can do well on the med and have a minor attack without the need to think the med is not working.

I hope you get your med situation working for you soon.

Keep posting.


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Aussieangel
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   Posted 6/10/2007 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Zoloft was like a wonder drug for me and I got 12 good years from it. I sometimes had to adjust the med dosage and sometimes I could be off it for over a year. Unfortuently my body became use to it and now it no longer works.

I've just spent over a year trying to find the right med again and pray that I've finally got the right combination at last.

Licho
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   Posted 6/12/2007 1:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I see...
 
OK, I need to think a bit.
 
Thanks
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 6/13/2007 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I dont take any ssri's but I am on so many medications and that is the number one reason for not taking them
I do however take fast acting benzo's to help with my a/p

Sorry not much help here

Many SSRI's have a 'poop out" period after being on them for long priods of time from what I have read thru here

Wishing you all the best

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Licho
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   Posted 6/16/2007 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   

Never mind. I'm on pretty many meds as well (and I think about some e. g. herb cures for my liver - preventically), but I despite all consider some anti-anxiety treatment, as anxiety can maybe harm on my bowel (UC).

Oh, "poop out"? I thought it relates only to their antidepressive effect. Is it related to the anti-anxiety effect as well? Don't scare me, please... ;]

Cordial cheers! :-) :-) :-)


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stkitt
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   Posted 6/16/2007 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi,

Hope you have worked your issues out in your mind. We are all different and use combinations of different meds depending on our needs.

Did not mean to scare you, just sharing and hope you and your physician work together in deciding what combination works best for you. yeah

Keep posting.


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Licho
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   Posted 6/17/2007 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
OK, thanks :-)

Diabetty
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   Posted 7/23/2013 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I am new to this forum but thought I would add my experiences here to this topic.  I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome many years ago and had an awful time with it.  I tried everything.  I gave up dairy, meat, added fat, etcetera, exercise.  Nothing worked.  Several years later I was diagnosed with depression/anxiety and given Celexa.  This helped the bowel problem immensely.  Seratonin is shed from the bowel, so problems with the bowel and low serotonin levels can be connected.  I have not had a problem with my bowel for 15 years now.  You may want to try the SSRI you have been given for the anxiety just to see if it will help the bowel problem as well.  I know that always having to have a bathroom within a certain time frame was very stressful for me, especially using public transit, and probably contributed to my anxiety problem, as well.

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   Posted 7/23/2013 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Diabetty, and welcome!

Glad to see you join us, and thanks for contributing about your experience. This could help others in the future...

However, since this is a fairly old thread, why not start a new one to introduce yourself? (if you feel comfortable doing so.)

We can all welcome you in this way, and get to know you better.

Post anytime.;)

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