It has been about
three months since I crossed over from the escitalopram to the paxil. For a while I was feeling pretty good as far as the depression went. I never did resolve the gutt wrenching anxiety. Sometimes it is not as bad as others. But for the most part it is not tolerable anymore. The 25 mg's of paxil and 2 daily small doses of clonzopram are not cutting it. Tonight I can say I can't stand it!! Several years ago the paxil on 20 mg.s was all I needed. Not so anymore.
We have tried the progestrone and estrogen route again; but that was a failure with respect to the anxiety. The estrogen in a very small dose does help in some ways; but this anxiety gets in the way. Now it is November and the SADD is coming upon me. Today I spiraled into a hopeless state for most of the day and then came out of it.
I wonder..was it the progestrone I began last week to try and help the anxiety-did that in turn put me in an estrogen deficiency; bringing on the depressive state? Or was it the tiny 0.0650 clonazopram reduction I started on 10-25? That would make today day 8. (in case you are wondering why I would be reducing it is becasue that dose does not help during the day like it does at night. That brings on the question of too fast of a metabolism for the paxil as the late afternoon is when I get the horrible knot in my throat and stomache-thus the hormones.)
Or ..am I just not on enough of the paxil? Being I was on 10-15mgs. of the escitalopram I was put on the 20 mg of paxil as an equivalent to the 10; which didn't really help much. But 25 is not the equivalant of the 15 mgs. of escitalopram ; so maybe I need to try to go up to the 30mg. If that helps but I still can't kick the late afternoon anxiety or maybe panic happening what then?????? Try the time release paxil? Ask to augment it with the sertraline again-that took the anxiety and panic away but did nothing for the depression.
If the drops in my mood continue even with the increase maybe I DO need a mood stabalizer.
I do feel really bloated-not really gaining more weight though.
Thoughts and ideas of what could be going on are appreciated. Thanks to all in advance!
Sorry for the typos guys.
Post Edited (3Shadows) : 11/2/2015 8:12:17 PM (GMT-7)