Paxil was the first anti-d I tried too. It didn't agree w/me . . . made me very tense and it didn't provide the improvement the doc and I had hoped for. I went on to take a some others over the years and landed on Lexapro which worked quicker than some and had the least side affects for me. I've been off anti-d's for about
a year. If I were going to go back on (and I wouldn't hesitate if I needed one) I think I would try one of the newer ones that also helps with pain. I think Cymbalta is one of those. But my new rheumy said the same thing, that there are a couple newer ones that help with pain issues as well.
Emmie suggested tapering off if you need to switch. That is excellent advice and I would taper on as well. Some of the anti-d's can start you off with a good headache or other side affects and if you taper onto it, that will be less likely and less severe.
I wouldn't hesitate a bit to go back onto an anti-d . . . it was a huge help for me.
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