Adding Effexor to Paxil - Social Anxiety Forum
X

Download the SAS Android App

Or switch to mobile version of the forums

X

Download the SAS iPhone App

Or switch to mobile version of the forums

Help/FAQLog InJoin SAS
Go Back   Social Anxiety Forum > Recovery > Medication

Reply
Old 11-18-2006, 02:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
Status: SAS Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 72



Default ---

---
anxiousdood252 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2006, 06:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
Status: SAS Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New York City
Age: 27
Posts: 1,907



Default

I'm not sure why one would combine the two, only because they're pretty similar drugs. That's not to say one wouldn't benefit from it; I really don't know medication that well. I've been on both Paxil and Cymbalta (Effexor's cousin), but not simultaneously. I find that Paxil works better, for me.

xoxo
Maggi
__________________
If I cannot forgive myself for all the blunders
That I have made over the years,
Then how can I proceed?
How can I ever dream perfection-dreams?
Move, I must, forward.
Fly, I must, upward.
Dive, I must, inward,
To be once more
What I truly am
And shall forever remain.
itsmemaggi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2006, 07:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
Status: SAS Member
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: in the woods
Gender: Male
Age: 33
Posts: 3,579



Default

What's your doctor's rationale for combining them?
__________________
Medication-related posts are for brainstorming purposes only. Talk to your doctor.

Rx- Dream Team of Parnate, Adderall, & Lamictal
Caedmon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2006, 07:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
Were's Avatar
 
Status: SAS Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Turkey
Age: 26
Posts: 463



Default

doesnt it make more sense inrease the dosage of the one that working?
__________________
see you in another life brother
Were is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2006, 03:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
Status: SAS Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 72



Default

---
anxiousdood252 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2006, 05:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
Were's Avatar
 
Status: SAS Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Turkey
Age: 26
Posts: 463



Default

"Effexor first starts to work on your serotonin. Then somewhere around 200 mg a day it starts to work on norepinephrine. Then around 300 mg a day it starts to work on your dopamine. Mileage will vary for each individual, and there's no guarantee on getting all that much dopamine action" . so if you want dopamin to help your depression you will need the maximum dose of 375 mg effexor , and you cant take paxil at that moment. but since wellbutring didnt help you im not sure if you should want Norepinephrine and dopamin.

my suggestion would be increasing the dose of paxil , its working for you and 30 mg is a low dose i mean isnt this the very obvious solution?
__________________
see you in another life brother
Were is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2006, 07:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
Status: SAS Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 72



Default

hrmmm
anxiousdood252 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2006, 08:18 AM   #8 (permalink)
 
Status: SAS Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: jerusalem
Posts: 77



Default

Effexor ssri combination is known in psychiatry,i read many posts about it but unfortunately couldnt find anyone describes how this combination is,does it help or not,how does the mixture of the two will be on feelings,anxiety,or depression,studies about this combination is rare and limited. it appears that it is safe if the doses is not high.
a ibrahim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2006, 03:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
Were's Avatar
 
Status: SAS Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Turkey
Age: 26
Posts: 463



Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dennisdavid1974
Quote:
Originally Posted by Were
my suggestion would be increasing the dose of paxil , its working for you and 30 mg is a low dose i mean isnt this the very obvious solution?
hrmmm, i thought 40 was the top dose for paxil? or 50?
taken from crazymeds " the initial dose of Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride) is 10mg for Panic Disorder and 20mg for all other disorders, taken in the morning in any event. The dose is increased 10 mg a week, as required, until it reaches a maximum of 20mg for General Anxiety, 40mg for PTSD, 50mg for Depression, and 60 mg for everything else"

look it also makes sense that its helping for your anxiety but not the depression , the dosage!
__________________
see you in another life brother
Were is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2006, 08:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
Status: SAS Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 72



Default

---
anxiousdood252 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 04:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
Keikei's Avatar
 
Status: SAS Member
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Georgia
Age: 26
Posts: 138



Default re: Adding Effexor to Paxil

Oh, god. Don't do that. I know it's different for various people, but the withdrawal on those two are the worst. And together... I'm not a doctor (no kidding right/) but they've both been soo hard to come off of for me, my eyes just bulged when I read the threat of both of them being combined. Good luck!!!
__________________
"We sit in corners and look like mutes who are longing for a funeral." -Virginia Woolf

"Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose." -Janis Joplin
Keikei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2006, 03:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
Status: SAS Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 72



Default Re: re: Adding Effexor to Paxil

hrrrmmm
anxiousdood252 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2006, 04:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
Status: SAS Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 2,884



Default Re: re: Adding Effexor to Paxil

Quote:
Originally Posted by dennisdavid1974
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keikei
Oh, god. Don't do that. I know it's different for various people, but the withdrawal on those two are the worst. And together... I'm not a doctor (no kidding right/) but they've both been soo hard to come off of for me, my eyes just bulged when I read the threat of both of them being combined. Good luck!!!
Too late! I stopped the effexor after day 4, didn't have any problems stopping it cuz I wasn't on it long enough, I guess. Still on Paxil 30mg and Klonopin 1mg. I may add Wellbutrin 150XL soon.
My guess is that since they are similar drugs, you didn't have withdrawal from Effexor because you were still taking the Paxil.
Jnmcda0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Effexor vs. Paxil christiem Medication 20 09-16-2014 12:40 PM
Mixing Effexor(SNRI) with Paxil(SSRI)? Biron21 Medication 10 08-29-2014 09:49 AM
Comparing Effexor with Paxil velouria Medication 6 04-16-2008 08:57 PM
Cymbalta/Effexor vs. Paxil effectiveness jakejohnson007 Medication 4 11-02-2006 10:08 AM
Talk to me 'bout Paxil and Prozac and Effexor. PBNC Medication 6 10-23-2006 11:31 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:19 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® ©2000-2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc. User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.