Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: San Bernardino CA/F/36
Now are we talking about Paxil or Paxil CR, because I found there is a big difference between the two. I did well on Paxil CR, but when it was recalled last year my Dr had to switch me to the non-controlled release tablets. I spiralled downward fast. She referred me to a psychiatrist who switched me to Effexor (I was up to 300mg) and now she's switching me back to the Paxil CR. She thought the Effexor would be better because it might give me more energy during the day. Effexor triggered migraines and appetite loss (I've lost 15 lbs since February & I didn't really want to). And it had no effect on my energy; I can still sleep 15 hours a day after I take it. My psyc also thinks it may have increased my anxiety because my dermatillomania got worse after I started it.
Lupus is right, though, what works well for some might work differently for others. I guess it takes some time to work out the right combo specific to each person's brain chemistry.
Dx: GAD, OCD, migraine, depression
Rx: Paxil CR, Elavil, Xanax
"There's a monster outside my room, can I have a glass of water?" -- Bo in "Signs"
"Everybody in this family needs to just calm down and eat some fruit or something." -- Graham (Mel Gibson) in "Signs"