Re: beware of paxil, paroxetine
Originally Posted by winnipegjets
Originally Posted by scotthallkevinnash
I was on Paxil, Lexapro, and Zoloft. None of these SSRI's worked for me.
That's the problem with the SSRI's you take one of them, you've pretty much taken them all.
Thats not correct. Different SSRIs target different 5-HT receptors, which all have different actions.
I've tried paroxetine a few times - it calmed me but gave me hypersomnia (more than I already have!). Didn't help my SA or motivation at all. Every person I've 'known' that took paroxetine for SA found it did the same thing. Of all the SSRIs I think citalopram seems best - I witnessed someone get cured from his symptoms with a 'Nardil-like' effect.
Seems that for a med to be 'really' good for SA it needs to motivate & be anxiolytic. Bring in the med combos! My current combo is Marplan + Klonopin (isocarboxazid + clonazepam). I've only just started the Marplan. Did very well on Nardil, untill it pooped-out - augmentation didn't help in the long run. Still, Nardil is the best drug (solo) I've used for SA/APD so far.
Meds: Phenelzine 120mg, Clonazepam 4mg, Amitriptyline 100mg, Bupropion 300mg, Bethanechol (to offset Phenelzine side effects), Acamprosate (for alcohol cravings), Ropinirole 1mg (D2 agonist)
Alt: Melatonin 1mg, Oxiracetam 1g, Citicoline 1g, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine 1.5g, ALCAR 3g, ALA 250mg, Vit C 5 g, Magnesium 3g, Niacin 3g, GLA 250mg, DHA 360mg, EPA 540mg, Vit D 10,000, VeintainŽ PLUS all good doses of Vits, Mins & Aminos/BCAAs