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Re: Paxil vs. Serzone

Posted by Erik on August 26, 1998, at 18:37:33

In reply to Re: Paxil vs. Serzone, posted by Matt on July 30, 1998, at 17:53:46

> > I am a 29 y.o. woman taking 10-20 mg Paxil on alternating
> > days. This is my third round of experience with this med,
> > and for the first time I am experiencing sleep disturbance,
> > sexual dysfunction, along with neck and jaw tension. My
> > depression has been alleviated, but find myself frustrated
> > daily by the side effects. I would like to ask my Dr. for
> > a switch to Serzone...

> > What is the smallest effective/recommended dosage? I am a
> > firm believer in taking as little of a drug as possible.

> The smallest "therapeutic" dosage is 200mg/day (usually bid), though YMMV.

> > Also, how successful is Serzone at reducing sexual dysfunction
> > and restoring disturbed sleep?

> It is very good in both of these regards. It causes far fewer sexual side effects than does Paxil, and it causes most people to sleep very soundly and fall asleep quickly.

> Best,

> Matt

I have tried Prozac,Zoloft,Paxil,Wellbutrin,Norpramin and now just started Serzone.
The worst of the bunch by far for me was the Paxil, it caused me to constantly grind my teeth
and I had severe sexual dysfunction. As soon as I quit the paxil, I experienced the worst
dizzy spells. My doctor started me on a low dose of Serzone (100mg/day) and I am looking forward
to evaluating the effectiveness of this drug. My problems arent with depression so much as acute
anxiety attacks that has hospitalized me in the past. I would be interested in seeing any more
feedback regarding this drug (Serzone).




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