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Re: To: Matt!!

Posted by Matt on March 31, 1999, at 1:36:23

In reply to To: Matt!!, posted by paul on March 30, 1999, at 21:00:29


Good to hear you're doing at least somewhat better. Hopefully things will continue to get better. I'd not bail on the Zoloft too soon--the sense of "well-being" didn't come for me with Prozac for over three months. But it was worth the wait. Buspirone is a possible augmenting agent--it not only tends to increase antidepressant response with SSRIs, but as an anxiolytic it may be just the ticket for you.

As to the Paxil, Paxil is one of those drugs that can be not fun at all to stop. It's not generally as bad as Effexor, but anecdotally it's tougher to stop than the SSRIs. (Though I don't know about Celexa. I haven't heard enough reports from people about stopping it, though I found it to be very "Paxil-like" in its profile. I didn't have any problems stopping it, but I tapered it, and I was on Remeron at the same time.)

Btw, it sounds like you're ruled out Remeron? It really is terrific on anxiety, though there certainly is weight gain (though this exists with the SSRIs in the long run, too).

How am I? Well, things have been better. :) I'm going to come off the Klonopin in a couple weeks and then I'll be on Luvox 150mg and clonidine (used both to come off the klonopin and as an anxiolytic). We'll see what happens; I've done soo much med-bouncing this year it's tough to know what the future holds. Hopefully someday it'll be normalcy again. :)





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