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Re: 17 yr old, taking adderall and paxil help

Posted by paula on November 24, 1999, at 7:02:19

In reply to 17 yr old, taking adderall and paxil help, posted by Cathy on November 16, 1999, at 12:28:50

>This is just my personal opinion from observation, but it sounds like the paxil should be changed. Everyone is different, but my son was on paxil for a very short time for OCD. The only change i saw in him was hostility and a little paranoia. He changed to another SSRI and he is doing fine. Good Luck.
You Wrote:My son has been taking adderall since 1994(we tried dexidrene in 96 but he was aggressive on it)
> , and it has helped him with his ADD. But now he has been experiencing
> depression for over a year. He has been on Paxil since Feb of 1999 and it helped
> with his outbursts of anger (he also had some counseling which helped some).
> But now with a high IQ he is failing everything in school and still has
> some problems with depression. His anxiety level seems high, but has been getting somewhat
> better, but is still there.
> taking now:
> Adderall 2 x 20mg in morning (we have just started,last 2 weeks, downing the dose to 15mg on weekends but results haven't been good)
> Paxil 1 x 20mg in evening
> also taking for asthma Pulmicort(budesonide inhalation powder) Turbuhaler 200mcg
> It's a vital time in his life to develop his self concept. I am concerned
> and would welcome advice.




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