Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Panic attacks depression - Searching for drug

Posted by Virgil on October 2, 2000, at 15:29:40

In reply to Panic attacks depression - Searching for drug, posted by Miguy on September 27, 2000, at 15:13:04

> Hello all,
> I was diagnosed my an internist as having panic disorder with depression. Here's what he's tried on me:
> Tofranil - Helped a little - S.E.: made me sweat a *lot* and had headaches
> Celexa - Helped ok. S.E.: Anxiety, jaw soreness & headache.
> Paxil - Helped ok. S.E.: Anxiety, jaw soreness & headache.
> Zoloft - Helped ok. S.E.: Anxiety, jaw soreness, headache and bad insomnia.
> Serzone - Helped ok. S.E.: Lethargy, extreme drowsiness, felt hung-over tired and hard to get out of bed in a.m.
> Effexor XR - Helps a little. S.E.: Disoriented, sleepy, jaw soreness, moderate insomnia.
> What do I do? I've got enough left over samples to start a drug store! I've tried each of these meds for 1-4 weeks each before switching due to side effects. I was *way* below normal dose on each. (For example, I'm currently on Effexor w/ side effects at only 75 mg.)
> I'm reading about serotonin syndrome and starting to get concerned. Only other drugs I'm on are: multi-vitamin, B6, claritin & naprosyn - all prescribed by the same doc.
> I've had moderate help from the drugs; just barely enough to weather the side-effects. Anyone out there have any tips or first-hand experience?
> Thanks,
> Scott


1-4 weeks isn't enough I think for SSRIs to begin to work. It took about 6 weeks for the Celexa to kick in for me. One month is nothing. I think you have really shortchanged yourself in a big way by going off them so early. I would give SSRIs another try for the standard 4-6 weeks before switching. Just my 2 cents.




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:Virgil thread:45370