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

Anxiety Disorder - How to switch Paxil to Zoloft

Posted by BobS. on December 16, 2001, at 17:57:02

I am currently at 5 mgs Paxil per day after my last failure to discontinue the Paxil. I had at least four other Paxil discontinuation failures, suffering "all" the classic discontinuation symptoms, both physical and mental. Since I am chained to an SSRI (going on 6 years) I want to try Zoloft instead on the assumption that weight gain and sexual dysfunction might be somewhat less problematic on Zoloft. I also take 1.5 mgs Xanax per day, which I hoped would allow me to get off Paxil. My doctor is very good except at empathy for the agony/anxiety of SSRIs. I can take Xanax indefinitely, if needed, however I am concerned about memory if I push it to 2 mgs or above. Hence the need to keep some SSRI in the mix, just not totally numbing Paxil.

In addition to advice on switching can someone give me a rough equivalent of Zoloft mgs to 10 mgs of Paxil?

BTW, my problems are purely anxiety, no depression of any consequence.




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:BobS. thread:87133