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Re: Buspar - is this normal? ZeeZee

Posted by Jackster on January 16, 2003, at 2:39:54

In reply to Re: Buspar - is this normal? Jackster, posted by ZeeZee on January 14, 2003, at 13:35:14

Hi Zee Zee

Sounds like your experience with Effexor was similar to mine with Prozac! The are both quite activating SSRI's from what I have read - prob didn't help that I was coming off Paxil as well. I ended up going back onto the Paxil just to stablilise myself - and it really did put me off trying different drugs. It's taken me 2 years to think about trying something else again. (The Paxil's only working at about 50%).

If you ever did try an SSRI again - make sure it's one of the sedating ones - not the activating ones like Prozac or Effexor. You could prob find something on the web that would list them in order of how activating they are. In the mean time - good luck with getting the moclomibe!


(PS I put on about 12 pounds with Paxil - but have since managed to lose it - but I wonder if that's because it's not working anymore! I did weight watchers though).

> Hi Jackie,
> I think my pdoc wants me to try a SSRI with a benzo like you said, buy I'm scared to death! I tried Effexor over the summer and was awakened in sheer terror. This was on one low dose, I never took another one again, but that experience put me in a downward spiral that took months to undo!
> I don't know what they could give me to quell the increased panic intially because right now I only trust xanax. I'd have to be in a near stupor for weeks to make it through. In addition, I've become a bit of a pharmacophobe, so I get highly anxious just putting a new med in my mouth - I'm a real pain in the a**!
> I'm also fearful of the 20-30lb weight gain that I hear Paxil is so famous for. I'd almost rather gain that by going back on Nardil - at least I know that Nardil worked with no increase in my anxiety symptoms.
> You're right about his hard wired thing, which is why it is so frustrating to talk with anyone who hasn't experienced this. Even the books on panic I love to read give me a guilt trip because I can't seem to fully "get it".
> If there was a way to surgically remove this disorder I believe I'd sign up right away!
> Thanks for your help.
> Regards,
> ZeeZee




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