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Re: Thank you so much! ZeeZee

Posted by Jackster on January 19, 2003, at 2:32:10

In reply to Thank you so much! Jackster, posted by ZeeZee on January 18, 2003, at 16:19:19

Hi Zee Zee

I've had lots of support and encouragement on this board and it's nice to give it back to someone else - especially someone in a situation I know so well!

After 3 years on the Paxil I felt so good I thought I didn't need it anymore. I'd had the weight gain and sexual side effects, so I thought I'd taper off slowly to see how I would do. I got down to about 10mg and the panic attacks started coming back. No problem I thought, I'll just go back up to 40mg. Unfortunately I never got the same effectiveness back - even after upping to 60mg. I found out from my PDoc that it can happen if you stop and start an AD. This doesn't necessarily happen to everyone though - I've heard of other people stopping and starting with no problems. I've tried a myriad of other meds with it - and unfortunately we have only a very limited range of SSRIs to try in NZ. (Paxil, Prozac and Serzone).

I'm seeing my PDoc next week so I might talk to him about trying a tricyclic. Keep your fingers and toes crossed for me too!

Feel free to keep posting questions to me - I wish I'd had someone to compare notes with when I started the Paxil. It really helps when someone can say - yes I had that side effect too and it went away etc.

You can do it!

> Jackie,
> Your encouragement and support is very much appreciated! Thank you for sharing the details, it makes me feel more inclined to hang in there.
> May I ask why you are no longer on the Paxil? Did it poop out on you? Is there a remedy for that? It's a shame if it helped you so much in the past.
> I'll keep you posted on how I do. I'm sure I'll be consulting this site more than usual.
> Thanks again,
> ZeeZee (fingers and toes crossed)




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