Posted by gena88 on February 17, 2003, at 18:21:26
In reply to Just starting Paxil Cr, posted by jodie on February 17, 2003, at 15:41:53
Hi Jodie, Check out my post from earlier today. I've taken Paxil CR for anxiety, which has helped me a great deal in that respect. Paxil generally seems to be a bit more sedating than other SSRI's. If you have a lot of anxiety & insomnia, it may well be worth it - but watch the dosage, because it made me want to sleep all the time! And it made me put on several unwanted pounds. Of the many antidepressants out there, Paxil may be the biggest culprit for weight gain. When I told my shrink I was quitting Paxil because of my weight gain, I asked about other possibilities and he actually suggested Lexapro. However, I still don't know if Lexapro has been associated with weight gain. Just curious, did you find yourself gaining weight at all on Lexapro? If you need something that will boost your energy level, I would suggest Prozac over Paxil, but that's just me. I hope whichever medication you choose, it helps your depression. Keep us posted!