Posted by 4WD on June 18, 2005, at 16:19:42
In reply to Re: Anyone TIRED on Wellbutrin XL? » 4WD, posted by TamaraJ on June 18, 2005, at 16:00:58
> Have you tried Paxil? Paxil was the first AD I was prescribed, at a time when I was experiencing my first ever depression. It was an agitated depression, which meant LOTS of anxiety. Within 3 weeks of starting Paxil my anxiety had subsided significantly, and the depression had started to lift. It was a great med for me for about 7 years, and I regret having stopped taking the low maintenance dose I was on because, when I experienced a second depressive episode, the Paxil didn't work again. Some people say it is very sedating, but I never had a problem with sedation, and I took it early in the morning. You could also look at taking Paxil and nortriptyline together. It might be a good combo. The nort seems to be quite effective for anxiety and panic attacks, not mention being sedating so it could help in the sleep area.
> Hope you find a combo that works for you with as few side effects as possible. Good luck, and take care.
Thanks for the suggestion but I think I must have pretty much an opposite chemistry from yours. When I tried switching from Effexor to Paxil last summer, I started getting panicky within a week or two. And nortriptyline made me more anxious also.
OTOH, the Paxil panickyness might just have been from going off Effexor too rapidly. It might be worth trying again once the anxiety I'm having right now gets better. I'm still only off Effexor for about three months and I'm hoping that's part of the source of the anxiety.
Then on the Other other hand, I have paradoxical reactions to a lot of meds. Who knows?