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SSRI/SNRI sedation?

Posted by renski on September 6, 2014, at 12:14:49

Hi all,

I've been taking Paxil CR 25mg for about 3 weeks, I was on 12.5mg prior to that for a month. I started at 5mg and went up slowly over a 3 month period.

Once I hit 25mg, I started to notice a real sedation at about the 2 week mark. I was taking it before bed and woke up feeling like I wanted to sleep all day. I'm also taking Wellbutrin 100mg during the day, but that just seemed to make me feel worse with the sedation from Paxil. My psych tells me I need to wait it out and the sedation will go away, I don't believe this because I've been through this exact experience on Lexapro and Pristiq, where after waiting a couple of weeks of the sedation it did not get any better. I didn't have the sedation in the beginning of the medication either. It generally makes me feel really ordinary and I'd rather not be taking any medication if this is it.

I'm now down to 5mg of Paxil, to see whether I can tolerate that. I have tolerated 2.5mg of Lexapro in the past, but even 5mg caused me a little sedation. The lower doses do make some effect, at least when I tried to stop Lexapro 2.5mg it was very hard and I went through a week long withdrawal.

I'm at a loss what to do with these medications, the psych I'm seeing is not helping me, especially when I've told them that I can't handle the sedation and it's making me feel worse. I'm suffering from anxiety & depression, the SSRI makes my anxiety worse at even half the 'normal' dose.





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