Doc is recommending paxil. I hate anti-depressants. They screw with my head.
I'm a little confused why the doctor would want to prescribe Paxil when one of the common side effects is increased sweating. Not everyone experiences every side effect but I can say from experience that increased sweating is a common side effect from many antidepressants.
I just reviewed the Mayo Clinic website for hotflashes and antidepressants are listed as one of the possible treatments for hot flashes, so I stand corrected. Check out this site at:
On the left hand side of the page is the directory in blue, click on where it lists treatments and go to that page. It gives a thorough discussion of each of the treatment options. On the last page of the article it discusses alternative treatments such as soy and red clover. You might want to try an alternative treatment before resorting to an antidepressant. Depending on how bad your hot flashes are, these might just work.
- Paxil Information for Consumers
- Paxil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Paxil (detailed)
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