Im on amitriptyline 10mg and dr prescribed me paroxetine 20mg to take for anxiety and I took it for 2 days these 2 days I didnt want to move out of bed it cured my anxiety but only because I felt so tired I have a 2 year old daughter and so I cannot be knocked out like that on the day therefore I am not taking them I couldnt presevere through it as I literally had no energy at all which is not like me im used to being tired but this was exhaustion not tiredness. So ive done some research and it seems I cannot take a lot with amitriptyline as theres a risk of serotonin syndrome and as I suffer from health anxiety a lot worse than normal anxiety obviously im worried about this and feel theres no help for me and im going to feel like this forever . I want to be the old me ... im not depressed bit im constantly worrying and its ridiculous its going to ruin my life and I dont want to let it. Please help me
Yes there is a warning of serotonin syndrome with the antidepressents and some other meds. You are on such a small dose of amitriptyline I don't see it doing much of anything. I'm on amitriptyline and effexor, at much higher doses and have never had a problem. Its a warning, not a statement of fact, be aware it can happen and google serotonin syndrome so you know the symptoms, and you've prepared. When did you take the paroxetine? Have you ever tried buspar for anxiety, its to prevent it?
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