... Trazadone which I had several side affects from. He then changed it to Paroxethine and I find that this drug has the same side affects that I had from the Trazadone. I am now scared to take this drug. Should I wait and consult with my physician again? Neither of these drugs are recommended for the treatment of Occipital Neuralgia.
Your neurologist prescribed these medications? They are both psych meds.
I would contact your local pharmacy (wherever you have had your RX filled) and ask to speak with a pharmacist. Sometimes drugs have uses that are not listed, and the pharmacist would be able to tell you if either of these medications have been used successfully or at all in the treatment of occipital neuralgia.
You may also want to speak with your doctor about why these medications have been prescribed... sometimes insurance companies require a first line of treatment that is much less expensive than what is proven to work. Maybe your doctor is familiar with your insurance?
Either way, you should know exactly why these have been prescribed and what the next step is if these do not work for what your doctor is treating. Good luck :)
I have occipital neuralgia and depression/anxiety.
I'm taking Gabapentin, Zanaflex, Wellbutrin XL, and Paxil, with Klonopin as needed. I have occipital neuralgia, muscle spascity in my neck, and lingering depression and anxiety. But I'm finally seeing the light. It's taken about 6 months.
If you are concerned about the any changes you feel, please speak with you doctor ASAP.
I've Trazadone in the past and I had a terrible reaction.
My doctor and I have an open line of communication, I find that's important.
I hope this helps.
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