I was on Paxil for 9 years. I've been off it a few times and this most recent time I have been off it since March. My anxiety is back to where I don't enjoy the things I used to on Paxil. I had horrible heart palpitations on Paxil and plan on getting pregnant next fall so I will have to go off something by then. Any suggestions on meds besides paxil that work? One that doesn't make you gain weight or want to take naps all the time?
Hello kitttykat99. I might suggest either, zoloft, lexapro, or prozac. They all carry thier fair share of side effects, but are common, normal. Insomnia is one that people tend to complain about regarding zoloft for example. Fatigue was a factor in when I was on lexapro and zoloft. Yet, other people have no problem in that respect, meaning fatique. You might try a combination of medications, that also helps. Well wishing a good weekend, and best wishes.
Did you experience withdrawal coming off? I was on it for 17 years and am now 8 weeks OFF of it. It has been hell since my last dose. Some say it's out of your blood stream after a month or so, but I'll tell you, this has been the worst thing I've ever experienced. See paxilprogress.org for lots of support and information. ALL SSRI's risk withdrawal and reports I've read say 50-80% of ppl suffer some pretty rough withdrawal. Zoloft, Prozac are in the same category. I would NEVER take another SSRI.
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