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If I had somewhat bad luck with Paxil CR, do you think I will have bad luck with Lexapro?

I was taking 12.5 mg of Paxil CR about a year ago, and the first two weeks were hell, but that finally went away, and I felt like the paxil wasn't doing anything so I stopped with pretty much NO side effects.

My DR wants me to try another anxiety med, because he feels this may really help me, and even though I told him I had somewhat bad luck with Paxil, he said that doesn't mean you will have bad luck with all SSRI's. Anyway, so he gave me 10MG of Lexapro, and told me to take half of a pill for one week, and then up it to a full pill.

So, it's do or die time! I have to work tomorrow, and I really want to try something. Should I expect the same hell as I had with Paxil, or could this med prove to be entirely helpful?

Thanks for any advice.

Oh, one more thing, he also perscribed me Xanax (.25 mg) that I can use until the Lexapro kicks in. I haven't taken any of that yet either.
 

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i tried effexor for a day with bad sde effects and switched to zoloft. i had hell for the first couple of weeks with zoloft but now feel like it is helping. i used a benzo during the first few weeks as i couldnt have done it without. not sure this is much help to you but i'm relieved to hear you had no side effects coming off paxil after having a hard time starting it. bodes well for myself and zoloft.
 
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speaking of fuckin Paxil i upped my dose today to 20 mg, and i feel like complete shit. I want to go the gym & work out but i dunno if i have the fuckin energy. I feel tired as hell & im in a fog somethin vicious. FUCK these meds, im about to get off this shit.

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I have had 3 different ssris, the ist 2 gave me bad reactions but i am now on sertailine and have been fine on that. a bad few days to begin with but i think you get that from most meds.

good luck, i hope this one works for you :)
 
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hello

i take lexapro and it helped me tremendously when I first started taking it. I'm having a relapse of dp right now, and my doc has upped the dose to 20 mg from 10. It has helped, but I don't think meds are a cure for this. I also take Ativan to help with the anxiety, but I hope to be off that soon. Lexapro was easier for me to tolerate than Paxil. Supposedly the side effects are much less. I'd say give it a try.. starting at 5 mg. really shouldn't bother you cause it's such a low dose. Good luck!
 

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I said:
Crumbles wrote
and the first two weeks were hell
What exactly does hell mean in this respect?
It amplified my panic... or I guess anxiety. I would wake up in the middle of the night, and look at my wife and have to literally tell myself who she was. But again, I think that was just a panic attack kicking in. I had weird thoughts, not necassarily invasive, I would just think REALLY weird things that I never had before. For example. I remember standing in this fabric store with my wife, and this guy was talking to us about what we needed.... and while he was talking and talking this thought came in to my head "I should just stab this guy." Then immediatly I was like "What the hell? did I just think that?" Then of course this sparked a conversation with myself in my head... Anyway, it was like that for a while, it was really lame, and it sucked pretty bad, but it did go away after a few weeks. I remember calling my Doc and being like "This is making me worse!" and he tried to tell me "It may not be the meds, this may be your condition getting worse..." Yea right, it was the med. Hmm... 24 years of being alive, never had a thought like that in my life... start taking meds, think strange. I'd say that's a pretty good corrolation.
 
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