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Generic Name: paroxetine

6 Comments & Reviews: Paxil

  1. Dr. Charles Parker warns (page 72-75, New ADHD Medication Rules). Prozac/Paxil will block the 2D6 pipes and the “amphetamines accumulate, with resultant anger, rage, mind racing, sleep deprivation and subsequent lack of control.” It will take a bit of time for the stim meds to accumulate – so if you just recently started be aware. It seems like this has been the problem for several of the reviewers.

  2. About 10 years ago, had some panic attacks and ended up in ER. The 2nd time they threw me on Paxil. We went through my GP and I stayed on Paxil for many years. It wasn’t until last year (May 2011) that I was officially diagnosed with ADHD as well as a mood disorder. In hindsight, the Paxil was probably only making the condition worse. However, I stayed on the Paxil and she put me on Seroquel at night. Just a few months ago when I still didn’t feel like I was operating at an optimal level, I asked my doc if we could try Lamictal (she was hesitant to put me on that at the get go because I had had some skin allergies…that’s the med that has a fatal rash as a side effect in small cases). So we added the Lamictal and I’ve had no problems.

  3. I have been taking Paxil CR for so many years that I’m not sure but it was not long after the controlled released came out. I do very well on 50mg and it helped my anxiety a bit better than Prozac did. However, I realized I have had an anxiety disorder all of my life along with Major Depressive Disorder. Thus, I take 0.5mg Xanax up to 4x a day if needed. Then in my early 50’s I was diagnosed with ADHD and started taking Concerta. He began me on 36mg per day then upped it to 72mg per day. I have been taking the combination for about 12 years now and I never knew what it was like to feel this “normal”. It took many, many years but in addition to so many newer medications coming out and sticking with a good doctor, we finally got the best cocktail for me.

  4. Last year my 7-year-old daughter was taking Vyvanse and Paxil. It was disastrous. Her agitation and aggression kept escalating and we couldn’t understand why things were getting worse. The doctor increased dosage and again she grew more aggressive.

  5. I have been taking Paxil for years to manage my anxiety and depression. It does wonders for my anxiety but is lacking in the depression area. I was diagnosed with ADHD a few years ago and started taking Vyvanse with great results. However, I developed heart palpitations and after going off of the Vyvanse they went away – therefore stimulants don’t seem to be the best option for me and doctors of course don’t want to prescribe them. I then tried Strattera, which seemed to help me feel better but I had a headache that lasted for weeks until I went off of that. The doctor felt that a long acting version of Paxil might help. I have been on that for about 3 months now and don’t see an improvement in how I am feeling and also I seem to be very sleepy all the time except at night when I should be sleeping!

  6. When I was first diagnosed, I had anxiety, depression, and ADHD. My psychiatrist treated the anxiety and depression first, and ultimately Paxil got rid of both. Due to side effects, I was taken off Paxil. The anxiety did not return, but depression did. Eventually, we arrived at Wellbutrin SR and Adderall. A few years later, we added 20 mg of Citalopram (Celexa) for depression. These keep my ADHD and depression under control.

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