I have been on zoloft for over a year and it seems as though my body has become immune to it and it's no longer working for me. My dr has switched me to Paxil and I know from experience (but did it anyways b/c I couldn't resist) that you shouldn't necessarily pay attention to the horror stories that you find online... b/c everyone is different, but I would like some feedback.
I've seen the horror stories and I've also heard (from my nurse friend - directly from other nurses who take it themselves) that it is a wonder drug.
I would just appreciate any feedback/suggestions/etc -- Thanks in advance everyone :)
I find that SSRIs like Paxil and Zoloft can and will affect us all differently but I tend to agree that there are definitely horror stories out there, which we tend to gravitate towards in my opinion. I believe that for every horror story that you read there are many more positive stories that go untold or that we just don't pay attention to. As far as being a 'wonder drug,' I don't necessarily agree that any medication will cure you of this in the long term without confronting your anxiety through counseling. I have had positive experiences with SSRIs like Zoloft and Paxil and they have been very useful while I went through counseling...keep us posted!
Hi. We all respond to these types of medications differently, and what works for one...may not for another. The only way to know for sure if it's going to work well for you is to try it. You will hear good and bad about all these types of medications, but fortunately the success stories far out weigh the bad ones. We just can't predict how any of us will respond to any particular medication, and that can be very frustrating with it being trial and error. I hope you have great success with the Paxil, many of us have.
Thank you so much for the responses!!! Have either of you personally tried Paxil? Just curious. Again, thank you for your time and msgs, it means a lot to know that there are people out there willing to speak to you about these types of things, especially through the hard times.
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