I don't know when she last had therapy or who the counselor was but what you described can not be simply handled by drugs as you have already seen. She should talk to her doctor about Buspar or Wellbutrin but she should not give up on therapy. She is at an age that it can be most helpful, and make a big difference in her life.
If I were you I would tell your daughter to stop taking the paxil and birth control and try behavior therapy. In november I got really sick and I thought it was because of the birth control pill but my doctors said no. they put me on paxil and adivan and I got worse, I was crying all the time, suicidal and couldnt sleep or eat and was throwing up. after 2 months I stopped the adivan and paxil and started getting better. then 3 weeks later I started getting sick. I finally decided to stop taking the birth control pill and now Im much better. The birth control pill lowers serotonin levels, among other things. I wish I would have stopped taking it sooner. I was on it for 6 years. The doctors said I wouldnt get better without drugs but they were wrong. Im now sleeping and eating and working and Im going back to school to get my degree in psychology. I used to feel like I was going to die but not anymore. I was dianosed with a panic disorder but I havent had a panic attack since I stopped taking birth control pills which was over 2 months ago. and I was having several a day.
We are very sorry, but Dr. Gould has been called out of town until August 2, 2004. He will answer your question as soon as he can, when he returns.
Med Help International