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depression

hello wonder if you can help i have been taking paxil 40mg and trazadone 200mg about 5 weeks with some affect i still find it hard to get out of bed will they take longer to work or would adding another 10mg paxil help i had this medication befor for depression and it worked
or can some thing else be added instead of the trazadone help me sleep
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242532 tn?1269553979
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
You should not medicate yourself, but I suggest you ask your doctor about reducing the amount of the trazadome, which might be too much for you and adding to the feeling of depression.
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If you had a good result with the medication previously it is worth persevering.
Four-six weeks is generally said to be a reasonable trial period.
From a lay person's perspective it would seem that lowering the trazadone dose could potentially help.  Or increasing the paxil dosage.
Basically I have no idea about medication.
This expert will have good advice but I would also recommend that you follow this issue up with your own doctor.

Also, have you tried psychotherapy to address the underlying issues?  This may also help with resolving the depression.

Good luck.
1143570 tn?1261223356
PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!! IM GETTING SO WORSE I CANNOT HANDLE THIS ANY DEPRESSION ANXIETY EMOTIONAL PANIC ATTACKS NO MORE....
I CRY ALL THE TIME, NOT INTERESTED IN WHAT I LOVED SOO MUCH...SEWING AND ESPECIALLY MY BIRDS....
CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I CAN ASK MY DOCTOR (PSYC. DR.) TO HAVE ME TRY
FOR DEPRESSION WHICH I HAD FOR MANY YEARS....I HAVE BEEN ON PROZAC, PAXIL, ZOLOF AND NOW CELEXA (BEEN ON THIS 3 MONTHS NOW AND ITS NOT HELPED AT ALL...I HAVE A DOCTOR APPOINTMENT JAN 12TH.
FOR ANXIETY, PANIC ATTACTS ETC. I AM ON KLOPIAN NOW BUT WAS ON XANAX BEFORE THAT......IM NOT IMPROVING AND I AM ACTUALLY GETTING WORSE....I SO DESPRETLY WANT TO BE HAPPY AGAIN.....PLEASE HELP ME WITH SOME IDEAS TO TALK WITH MY DOCTOR.....PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE
EVER SO SINCERLY,
MARY BETH
ANGELWINGS1971
1143570 tn?1261223356
I FORGOT EVEN TRIED WELLBURTON....300 MG.....BEFORE CELEXA DIDN'T HELP A BIT EITHER....MADE ME GO TO THE BATHROOM CONSTANTLY....JUST WITH A SIP OF WATER.
EVER SO SINCERLY,
MARY BETH
ANGELWINGS1971
Avatar universal
Hi Mary Beth
The doctor is currently away on annual leave.  (He left a note for us on his blog.)  I am unsure when he is returning.
I don't think that there is a 'perfect medication' that you can ask your doctor for.  Often it comes back to trial and error.
I think in the absence of expert advice from Dr Gould it would be best to tell your doctor how you feel.
I feel anxious and depressed, etc.  I cry all the time, I've lost interest in the things I enjoy.  I feel the celexa has not helped.  I feel I am getting worse.  I feel desperate and overwhelmed.  I feel like I can't handle this anymore.  Tell your doctor what you have told us.
A big mistake I've made in the past when talking to psychiatrists is not disclosing how I feel.  I've struggled from moment to moment to get to an appointment and then I've walked out with a follow up appointment for 2-3 months time.  It's not good enough.  It is our responsibility to tell them how we feel.  Tell them how desperate you feel.  Tell them how it is affecting you.

I'm sorry but I have to go now.  You may also want to ask about psychotherapy.
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