This makes perfect sense, you are right to be worried, and this change of medication is obviously responsible for the regression of his illness.
If you can't get to see a doctor that knows your boyfriends case I would take him to the hospital, to the emergency department and tell them exactly what's been going on.
SSRI's are brilliant meds for depression and anxiety but they can be awkward and what suits one person might not suit another, just because he tolerates Paxil doesn't mean Prozac will be the same..
You are right about weaning off the meds aswell, he should not have been swapped from one to the other.
I would get this sorted as soon as possible before it causes any more problems!
No to me that doesn't make much sense. I am not a doctor but i would think you would slowly wean off one and then slowly increase the other. And it is very bad if the doctor make a written mistake on the prescription as they are different medications even though they are both anti-depressants. And it was bad of the doctor and the doctors office to not help you get the answers to weather there was a a mistake. I am sorry you and your family are getting such bad treatment. Is it possible to see another doctor and get a second opinion and better treatment as you don't want this kind of mix up. You deserve better and it will not help anyone messing up something so important. I would suggest going back to the doctor and getting it straitened out if not then start again with a new doctor. That's my advice.
It is good you know a little to know that what happened it is not right other wise that is how so many people die from medication mix ups.
Best of luck.
Paxil and Prozac are both SSRI's, so in theory just switching one for the other would be fine, and there wouldn't be a need to detox the paxil. However....I took paxil at one time, and it was the most brutal medication I've ever taken in terms of coming off and side effects, so maybe that's it.
If the switch was from something like Zoloft to Prozac, I bet there wouldn't be any problems. Paxil is just terrible for most people.
I take 60mg Prozac during the day, 3 mg Klonopin at night along with 30 mg Temazepam. That combination has worked great for both my mother and I. I also take anti seizure medication and pain management meds, but there are no negative interactions between any of them. Id give the Prozac a little while because it honestly is a Godsend. I was also prescribed Paxil 20mg, but am not planning on taking it, because the others are working fine. Like anyone with Major Depression, anxiety disorder and PTSD, I have my good days and bad days, but my good days are really good. So I think your boyfriend would benefit from the 60mg Prozac. Theyre both SSRIs, so should be no problem with the change. Just give it a try, if not let the psych know its not working. Hope this helps some