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gentle sun

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  1. I'm waiting to hear back from my doctor on that same question. But I think he will just say its the same.. I just got a supply of Paroxetine liquid instead of my usual Paxil liquid. I was nervous changing after so many years. I have about 5 days left of my Paxil bottle. I guess I will try out the Paroxetine for the 5 days and hopefully any difference will raise its head. So, good idea you have!!
  2. It is amazing how much energy it takes to put on a happy face when you are depressed. You feel exhausted after and so relieved to finally let it go when you are alone. Try to be yourself with your therapist. This is the one place you can be totally honest. Otherwise, you are doing yourself a disservice and taking up his time. Even tho, I know you are trying to be a nice guy.
  3. That is interesting. I don't know anything about GABA but it is worth researching it. Glad you are feeling so good!! Keep us posted.
  4. If I can see a reason then it helps if I try to take at least one little step towards fixing it. If I don't see one or I am not motivated to do anything about it, then its usually better to distract myself with physical work or exercise. At least then while I'm miserable I am doing something that might give a positive result.
  5. I probably don't have good advice since I don't take Lexapro. However, when I went off cold turkey for 2 weeks from Paxil, I went in a severe depression. It took many antidepressants before one helped (Paxil woudn't work anymore). Now, I am back on the Paxil but at a higher dose than I was before. For some reason, it can be hard for the anti-depressant to work again after you stop. Talk to your p-doc and see if you and he can find the best thing for you to try. Maybe the Lexapro is not the best for anxiety, I don't know. Sorry I couldn't help more. Let us know what your doc says on Friday. Best to you!
  6. Yes it sounds normal. 10 mg is a low dose for Paxil. It takes awhile to notice a difference. Usually two weeks or so.. Yes, its normal to only have 15 alprazolam too. .25 is a very low dose for that too. She is trying it out to see how things work for you. Paxil helps with social anxiety and depression. You may not need alprazolam once the Paxil kicks in. Good luck and keep posting!
  7. So very sorry to hear this. My ex-brother in law had it too and had quite a bit of his colon taken out. He is actually doing well right now I hear. Keep the hope.
  8. Today I am grateful for peace and quiet.
  9. Yes, it will be the same as one 20 and one 10. No problem.
  10. Sounds good. Nice to have a light-hearted book too! Hope its good!
  11. I am amazed too, Natasha. After I started reading this, I have been feeling much more positive. Like, there is a reason for all our moods and it isn't our fault. Cant wait to see how we can help them along by understanding what is going on.
  12. Wow!! (thats just me expressing myself) lol
  13. the "supposed free citizens" picked up the remote control and guided Trump with all his circuitry hanging out and tiny little Putin out to space where they both orbited the Earth looking like little
  14. Glad Christmas is over. Maybe next year I actually will skip it. We semi-skipped it this year.
  15. I dont know but whenever I quit or reduced my Paxil, I wound up having to go back on it but at a higher dose. Then it seemed to work. But ask your doctor esp about your breathing problems.
  16. Dont know if this will help, but I am reading "Habits of a Happy Brain" - Its factual science on the chemicals in your brain and what they do for you. And how to retrain your brain to turn on the happy chemicals. I am in the beginning of it but I find it interesting.
  17. Habits of a Healthy Brain - Loretta Graziano Breuning, PHD
  18. they were granted a week's stay at the Trump Towers and a free hotdog at the "Thank You" event of the winning town of their choice (wearing the Trump wigs of course).
  19. And, as for the ones (men and women) who obeyed the law and wore the trump wigs, as they were told...
  20. "Thank you all so very much, you kind, intelligent people for coming to my Concerto"
  21. Yeah, I dont think he can change. It seems to be an automatic response. Sometimes if I say, thats interesting, I never thought it that way, I see what you are saying. Then humbly say I thought maybe blahblahblah and he will be kind then and say something like I used to think that too, but... Oh man, I see Donald Trump in my husband so much! They are really quite sensitive too.
  22. Absolutely. I think I am just learning that (dont disagree with them). I couldnt help but think well, i have a different opinion and we could talk about both sides, have an interesting back and forth debate. No. The thing I learned was whenever you disagree, they think you are insulting them, putting them down, disapproving. Its not that at all, but he cannot see that. Goes back to how he was raised. Praised a lot when he did good (causing narcissim), but if he failed or was wrong, they were cruel.
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