Seroxat alternative? Please

Postby aksmith » Sun Oct 24, 2004 9:21 pm

Has anyone else had horrendous side effects when starting Seroxat,Intense Nausea,sweating and feeling so ill needed to spend a few days in bed to recover.I have just had this horrid experiance and wondered if anyone had failed with Seroxat but found another antidepressant that they could tolerate the initial side effects.
Thank you in advance for any encouraging advice
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Postby briary » Sun Oct 24, 2004 9:37 pm

Hi Aksmith

I haven't taken Seroxat myself, but have been on Cipralex for 6 weeks now. I had pretty bad side effects of nausea, headaches, dizziness and feeling that my head was really fuzzy for a couple of days. The nausea and headaches lasted for about a week, although the nausea was less if I took the medication after food.

I think all antidepressants can have some pretty nasty side effects but they don't normally last more than a couple of weeks.

How long have you been on Seroxat for? If the side effects are continuing and you are finding it impossible to tolerate this medication, it might be worth speaking to your doctor again and discussing a change.

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Postby aksmith » Sun Oct 24, 2004 9:48 pm

Thanks for your reply
I started it a week ago but side effects are intolerable I think I must be super sensitive hoping someone experiencing similar problems could advise alternative to try
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Postby briary » Sun Oct 24, 2004 10:00 pm

Hi Aksmith

If you are finding the side effects intolerable, I would suggest going back to see your doctor. Not every medications suits everyone.

Seroxat is one of the older drugs for depression. I am taking Cipralex which is a newer alternative and is supposed to produce fewer side effects than other medications.

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Postby briary » Sun Oct 24, 2004 10:24 pm

You might like to also check out this previous thread on Seroxat.

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Postby Lizzymint » Mon Nov 01, 2004 9:07 pm

Hi - I was on seroxat for 3 ish years and when I first took them they made me physically sick. I was very tired, shaky and wobbly, had a dry mouth and generally felt like I had someone else's body!!

Like Briary I was on Cipralex. I felt much better - I had a clear head, I could function and generally felt better which increased my confidence.

There is hope!
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Postby glitterjo » Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:43 am

Hi...I've been on Seroxat for just under two months, and for the first 10 days I had some horrible side effects. Just as I was getting to the point of desperation they began to ease, but I'm still clenching my jaw, and my doctor says he wants to change the drug if this continues, but I really don't want to as I feel a bit better for the first time in ages. I definitely think I might need a higher dose, and I'm worried about the side effects returning, but I think they might be worth putting up with, as long as they go away again? I'm not sure this has been any help at all, but just so you know that others are going through the same not very nice experience!!!
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Postby miffy » Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:20 pm

Thank you. Yes that has helped.
Im just starting on 10mls of seroxat, then icreasing the dose once my body gets used to it.
It's nice to hear that it might just be temporary.
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Postby miffy » Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:04 pm

just a little update on this..

it was awful when i first took seroxat, but increased the doseage slowly. 20mls was not enough to stbalise my mood through the day, so it was increased to 30mls.
I now take that without any problem.
I ran out over the christmas period and went for a week without it. I had no discontinuation effects at all (but of course the old depressed symptoms returned)
for me at the moment, seroxat is working a dream. There were some sexual side effects at first, but these are decreasing now.
I am working through issues that I have and my situation is improving
(i had lost a job, partner and home within a month of each other)

just wanted to share...things can get better......
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Postby souzz » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:34 am

better to live with ur jaws clenching that to live with seroxat believe me. stopping it would be a hell for you and for your all close ppl !!
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Postby jurplesman » Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:02 am

If you don't like drug therapy, just ask your doctor to treat you nutritionally. Discuss with your doctor:

Depression is a Nutritional Disorder
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