Is Paxil (paroxetine) or Prozac good for pmdd?

PMDD. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder has three fda approved treatments: fluoxetine (sarafem/prozac), paroxetine controlled release (paxil cr), and sertraline (zoloft). Side effects can be different on different medications. Discuss your specific case with your doctor/practitioner and let them help you decide which is best for you.
PMDD treatment. Ssris such as prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) sarafem, and zoloft may provide relief from many symptoms of pmdd. Taking birth control pills stops ovulation and can reduce pmdd symptoms. Non-medical treatment which may help includes regular exercise, healthy diet (limiting salt, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol), and supplements (calcium, magnesium, b6). Please talk to your doctor about what is right for you.

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Does Paxil (paroxetine) or Prozac affect sweating?

Yes. Most antidepressants can increase sweating. This usually more with meds that increase Adrenalin (think exercise) but it happens with selective serotonin one like above. It can be helped by med change or dose adjustment but this risks relapse. Adding a low dose of a blood pressure medication terozocin 2mg may help. Discuss with your prescriber first if this is appropriate for you. Read more...
Possibly. Sweating is a known adverse effect that is infrequently seen in people taking ssri antidepressants. There are several theories for the mechanism of action, however none is specifically proven. Resolution may occur by switching medications, lowering the dose, discontinuing, doing nothing, or treating the sweating with another medication. Read more...
Possible Increase. Yes, they may mildly increase sweating. Read more...

I have been on anti-depressions for years, celxa, Paxil (paroxetine) and prozac, I'm don't feel like it helps anymore. Can you become immune to it after so long!?

Need increase dose. It is unclear why some meds stop acting after having been effective initially. However increase in dose, change in brand name or to different med does help. Ask your psychiatrist to try Effexor (venlafaxine) or Cymbalta which have slightly different mode of action and do forget role of psychotherapy. Read more...
Increased dose . Paxil may be used up to 60 mg, Prozac up to 80 mg, and Celexa up to 40 mg. If you have already been up to these doses and no longer effective, i would recommend Effexor or Cymbalta as next alternatives, but adding Remeron (mirtazepine), wellbutrin, or Abilify (aripiprazole) might also be considered. Read more...
Not immune. Immunity doesn't happen, but sometimes people may not respond as well to a single medication over time, or life stresses may cause depression to overtake a medication. The best thing to do is to keep working with your psychiatrist as there are many combinations of medications. Also consider psychotherapy along with medication, as the two together can be more effective. Hope this answer helps. Read more...
Antidepressants. I agree with dr. Moranville, but would discuss with the prescribing doc. Those options & others. Read more...

What are the similar ssri to prozac? And is it necessary if Paxil (paroxetine) didn't work out with me that Prozac won't to? Please I need a clear answer an thanks

Many SSRI. Are available, but it sound like you do not need selectives any more. Think of venlafaxine that works in other receptors as well. Read more...
Ssris. The ssri group includes paxil, (paroxetine) prozac, zoloft , celexa. There are differences in each med. If your fail on 2 ssris i would certainly. Consider switching classes of meds. Read more...
Multiple SSRI's. There are multiple other ssri's than Prozac -- including paxil, zoloft, celexa, and lexapro. If one does not help, you may still have benefit from another. Still another option, effexor, (venlafaxine) has ssri properties but also some additional effects. Read more...

I have been off Paxil (paroxetine) for 5 days now the withdrawal symptoms are terrible. I don't want to go back on Paxil (paroxetine) should I take. Prozac in low dose for help?

NO. You dont stop Paxil (paroxetine) or any medication in this group ( ssri) at once. You should have gone off it gradually. Ifd you dont need it dont start any medication. Your symptoms will go away gradually. Read more...

What do you think about this combination: 60 mg Prozac + 60 mg Paxil (paroxetine) once daily?

Psychotropic meds. Seems a bit odd. Don't know why these two selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are being paired. Is this your idea or your prescriber's idea. When you start piling ssri's on top of each other you increase risk for serotinergic syndrome. Only take your medications as prescribed. Take care. Read more...
Prozac (fluoxetine) It is risky to combine two similar medications of the same ssri group, plus, that high dose most likely will result in serotonin syndrome. Read more...
Serotonin syndrome. Some people with ocd need higher doses of ssri's than would be prescribed for depression. On the surface, this seems like using 2 medications of the same class at relatively high doses -- could risk serotonin syndrome. We would need to see the whole case, and how the person's symptoms have responded to the various meds & combinations tried over time. Read more...