n/a (nirvano) wrote in ssri_users,

Paxil or Prozac,

I'm taking 10mg of Paxil for panic attacks and physical symptoms of anxiety. My doctor initially talked about prescribing Prozac rather than Paxil but then decided on Paxil. This is my fifth day of taking the medication and it's only now that I read about the weight gain often associated with Paxil.

What has your experience been? I exercise 4-5 times a week and eat a very healthy diet. I realize that everyone's body responds to the medication differently but I was wondering how likely is it that Paxil will cause me to gain weight, and whether this is reason enough to ask my doctor to switch me to Prozac.

Is Paxil, in your experience, considerably better at treating panic attacks than Prozac?
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