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Category: Mental Health
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Experience:  MD, BA psychology, Emphasis on addictions, depression, anxiety, ADHD, etc.
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My husband did well on paxil 30 mg. but he put on 30 pounds

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my husband did well on paxil 30 mg. but he put on 30 pounds and was miserable...could not take it off.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: he switched to Lexapro and there was no change then recently switched to wellbutrin. he is not doing well on wellbutrin 150xl...he tempermant is awful and has a short trigger. we need to switch to something else, maybe go back to Lexapro instead of paxil....
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the psychologist should know?
Customer: so the question is what is the equivalent of paxil 30 to Lexapro?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


I am not sure what you are asking.

Can he go back on lexapro, yes

He should also have therapy, not simply medication.

He should have his thyroid function checked and make sure his TSH is between .3 and 3, and that he is not hypothyroid.

There are many other medications as well.

A psychiatrist works with these daily and can tailor the right one to him.

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