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Hi. I need some help. I feel like utter crap. I have been having anxiety attacks left and right. I am feeling more depressed. I am currently taking 45mg of Mirtazapine (a.k.a. generic Remeron) a day in addition to 0.50 mg. of generic Xanax four times a day. My psychiatrist wanted me to wean off of the 60 mg of Buspirone (a.k.a. generic BuSpar) a day because he thought it wasn't doing anything. I started the weaning off process a few days ago, and I felt like I was going to die. I thought one should be able to stop that stuff cold turkey if one wanted to, but I was even slowly reducing the dosage! Sure doesn't seem like it to me. I think I have given up on going off of the Buspirone before I see the psychiatrist later this week. I want to try and see if I can't get in to see him earlier. I can't live like this. I feel like crap. Even before I started to try to go off of the Buspirone, I decided that I needed to shake my meds up a bit. I am thinking of asking to start a prescription of Paxil in addition to the Mirtazapine. I don't like the idea of popping as much Xanax as I am. It gives me the creeps. Paxil has had a lot of controversy surrounding it, but......I am desperate! I have been on a lot of the other SSRI's..Zoloft, Lexapro,....was also on Effexor XR, Wellbutrin SR. I am hoping that maybe the Paxil would be a drug that would help. The current meds just are not doing it. Please help!

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