What is the little happy pill?

I read some posts before and some of you referred to an antidepressant as a little happy pill. My dad is on Paxil and doesnt feel it is "uplifting his spirits" enough. Any suggestions? I tried to find the posts I read a couple weeks ago where someone referred to a pill that starts with a V and I cant find it. He is going through relationship trouble on top of stage 4 cancer so he could use something good..

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  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Paxil
    For one thing that did nothing for me but also found out I'd been very allergic to it - made me sicker than a dog. I've used Ativan for anxiety and it does help some, but I'm such a worrier that sometimes these pills have little or no effect on me. Think my worry just takes the effects away. Tell him to ask his doctor, there are other things out there. Good luck.

    Kim
  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
    Hi
    I think you may be referring to Vicodin.

    Hopefully the doctor can change the meds to something which will help.

    Marie who loves kitties
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    Valium?
    I've used Zoloft as an anti-depressant and Xanax for anxiety.
    Tried Paxil and it didn't agree with me. Sometimes you have to find the "right one"
  • neons356
    neons356 Member Posts: 57
    Some take a while to kick in
    I know that some of the antidepressants can take 2 or so weeks to start being effective. Vicodin is primarily a pain killer, but the side effects are quite nice. I called them my happy pills.
    Carl
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    maybe some walking, sunshine and meditation not just medication
    Just some alternatives from the alternative world.hugs,
    Pete
    Ps I hope your feels better, he should having a daughter as caring as you.
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member

    maybe some walking, sunshine and meditation not just medication
    Just some alternatives from the alternative world.hugs,
    Pete
    Ps I hope your feels better, he should having a daughter as caring as you.

    Another is Fluoxetine...(generic for Prozac)
    takes about 2 weeks to feel like it isn't hopeless. It simply keeps me from dwelling on the bad things and I am not near an **** when I am on it....I can tell when I am not taking it, everyone else around me can as well.........so I'm on it for good now......20 mg per day



    buzz
  • Love2Cats
    Love2Cats Member Posts: 127
    V pill
    Maybe the "V" pill is Valium, which is great for anxiety. Ativan, Xanax, Lorazepam...all of these are anti-anxiety pills (they are not anti-depressants) which work well for temporary rough patches. They are only good for a few hours, they help you fall sleep too, but they are also highly addictive. I take Lorazepam on occasion when my mind won't shut off, it really helps, but use it sparingly. I would definitely describe these as "happy" pills.