Paxil and diabetes

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Hi, thanks for your comment happystill. It's nearly 3 weeks since I quit paroxetine, and I'm physically over the withdrawal, but still a little unbalanced. On the -ve side, I've had some moments of depression which felt like they had a lot more downside potential than normal, and I have been more sensitive to stress and got freaked out by a busy supermarket yesterday. These were problems the paxil was clearly helping.
I am not aware of any pointers to Paxil as causing type 1 diabetes. It is thought that type 1 diabetes is caused by faulty genes (I have read that it is thought by some that we inherit one faulty gene from each parent, hence it doesn't tend to run in families) and an immune system triggered by some virus. Some researchers believe that they have even located some specific viruses that can work to trigger diabetes in these people.
I THINK IT IS DUE TO ANXIETY BCUZ I TAKE LEXAPRO AND HAVE BEEN ON IT FOR 4 MOTHS AND MY APPETITE HAS DECREASED AND I HAVE STOMACH PROBLEMS ALSO I THINK I HAVE DISEASES TO LIKE MS ,DIABETES, HEART PROBLEMS, CANCER , AND A BRAIN TUMOR ALSO AND IM 20 HAD CT SCANS DONE ON MY HEART EKG AND EVERYTHING LOOKS FINE BUT I CANT LEAD MYSELF TO BELIEVE IT
old with slight Hypertension,probably why sometimes I think I'm having a heart attack) once they did an EKG (perfect) felt better and left. The next day I had one and with the help of a freind and xanax it went away.Then testerday it happened again and once again ,off to the Hospital. This time they did blood work to check and assure me (everything was ok). Now I wake up in the morning waiting for itto happen again.I'm VERY emotional allof a sudden,nauseus,sweaty palms,fear.
DONT DO IT!!! PAXIL AND EFFEXOR ARE BOTH HIGHLY ADDICTIVE AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE CURRENTLY FIGHTING TO GET THEIR LIVES BACK FROM THIS CRIPPLING CREEPING ADDICTION!!! Wyeth is a disgrace. To know that they were and are fully aware of the physiological addiction of Effexor XR and have not made such information publically available is sickening. When starting Effexor a year ago, I was brought up to a dose of 300mg/day.
And now here I was unable to see clearly, focus, or keep from being dizzy and throbbing. He ran blood tests, and looked at other things, and then started me on Paxil @ 20mg. Within a week I was feeling like myself again. My internist theorized that it was my body's reaction to the anesthesia and I am probably stuck with this for life. So I've been on Paxil for a long time now.
I saw you request for information on getting off of paxil. I have and am experienceing side effects and want to try to go off. I had to go off for 7 days due to lack of prescription and had NO IDEA what was happening. But now I can not get a doctor to discuss getting off. or questions about less is less? Or replacement medications with out certain side effects. Would be highly interested in any information you may obtain. Feel free to email me directly or through forum.
Hi, I was taking Paxil for anxiety several years ago and in my dreams I was learning how to fly. Started out low and wobbley and by the time I quit taking Paxil I was flying in the treetops and much more steady. This reflected in my real life with the feeling I could accomplish anything. The problem was, I was also taking clomipromine for ocd. The side effects were so bad, including tremors, forgetfulness, studdering and a LOT of weight gain, I ended up just quitting everything.
try out Paxil for yourself for a year or 2 and then stop taking it. My husband was on Paxil in the army and stopped taking it and got what they call the "Paxil Flu". This is a dangerous drug that has many side effects and many MANY more withdrawal symptoms. You might as well be on heroin and try to get off. If I could go back, I would have never gotten on Paxil. It helped with panic attacks but gave me about 30 other problems. So to sum up....
I took Atenolol and down went my BP. I felt terribly weak and awful and could not stay awake. I went to the pharmacy who took my BP for free and found it very low. Doctor halved my medication.
If you want to go back on the Paxil for the vertigo, ask your specialist about these side effects and your pre-diabetes state. Only he/she would be qualified to properly figure that out. Good luck with it all.
High and low blood sugar levels can cause the diabetic to be violent specially if they are having a hypo/hyperglycaemic attack. I get extremely violent & nasty even though I have no memory of it at all the next morning. A high or low level that occurs frequently can also be a cause of depression but if he can get his blood sugar levels to the right level & keep them level he will find the depression will ease if not disappear.
I'm currently on 100mg Zoloft, 25mg Paxil CR, 60mg Buspar, and 150mg of WellbutrinXL. A hour or two after taking my meds in the morning I feel worse for a while, the ideaologies increase for a period and then subside to their normal level again. During the last four weeks I've been seeing a Hypnotherapist and have had some wonderful sessions and feel I'm on the right track with that aspect.
There is a big difference between Paxil and Wellbutrin. I would not stop taking Paxil; just start low Wellbutrin while on Paxil. You may find the combo much better than quitting Paxil altogether. You can always gradually lower your Paxil dose [very, very slowly]. I would not skip a day or you will have Paxil withdrawal. Wellbutrin may not work well for you, but combined with Paxil at the right doses it may help.
Hi I have been on paxil for nine years.. I am currently 25 and feel like the paxil isnt working for me.. I also had tried stopping paxil for four months cold turkey.. it was HORRIBLE.... so i went back on 10 mgs.. now ive been on 10 mg for 3 years.. I just switched to zoloft over night.. as a doctor reccomended.. I am worried I will have paxil withdrawls symptons.. I really hope I dont.. I am taking 50 mg of zoloft.. i have felt ok since and its been four days... hopefully it will be fine..
and i weened down to 5mg paxil and now none. and my old dr gave me lexapro so i take that for the depression for now. intend to get off it entirely in a week or so. i wish i could just check myself in somewhere but i don't have insurance and i make too much not working to be 'poor' enough to qualify for free help! go figure....only make enough to rent a room for me and my dog. one more thing.... in feb, my periods stopped.
Plus, you have a number of questions and depression is serious business, so you need professional advice. I have seen posters claiming the Paxil makes weight gain and others saying the drug can't do that, it just makes you hungrier. A pharmacist will know for sure. The fact your depression came back so quickly after you stopped WB indicates you may need to stay on meds for life.
I'm being tapered off paxil right now. And thought I would look up if their were symptoms from going off it. And now I can say now I'm afraid to be tapered off it now after being on it for 3 years. Any advice?
I'm 21 years old in college, and I have had type 1 diabetes for 12 years now, and i have always eaten good, and exercised regularly, but just recently, i wanted to lose some weight, around 10 pounds, but for some reason i am finding it really hard to lose weight. I work out about 3-4 times a week. Usually i do a lot of cardio to burn the calories, so about 2 miles on the treadmill. But i still cant lose any weight. I was just wondering if being diabetic had something to do with that.
i am 47 years old and type 1 diabetic. i gained 30 pounds right after i was put on paxil . this was year 2001. i am off paxil since 2002 but since can not get the weight off. i exercise a least 4 times a week. treadmill 45 minutes a time and curves. i wanted to know what reasons could be for my not being able to drop the weight. before i used the paxil i was always thin and was able to lose excess weight.
On the topic of meds and weight gain, I am unable to discontinue the following drugs: -Paxil 15mg (I get withdrawals trying to quit) -Amitriptyline 10mg (Insomnia and nerve pain when trying to quit) -Lyrica 75mg (controls my nerve pains) And I am completely unable to lose weight! For over a month I have been doing 2 miles/day on the treadmill and my diet is restricted by my Interstitial Cystitis. Is there anything more I can do or take to lose weight?
Fourth, go see a holistic nutritionist and find out what in your diet and life is causing this, and in the meantime try drinking some aloe juice and/or taking deglycerized licorice (DGL) and see if it helps, or some peppermint oil caps. This is a digestive problem, not something that requires getting on an ssri.
I am a 36 year old and have been on synthroid for 10 years for hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's). I also have a hystory of chronic depression/anxiety and have been on and off Paxil for. I eat healthy and exercise daily and maintain a healthy lifestyle. My mother has told me that she took methamphetamines so she wouldn't gain a lot a weight while pregnant with me (at the advice of her doctor) My question is: could the methamphetamines in any way have played a part of my hypothyroidism or depression?
Went to the ER, they did every test possible and nothing, all normal just tachycardia. Well, they put me on paxil and sent me home. Two days later, same thing, went back to the ER, everything still normal, but my doctor put me on toprol xl 25 mg. NOW.. should i take this if everything is ok with my heart except occ. tachycardia? Couldnt that be from anxiety? Shouldnt he have waited to see if the paxil worked first?
My doctor said it was anxiety disorder and put me on Ativan (10mg) although I have taken only 1/2 pill because it makes me so drowsy. With no improvement, I called my doctore who called in Paxil for me (20mg). I took one and had a very bad reaction! Much worse than normal anxiety. He suggested I reduce it by half and I did. Now I am experiencing tingling also in my legs and feel quite depressed and disabled by this. Any idea what this could be? I need help! Thank you.
Well then about 2 years ago I was diagnosed hypothyroid. and a year later with pre diabetes/hypoglycemia and my elevated blood pressure came back. I decided to research a way to safely stop the Paxil, since I had tried before with horrible withdrawal symptoms. SO after about a year and half of weanning I did it. My blood pressure is still high, I am still pre diabetic and have hypoglycemia, my thyroid levels still have not returned to normal, and my panic attacks still come and go.
The things you do not like change or throw them out of your life. I will try to finf the site for the free Paxil and repost it to you. Take care and as Skip on the addiction forum would say, " keep an angel on your shoulder". Take care and I will be praying for you.
Also I am taking paxil and so is my daughter and it has engerized her sex life 100%. She was getting despondant about that very thing. I only have been on paxil for 4 days so I dont know how that works for me. Paxil works on depression and anxiety plus other things. Look it up on the anxiety section here on the web. YOU WILL OVERCOME!
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