Paxil cr and nausea

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I have been on Paxil (not CR) for 12 years and have never felt even a hint of nausea and I have a very sensitive system. It has been best for me take it at night as it helps me sleep. It has provided me with such relief from anxiety and panic that my life has become so much better - hugely better. I am so grateful for this medication and will never stop taking my 30mg a day (best to work up to 20mg, if that is not making a significant difference, then increase to 30mg).
Hey I need advice. I have GAD and discontinued paxil cr about 7 months ago. 2 weeks ago I was put on it again for same reasons on the 12.5 mg. I really had no symtpoms with it before but this time I am having like every one. I feel extremely tired and weak, achy, nausea, insomnia, can't focus. Does anyone have this problem after starting it again? I just went to doc and he said give it another week maybe 2 weeks wasn;t enough time.
I cannot find any information on weaning from Paxil CR, only regular Paxil. I'm only on 12.5 milligrams, and from what I understand, with Paxil CR, you cannot "cut" the pill in half because it is a controlled released substance? Please let me know if this sounds right to you - or what I should do. Thanks for your help!
I have been on Paxil CR for several months now at a dose of 37.5 mg. I have took it upon myself to come off of it when i found out i was misdiagnosed. I have been trying to wean myself off of it and i can't seem to find a good way to do that. I feel absolutely horrible. Nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and have those awful brain wooshes. Idk what to do. I can't feel like this with two little ones at home. Please help me to come off Paxil...
I'm currently taking 12.5 paxil cr nightly (because of the nausea and dizzyness dr. recommended taking it at night) and have noticed some disturbing side affects. I have noticed my pupils seem to be more dilated than usual (not entirely dilated but noticable to me) and I feel a strangeness in my throat when I yawn or swallow sometimes. Also, my leg muscle spasms and arm clenching-which I've experienced with the anxiety since before I even got on paxil cr-is still present.
I havebeen taking 12.5 paxil cr and lorapam for 11 months for PTSD due to incest and rape. I am 65 years old. Dr has been reducing lorazapam from 1mg 2x daily to .5mg daily(cut in half and taken 2x daily). When reducing the paxil cr to once every other day for 1 week and then none, after 3 days I am experiencing panic attacks and flashes of lightheadness. They only last a few moments and I wonder if these are typical of paxil cr withdrawal.
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.
Is there anything I can do about the nausea? Something to help me get through the day a bit easier? How long before Paxil Cr is out of my system, and Prozac is at it's potential? Is prozac a good med for my anxiety? How long for the withdraw effects to pass? Doctor, you and this sight is such a blessing to me, thank you.
If my psychiatrist hadn't been a quack and had told me about withdrawal and put me back on Paxil and tapered more slowly my life wouldn't have been the hell it's been the last three and a half years plus. Anyone who tells you there's one treatment that will suit everyone hasn't been paying attention. For a good book on this issue, read The Anti-Depressant Solution by Joseph Glanville, who is a clinician, not someone just doing research.
I have discontinued Paxil 25 mg CR for 12 days now for family planning purposes. I was taking it for generalized anxiety disorder. I am under the care of my phychiatrist and OB Gyn. He suggested I taper off, but I chose the cold turkey route. I have done my research on the internet on withdrawl effects and I have just about experienced them all. From hot/ cold nightsweats, fatigue, diarrea, flu-like symptoms, nausea, dizziness, headaches, and shakiness.
Has anyone made the successful switch from Paxi to Lexapro with little or no side effects? My doctor has decided to switch me from Paxil CR 25mg. to Lexapro. I was on the Paxil 12.5 CR for about a month and a half and was having my heart beat pretty fast. He thought that my fast heartbeat might still be my anxiety, so he asked if I would be willing to go up to 25mg CR which I have been on for the past 12 days.
I have been on Paxil CR for 2 years now, and my highest dosage was 37.5 mg about 5 or 6 months ago. Over the past 6 months I have SLOWLY been reducing my dosage as I feel Paxil CR has not been the right drug for me. I would reduce the dosage about every month and a half. About 1.5 months ago, I reduced my dosage from 12.5 mg to 6 mg. Around this time, I started having EXTREME fatigue and chronic, unbearable nausea. I have had a colonoscopy and endoscopy but both were completely normal.
1 % of people taking antidepressants like and including paxil, and tend to happen only at much higher doses. These frequency is not much different than the general population. These are the facts that strongly suggest that you would be safe. You may want to check with a neurologist who has your clinical records if you are still worrried about it. Be careful when you go off Paxil, be sure to do it gradually, although this new sustained release tablet makes it much easier. Stay at the low dose.
but whenever i felt even keeled mentally and emotionally and ready to get off of it (i've been on paxil/paxil cr/and the generic all at different times didn't notice much difference) the horrible withdrawel symptoms scared me too much and were impossible to bear. in the past there wasn't alot of info on the w/d symptoms but now it seems like there are at least alot of medical message boards and people are all reporting very similiar experiences.
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 have heard though that the CR is much much different, and a doctor told me that if I feel like coming off Paxil to try CR and THEN wean, and that it should be much better. Something about it leaving your body more gradually. Maybe you could mention it to you doc.
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.
Heroin in far worse physiologically, and Paxil far worse emotionally to withdraw from. And Paxil withdrawal can last a whole lot longer. But the reason it's not addictive is, to be technically considered addictive, you have to need to continually increase the dose to get the same effect. That's not true of ssris. But addiction is actually a medical term that has found it's way into our common lexicon in all kinds of erroneous ways.
Although SmithKline Beecham, the manufacturer of Paxil, does not make the information very prominent, they do discuss in their prescribing information (which your physician should be familiar with)that there have been reports that abrubpt discontinuation of Paxil may lead to symptoms such as dizziness, sensory disturbances, agitation, anxiety, nausea and sweating. Your physician should have been aware of this information.
I have been taking Paxil CR for over 2yrs I was on a 50mg dose(actually two 25mg tabs) at night. Due to finacial issues and lack of medical insurance I have run out I tried to do it gradually but it didn't help. It has been 3 full days without my medication and I want to explode. I feel like my whole body is on fire temperature issues , headache nausea, anger, all of it. I just don't know what to do to combat the symptoms. Does anyone have any ideas?
Whether it's Zoloft, Paxil, Paxil CR or any of the others, we need to be educated. Learning about the side effects and the withdrawl symptoms from the internet is to me a little disturbing. The receival of this information is something we expect and therefore put our faith in when dealing with our medical professionals. I can only guess what to expect should I choose to discontinue using Wellbutrin.
I was 18 when I started to search for some kind of treatments. One day I saw this drug called Paxil CR on the internet, which has reviews of people swear by it and call it a magic pill. So I went to the pdoc and was excited to try it. The first year taking it, it was working great. I felt REALLY confident and actually was excited to be with people. I thought I finally overcame anxiety. Heck, not until a year later the anxiety started to cripple back again.
I look at it as the better of the two evils. Xanax goes out of my system within hours and Paxil CR is extremely addictive and difficult to discontinue -- (I can only speak for myself about Xanax) My main goal is to treat my problem of panic attacks and depression and not mask the problem with medications. Sleeping my life away on the medication is not a quality of life. (among other side effects) Gosh, I can't wait to be free of Paxil in my system.
It is like a dizziing zap when you move your eyes whether they are open or not. Is there a recommended procedure to go off Paxil? My symptoms lasted 3 weeks and I gave up and went back on. Could a doctor please respond?
My doctor recommended I try Paxil CR and it might not have as much of the weight gain effect. Does anyone know if there is a difference between Paxil and Paxil CR and the side effects? Thanks for listening to me.
Hi all, Ive been taking a mixture of medications for the past 6 months that has included Xanax, Ativan, Paxil and Clonazepam for Anxiety. I had to stop taking the Xanax and Ativan because I felt myself becoming dependent on these medications to sleep at night. So the Doctor had prescribed me Paxil (10mg for 2 months and now 20mg since) and Clonazepam (just 1mg before bed) instead which I have been taking for about 5 months now.
5 Paxil Cr to 100 mg Zoloft. Paxil increased my weight and blood pressure. I was on it in varied doses for 5 years. I am 2 wks into switch over, cutting back paxil weekly. I am really tired, mind is racing more. Hope this goes okay, and my weight and blood pressure come down. Anyone else?
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?
but im kinda scared to try the paxil. oh, and about the ibs... and arbys... you have to remember that i rarley get appetite... and that actually was really good. and i havnt had bowel issues for 2 days now. so thats good. but for the most part im sticking to high fiber foods. thanks for writing.
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