Paxil fatigue

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I also had fatigue problems with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span>. I needed to sleep all the time and was told this was a side effect. What helped me was the addition of welbutrin. It is not common to mix the two but for about a year I was able to have all the benifits of paxil while the welbutrin helped with the sleepiness and sex! I was also told that sometimes the increase of paxil (if it is too high a dose) can actualy make your depression worse in some ways.
What time of day is best to take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span>? Right now I tend to get very sleep in the late afternoon and I wonder if this could be the cause. I've been taking it at night.
Hi, I was going to take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> for OCD and anxiety on HIV. How helpful is it? what are the side effects?
I have been having these sweating episodes with shortness of breath and sometimes nausea and vomiting. Weight loss and loss of apetite , fatigue. I called my dr. and was put on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> then the events kept happening so I was told to only take 1/2 a tablet or not take the medication at all because this may be a side effect Im having. The funny thing is that these are the same symptoms I was having before I was put on the paxil. I spoke with a friend and she suggested a event monitor.
With those symptomes and after blood tests ruling out other things he has decided it is chronic fatigue. Is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> normally given for chronic fatigue? I have read about some bad suicidal side affects and other things and am very concerned. She takes 20 mg a day. Please advise if the dosage should maybe be lower or not at all. I have not noticed that it has been given for this illness.
I have been taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> for about a month. The first couple days I first started taking it I had a panic attack and then a few hours later a felt very good. Then eventually my moods were just more calm, relaxed and stable. This past week I have been experiencing some bad symptoms. I have been having night terrors, I twitch and have tremors in the day time, I feel extreme fatigue, anxiety, muscle weakness and stiff. I have this weird sensation throughout my body.
I have been reading questions on your site from participants who have discontinued or were in the process of discontinuing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span>. I want them to know that I, too, have been weaning off the medication in the prescribed manner with serious side effects. I am experiencing a variety of symptoms including nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue and chills. There is not another medical explanation for these symptoms at this time.
I began to experience flu-like symptons like nausea, brain zaps or shocks, sweating, and fatigue. I'm so confused, I don't want to be on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span>, but I feel like I have to be on it to feel better. I took paxil today, and I feel so much better. I just don't want to be on paxil my whole life, and how am I suppose to stop paxil without it making me so sick?
I also have had two healthy pregnancies and births before I was on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span>. I have had no trouble with any health problems until I quit <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span>. What do you think ?? Oh! I have been taking Dramamine the last two days to help with dizziness and nausea. It has helped slightly.
I have been taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> for about a month. The first couple days I first started taking it I had a panic attack and then a few hours later a felt very good. Then eventually my moods were just more calm, relaxed and stable. This past week I have been experiencing some bad symptoms. I have been having night terrors, I twitch and have tremors in the day time, I feel extreme fatigue, anxiety, muscle weakness and stiff. I have this weird sensation throughout my body.
Flu-like symptoms such as muscle and joint ache, nausea, fatigue etc... are sometimes experienced upon sudden cessation of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span>. Symptoms may persist for a few days or couple of weeks but I have never heard of withdrawal symptoms for a months duration. The symptoms you describe are probably not part of a discontinuation syndrome. I suggest further medical evaluation for a different etiology.
Hi, I was on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> for a month and I hated it. My doc told me to take 1/2 a tablet for a week combined with Welbutrin. I am having some withdrawal symtoms. I am really cranky and at nite I cry. Is this normal and when will it stop? Oh I also hear a whooshing sound when I move my eyes.
I have been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> 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.
I began to experience flu-like symptons like nausea, brain zaps or shocks, sweating, and fatigue. I'm so confused, I don't want to be on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span>, but I feel like I have to be on it to feel better. I took paxil today, and I feel so much better. I just don't want to be on paxil my whole life, and how am I suppose to stop paxil without it making me so sick?
I began to experience flu-like symptons like nausea, brain zaps or shocks, sweating, and fatigue. I'm so confused, I don't want to be on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span>, but I feel like I have to be on it to feel better. I took paxil today, and I feel so much better. I just don't want to be on paxil my whole life, and how am I suppose to stop paxil without it making me so sick?
I was on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> CR 12.5 mg/day for about 2 weeks, following 3 weeks on Lexapro, for panic attacks. I weaned off paxil over 2 weeks by going to every other day, and have been off completely for about 10 days. I noticed symptoms within a day or two of tapering- mainly tingling in arm/foot on one side when I walked. Those tinglings have subsided a bit, but now I find a general tenseness and tightness in my chest and neck, and have begun having at least low-grade anxiety almost every day.
I too gained weight on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> (about 15 lbs in two years). After trying other A/D's I reverted back to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span>. It was the best one for me. I went off of it due to having sexual side effects. The weight gain was not as big of an issue for me, I was pretty thin and the 15lbs did not look THAT bad on me, but I still try and lose it without success! =( For me personally, when I was on my 45mg of paxil before weaning off of it, it made me feel just where I needed to be.
I was put on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> 5 months ago for postpartem depression. It worked great! I've been weaning off it for about a month and a half now and having a terrible time. Like the others in this forum, I'm experiencing dizziness, nausia, headaches (all day, every day), but what I haven't heard from anyone is numbing. I've been experiencing occassional numbing in my hands and feet. Is this a possible symptom of withdrawl from this drug?
How long is withdrawal from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> supposed to take? I have been off it for 5 days now and still feel the ocean-like, electrical shock-like, cymbal-crashing feeling in my head. Can I expect this to end anytime soon?
I am writing on behalf of my husband, who has been taking 20 mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> daily for a little over a year. He has been reducing his daily dosage in an effort to discontinue taking the medication. For the first week, he took 10 mg, then halfed those pills, then moved on to every other day, and so on. He is now in his 4th day with no paxil whatsoever, and he is really suffering. He is very sensitive to light and sound, and both worsen the debilitating headhache he is suffering.
I am also AMAZED that a DOCTOR would actually say that this isn't dangerous, or that it isn't the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span>!?!? Are you kidding? How much were you paid to say that? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> DID help with my panic attacks. Did not cure or stop them, but helped. Then getting off of it, or trying to was ABsoLUTE HELL! I can't walk because I'm so dizzy I can't keep my balance. My head feels foggy and cloudy. My head also hurts and it feels like someone keeps hammering a nail into my eyes.
Who would guess that taking only 10mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> could cause such disruption in one's life when trying to discontinue taking it. I am trying to wean off and started a week ago going every other day, then every third day etc. The dizziness headaches flu like symptons etc have been awful. Is there any help out there to deal with this? I have been taking paxil for seven years and gained 40 lbs.
I wanted to mention it in case you might find it helpful. I take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> for depression, but it doesn't help for my fatigue. Prior to being diagnosed with MS, my epilepsy neurologist always told me that my fatigue was due to the epi drugs I was on. Are you on any other drugs or perhaps have other medical conditions that might be causing or worsening your fatigue as well?
I am 18 years old and began using <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> three weeks ago. I noticed within the first week fatigue and sexual dysfunction. I have a few questions... 1) Do these symptoms go away after a certain period of use? And if so, how long does it take to go away? 2) If these symptoms are begining to have negative effects on my daily life, can I just stop using paxil imediately, or do I have to gradual stop? 3) Can these side effects result in any permanant effects?
ie moderate fatigue but was still able to function. As I said about 10 days ago it felt like the bottom dropped out and it's getting progressively worse, feel like I weigh 700 lbs, and I'm really worried about being able to keep going. Anyone else have fatigue this extreme? Should I go back to the doctor? Anyone have any other ideas? Desperate to hang on for 13 more.
However, I have also been posting on the Neurological forum, and somebody brought to my attention the possibility that I suffer from a condition called Adrenal Fatigue, due to stress and over-use of the adrenal glands.
I have been taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> for PTSD for several years. It has also markedly helped with my fibromyalgia , irritable bowel syndrome, and urinary incontinence.. When I first started taking it, it caused me to lose 27 pounds. I have heard from doctors that after a while the paxil can "turn on you" and start causing the same symptoms it was alleviating, such as weight gain, anxiety, etc., as well as new symptoms.
Hi, I started taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> recently to treat my panic attacks (presentaions and introductions). Even though I have only been taking it for a week, I have experienced the following symptoms: 1) Excessive sweating 2) Headaches 3) Fatigue 4) High blood pressure Are these symptoms normal? Also, I thought I was taking this medication to get away from being tense, anxious, nervous and panic stricken. I read in another article that other side effects include increased anxiety and heart palpitations.
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