Paxil jitters

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Hi, I was going to take Paxil for OCD and anxiety on HIV. How helpful is it? what are the side effects?
I been on Paxil and kolonopin for the past month and a half and so far so good. Zoloft always made me feel numb and I didnt like the side effects. The even put me on buspore and that really didn't work for me. It made my panic attacks worse. Lexapro was a bust also but now the meds I'm. Taking make me feel great and I can still function through the day. Prayer helps to because no matter how many pills the doctor can put you on only God can make you and take you through anything.
I do take paxil also, but I don't remember it ever making me jittery like you. It sounds like you may need MORE, not less, of the paxil. OR THE PAXIL doesnot agree with you. Many times a person has to try more than one med to get it right. I wouldn't combine the ativan with the klonopin. Hopefully Ryan or someone else will post regarding your medication issue.
Hey my name is nick. I have been taking 6mgs of xanax 2mg 3x a day, and 40mg paxil one a day for about 3 years. Today I'm still waiting on walmart to fill them. Today is day 3 and I'm sweating, having crazy thoughts, and I feel like I'm dying. I'm quite shaky. Will this go away if they fill my scripts soon? I really don't know what is happening and I have a high fever.
I slowly went off Paxil(after being on it for > 3 years) over about a 6 week period. The immediate w/drawal signs I had were the shock-like jitters that hit every-so often. I also began to notice things like dizziness, headaches, difficulty sleeping, difficulty focusing and thinking, and major irritability. After about 3 weeks the clinical signs subsided some but I still had some dizzy spells, irritability, insomnia, and difficulty thinking.
met some really good people there. Hopefully the paxil will kick in and the jitters will be gone.
I was diagnosed with clinical depression and placed on paxil ever since. I slowly came off the paxil one year ago, and after 6 months I began to experience heart palpitations, racing pulse, weight lose, jitters, fogginess. I immediately started back on the paxil and the symptoms subsided over a period of 2 months. Do I have a thyroid problem?
I have struggeled on and off with depression/anxiety..but I am trying exercise/diet and suppliments. I have tried prozac YEARS ago...and Paxil....paxil made me a zombie....so I am trying everything else before the celexa....the psychiatrist said....I don't think SamE will work for you (I asked) and I really should try celexa.......I feel like they really push AD. anyway..
Symptoms for months and our local Dr's can't seem to do much more. Symptoms include jitters almost all day and upon waking, shake internally, feels like a current or vibration in body at times, numbness in hands, dry mouth and loss of appetite, fatigue and unable to sleep more than a few hours at night. Most routine tests came back normal. On a previous post it was suggested it could be a connective tissue disease. I may have fibromyalgia As well.
Since that time I have developed severe anxiete. Can't sleep, have the shakes, jitters, loss of concentration. My doc prescribed Buspar..does anyone have experience with this drug. The pain mgt doc I was seeing gave me Cymbalta and that seemed to make me worse. Does Buspar work quickly? I read on their web site that this particular drug is only to be taken for 3-4 weeks. Thanks in advance for any help.
I'm taking 50mg of Zoloft, after switching from 25MG of Paxil CR after taking it for 4 months and gaining over 10 pounds. I took Paxil from 1998-00 and went from 128 to 160 pounds. I take it for panic, anxiety and this contant need I have to keep everything in my house spotless! Not good when you have 4 kids, 3 of which are teenage boys. I've learned to treat the panic attacks with Cognitive Behavior Therapy and haven't really suffered one in years.
The symptoms that initially drove me to seek treatment haven't gone away - if it really is all based on a sinus infection it looks like I'll need surgery - but now I've also got fatigue, jitters, even worse depression, and a very upset stomach. Should I stop any of those medications? And has anyone else heard of symptoms like these stemming from a sinus infection?
I was taking the extended release and stopped because of the jitters. I'm thinking of asking Doc to let me try the immediate release. Is it ok with Paxil?
I, personally, take Paxil and buspar daily, and when needed I take klonopin. I suggest to try not to take drugs if possible, but we all have to do what we have to do...I have to take them at this time of my life and I am not embarrassed about it at all. I just wish I didn't have to. If you feel that you are suffering more with SYMPTOMS (jittery, anxious feeling, breathing, etc) I would suggest an anti-anxiety med like Klonopin (for a daily pill) or Xanax (for a when needed basis)...
I went to a very good psychiatrist, and he put me on Celexa. The Celexa is slowly working, but I can't seem to get rid of the jitters (I had them before and after the Celexa). I've actually had a 20 minute period one night where I felt like I couldn't stop pacing (before Celexa). Now the jitterness interferes with everyday life. For example, I feel like I can't go to class with clicking a pen or something. The more anxious I am, the more jittery I seem to get.
it was said 5-years ago i had depression and panic attacks, ive been on paxil,effexxor,lexapro,cymbalta,triptolines,all of the new ones and some old, now ive been switched to prozac 20mg. can anyone tell me anything good about prozac?
I'm talking about the HORMONES that affect anxiety and would LOVE it if someone knew more about this... I've been on 20mg Paxil since the beginning of April. Also been on Klonopin. Some days I only take 10mg Paxil and 1 mg of Klonopin. Other days, when I'm super anxious (that awful feeling in your stomach / throat / body) I take my 20mg Paxil and 1.5 mg of Klonopin. I still struggle with this daily, and am DYING to know after the pregancy hormones go away if I will be back to normal????
I am also in the process of coming off the generic brand of paxil also....I was at 50 mg for 15 years....it was a lifesaver for me, but of course it affects everyone differently. I just felt that it was time for me to come off....I was feeling stronger and better about myself and wanted to take this step...and i did it under doctor supervision...however, I also hit that brick wall from going from 20mg down to 10mg.....the jitters have come back, anxiety and irritability.
I have been "doing" paxil and buspar for a long time now. I do struggle with weight occasionally, but if I continue to eat healthy and not "gorge" myself I stay at a good weight. If I can give my honest opinion, I would DEFINITELY choose my meds over my weight anyday! If the med worked, I would just get more exercise and eat less to maintain a good weight. I would suggest that you USE WHAT WORKS! Not all meds work the same. Just my 2 cents!
If that doesn't work, consider trying an anxiety medications like zoloft or paxil. You will get better, but it may take some time. Good luck.
Has anyone been on it longer than 3 weeks and will the jitters go away. I was on Paxil it was awesome after the first 4 weeks but had to go off it because of weight gain from it.
Come Sat night, could barely sleep again, had to take another xanax just to pass out for 6 hours and wake up with the jitters. Sun was better than Sat, really thought I was feeling better (and the typical time for me to "get over" an attack like this is 2 days) - but come Sun night I could barely sleep again, my whole body kept trembling.
I'm 34, 6ft, 165lbs. I've been undiagnosed for a year now. Symptoms started with sweaty palms, numb tingling fingers/hands, heart racing, chills, nausea and stomach issues. I've had mri's, ct's, blood tests, thyroid,ultrasounds etc and all came back normal.
I dont want to become depenent on Xanax, I have the tremors (which Lexapro made worse and I understand so does Paxil) Any suggestions? This is a ***** of a problem!!!
I also was switched from zoloft to effexor XR. Everyone is different but the only difference that i have noticed was being able to "feel". When taking the Zoloft, I did not have much feelings. With the Effexor XR i can cry when i need to and laugh when i need to. This is diffenantly a plus. Good luck.
I am concerned about you starting Paxil the same day you start tx, Paxil takes about three weeks to totally work and you can be a bit jittery with a small belly ache from the Paxil. So you will be feeling both the tx and the Paxil, but believe me, hanging in tough with the Paxil will pay off. Just might be a little lala for you for the first month. Starting Paxil earlier would have been better, but we all cope with what it put before us as best we can.
I know when one takes an SSRI containing norepinephrine agent it can make the anxiety worsen...such as Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil etc...I take Lexapro and that seems to be the only one that works for me regarding additional anxiety.
I was RX Cymbalta due to pain and depression, i personally did not get or feel the jitters from it, but i sure did hear allot of people say that it happened to them. It does take some time for it to work and as addicts we want immediate gratification you will not get that with the Cymbalata. I recommend consulting with your doctor about the side effects that you are experiencing and see what he/she has to say. There are other meds out there that can work fast like Lexapro.
I have to be honest I'm still on Paxil 40 mg. to keep myself together with this rollercoaster of treatment.. lol!! But it does help to read other members comments. Tks again!!
Now I have some how got myself a decent paying job with benefits and I am already getting the jitters. The problem is I hate confrontation and as a security officer that is basically my job description. My stomach has been acting really strange and I have been oversleeping a lot. Also the job is a morning shift job and I am definitely a night owl. I tried zoloft recently and just felt like a zombie while I was on it.
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