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I AM A FEMALE AGE 42. I HAVE BEEN TAKING PAXIL FOR 13 YEARS. I AM CURRENTLY WEENING OFF PAXIL. HOW LONG DOES THE WITHDRAWAL LAST AFTER YOUR LAST DOSE. I AM WONDERING WILLTHE DEPERSONALIZATION GO AWAY WHEN IM DONE GOING THROUGH WITHDRAW..
idid,nt know paxil would help the irreglar heart beat, i,m still on both med. i,ve tried in the past few months to stop the paxil, thought i did,nt need it anymore, expeirenced really bad withdrawals.how long have you been on it and have you ever tried to stop. i may need it for anixety too, i know i don,t get all bent out of shape and seem to have more patience since i,ve been on it,i also take a blood pressure pill. i would appreicate your response.
If you need to switch meds YOU WILL NOT DIE even if you feel bad! Do not fear the possibility of having to get off Paxil. I switched from Paxil to Celexa, gradually cutting back on Paxil while upping Celexa. Didn't have any real problem but 1 month and 1/2 later felt suicidal and weird on the Celexa, so back on the Paxil I went. I've been on Paxil about 14 years and it still works but I feel so fatigued I was willing to try Celexa.
my paxil does not seem to work anymore. my doctor told me to stop takeing it and gave me cymbalta.can i just switch without any sideaffects or should i see a doctor? Ive been on it for seven years and when i miss one pill i get dizzy.Now i am haveing bad angziety attacks.
I did gain some weight when I originally when on both meds, but have stayed level since, but I do not want to gain anymore. I have high cholesterol but good blood pressure. So I may be going on a statin sooner than later. If I try to come off either med I get withdrawal effects, so I don’t want to switch until I’ve weighed all my options. Thoughts on what I should switch to for anxiety and/or allergies? I have taken paxil unsuccessful, and prozac successful many years ago.
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've had bloodwork done and was not anemic and my thyroid was normal.
Just keep in mind that any regimen you try has to be given an ample amt of time to really start working in order to properly assess if it is going to be effective for you or not. And, don't forget to ask about talk therapy...it is a vital part of the process. If you aren't already, I would recommend that your medication and therapy regimen be directed by a psychiatrist rather than a general practitioner. It simply makes sense for us to seek the help of a specialist.
my biggest thiing right now is the dizziness,headaches and not wantig to go outside...does paxil help with those things as far as getting back to going out again and not fearing everything.....I never was like this before...i was a social butterfly and the funny one in the crowd...boy...dont kknow where that person went to....thanks for alll your help....and thanks for letting me vent...
Amish, addiction is addiction, no matter whether it's for a medical condition or not. Paxil is not technically addictive, because you don't have to take more to get the same result, so you're right on about that, but benzos are addictive no matter how you get them, and so are many painkillers.
I also told her I wanted to get off the Paxil since it wasn't even working anymore, and she told me that she doesn't even prescribe the drug to any of her patients, and neither do any of the other doctors in her practice. She said the drug is terrible. It may have helped "ease" the panic attacks, but I gained 50 pounds and am now going through one of the worst experiences of my life. This is nearly as bad as my panic attacks were before the medicine!!!! I hate Paxil!!!!!!!
That was my experience, I don't know if it would work for everyone. Also, I was not on Paxil CR, so that would not work if you are on that. I am not sure how your medical insurance is, but you might want to look into seeing how much it would be for you to go to a phychiatrist. They are usually much more knowlegable in this area and could offer some good feedback.
I am on 30mg of Paxil a day. This weekend I went away and forgot my prescription. I only missed two doses, I feel like I have been run over by a truck. I want to know is there any detoxification methods that might work for getting this horrendous drug out of my system? I have had all the withdrawl symptoms in only two days. The two worst being the "brain shocks" and nausia.
I want off this awful medicine in part so I do not have to deal with them anymore. I am so angry that I was made an addict.
An unfortunate problem with Paxil is encountered when trying to stop taking the drug. Although Paxil is not a benzodiazepine, it does have some anti-anxiety properties which is why it is prescribed not just for depression but for anxiety disorders. It appears that some people get a rebound anxiety when discontinuing Paxil, even when tapering. You may need to taper slower, or step down to 15 mg before 10 as was suggested.
I did give this a try 3 months ago (celexa) and i gave up after 3 days of hellish feelings. I am afraid of medicine....go figure. I am not uncomfotatble from my paxil dose now but I am afraid I will feel the increase,. If I gradually go up to 25mg over the next 2 weeks then try 30mg after did you think I will experience any negative effects? I do not take CR so i can break it as it is not extended release. i dont know why I am scared to increase but I am .
So, I go to the doctor's today and now he took me off paxil and put me on prozac. Said that it is not as addicting and will help me through the paxil withdrawl. ??? He said give it a month and then stop taking prozac and getting off prozac is much easier because it stays in your system longer. I am soo sick of taking pills. I went there for help and I left with more pills. Whatever..
As someone who is tapering off Paxil I can tell you that you are going entirely too fast. You should not drop more than 10% of your current dose every month. This can easily be done by switching to the liquid Paxil or even by shaving/weighing your pills which is what I do. You don't have to feel this awful if you taper slower. Try going back up to 20mg and after you have felt better for a few weeks then start a slower taper.
I am down to Paxil 10 mg (weaning due to horrible withdrawal), and after about 3 weeks on this dose feel symptoms of my depression/anxiety coming back - lack of motivation, feeling melancholy, focusing too much on the negative, anxiety, etc... I do not want to go back up on the Paxil as it has been so hard to come off of. There are so MANY depression/anxiety meds that I do not even know where to begin to decide which might be a good alternative. Any suggestions???
She doesn't understand depression and she tells me to just think about happy things and take control of my life. Depression just makes the happy things in my life not so happy anymore, well that's the best way i can explain it. I have a psychologist and a general doctor but she cant see me until March 10. And my psychologist wants me to stay on this med... i am already quitting it slowly, do you know what i should expect? Well, thanks again.
) I also had bad sexual side effects from the Paxil... seems to be a common occurance. Meaningless to say, now taht I am off, I am not going back on it, due to the sexual side effects... I am going to simply tell my doctor to try me on someting different. Good luck.
Hi Sherry, I was on 150 mg of paxil but it made me feel really dense and disconnected which is not good for ones employment. I switched to 150mg wellbutron and within a month my anxiety had grown to such a level that I couldn't deal with it anymore. My Dr. left me on wellbutron but added 150mg of effexor and 25mg of seroquil for sleeping.
I justed started paxil 2 days ago and have had migraines for the past 2 mornings when I wake up....I only take 10 mg at bedtime....I am verysensitive to anti-depressant but my PA says I am getting so bad I have got to get on something....I have tried over 20 anti-depressant drugs in all the different class types and they all give me bad side effects to the point I have to quit them in about 2 to 3 weeks cause I cant take it anymore...
I have been on the paxil since Nov 99. I cant take it anymore, paxil and klonopin. I feel like I'm becoming addicted to these drugs. I dont even know who I am anymore, neither does my husband for that matter. We were just talking about this very thing this morning. please e mail me if anyone has anything encouraging to say or just on your experiences with both of these drugs. It seems that I am having more panic attacks then I did before I started taking these meds. Whats up with that?
I am homebound as it is and that is what worries my PA but you cant drive and go places if you are dizzy all the time....not sure the paxil is going to help that...in fact I think its increased it.....any advise would be appreciated...thankyou..
P.S.S.: By the way, my friends that have taken Paxil before, have called PAXIL the "LaLa Drug" because it made them feel like in a fog---a "walking zombie like effect". Not sure if everybody reacts to Paxil the same way, but it's what I've heard from my friends. However, the GREAT thing about Paxil is that it helps many people that have Social Anxiety. For some people, they'd rather be in a fog than socially scared, so they do like it. However, once again.
In my research, I've found that the elderly should take about half that, and if one has liver problems, one should not take Paxil at all. My mother has a recurring liver cyst which comes and goes and sometimes gets really big. In my opinion she has no business being on Paxil.
Hi ;-) I already take a HIGH dose of Klonopin daily (8 mg), who is not effective anymore and we add 1 mg of Xanax, who work for3 weeks and stop working... so I don't see how my PDoc would be able to add more benzo meds to calm the initial anxiety when I will start the SSRI... For the SSRI, i'm used to all of them... They was like candy for me in the past, no side-effects like increase anxiety but MAJOR weight gain...
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