Paxil withdrawal flu

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I quit paxil almost two weeks ago. I have the classic symptoms. Flu like feeling, ringing in my ears ,Anxiety Cold @ hot flashes.I took 2- 25mg tabs cr daily for 5 years. I stopped taking the 25mg tab @ night & continued with the other 25mg tab for about a week then quit. Now I know I have to gradually stop. 3days ago I couldn't handle it anymore. I talked to a pharmasist@ she said To continue with the 2 tabs again @After a month gradually lower the dosage.
I was on 20 mg of paxil for 2 months. When I told my doc I wanted to stop taking the drug, she told me to take 10 mg for 7 days and then stop.
Please understand that you will most likely experience severe withdrawals from Paxil. The post below explains further... PAXIL WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS MIMIC HEROIN WITHDRAWAL Tell your Doctors, and perhaps they will make the connection! How hard has it been for you to wean yourself from Paxil? It's as agonizing as coming off of heroin..and shares most of the same symptoms and long term effects!
I had Paxil withdrawal as well. I was on 70 mg or so (I'm having a brain-fart and cant remember the exact dosage, sorry) for about 8 months. I had the head zaps too. It lasted 3-4 weeks for me.
I am currently weaning off Paroxetine (Paxil) and the withdrawal symtoms are taking over my entire day and I can't function properly. I am having "hot flashes" on my neck and earlobs (It's not a menopause thing, I'm 35 years old), I am having vision problems (focusing), racing heart beats, electric shock sensations, vertigo and mind flashes. This is like being tortured!!!! I am going off the medication so I can try Effexor.
I've tried to get off Paxil recently and had the WORST problems. After researching and talking to people who have gotten off (or tried to get off) of the drug I am horrified that Paxil is still being prescribed. I am also AMAZED that a DOCTOR would actually say that this isn't dangerous, or that it isn't the PAXIL!?!? Are you kidding? How much were you paid to say that? Paxil DID help with my panic attacks. Did not cure or stop them, but helped.
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.
Please read the following information... PAXIL WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS MIMIC HEROIN WITHDRAWAL! posted by Shawn Allen on September 06, 1999 at 04:24:49: : Tell your Doctors, and perhaps they will make the connection! How hard has it been for you to wean yourself from Paxil? It's as agonizing as coming off of heroin..and shares most of the same symptoms and long term effects!
why is withdrawal from paxil so intense.i'm on 20mg. a day, i,ve tried cutting back to 10mg was on that for a month, then i tried to take 10mg every other day,the second day istarted having withdrawals,tremers,heart racing,weak,ihave never felt so bad in my life.so i always goback to taking the 20mg aday.
Please read the following information... PAXIL WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS MIMIC HEROIN WITHDRAWAL! posted by Shawn Allen on September 06, 1999 at 04:24:49: : Tell your Doctors, and perhaps they will make the connection! How hard has it been for you to wean yourself from Paxil? It's as agonizing as coming off of heroin..and shares most of the same symptoms and long term effects!
I am a current sufferer of Paxil Withdrawal. Please read the following information... PAXIL WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS MIMIC HEROIN WITHDRAWAL! posted by Shawn Allen on September 06, 1999 at 04:24:49: : Tell your Doctors, and perhaps they will make the connection! How hard has it been for you to wean yourself from Paxil? It's as agonizing as coming off of heroin..and shares most of the same symptoms and long term effects!
Who would guess that taking only 10mg paxil 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 have been on Paxil (10mg) for three weeks now because of my anxiety about an irregular heartbeat I have. I still feel very anxious. I feel anxious all day because I don't know when the irregular beating will hit me. I think about it every waking hour. Do you think the dosage should be adjusted? Would this help me try to forget about my heart? Thanks!
I have read some posting that Paxil seemed to help with the anxiety associated with heart palpitations. I have skipped heartbeats that I feel every day. I have been for all heart testing and all is negative. I was considering going to the doctor and asking for a small dose (10mg) of Paxil to help me overcome my anxiety because of feeling these heart things. Do you think Paxil is an alternative for someone like myself who has let these things completely take over their life?
I've changed body lotions, taken oatmeal baths, doused myself in Calamine lotion, turned on humidifiers full blast and scratched myself raw with a loofah. Is this itchiness possibly related to Paxil withdrawal, i.e., is it a known, expected withdrawal effect, or is it probably completely unrelated?
Along with soma, flexural, Paxil and thank god ambien. I'm finally getting surgery in three weeks for full discectomy at 2 levels. Disc and bone growth are pushing into spinal chord. Anyways, I've recently, mon morning, stopped taking norco. Is it normal to feel hot, cold, sneezing ever second, aches, vertigo and straight up flu like symptoms? I don't want to be around anyone including my family and honestly could care less if world stopped right now.
nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, restlessness, and leg movements, or jerking.
I cannot seem to get over the withdrawal symptoms of Paxil. How long does it take before you feel normal. I took a low dosage of Paxil for years and felt it was worthwile, other than the weight gain. I have decided it is time to get off, before I become another Carnie Wilson, before her surgery. I weened myself down for 30 days, then went off. It has been about three and a half weeks and I am still so very sick with all of the flu-like symptoms and am hardly functioning.
I've been noticing this more and more, that in the evenings, I will start to feel like I haven't taken my medicine, when I know I have. It feels like the Paxil withdrawal symptoms, and I've never had those symptoms from anything else. Is there a reason that this could be happening? Am I perhaps metabolizing the medicine faster or something?
i was on paxil 15 years ago for six months, quit cold turkey cause no one told me otherwise and experienced a tick repeately while going to sleep, it felt like a convulsion..went to doc and was told not related to my med cessation..wow. this tick got better but it took 8 or so years to stop..anyway went through a business failure, a move, and 2 deaths and was severly depressed..prescribed paxil, figured i would take it with hope of results..
I'm hoping that all of you Paxil Withdrawal Survivors can help me come up with a plan for tapering off of this drug. What has worked well for you? I was on 20 mgs, and then started cutting the pills down slowly, 2 mgs at a time. My doctor told me not to do this, and switched me to Paxil CR 12.5 mg. She told me to take it every other day for 2 weeks, and then stop all together. This is not working, as the withdrawal is horrible. Does anyone have any suggestions for tapering? Thank you!
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Was wondering if you felt as bad and in similar ways as before you began taking Paxil? If not, it sounds like withdrawal yet to me. I've heard of some having quite the time with Paxil, whether taking it or withdrawing from it. Of course, I won't scold on "cold turkey". : ) Been there, done that myself and paid the price!
i found a web site http://www.namiscc.org/News/2002/Summer/PaxilWithdrawal.htm i dont know much about it, never took it before but i am sure you will find more post, its slow tonight.
I was completely unaware of the dangers of this action, because my doctors had told me that Paxil is safe, has no side effects, is not addictive, and has no withdrawal complications. I experienced relatively mild symptoms for a couple of weeks, such as headaches, chills, teeth chattering, and muscle spasms. I later experienced profuse sweating when I was at rest.
those increase in your emotions is normal for paxil. is the same doctor prescribing both meds? are you taking the paxil for depression? the vyvance could definitely also cause an increase in your irritation, anger and rage. i would definitely talk with your doctor.
Please read the following information... PAXIL WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS MIMIC HEROIN WITHDRAWAL! posted by Shawn Allen on September 06, 1999 at 04:24:49: : Tell your Doctors, and perhaps they will make the connection! How hard has it been for you to wean yourself from Paxil? It's as agonizing as coming off of heroin..and shares most of the same symptoms and long term effects!
5mg and I'll be staying there for a month before making the next reduction. The withdrawal symptoms are really tough, including flu-like symptoms, pain, and suicidal thoughts. I am, however, not going to go back and I am hoping the symptoms will end. Is there anyone out there who have had similar experience?
Is it possible to quit Paxil without all of the supposed withdrawal symptoms? Does Paxil cause permanent serotonin/receptor damage? Thanks for the help, AC.
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