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said 5mg wasnt doing anything. The 1st day I took 10mg Paxil I felt great. The 2nd day, I felt SO tired.. like a zombie.. and yesterday I noticed that I could not stop yawning! Like BIG yawns that make me want to gag almost! lol. I think I remember when I tried Lexapro a long time ago it did this to me, but can't really remember. Will this eventually wear off in a week or 2? Thanks! My plan is to get back to the old me without having to take klonopin.
In response to normal blood work, MRI's, and a ton of clinical visits, my primary doc prescribed me Paxil for anxiety. I am supposed to start off at 10mg for a week and then up it to 20mg thereafter. I am curious if anyone else has taken this before and what they thought about it. Normally I would never think to take it, but considering how long it has been going on (7months - 1 year), I think the benefits outweight the costs at this point.
Or did you quit recently and suddenly experience a lot of anxiety different from what you experienced before going on Paxil, which might indicate a withdrawal problem from the Paxil. Paxil is one of the most difficult meds to stop taking, and after one stops taking it has the reputation of not working again or one has to take a lot more than one took originally to get the same results.
Started with prozac, (which only made me a zombie), then zoloft, then paxil and finally Xanax. The Xanax works for me because it doesn't take several weeks to become effective, and I don't have to take it every day, only when I need it. You're right, everyone reacts to the numerous available medications differently, I did not feel worse from taking Paxil, I just didn't feel better.
Can you go cold turkey to get off paxil and what can I do to help with the withdrawl? I am out of medication and cann't afford a refill at this time.
Just because you study things out of medical journals and books, doesn't mean you even have a clue A) what a panic attack feels like B) what brain zaps feel like withdrawing from Paxil. I would love to meet a doctor that has taken Paxil for a long term use, and discuss his/her reactions to withdrawals and such, but good luck finding one.
While researching an answer to all of the awful symptoms I experienced during my Paxil withdrawal, I was unable to find any medical resources listing Paxil as a source of these particular symptoms we all experience. Guess where I kept finding my search results directing me to? Heroin withdrawal. The symptoms associated with heroin withdrawal that are similar to Paxil withdrawal are: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, restlessness, and leg movements, or jerking.
Has anyone heard about the side effects of paxil and how soon they occur?
I have been taking Paxil only 2 days half of 10mg tablet which means its only 5mg and i take it at night before bed. Today i slept almost 11 hours got up and felt like crap. I felt like a zombie and almost felt my anxiety comin back once i started thinking more about how the medicine made me feel. I have pressure in the back of my head as well as cold flashes in the am and hot flashes in the pm. Ive never been on anti deprssents before this.
I have been taking Paxil for about a year and have gained at least 30 lbs. I also have no energy at all. If I don't get between 12-14 hours of sleep a day, im like a zombie. I have done research about the side effects from taking Paxil but their website says weight gain is a possibility and mentions nothing about the loss of energy. I feel like I cannot accomplish anything because of all the sleep I require. Im 24 and I went from a size 1 to a size 7.
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.
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...
Okay, when I first got anxiety, my doctor put me on 10 mg paxil, I started out on it, I felt like a zombie, (it wasn't bad) all my symptoms went away, i started to feel semi-normal, they upped my dosage to 20 mg because it started to NOT work, then 30, then 40. 40 was alright for a while, I dont remember how long I was on it.
Both worked great in the energy department, but seemed to aggrevate the anxiety. I have since been switched to Paxil. I have been on 10mg for 4-5 weeks now. I still have tremors, serges of anxiety, burning and itching skin, dizziness, and strange sensations through my legs. Is this within reason to still have these side effects in 4-5 weeks of taking it? I also am concerned about the depressive mood it seems to keep me in, is the depression part of the journey and will it pass?
Well, I tried Remeron (just a half dose) and it made me a zombie (sp?) and I felt drugged. I am now going back on Paxil since I know it worked (except for the weight gain and side effects getting off), but I know it helped me. 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.
I took paxil once (three years ago) but never got to the third of my prescription because of nightmares and zombie feeling. Recently, I took Paxil for 3 weeks, not from a prescription but from someone else's prescription (my dad who's not taking it as he should - or maybe he's doing the right thing not taking this drug.) I was ok quite quickly (although I first woke up at 5h00 every morning and had weird dreams - it didn't matter cause it made me feel better altogether. Placebo? Umm...
I have been on Paxil for over 5 years and feel like I need a change but am afraid to change. I need some guidance besides what my doctors told me. I want to hear from someone who actually went through the change. I am in the process of weening off of paxil and it is only a week and I have started the welbutrin. I am taking a 1/2 paxil and one welbutrin. I am unable to sleep at night and I am unsure if this is from the welbutrin or the withdrawal from the paxil.
that made me feel lke a zombie. i went back onto lex and a year later, im trying to get on paxil again. this time im starting on 5mg for a week then to 10. im on day 3 and so far i have waves of little brain zaps, anxiety/panic attacks and dizzy. i hope things go smoother this go around.
I have dropped to 20mg/day and have had slight dizzy spells and extreme restlessness. I can handle that compared to being a zombie. Has anyone else noticed that paxil takes away your dreams?
I have one Dr who wants me to take Klonopin and add lexapro to my paxil, titrating one up and one down till I am off Paxil. I went to another Dr who came recommended to me, and she wants me to also take Klonopin and start taking Prozac while tapering off Paxil. I am scared to do either. I finally went ahead and tried the Klonopin (.25) but have only taken it in the morning and twice a day as prescribed as I don't want to be addicited or a zombie.
Hi holli, I too was on Paxil for your same symptoms for 3 years. I went off the Paxil because of weight gaim-45 pounds. The withdrawal was very slow and gradual as per my Dr. I did join weight watchers and the weight came off very easily. Thank heavens. BUT the panic and depression returned and now a year later after my last Paxil I have just started to take Lexapro. I do pray it is much different than the Paxil as far as weight gain and feeling "zombie-like with no feelings".
I have been taking Paxil for almost a year and i now weigh at least 150. Another problem i'm experiencing is that I now require between 12-16 hours of sleep a day otherwise i cannot function and i am a zombie. Everyone around me thinks im just being lazy. I know it's the Paxil. My depression has been for the most part tamed but these side effects have caused me to want to stop taking it.
Most of them out in a dense state. Like a zombie. Paxil made me want to kill and I wanted to kill myself, it was horrible. The only thing I would for myself is half of a 2mg Diazapam. But I just take when things get out of control and I need to calm down. I probably need something to even things out but like I said all that I have tried (other than Paxil) had made me a zombie. No drive, no desire, no ambition, no get up and go. It was toooooo sedate. I do hope the Zoloft keeps I'll try that.
he is currently taking paxil, seraquil and clonazepam. but his symptoms keep getting worse to the point where he cannot function. he has been seen and tested by neurologist, gastros, ents, pulmonary and they cannot find a reason for his symptoms. is there anyone out there with an anxiety disorder who has these symptoms, uncontrolled movements of the limbs, goes into a zombie like state for minutes at a time, unwarranted worry with a little paranoia. please help i'm desperate.
I don't want to take an SSRI (Effexor, Zoloft, Paxil, etc), because I was once on Effexor and it made me feel worse. . .like a cold, emotionless zombie. Not to mention that I stayed on a low dose of Effexor with Wellbutrin and when I finally went off Effexor, it was a hellish withdrawal. I don't want to experience that again. Has anyone ever transitioned effectively from Wellbutrin to another antidepressant? What has worked for you?
My husband says I was like a zombie! I have been trying warm teas and herbal meds also exercise and writting. Good luck!
The web site Drugs.com Lexapro entry advises the following: "Tell your doctor if you have worsening symptoms of depression or suicidal thoughts during the first several weeks of treatment, or whenever your dose is changed." Also "it may take four weeks or longer before you start feeling better". I wouldn't worry about becoming a zombie.
I have been on 10mg of Paxil for about 5 days. I have felt like a Zombie... and the yawns are terrible... ive been having small panic attacks over weird things... i feel spacy.. achy all over, can't relax in bed at night etc. etc. He told me today to go back down to 5mg... and even said If I want to stop taking it I can. So if I've only been on Paxil for about 15 days max, should I wean slowly still or could I do it over a weeks time? Also I've been taking Klonopin for about 20 days (.
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..
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