When do paxil side effects go away

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- To restate my former Question #5 in the context above, if I switched to Wellbutrin (and weaned off paxil), 1) what might Wellbutrin not do as well as paxil, and 2) What different <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> is it known for? In other words, why would anyone choose <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> over Wellbutrin? Is it less aggressive in treating anxiety? Or is it primarily a matter of trial and error with different drugs against people's inherently different brain/body chemistries?
Also my Dr did not mention drug interactions... what drugs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>do</span> you need to stay <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>away</span> from while on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span>? I hear you cannot even have a glass of wine, thanks for your time. p.s., what other drugs are out there if paxil is not right for me?
Jennifer375, The "unreal" feeling that paxil caused you, did it ever go away? When? how? I had been on paxil for 3 days when I had my first "panic attack" and have had a constant "unreal" feeling ever since, almost like the attack never fully ended. I stopped taking paxil that day but this feeling just will not go away.
Having a fear if medications is quite common, so you're not alone there. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> doES have quite a reputation when it comes to worse <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> effects and a tougher w/d, although, like lydia said, when done right, it can be tolerable. I wish that NO one would ever research a med before trying it. It's the frantic googling that leads people to give up before they even start, and that's very unfortunate...you could be eliminating an option that could give you miraculous results.
A lady that works with me is on it, she used to get panic attacks and she has been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> for 15 years. She told me that she had no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> from it and after about three weeks, she felt great again, like "herself" I long to feel like that again too, but I am so nervous about medication!!!! I just cannot stress it enough. I know that I need help and I thought I could teach myself to get over it, but it seems like the meds are my only other option.
Can you <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> cold turkey to get off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> and what can I <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>do</span> to help with the withdrawl? I am out of medication and cann't afford a refill at this time.
I am coming off it now due to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. That's not to say that it won't work for you, though. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> helps a lot of people. What really helped me was the gradual acceptance that these palps won't kill me. It took 4 years, many doctors visits and a lot of suppport, but I can say that I don't fear them so much anymore. They are annoying and uncomfortable, but I have actually learned how to ignore them. Which was NOT easy.
I don't want to quit taking the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> as I know some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> will <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>away</span> with time but the weight loss, loss of appetite and nausea are starting to concern me. I don't have insurance and dont want to go back to the doctor if these are normal side effects that will subside. Any advise would be greatly appreciated!
It might be because of the anxiety. Is your anxiety any better? It takes a while for the meds. to kick in so maybe give it a little more time and if you are still having the same problems please call your doc. Anxiety can do a lot of things to our minds and bodies. Take care.....
Dear A, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> (paroxetine) may have multiple <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. Patients taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> may suffer few or no side effects. The dosage you're taking (3-5mg/day) is low, the average therapeutic dose is 20mg/day. Despite the low dose you are suffering from side effects. The incidence of these side effects are, decreased sexual desire (upto 25%) sedation 24%, weakness 22%, dry mouth 18%. You may consider taking paxil in the evening or at bedtime inorder to reduce daytime side effects.
I stopped it for about two weeks and they seemed to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>away</span>. Then I tried starting the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> again and within a few days chest, stomach and shoulders have several pimples. Most are kind of in a line or grouped together. Very minor itching if any. So I stopped about 4 days ago.Pimples are still there though. Also, a small very slightly raised spot appeared on my cheek. Not very noticable, but it is there.
(there fore <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span> and insensitivity <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>do</span> not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> hand in hand) It sounds to me like you are starting to gain control of your life and for some reason that is threatening to him. From what you have said he sounds like a controling/needy person (forgive me if i am wrong) But the snide remarks and the jealousy are signs of someone who feels threatened.
I wish I had an answer. I really <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>do</span>. I have the same episodes all of the time, daily right now. Depersonalization and derealization. I don't have any tools to offer, I really wish I did. It's all I can do to hang on when it starts. It's like a slow emotional anesthetization that ends with me not really being here. I can't stop it, I can't control it.
however, I have taken other SSRIs and SNRIs, and while the withdrawal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> can be really unsettling and uncomfortable, they <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>do</span> decrease in severity and eventually <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>away</span> with time. I wonder whether the tremors are a side effect from starting paxil, or a withdrawal symptom from weaning off the Cymbalta, or both?
My daughter is currently taking a combination of depakote, lamictal, and abilify for a mood disorder. however, her doctor feels the overwhelming problem with her is an anxiety disorder that is not being addressed by the current meds. The doctor wants to ween her off the lamictal completely and start her on klonopin wafers. I am concerned about the "drowsiness" side effects. do these eventually go away?
No to sound pessimistic, but my experience is that if one SSRI causes sexual <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>, they all <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>do</span>. Wellbutrin supposedly does not, but the other <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> of it were intolerable for me. I have also read that Lexapro has a lower incidence of sexual side effects than some of the older SSRI's, but I do not know this personally.
I am afraid to take the Celexa because I've heard so many things about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> and withdrawals when you try to stop. Should I <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> back to the doctor or try the Celexa? Anybody else suffer with this same thing?
I think your symptoms are <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>paxil</span>; maybe your organism doesn't support this med. When I started on cymbalta I suffered severe nausea.
If anyone else has been on, or off and on paxil for this many years and can give me any kind of idea when these <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> will <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>away</span>, I would be more than grateful. For all of you who choose to go back on this medicine due to illness from coming off, I totally understand. I personally feel that if I can get through this with the grace of god, I will never touch this stuff again. I was never told, remember that I started this years ago, that I would have problems with withdrawal.
My question is I am approaching the 2 week mark and I keep thinking these nasty side effects will all <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>away</span> now. how long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>do</span> these <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> take to completely be free from your body? I know I should just be positive and realize I was on this medicine for two years, it just might not dissappear in two weeks. I am mostly concerned with the dizziness , nausea, and blood sugar drops? I am 35 years old . paxil was the only medication I was on. I am very healthy. I am 116 lbs , about 5'4.
Constantly tired, unable to orgasm, and reserved personality. Im 25 and male and have never taken medication like this. how long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>do</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> last or is going to continue?
There is an adjustment period with these types of medications, and you should report any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> of them to your doctor right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>away</span>. He can tell you if it's your body adjusting to the medication, or if it's not the right medication for you. Often it is trial and error as to what will work best for us, which can be frustrating. What works for one, may not for another. It takes 4-6 weeks for you to get the full benefit of the medication and to feel better.
Serzone (Nefazodone) is an antidepressant which may have all the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> that you describe. It is difficult to predict if these <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> will <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> away or not. To limit the development of adverse effects, the usual recommended starting dose of Serzone is 100 mg two times daily, with gradual increases by 100 to 200 mg a day, at intervals of no less than 1 week per increase. Older patients and people with liver disease may require lower doses.
Still having trouble sleeping, eating, I don't know if I'm going to get through this. does it ever <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>away</span>? Where can I <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span>? Who knows anything? The drug company won't comment, they don't have any substantive contact information anywhere. If only somebody could help me. Thank you.
i am off xanax for a week now and feel better living without it but i <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>do</span> have bouts of severe negative thoughts which i hope will <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>away</span>, god willingly...
Hello there! If you follow the same path with the Zoloft that a vast majority of people do (which is impossible to predict, unfortunately), the initial side effects should start to improve within the next week or two, if not hopefully sooner. The one thing I would mention is that you seem to be going up in your dose rather quickly, going from 25mg to 50mg after only 1 week on the 25mg. That's pretty quick and probably could account for the more severe side effects.
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