How long does paxil withdrawal take

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Avatar m tn It's a book about what drugs do to people, and about withdrawal and how to best deal with it. Wish I'd read it before I quit Paxil, because my psychiatrist didn't know anything about withdrawal, or claims not to. I did try to contact the author, but he never responded either to me or one of the psychiatrists I've seen. Melissa: Got to look out for yourself.
Avatar m tn Meaning, when you taper from these meds your symptoms can at first appear to be worsening, or they can be worse because you may need a different medication. You mat have had this level of anxiety/depression while on the paxil in which the paxil did take care of to an extent but going off of it allowed your symptoms to come through and remain. Just as I have anxiety and am on a few meds...
Avatar n tn I tapered off but now I am having terrible withdrawal symptoms. How long do these usually last?
Avatar f tn I'm fine with the withdrawals, because I know thats what it is. However, how long does it take for the zaps to go away? I get extremely tired from it, and feel really dizzy. Anyone have an advice? I'm not getting back on it. Anything I can take in the meanwhile thats natural to help? Well, not prescribed. Also, can you tell me if these zaps are seizures and do they cause permanent damage since Im basically quiting cold turkey? Thanks!!!
Avatar n tn female and for the past year or so I've been on Paxil, but my entire experience with Paxil is that it makes me nauseous and shake no matter how long I take it for. My body can't seem to get over the side-effects, so for a while I was only taking the Paxil every three to four days (they were extended-release pills) and I seemed to be alright. But for the past few weeks I decided to try to get off Paxil completely. It honestly does more harm than good and I want it gone.
Avatar n tn female and for the past year or so I've been on Paxil, but my entire experience with Paxil is that it makes me nauseous and shake no matter how long I take it for. My body can't seem to get over the side-effects, so for a while I was only taking the Paxil every three to four days (they were extended-release pills) and I seemed to be alright. But for the past few weeks I decided to try to get off Paxil completely. It honestly does more harm than good and I want it gone.
Avatar f tn I do concur that doctors tend to push these drugs onto patients as it is the easiest thing to do and it dispenses with the expensive testing to find out the real causes of our anxieties. As for how long I will be on Paxil meds?; Well I had a very traumatic experience that lasted about a year and this is what caused my anxieties (which was 5 years ago) and I have yet to come to terms with it.
Avatar n tn This is day 50 paxil free!!! Still can't depend on having a withdrawal symptom free day but it has gotten much better. You need to go to too just for support. I tapered off in a years time which by everything I read should have been sufficient to not have withdrawals but no couldn't be so lucky. Don't let anything you read scare you into not getting off of paxil because in the end you will be better for it.
Avatar m tn This is not about politics BUT I am realizing I have never in my life worried about any of this and I am realizing when I do not take the Paxil, those worries get very bad and I get scared and cant eat or sleep and cant stop worrying. This has never happened until I started trying to get off this stuff. Its not like worrying where I would hurt myself or anything close to that. It is just the worry of whats going on and I cannot stop worrying about it. Than I end up taking 10mg again.
Avatar n tn I was told that there were no addictive effects with Paxil and I am so angry...and worst of all scared. How long is this going to last? Why was I told that this would not happen? This is so incredibly misleading and dangerous!! I strongly recommend that no one take this drug--one that is supposed to help yet makes anxiety heighten when coming off because of all of these physical symptoms. I am at work and can barely concentrate because I feel so ill, and so alone.
Avatar n tn Anyone have any suggestions about how to get past this terrible nausea and dizziness? How long does it last after you stop taking Paxil? I was prepared to suffer through the withdrawal symptoms after having tried to come off the medicine 4 times; however, I was very hopeful the Prozac would significantly reduce the symptoms. Since it hasn't, I am feeling very discouraged and frustrated. I just want to feel normal again. And Paxil didn't even completely control my panic attacks!
Avatar f tn that I have finally found a site that actually deals with paxil and the ill effects of withdrawal. I have been on paxil on and off for 30 years after being diagnosed with a chemical imbalance at 17. I am or at least was feeling well and I wanted to try discontinuing paxil to detoxify my body. I did do it gradually which I would advise everyone however even after being off of the pills completely for 3 weeks I still suffer from a sense of hightened response to noise or movement.
Avatar n tn I am so sick, I blacked out at work today, I have had non stop stomach cramps, my legs and bottom half feel like I've been in a car accident, Im always sick and nauseated. How long does this last? Honestly, nobody can live like this, I am on he verge of my boyfriend breaking up with me, because I am like an alien from another planet.
Avatar n tn How long is withdrawal from Paxil supposed to take? I have been off it for 5 days now and still feel the ocean-like, electrical shock-like, cymbal-crashing feeling in my head. Can I expect this to end anytime soon?
Avatar n tn He told me that Paxil is one of the most over-prescribed drugs on the market, that family doctors without any psychiatric background cannot be expected to know everything about it, and that for the most part it is as someone below described, just masking problems that are going to continue to exist without the proper therapy, or screwing you up so that a proper diagnosis cannot be made for a long time.
Avatar n tn Please, any suggestions that can be offered to alleviate his discomfort would be welcome. And how long can we expect this to go on? Thank you in advance for your response.
Avatar n tn I went to the optomologist and said my vision has not changed nor there is nothing wrong with my nerves. I am worried that it could be a long does it take for this to get completly out of your system?????
Avatar n tn Which means that the most important thing here is to do this with a psychiatrist who really knows and understands how to do this and will spend the time necessary with you. The most important thing is, if withdrawal is too much for you to handle, you need to go back on the med and taper off more slowly. Some out there also know how to mix in other meds or natural remedies temporarily to ease the transition. These docs are very hard to find, but you do read about them and hear about them.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn on the wknd i don't have to take the paxil right away because, i feel i can relax and then take the paxil at noon but, on the weekdays i feel a tad anxious as i'm always running late for work so, i take the paxil like 8 am with a bowl of cereal. as i am driving to work i feel tired or more relaxed but, i am fine with this feeling. maybe, i should just wake up earlier. ha,ha.
Avatar n tn Does the atenolol help your palpitations Shel? I tried it and I found that it really did not help me at all. I just felt tired with a really slow pulse rate. I still felt all of the skipping, jumping and runs of PVC's.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn yes, it does sound like withdrawal. you can go back on it and taper more slowly. it can take weeks for the withdrawal to go away completely. since you've already been off of them for a week you can just hang in there and the withdrawal will go away. keep us up to date on how your doing and take care.
Avatar f tn But just wanted people to be aware of my experience should they decide to take Paxil. I wish I was told about the withdrawal before I started, and might have chosen something different. I am sorry if I came across differently. Today is my first day of being Paxil in 12 years. I still have a terrible headache and lightheadedness, but the feeling of wanting to cry has subsided, and my crazy dreams at night(mostly nightmares) have subsided too. Thank you all for reading.
Avatar n tn Do you think I should stay at the every 2 days for a week longer instead of going to the 3 days since I am having slight withdrawal? And is there anything I can take for the dizziness. That is non prescription. I also take Xanax which I am weaning myself off of. I am now down to .75 mg a day from 1.5 a day. Strangely enough since cutting back the Paxil I do not feel the craving for the Xanax like I did before. Thanks for any advice!
Avatar n tn I have read about the "textbook" side-effects of Paxil withdrawal, as well as the comments offered by users of this forum. Of these, Amanda's experience most closely matches my own. When I stopped taking Paxil, the only noticeable side-effect was that I would experience an intense (yet brief) moment of dizziness / disorientation whenever I moved my eyes or closed them quickly. This lasted for about a week, and was very difficult to cope with.
Avatar n tn Can someone answer this. How long does hydrocodine show up in your system for a drug test. I take this drug for the pain I get with Lymes Disease. I'm starting a new job and they will ask for a drug test. How soon do I need to get off of them so it don't show up on my test. Thanks.
Avatar n tn It still seems to be in my system. HOw long does this take? Will I ever feel like myself again? Does it stay with you or do any damage to your equilibrium?
Avatar n tn If you want to start another SSRI (instead of continuing the Paxil), maybe it would help to start it sooner rather than later - I know that my dr suggested that I take a low dose of Prozac when I get down to a very low dose of Paxil because it can ease the withdrawal symptom from Paxil - and because of Prozac's long half-life - it doesn't cause many withdrawal problems itself.