Paroxetine tapering

Common Questions and Answers about Paroxetine tapering


Avatar m tn I have been on Paroxetine for a couple of years now due to some family-counseling issues. I was reluctant to go on them at first. But for my family, I thought I'd try it. It did reduce my anxiety. I slept better, deeper, and longer. A life-long stutterer, it cut my stuttering by 50-75%, and improved how I was viewed at work (I believe), by my calmness, better speech, and ability to focus. I had suffered from significant anxiety my whole life up to that point. But it changed who I was.
1035021 tn?1296824307 After that my general doctor send me for blood analysis and everything was ok but the blood pressure and she told me that was due to the remainings of the DXM. So she medicate me with CAPTOPRIL by nights and PAROXETINE by mornings, I will really appreciate your opinion about this meds interaction cause as far as I know PAROXETINE is a SSRI like TRAMADOL and I don't know if they can be taken together. Thank you by advance!
Avatar f tn A discussion should have followed with some options for you to either increase the dose or try another medication. (After properly tapering off your current one!) Find a doctor who understands benzos. They ARE out there!
401095 tn?1351395370 liquid 20mg/5ml fluvoxamine (Faverin, Luvox) tabs(s) 50, 100mg paroxetine (Seroxat, Paxil) tabs(s) 20, 30mg; liquid 20mg/5ml sertraline (Lustral, Zoloft) tabs 50, 100mg escitalopram (Cipralex, Lexapro) tabs 5, 10(s), 20mg(s) Others mirtazapine (Zispin, Remeron) tabs(s) 30mg nefazodone (Dutonin, Serzone) tabs(s) 100, 200mg reboxetine (Edronax, Vestra) tabs(s) 4mg venlafaxine (Efexor, Effexor) tabs 37.
Avatar m tn Also, I have realized now, in the pace that the sleep lessened the hypomania became a bigger problem. I had difficulty tapering Paroxetine - extreme fatigue and extreme restlessness and agitation and ten:ish other symptoms. On 40 mg Paroxetine I sleept 3h 20 min with lots of propavan. On 20 mg Paroxetine I sleept 4h 20 min with equal amount of propavan. I was looking for a easier way to taper and several other reasons I now take 10 mg Fluoxetine/Prozac and 10 mg Paroxetine.
Avatar n tn I have also been put on Mirtazapine 30mg which i have increased over the same time. I have also just withdrawn after a week tapering it off. I still feel the electric shocks and muscle aches from the withdrawal of my previous antidepressant (paroxetine) and I started getting a pounding heartfrom the seroquel. I went to see my gp who reduced my seroquel to seroquel xl 50 mg and I am to go back in a week to her, while I do not see the psychiatrist again for 5 weeks.
Avatar f tn Hello. I've recently been changed from Paroxetine to Zoloft as am looking to try for a baby and this is supposed to be 'safer'. My doctor has changed me over gradually. I took Paroxetine 20mg for 2 weeks plus Sertraline/Zoloft 50mg, then went to Paroxetine 10mg and Sertraline/Zoloft 50mg and 2 days ago I've stopped Paroxetine altogether and am now just on Zoloft 50mg...I'm off work today as I'm so depressed. All I want to do is cry and lay in bed. How long does it take for Zoloft to kick in?
Avatar f tn I currently take Prozac, and it works just as well if not better. I am tapering off, and I don't notice any side effects. In my personal opinion, Paxil does the same thing as other anti-depressants but has many side effects that aren't worth it. I'm not against anti-depressants (obviously), but I just had a horrible experience with this one.
250798 tn?1347938480 so i've taken prozac, paroxetine, hydroxyzine, and trazadone over the past 7 years, i've also taken tramadol for 2.5 years due to severe pain before/during/after my period. The past 2 and a half years i've noticed that my pain is not as severe, however, my periods are still scanty and imbalanced, i at times miss a month.
Avatar m tn Also, it sounds like you are certain that you have anxiety and depression, and that is what the paroxetine is for. And paroxetine does not particularly have a reputation for keeping people awake at night, at least not that I have ever heard of. So I don't know about getting off paroxetine and staying on the amphetamine, when you're not sure you even have ADHD, and amphetamines are well known for causing insomnia. You really need a skilled physician to work with you on all of this stuff.
Avatar m tn Half the problem with this drug is that it includes chemicals which act on the same brain receptors as an anti-depressant. I started a very small dose of Paroxetine (12.5mg) a month before I'm now at 50mg or even no opiates in a day.
Avatar m tn You're young and bold, I'm old and cautious, both based on our experiences, there's no right or wrong here, but there is therapeutic consensus on this after much lying by pharmaceutical companies that this problem didn't even exist. A lot of people were damaged seriously by not tapering, which is why tapering is now the recommended course.
Avatar f tn whole other story. I have been taking Paxil (Paroxetine, actually - the generic form since Paxil has been banned from Canada) since 2001. I was taking 20 mg per day up until about a year ago, when I noticed that it wasn't working as well for me anymore. I had plans to quit the drug all-together and went to see a doctor, who then advised me to actually up my dose to 60 mgs per day. I didn't agree with that at all, but nevertheless, upped my dose to 40 mgs.
Avatar f tn I am tapering off fentanyl patches after being on them since 2002. I am determined to get off this medication. I have been stabilized on a 50 mcg dose every 72 hrs for a few years. Over the last 4 months I have been able to decrease my dose to 12 mcg ever 72 hrs. I am concerned about my heart rate. My normal pulse is anywhere from 65 to 72. Last Monday nite i took off my patch for 24 hours and my heart rate on Tues nite went up to 112.
Avatar f tn Im getting married in 6 weeks so really need some help! I have been taking Paroxetine 20mg for a long time now and have been slowly weaning off since January. I got down to 5mg.
Avatar m tn Hi! BACKGROUND I'm trying to taper Paxil/Paroxetine because of extremely litte sleep and hypomania it has caused. Because of the difficulties with tapering I tried to convert it to Prozac insted. I now take 10 mg Paxil and 10 mg Prozac. When this was going on (it is still going on), one day I started to wake up and everything became calm. However it didn't last that long. Because of symptoms of Parkinsonism I had to stop Propavan and instead take Mirtazapine 30 mg (a week ago).
Avatar f tn You've done well thus far tapering down to 10 mg, but you're also experiencing significant symptoms related to Paxil's discontinuation syndrome. I know you want off the Paxil, which is fine, but I DO recommend that you continue to taper, slowly, down to a very low dose before stopping all together. Are you still taking the Paxil? If not, when was your last dose? A lot of times, it's recommended for a person to resume the Paxil, and then continue the tapering process.
1035021 tn?1296824307 But quitting Paxil abruptly is not wise. Usually the shrink will only start the Prozac after tapering slowly off the Paxil most of the way. Since generic Paxil is really cheap, it's hard to see how finances could be the problem here. As for 5-HTP, you should not take this and Prozac and Paxil and any ssri.
Avatar f tn as about going to doc I dont know coz im pretty sure that to remove these symptom he'll def put me into those meds which im not sure of coz again taking the pills and again tapering down process then again the sideffects as I came to know from many that even after gradual n slow tapering they had to face sideffects which I dont wanna go through
20003388 tn?1515169640 I was recently switched from Paroxetine to Fluoxetine. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. When on Paroxetine and I was tired ALL the time. I was literally falling asleep at my desk. It was hard to stay awake. I do have obstructive sleep apnea however I use a CPAP every night. According to the readout on the machine I usually stay between 2 and 4 events an hour.
Avatar m tn I have read a lot about tapering on this site - and I think that I should try this - even tho' I have been on a relative low dose for a short period of time. Has anyone else suffered withdrawal symptoms in such a timescale - and can anyone recommend how I can get off this drug as the effects are scaring me after such a short time? I would be very appreciative of any advice anyone can give me.
Avatar n tn and learn as much as you can about tapering off the medication. Right now you have a good chance of having a couple days of anxiety, some insomnia, inability to concentrate, etc. If you stop now with a slight taper you should be fine.
Avatar n tn We finally qualified for state medical coverage, but it does not cover Paxil or Paroxetine. My Dr. switched me to Prozac 20 mg. whcih they do pay for. Seriously, we haven't a penny to spare and opur house is goinginto foreclosure,. I've never seen a therapist about this, and my doctor is more of an ob/gyne. I've read that I should just be able to switch meds with no tapering. I can't cut the CR pills unfortunately.
Avatar n tn Dear A, Paxil (paroxetine) may have multiple side effects. Patients taking Paxil 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.
Avatar n tn In 2002, I started Venlafaxine, yet it wasn’t effective, so I stopped. That same year I was switched to Paroxetine and it caused me to break out in rash, so I stopped. I was then switched to Sertraline, which I discontinued through a tapering process in February 2007 (approximately 5 years). I discontinued the medication because (1) I was experiencing anxiety symptoms while on the medication anyway and (2) I wanted to see if I could function in my daily life without the medication.
Avatar f tn This particular blurb refers ONLY to w/d symptoms of SSRIs, but I also get them from time to time and I'm not on an AD. I am on an antianxiety med but I'm not tapering from it so I'm not experiencing any w/d. Like I said, grab your salt shaker, read it and perhaps it will give you a direction for further research or prompt you to ask your doctor. (If he leaves the room, make sure he knows how to spell "Wikepedia!
4626633 tn?1382600722 (who wrote it) is all about getting off a benzo w/another benzo, but ofcorse this would mean getting another doctor and getting back on (a different) benzo then tapering down - Probably NOT what you want to do after 2 weeks already off them??? I just know they ARE a whole different "animal" than opiates. Check out the website "************.org". This is a great site full of information; dedicated just to benzo's.
Avatar m tn Now, despite being in a constant state of panic I sparingly used the benzos (2-3 times a week at prescribed dose, usually only ever used Alprazolam). Finally I was started on Paroxetine, Gabapentin and Atenolol. My panic attack finally got less and less and finally stopped. Anxiety took a bit longer but now I am pretty much back to normal. Over the past 3 months or so I have tried taking Diazepam and Lorazepam for sleep issues but nothing happens. No effect whatsoever.
242516 tn?1368227505 ct=1 Both published and unpublished data on fluoxetine (Prozac), venlafaxine (Effexor), nefazodone (Serzone), and paroxetine (Paxil) were combined in a technique called meta-analysis, which brings together the data from many different research studies to see if they agree. The researchers concluded that the antidepressants were not any better than placebo for mildly depressed patients.
Avatar n tn Drugs of these classes which are associated with such symptom include sertraline (Zoloft), fluoxetine (Prozac), venlafaxine (Effexor), duloxetine (Cymbalta), paroxetine (Paxil), fluvoxamine (Luvox), escitalopram (Lexapro) and citalopram (Celexa). It is not impossible for your symptoms to be related to anxiety, and as such, you should try to manage your condition and determine whether your symptoms would resolve with decrease in anxiety.