Paxil and muscle cramps

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Avatar n tn I am a 20 year old, 5'2", 115lb. 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.
Avatar n tn Please educate yourself on the effects Paxil can, and most likely will, have on you or whomever uses it and attempts to stop taking the drug. 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?
Avatar n tn To anyone who has not started taking Paxil I would tell you not to and to try a seratonin and melatonin natural alternative. And to anyone who is about to stop taking paxil I will say good luck and to try your best to stay off it forever. The supplements I mentioned above in small doses will help with any emotional problems that you are having I can almost promise.
Avatar n tn I want to eventually get off it but am a teacher and am worried about the withdrawel effects while I am in the classroom. One benfit of Paxil for me has been the elimination of severe monthly PMS and menstrual cramps. It's the first time in years that I am not having terrible mood swings and bloating and cramps every month. Idon't have any other side effects except the weight gain all around my waist, hips and I am only 5.3. Anyone else out there gain weight?
Avatar n tn does anyone get aching legs from taking paxil. I am on 40 mg paxil for gad and depression. My legs only ache when I am laying down does anyone else out there have this.
Avatar n tn They have muscle cramps as a common reaction. I got it from both imipramine and Paxil and now from Lexapro. A simple solution to try, which works pretty well for me, is to increase your intake of magnesium -- I take a 2:1 magnesium to calcium formula, or a 1:1, depending on how bad it is (the normal supplement would be 2:1 calcium to magnesium). Before doing that they used to wake me in the middle of the night.
Avatar n tn I have taken Paxil for depression for a couple of months and have had "body jolts" as Lee described them, when I am trying to go to sleep (and only then), and also if I take a 20 mg dose instead of a 10mg dose per day, I get jaw tremors--anyone else have these?
Avatar n tn 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! 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.
Avatar n tn 5mg 3 times daily for social anxiety disorder and obbsessive-compulsive didorder. I've been on Paxil for about 9-10 weeks now and Klonopin for a few weeks.I see my psychiatrist tommorrow. The Klonopin has helped a lot with my anxiety but from the beggining 0.5 mg 3x daily wasn't enough to decrease my anxiety to a cofortable level, now the anxiety is getting worse again. After the Klonopin has taken effect it usually lasts maybe only 2 hours at the most, then some of the anxiety returns.
Avatar m tn I know of people who take Paxil and won't try anything else. Trust your body and weigh the pros/cons of each and decide which is best for you. Just remember, give each medication at least 4-6 weeks to take its full effect.
1035021 tn?1296824307 Hi everyone! I've been taking Xanax (half of .25mg) and Paxil (20mg) daily for 6 months, I take paxil in the mourning and xanax (a half) to go to sleep. But lately I'm feeling a little (very little) seizures, I don't know if I should call them like that but lets say I'm sitting and from nothing my leg shakes once, this is happening to sometimes with my hand. I'm worried cause I don't know if this could be happening due to the intake of this two meds.
Avatar m tn 1 81 mg asprin and I felt ok. Two days later, more exercise (aerobic and weight) and next day, more of same. Slight dizziness (nerves?). Dr. (orthopedist) says cervical spongylosis ok. Says most likely muscle (membrane?) spasm in chest. No exercise for 2 days. Feel ok. Take aspirin. Then again today same, when walking up subway stairs. Aspirin relieves )or psycological). Never breath shortness. I have mild bronchial asthma, under control. No recent attacks. See allergist this saturday.
Avatar n tn I was on paxil for 11 years and yes yes yes , your muscle pain and tightness is part stress, exacerbated by getting used to the paxil.....It will go away...The muscle tension and pain in my face and neck were so bad my ears constantly popped and hissed, my jaw would move involuntarily and it was so tight in that area my mouth constantly watered and it was difficult to swallow. My eyes felt like they were bugging out of my head....
Avatar n tn * Tremors, muscle twitches and cramps, muscle weakness and pain * Palpitations, breathlessness * Insomnia, sensitivity to loud noises * Migraine or tension headaches * Nervousness, irritability * Mental and physical fatigue * Fearfulness, confusion, disorientation, poor concentration * Psychiatric disturbances, depression, schizophrenia, autism * Glandular disturbances * Poor circulation, constriction of blood vessels, high blood pressure, high LDL * Calcium deposits * Heart disease, chest pain
Avatar n tn Just adding another increment of evidence of the reality of "paxil w/drawal syndrome." Big time tummy cramps and indigestion have arrived, days 7-8 off paxil, as predicted by those who know better than the "authorities" in the US. Be careful, folks. Its a big drag, but I just wanted to assure anyone going through it what is likely to happen.
Avatar f tn I don't know how long you've been on Lexapro or if you've had any other problems that you can't quite put your finger on, but let me begin by saying I had worlds of problems with Lexapro and had to finally switch back over to the milder Zoloft, and I felt much better. With that said, the kind of muscle spasming you're describing I think has more to do with your abdomen is simply all stressed out and the spasms are an effort by the body to release tension.
Avatar n tn I'm so sorry that you are not feeling well. When I was on Zoloft I had extreme muscle cramps in my legs and was up several times a night. In addition, I had pins and needles in my feet and the lower part of my legs...all day long! My feet and legs always felt like they were falling asleep. I also had twitching! My doctor said she didn't think it was from the Zoloft. Well, I stopped taking it and two weeks later it was gone. (I'm an avid exerciser...
1166402 tn?1303850656 I had forgotten I had anxiety and then felt a twitch or was reminded by muscle pains and then off I go thinking about it all. I know the meds are working as much as they should, but will the physical symptoms go away with the med (the chemistry behind it all)?
Avatar n tn So much so that you would need medication to stop the cramps. And then ofcourse progressive weakness. Also, it usually starts in the hands and feet (the cramps). It really is a rare disease. I have posted my question in the "Undiagnosed" forum, and one of my problems is twitching. So I go through days thinking I have ALS too. My Neuro says anxiety. My therapist says twitching is a big symptom of anxiety. Who knew? Take Care!!
401554 tn?1270217356 For the last month I've started to have muscle cramps in my legs, electricity feelings in my hands and feet and sometimes across my face. I don't know if it the slow kicking in effect of the remeron or the Xanax is starting to whack my entire nervous system. I'm starting tonight to taper off. I know sleeping will be a real struggle, but the nerves going whack is driving me up the wall.
Avatar m tn 00AM till 6:00AM, then went back to sleep and woke up at 10:00AM. The muscle cramps are still there but a little less, looks like the Kava has a muscle relaxing effect also. What I read on the web: some sites claims that can damage your liver if you use it heavily and for a long period of time, some others places claims that has no effect on the liver. I'll send you both a PM telling you where I got it.
Avatar f tn If you look up Effexor's side effects, numbness and tingling of feet, hands and lips are mentioned. Also, muscle spasms/cramps are too. So, Effexor definitely caused it. I hope and pray that you are doing better.
Avatar n tn Headaches Swelling and/or pain in joints Burning or tingling in extremities Muscle twitching or contractions Tongue numbness and slurred speech Sweating Dizziness Confusion Chills or cold sweats Muscle weakness Extreme fatigue Diabetes or hypoglycemia Lowered immune system Seizures or convulsions Weight gain or weight loss Mood swings Altered personality Symptoms of mania, ie.
1684282 tn?1505701570 hallucinations, drowsiness, insomnia, headaches, swelling of the throat and face, nausea, vomiting, muscle tightness or weakness, rash, and constipation. When consumed in higher doses, Tramadol can cause a euphoric feeling as well as shallow breathing and death from overdose. Nonetheless, the physicians persist on thinking about this medication in the way they got used to when it first came out and the way it was "sold" to them by the pharmaceutical reps.
Avatar n tn The muscle becomes dead in ALS and the EMG picks up fasciculations and fibrillations. A normal EMG tell you that the muscle is not dead. Once ALS is diagnosed, the average lifespan is disappointly short, 3-5 years. There would have to be ongoing disease of some time (5-10 months) before one sees obvious fascicualtions and therefore by now, you would have epxressed the neurological exam findings of profound muscle weakness.
Avatar f tn Just as I said before my worse symptoms are the joint poppoing and cracking, depersonalization, jaw pain, widespread muscle pain and stiffness, pressure in head and ears, insomnia, obsessive thoughts and worrying, and extreme fatigue. I have had many, many, many more symptoms as you can see from some of my comments on my own post above,but as I said the ones I just named are by far the worst ones. So you do think ALL of my symptoms can be caused by anxiety? If so that is such a relief to hear.
Avatar n tn when tappering is a must though. I am on Paxil (seratonin reuptake for years) and have also been doing the L-tryosine the last 2weeks. I went to the site you mentioned and the only warning I came across says if on MIAO (sp?) you should avoid L-tryosine. Is this similiar to the seratonin reuptake? I'm just a little concerned after reading your post. Thanks for any more help you can give.
Avatar n tn ) Course, I'm not a doc, just a Paxil victim. But if I can search and find information, I'm sure the MD can :) And here's my information site url - tons more SSRI info on it than just this particular hyperthyroid issue. http://www.network54.