Paxil how long to work

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Avatar n tn Because of weight gain doctor has suggested switching to Zoloft. How do you think the doctor could switch. Does it work for most people in switching from one SSRI to another or do most people have significant side effects?
Avatar f tn how long b4 paxil kicks in.
324184 tn?1308079803 Thats exactly what happened to me with Zoloft. How long were you on Paxil, any side effects for you?
Avatar f tn i feel i have been depressed for years and never done much about it. i have taken anti depressants before but never long enough to see if they really work. past few months depression has been really bad and i have a bottle of paxil that my doctor prescribed for me. i have been reading on line some reviews about paxil and not many of them were good. has anyone here taken it and had good experience with it.
398624 tn?1266273049 The 4-6wks is standard for AD's, but everyone is different so maybe it won't take you long to adjust to it. Hang in there at least a week and see how you feel. I have read many posts where people say that getting through the initial first weeks is really hard, but then, the benefits are worth it.
Avatar n tn Depending on how long you are on them, and at what dosage, will directly affect the time it takes to withdraw. The slower the better. If you are really uneasy about taking these meds, see your doctor again and discuss trying therapy first without medication. Many people have success with this. If your anxiety and panic begin to interfer with your daily life, then it may be time to discuss turning to meds for relief. Either way, therapy is the key to getting over your anxiety/panic.
Avatar n tn These are supposed to subside with time. I think you also need to know about how to stop this drug if you do decide to take it and remain on it for any extended period of time (past a month). Since it will take a good 3 - 6 weeks for the intended effects of Paxil to be seen, you will need to take it regularly for at least a month, no doubt. If you take it that long, don't stop it abruptly -- get your doctor to taper you off.
409474 tn?1202475685 Since my Paxil experience I have also been strongly anti-SSRIs, unfortunately the damage to me has been done and I even tried three other SSRIs just to reverse what Paxil did to me, with no luck. It's been so long that I am even considering trying SSRIs AGAIN just to "get back to normal". This is so frustrating!!!!
1386506 tn?1279617289 I was just wondering if anybody knew how long it may take to wean off of a month of 10mg of Paxil? Your input would be so appreciated!!!
Avatar n tn I am coming off it now due to the side effects. That's not to say that it won't work for you, though. Paxil 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.
Avatar f tn I ended up in the emergency room one night because of it. I had to be taken from work to the ER because I was shaking, sweating, my heart was racing and I literally could not count past the number 4 because my brain was going haywire. I know that sounds scary but Paxil and Effexor are the 2 worst for this problem. It will NOT be a problem as long as your husband follows the doctors orders (if he ever discontinues it) to wean from the Paxil.
550739 tn?1224166972 I am probably echoing many other peoples' opinions but the answer to how certain medications affect people is..."it depends." But when I first went through this, I was EXTREMELY against ANY forms of medication whatsoever because of all the horror stories I had heard and what I had read. Now I am a very staunch supporter of medications as long as they are combined with talk therapy; some choose not to use medication, which is another alternative as well.
Avatar m tn for the last 5 months i was suffering for major colon infection and stress and anxiety went to the roof, the last couple weeks, i cired almost every day that i am not able to live like that any longer, doctor sugessted to increase to elavil to 20 or tired paxil again, I am so scared taking paxil again..... almost terrified every time i have to take it, but i know that elavil is not doing anything for me (plus i ma loosing hairs like crazy).
Avatar n tn I am a very active 37 year old mom and work out regularly as well as ride motocross. I would like to know how long to expect these side effects. I experienced alcohol withdrawal (physically and emotionally) two years ago and feel confident I am a winner in this life process. I believe Paxil may have saved my life and very positively affected my children and my fiance.
Avatar n tn Tell your Doctors, and perhaps they will make the connection! 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.
Avatar n tn Barb, After reviewing the Physician Desk Reference 1999 and related literature, I have found no evidence (case reports) of paralysis of vocal cords secondary to Paxil. A rare occurence(ie less than 1 in 1000 patients) have reported 'voice alteration'. If you have further questions or concerns I suggest that you discuss this with your personal physician. Keep in mind that this information is intended for general educational purposes only.
273488 tn?1191180219 I was on Paxil for 3 years (prescribed for Panic Disorder & Extreme Anxiety). I thought mine gave me a bit of problems with my GI tract from time to time, but you sound just like I did. Worrying about every little thing. Stress and anxiety can do some funny things to you physically if you dwell and obsess. (I know the feeling!) The more you obsess, the more you're going to find and question and you could end up going to the ER over it (as I did, many times).
Avatar f tn However, I have found that when I first experienced these panic attacks, I would run to the doctor and get checked over and over again and nothing would be wrong with me. As cj29 said, paxil takes 3 to 4 weeks to work. A lot of times you may experience a little more anxiety when you first take it.
Avatar m tn Sometimes you have to listen to the patient; I lived with the panic attacks for which I was put on Paxil a long time before I went on it, and I know myself well. I'm fifty six years old now, I know who I am, or was. It is the Paxil; I suffered what so many have described, only it hasn't gone away. So I repeat, are there any doctors who have an expertise with this? There has to be somebody who's studied Paxil withdrawal due to the extremely large number of people who have suffered from it.
983155 tn?1248704006 I heard its rough to get off Paxil, are u under Drs care? I know u can't go cold turkey, thats for sure, its going to take a while, think of how long it took for it to work, so it could be a few more weeks, hang in there! What symptoms are u having?
Avatar f tn what is the proper way to taper back to paxil? 3. How unsafe is paxil with pregnancy and what other options do I have? HELP! I feel like I am losing my mind!!!!
Avatar m tn One question would be how quickly did you stop the Paxil -- abruptly or after a long taper? And how did you feel while going off of it? As I said on the other forum, the withdrawal effects of stopping Paxil are its worst aspect. Another problem with Paxil is that it's stronger than other antidepressants for whatever reason, and often other antidepressants don't work because of that. (Often, Paxil doesn't work anymore either once you quit using it).
Avatar f tn It is the newer version of Effexor, is very strong, is a very stimulating antidepressant so isn't usually used if anxiety is the primary problem unless all other meds have failed to work, and can be very difficult to stop taking.
Avatar n tn How long does it take to build a tolerance to Paxil and have the regular dosage just not help as much anymore? I started 20 mg of Paxil in April for anxiety. It worked very well, clearing up all of my symptoms except for my constant head "fuzziness" of varying degrees. I was up and down between 10 and 20 mg every few weeks so that my wife and I could try and get pregnant. She is expecting now and I can try to stabilize back at 20 mg for awhile.
Avatar f tn It didn't have time to really build up in your system which is how these medications work. That takes about 4 to 6 weeks so I doubt very much that you still are having any effects from this medication. There are many out there. I myself went through a few of them before I settled on the one I am currently taking. Medication can be very beneficial but of course talk to your doctor about it and whether you want to try a different one. Also, so there is no confusion, I am not a doctor.