Paxil side effects women

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Avatar n tn I am afraid that I cannot function without it, and therefore want to continue taking it. I just hope that there are no horrible, long term side effects (like cancer). There was a purported connection between paxil and breast cancer, but the latest literature suggests that it is indeed safe. Don't millions of women rely on this medication for the long term? It seems that we cannot do anything these days.......(even a glass of wine / day)........
Avatar n tn She has found it more difficult to be intimate with me over these months. I just found out about the side effects of this drug tonight. So my question is if Paxil can do such things as this is there anything else she can take that might have lesser side effects and still help her out if she deems so. I am going to try and be there for her now that I know what she is going through. I truly can't begin to feel what she is going through.
Avatar n tn My question is, why can I ejaculate when I masturbate but not during sex. Is this some weird dual side effect of the Paxil. Also what is it about the psycological/physical effect of Paxil that affects sexual functioning. Finally on a side note, is the problem that the women I am with are not that attractive (fat) and I am just not that turned on by them or is it the Paxil. Also why when I smoke weed I can ejaculate and become much more sexually stimulated.
1359882 tn?1277501064 Hello~The common side effects of Paxil are: Anxiety; blurred vision; constipation; decreased sexual desire or ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; gas; increased sweating; increased urination; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; numbness or tingling of the skin; stomach upset; trouble concentrating; trouble sleeping; weakness; yawning.
Avatar f tn There are reasons why--- a simple one is that there is very little literature or concrete data on the effects because legally, a drug company can't do a study to see how pregnant women do on Paxil (as the liability is too great . . who wants to be the guinea pig for a clinical trial, right?). but also that Paxil is a very potent drug to those who take it. It's quite effective and can be a true life saver in the literal sense but certainly, it can have some affects on a growing fetus.
Avatar f tn I cannot take any other anti-depressants as all of them gave me terrible side effects. 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 side effects will go away, 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.
Avatar n tn I have experienced a variety of side effects from treatment and would like to know what physical/mental side effects I can expect post-treatment? Thank you very much.
Avatar n tn I am cutting my 30 mg pills into 20 mg pieces but not I am going back to the beginning side effects of Paxil where I cannot sleep at all. I now have to take Nyquil to sleep because I constantly toss and turn throught the night. It helps me to hear that I am not alone in my struggles do if you want to talk or just comment please feel free.
Avatar n tn Hey Babyblue, I am thinking about getting mirena... but there seems to be so many bad side effects people are experiencing.. did you have any side effects at all?
Avatar n tn They put me on Effexor (an SSRI) to help with the lovely side-effects of Tamoxifen...awful hot flashes (I'm premenopausal, by the way) and horrendous mood swings (husband loved that one!). Would Effexor be an effective alternative for you? Both my oncologists said it was the best drug for the side-effects of Tamoxifen. I assume because they are the ones to prescribe both drugs that the combo is effective for prevention. Talk with your docs and get their opinions.
Avatar f tn Also, I read that one potential side effects is that it effects sex. I was wondering how this effects women in regards to sex. Does it take away the desire? Being in chemically induced menapause and majorly depressed the desire hasn't been there, but I was hoping it wouldn't get worse on the meds, hoping it would improve a little. Asking for help took alot for me. It seems for the past year my life has been literally frozen and I can not seem to move on.
Avatar n tn I have heard of the sexual side effects. Do they also pertain to women? Emma-How much weight did you gain? My sister was on it and she gained 50 pounds. Is the weight gain just a side effect of the drug, or is your appatiete (spelled wrong i think) increased?
Avatar n tn It's not clear to me what you're asking or why you want to take Paxil to delay your orgasms. Paxil is an anti-depressant, and can have many side effects. There are other ways to learn how to last longer, if that's important to you. Read on. First, let’s clear up something: you’re NOT the problem. There’s nothing wrong with you—or your penis. I'm wondering why you have the expectation that you should last longer than 5 minutes.
Avatar m tn Paxil and Effexor—can cause serious withdrawal symptoms, especially if you quit taking them too quickly. Those side effects can include serious headaches, anxiety, gastrointestinal problems, insomnia, sweating, muscle spasms, nightmares, and dry mouth. Cheaper, safer ways to tackle depression >> Omega-3 fatty acids. Two important omega-3 fatty acids— DHA and EPA—play an especially vital role in brain-cell communication.
Avatar n tn With those symptomes and after blood tests ruling out other things he has decided it is chronic fatigue. Is Paxil normally given for chronic fatigue? I have read about some bad suicidal side affects and other things and am very concerned. She takes 20 mg a day. Please advise if the dosage should maybe be lower or not at all. I have not noticed that it has been given for this illness.
Avatar n tn I still have tremors, serges of anxiety, burning and itching skin, dizziness, and strange sensations through my legs. Is this within reason to still have these side effects in 4-5 weeks of taking it? I also am concerned about the depressive mood it seems to keep me in, is the depression part of the journey and will it pass? How long does it usually take where as I would notice a positive difference?
Avatar m tn He told me that I should take 10 mg for a week and then stop all together. I asked him if I would experience any side effects from going off of the medication. He told me no. So I did what he instructed me to do. Within that first day of being completely off Paxil, I woke up in tears. I was crying and I didn't know why! I just felt so sad. Then within a couple of days, I was feeling really tired and lost my appetite.
Avatar n tn if there had been studies of babies of women who used paxil during pregnancy. Her answer was no. If they haven't studied the effects of behavior on children of women who took the drug during pregnancy how can they say that it's safe to take?
Avatar m tn No, there were no intervening events that would have increased my stress, I wasn't feeling depressed. In fact, things were going pretty well other than the side effects of Paxil changing and increasing. I have a talk therapist, thank you, but she's lost on how to help. 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.
429949 tn?1224695179 Does anyone have any experience with these drops or have had any bad side effects from using them? I know what the information on the prescribing list says, but I trust someone who has actually taken them more than what that insert inside the box says! Any info would help!
Avatar n tn He said there was a mention in the side effects but it was so rare he did not think the rash was a side effect to Zoloft. I took myself off of it to see if the rash cleared. It has been about three weeks and the rash has decreased a lot. I would like to know more about weight gain being on Zoloft and what happens to the gain after the drug is entirely out of your system.
Avatar n tn i have been taking effexor for about four years and i find the drug has made me a new person,but if i miss a dose i have severe feels like i am living in hell.but when i get back on track i feel great.since i started taking these meds, i have put on 40 pounds and i eat very little.and if i try to wean my self down to a lower dose the side effects start all over doctor told me i will probably be on this for the rest of my life.
763297 tn?1281383025 I went to the hospital last night because of the side effects that im experiencing. I cut my pill in half from 30 to 15 mgs... too much to do in one week, I have to wean myself off slowly. Anyway, I went to the hospital because I was getting ready for work, I havent been in almost 2 weeks because I have no energy, and I started having trouble breathing. My chest hurt, I was extremely dizzy, nauseous, I couldn't see straight, and I was sweating uncontrollably.
Avatar f tn What is going on with me. I have been on Paxil for almost a year now and I have noticed that I am no longer interested in sex!!! Is this a side effect??? I am only 18 years old!!! This isn't normal is it?
Avatar n tn If you all are like me, you were so excited for the results that you didn't explore the side effects. It took me a year to finally figure it out and do the research but now i'm stuck with balding and from what i'm reading...other women are still balding 4 months after going off this 'miracle' drug. How healthy are you eating? I was content to not eat at all! Osteoporosis is a side effect too! So...bald, thin and breaking all the time???
Avatar n tn I went through a really bad divorce and my Doctor gave me a prescription to Paxil for about three months to help me cope with the depression. I have readll all about it and the side effects some people say that they have. I didn't have any at all. It worked great for me. But it did make it harder although not impossible to have an orgasm. Becoming erect was and all that was still great, but you know it was harder for the end result. Well I am off Paxil now and doing very well.
299260 tn?1304219705 I have another u/s tomorrow to see if I need to change any of my injection dosages. So far no bad side effects or anything. My ovaries are a little tender but that is it! The week is flying by. I'm very busy at work and am so glad the I am just taking all of next week off! My sister is still grieving for her horse (Patsy) and it will take her a while to get over it. My MIL is fighting the Pneumonia and it looks like the new antibiotics are helping..thankfully!
527657 tn?1214055450 I was on Paxil for years and gained 50 pounds, but I also exercised a lot, I always have. I quit because of the side effects, but not the weight gain (quitting Paxil has killed me, though). If the drug works for you, deal with the weight gain by increasing exercise and diet by eating right, but my guess is you'll still gain weight on it, at least some, but I agree with the above, if it makes you feel better and it's the only thing that makes you feel better, what the hell?
Avatar n tn Is there a web page or forum for my fiancee so that he can maybe get a better understanding of what I may or maynot be going through as far as side effects are concerned. I think he is of the mindset if you dont dramatize anything it wont effect you. Say that ONCE to me during treatment and I am sure to flip especially if I am in agony. lol He is my rock and does all he can for me. I just want to be sure he knows what this tx will entail. I know.