Paxil Withdrawals

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Chan Says:
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Hi,

I have been taking Paxil (20mg) for over a year now. The first time I noticed withdrawal symptoms was when I was unable to pick up my refill and missed 1 day of taking it. I woke up hardly able to walk because the room felt like it was spinning and I kept feeling like I was having brain seizures. About 2 hours or so after taking a pill I was feeling back to normal. Is this normal for this kind of a drug? I’m 22, still having occasional suicidal thoughts while on Paxil and am worried that I am now addicted to it. Is this drug safe?


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Dean Says:

NO! I was on it 6 years . Paxil and Amitriptylin for sleep. I quit paxil cold turkey big mistake. tapered off over 5 months. Was still not easy. This is my first month off and my biggest complaint is the itching and dry skin areas. Did some prep work to get off. Mainly clean up gut I have had yeast overgrowth before so went back to supps for that and am currently sleeping on my own again. Fixed this once before and went back to sugary diet.

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Verwon Says:

Paxil is most commonly used to treat depression, and the FDA lists its most common side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, dryness, headache, weight gain, and dry mouth.

Dean, what has your doctor has advised you to take for it? Are you on any other medications?

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dean Says:

Verwon (# 2) --

No other meds. Dr. percribed for sleep. Worked for that. To find out the real side affects while taking it and the withdraw side affects check out the consumer blogs.These are always the best places to see the real stories. Paxil is one of the worst.

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