Weaning/tapering Off Paxil

1 Reply Updated



Conversation Starter

Joey H Says:
via mobile

I've been on 20mg Paxil/aropax (one per day) for 20 months now after suffering from bad anxiety and panic attacks. I've recently decided to come off it as I'm feeling really well. I went as saw my doctor who told me to lower my dosage to 10mg per day for a month then reassess after that. It's been 5 days and the withdrawals are horrible. I'm getting bad brains caps, dizziness, vertigo, nausea, insomnia. Do you think im lowering the dosage too quickly? And how long do the withdrawals usually last? Thanks.


Showing Replies 1 - 1 of 1 RSS Feed


Page of 1     Sorted By:
1
Verwon Says:

Hello, Joey! How are you?

Yes, that is a rather big drop in the dosage, in most cases in the U.S., it would done more gradually, such as dropping to 15mgs for awhile, then to 10mgs and so on.

It may take 4 to 6 weeks for the withdrawals to fully go away and, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, fever, chills, rebound depression and anxiety.

How are you doing, now? Has there been any change?

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      0  


Viewing page 1 of 1     Reply


More Discussions:

Tapering off of Effexor XR -- Remove the beads slowly!
I am an MD who was RX Effexor XR for depression over 10 years ago. I took 75mg for many years and felt fine for a long t... 13 replies
Tapering off effexor
Hi, I've been on Effexor/Venlafaxine (delayed release) for about ten years, most of which was at 300mg daily. The si... 8 replies
tapering off zubsolv
I'm on Zubsolv, 5.7 mg 2×day. I'm wondering if anyone knows how to taper off this drug? I've been on it... 8 replies
tapering off predisone
Hi, my teenage daughter has been taking 40mgs for a little over a month. The doctor is now tapering her off. We are curr... 5 replies
Tapering Off Suboxen
I have been on suboxene for a little more than a year and my doctor won't taper me down ski need to find out a succe... 4 replies
Tapering off Ativan
I have been tapering off of Ativan (name brand) 2 mg per day going on 8 days now. The cost is one big reason I decided t... 3 replies
tapering off of topamax
Everything I've read has said to taper off of Topamax at 25mg. increments weekly. I'm on 200mg. My doctor told m... 2 replies
Tapering off ambien
Hi. Kinda stressed over tapering off of ambien under my doctors supervision. Tonight I start taking 3/4 ambien for a wee... 2 replies
Tapering off methamphetamine
My friend is desperately wanting to quit Tapering off methamphetamine after about 5 or 6 years of using. she only uses i... 2 replies
Tapering off from 10mg?
I have been on Prednisone for 3 months, taking 10mg a day. It was not for a pain condition, but rather to aid and suppor... 2 replies


Post a Reply

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.

 *

 *


 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.




4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Click here to show the question



This form will be submitted securely


TRUSTe

Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.


Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 14 August 2016.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2018 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 501 S. Cherry St, Suite 1100, Denver, CO, 80246, USA