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Posted by Joy on February 24, 2001, at 7:55:01

In reply to RE : URGENT GET OFF PAXIL NOW !!!!!!!, posted by quazimoto2000 on February 23, 2001, at 12:39:26

I have weaned off Paxil twice with no major problems because I did it very, very slowly. I tried once going from 20 mg to 10 mg and had severe migraines, so I just cut a tiny piece off the 20 mg pill so my dose was about 17 or 18mg and stayed on that about 4 days, then cut another tiny piece off and too about 15 mgs for about four days all the way down over weeks. At the end I was taking about 2 or 3 mgs every other day alternated with no dose, then every third day. That system eliminated 90% of withdrawal effects. I'm sorry for all the pain you've both been through. Personally, I am on Prozac now and like it better than Paxil cause it's weight neutral and I don't feel like a total zombie, but I started at a low dose 10 mg and worked up to 20 mg. My pdoc has now put me on 40 mg and I feel fine. I hope everything works out for you.

> now myself and my brother's girlfriend have both been on paxil. and it's really wrong what it does to you. My brother's girlfriend has been on paxil for 2 years and the week she tried to quit she had to go to the hospital because she went into shock and was put into hospital for 10 days, the reason she tried to quit was because paxil was interfering with her ability to concentrate, and she still has problems concentrating. Now for myself, i have been on paxil for like about 2 weeks. Now the first thing I noticed is that i was feeling tired all the time and had problems focusing on my work. so i was like, anything that effects my ability to work is no good to me because i got to bring in a living for myself. so i stopped cold turkey. and let me tell it was the worst week i went in my life. having trouble sleeping, feeling nauseated all the time. and having shocks all over my body and EXTREME MOODINESS. Now its been about 2 months since i stopped. and ALL the other symptoms are gone except for me feeling MOODY. i used to never be a cranky person, but now i feel that i am easily irritable because of the medicine. I urge you do not take medicine that can damage your ability function as a human being....(DRUG COMPANIES ARE EVIL!, THEY ARE LEGAL DRUG PUSHERS WHO GET YOU ADDICTED TO THESE HORRIBLE PSYCHOLOGICAL DRUGS)




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