Paxil Mental Health Professionals, Manic State, Psychiatrists, Mds, Bipolar
Due to a work related PTSD, I was prescribed Paxil first, and because of some anxiety issues, Wellbutrin. I became MANIC almost immediately, spending money hand over fist. I had a good job and great credit, and spent lavishly on my family, trips,furniture, ... more »
Due to a work related PTSD, I was prescribed Paxil first, and because of some anxiety issues, Wellbutrin. I became MANIC almost immediately, spending money hand over fist. I had a good job and great credit, and spent lavishly on my family, trips,furniture, cars, even a house for one!!! I ended up with a garage full of stuff, then another garage, then 3 storage units, then, started filling up my house.I was very happy, and you couldn`t keep up to me! People at work started complaining, I was SUPERGIRL!! My husband was getting extremely anxious by this time, and threatened divorce.
Back to the Doctor I went, off the Wellbutrin! Okay, so my Doctor ups my PAXIL, then a year goes by. I can now sleep anytime, anywhere!
Hired someone to clean my house, I was too tired.I couldn`t cook a meal anymore for the life of me. Quit going out, except for work. Gained 30lbs. No libido at all! I could fall asleep in the dentist chair, while he drilled my teeth! Afraid of heights, no more! Bring on the roller-coasters at the theme park!
Spiders, no worries, smashed them dead! Meanwhile, I thought I had paid the bills, didn`t!, Did laundry, well in my mind I did! I would load the dishwasher, positive I turned it on, nope I didn`t! My poor Husband would have to follow behind me, picking up the slack.So my Credit rated destroyed, we were turned down for a mortgage. Finally I went back to the Doctors about the sexual side effects of the Paxil, and she was weaning me off it. Very bad, with the dizziness, vertigo, memory loss(I would be driving somewhere and forget where I was going, my children had to drive me), insomnia, brain zaps, heart racing, horrific nightmares so real I would ask my husband if they happened, and the freakiest one, where I could hear the blood pumping through my body with every step, took to walking very slowly and softly! I still had the work related PTSD though! So I quit my job!
I have been very lucky, I am now off the PAXIL completely, and because I am not at work, didn`t start on anything else.This was in November of 1999. At this point, my only remaining side effect is a mild ringing in my ears, which I can handle, its nothing compared to the other side effects! My Husband has stood beside me through this, and it is one day at a time. I finally cleaned my whole house by myself for the first time in over two years. I take a GED test every month now, and my intelligence level is slowly improving. I almost bawled during my first test, I couldn`t even spell simple words!! I now see a pyscologist twice a month, and thank my lucky stars I am still around to write this. I couldn`t imagine having to go through this alone, this drug should be banned.