Paxil Side Effects

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  1. link Ekp
    Paxil cause tiredness, anxiety and depression, bed time, nightmares, fatigue
    I've been taking Paxil since '99 and it has been an amazing difference in my anxiety and depression. Over the years I have noticed fatigue and found that Paxil does cause tiredness. Most recently I decided to take it at bed time and since my dreams a - 69% more...
    Ekp- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Paxil
  2. link Groovydoll51
    Paxil workout program, vivid dreams, 3am, friday morning, regimen
    I stopped taking it Friday morning after only 2.5 weeks (for general anxiety) because I gained 4lbs. Im on a 1200 cal/day regimen and a strict workout program and I still gained. Anyway, by Friday night, when I was finally able to get to sleep, I was - 64% more...
    Groovydoll51- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Paxil
  3. link Tmn
    Paxil 10 years, long time, google, doctor didn, paxil
    I was on Paxil for over 10 years .. I feel like I am talking slower and hate to talk in front of people. I have weened myself off . It took about a year to start taking it every other day then cutting them in half and then taking the 1/2 every other - 37% more...
    Tmn- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Paxil
  4. link Carlton8020
    Paxil wean, hot weather, cold weather, cold winters, drop of a hat
    I would like to stop taking paxil, I have been on it for 3 yrs. When I skip my medicine I get what feels like electrical shocks in my neck & head. I wasnt sure if I had a pinched nerve at 1st but began to associate this with the event that I had - 70% more...
    Carlton8020- over a year ago - 16 Replies - in Paxil
  5. link 123getgonepaxil
    I was on it for ten years and tried, unsuccessfully to get off it; everywhere from 30 or 40 mg. to 5 mg. A month go, I stopped cold turkey and even though I knew about the withdrawal syndrome (all those bizarre and unpleasant physical side effect, al - 96% more...
    123getgonepaxil- over a year ago
  6. link Kyohan
    Paxil volume level, game plan, open spaces, vertigo, increment
    My wife was on Paxil for over ten years. Over those ten plus years, she had to deal with many of the issue discussed on this page. She also attempted to stop taking Paxil many times, and when she did so, she would run into many of the same withdraw i - 86% more...
    Kyohan- over a year ago - in Paxil
  7. link Thinhairandsweaty
    Paxil thinning hair, appt, sweats, psychiatrist, bipolar
    I have been on and off paxil for 12 years. And everytime I get off of it, I either end up in the hospital or my symptoms are so severe that I cannot function normally. I have been diagnosed in 1998 with Bipolar Disorder and paxil is part of my daily - 81% more...
    Thinhairandsweaty- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Paxil
  8. link Anxietysucks
    Paxil generalized anxiety, sex drive, 11 years, elephant, appetite
    I have been taking paxil off and on since i was 11 years old, and i am almost 24 now. It really has helped my generalized anxiety subside BUT it makes me feel numb... to literally everything. I don't feel any emotion intensely including anxiety and I - 63% more...
    Anxietysucks- over a year ago - in Paxil
  9. link Nak
    Paxil panic attacks, menopause, hair loss, thinning hair, paxil
    has anyone experienced hair loss while taking Paxil? I have been on 25 mg. for 4 years now and yes I am in menopause, but I swear my hair has really thinned since going on this drug. It has done wonders for panic attacks I was experiencing. I am now - 36% more...
    Nak- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Paxil
  10. link Normamiranda
    Yes, I have experienced a great amount of hair loss - I have spoken to my doctors and they admitted, that, like, other medications, it can cause hair loss - I have started taking hair vitamins and am hoping this will curtail the hair loss process - T - 7% more...
    Normamiranda- over a year ago
  11. link Normamiranda

    I HAVE BEEN ON PAXIL SINCE, 1995 AND I CANNOT GET OFF OF IT!!! I HAVE TRIED TWO TIMES AND I HAVE ALL OF THE SAME UGLY, HORRIBLE, SYMPTOMS - I THOUGHT I WAS GOING CRAZY - PLEASE, EVERYONE, TAKE, NOTE, AND DO NOT GET ON THIS DRUG - THERE SHOULD BE SOME - 47% more...
    Normamiranda- over a year ago - in Paxil
  12. link Dieselsmom
    Paxil anxiety and depression, drive memory, memory loss, numbness, sex drive
    I have been on Paxil for 2 years now for OCD, anxiety, and depression. I have absolutely no feeling in my vagina, no sex drive, memory loss, numbness, and tingling. I want to come off of it but my doctor thinks that my side effects are from something - 8% more...
    Dieselsmom- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Paxil
  13. link Actingsane
    I used Paxil twice for a few months , in 1999 and in 2001, but the side effects were so bad that I had to stop even as my doctors advised against it. This medication had me stoned, asleep most of the time and killed my sex drive as I was using it. I - 46% more...
    Actingsane- over a year ago
  14. link Myfunkyhat
    Hi, I can't really say too much on this as I'm a guy, but I've been taking Paxil for quite a few years now and I know my sex drive is a lot lower when on the higher doses. After a friend of mine found found a link on the net for an anxiety program th - 77% more...
    Myfunkyhat- over a year ago
  15. link Vitamind3
    Paxil stomache, bath tub, paramedics, blood test, spine
    Paxil almost killed me it literally stopped my heart I passed out and was upside down in a bath tub It felt like someone had lit a match to my spine I was dizzy with dilated eyes tried to walk and get help passed out and hit my head on a counter my f - 65% more...
    Vitamind3- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Paxil
  16. link Bpatterson0408
    Did you get an extreme hot flash - I just started 2 days ago and the first night I woke up in the middle of the night to go to bathroom and felt an extreme hot flash and laid in bed feeling sick and thought I was going to pass out (wife made me take - 47% more...
    Bpatterson0408- over a year ago
  17. link Benthere

    I was on Paxil for a couple of years. I was diagnosed with depression. Unfortunately what I really had was sleep apnea, which caused the same symptoms. I asked about getting off of it after having surgery for the apnea. I was told that, “Some people - 81% more...
    Benthere- over a year ago - in Paxil
  18. link Sunshine510
    Paxil withdrawl symptoms, heart palpitations, short term memory loss, short term memory, black waves
    I was on Paxil for 9yrs, but have been off it now for 8yrs. It was prescribed by my family Dr for extreme PMS. At the time, it was a new drug just on the market, and there were no boards like this to describe any side effects. After I was on it for s - 89% more...
    Sunshine510- over a year ago - 6 Replies - in Paxil
  19. link Ysheedy
    Thank you for the warnings to others. I thought I was alone. I've only been on Paxil for 7 months but I'm already feeling the side effects. I'm taking 20mg and I cut down to 10mg, and the vertigo is there. I wish I can get off it ASAP with out withdr - 3% more...
    Ysheedy- over a year ago
  20. link Justcallmebetty
    Paxil thyroid cancer, type a personality, maximum dose, memory loss, embarassment
    I've been on Paxil for almost 9 years. I suppose it's a success for me because it has kept the depression away most of these past years. I'm on the maximum dose - 40 mg a day. I've always been an over-achiever, a type A personality, friendly...with t - 89% more...
    Justcallmebetty- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Paxil
  21. link Ejtsmom
    I don't know who told you that 40mg is the max dosage. I've been taking 80mg/daily for years now -- under close supervision of a psychiatrist. May want to get a second opinion.
    Ejtsmom- over a year ago
  22. link Csrf
    Paxil vivid dreams, panic attacks, anxiety, freedom
    I've had a very positive experience with Paxil so far. I've been taking it for about 6 months now and haven't experienced any of the common side effects except the extremely vivid dreams. Sometimes I don't know if something has really happened or if - 63% more...
    Csrf- over a year ago - in Paxil
  23. link Kristianlasvegas
    Paxil social phobia
    I've been on Paxil since 2000. I've stopped many times but realize it's worth any side effect to deal with my social phobia.
    Kristianlasvegas- over a year ago - in Paxil
  24. link Kristianlasvegas
    Paxil social phobia, night sweats, strange dreams, low fat foods, chemical imbalance
    I have been on Paxil since the year 2000. The first year is amazing but eventually it turns into just side effects. I've stopped and restarted so many times. In the end I realize to get over my social phobia I need paxil-it's worth it. It does cause - 78% more...
    Kristianlasvegas- over a year ago - in Paxil
  25. link Runaway
    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,furn - 91% more...
    Runaway- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Paxil
  26. link Ruralex
    Sounds like you might be bipolar. SSRIs (antidepressants) should never be given to persons who are suspected of being bipolar because it can send them into a manic state. These drugs should only be prescribed by psychiatrists or other mental health p - 18% more...
    Ruralex- over a year ago
  27. link Unmoored
    Paxil loss of libido, social anxiety, vivid dreams, illegal drugs, sexual problems
    I took Paxil for the first time in 2001, after overcoming a pretty severe drug problem (opiates) and realizing that I had been drinking and taking illegal drugs to help overcome my depression and social anxiety. Previously, I had tried Prozac (didn't - 94% more...
    Unmoored- over a year ago - in Paxil
  28. link Rememberwhen
    Paxil paxil 20mg, withdrawal symptoms, panic disorder, legs, appointment
    I was put on paxil 20mg a little over a month ago for panic disorder and at my one month checkup when i told my doctor that it wasn't making a difference he raised my dosage to 40mg. Even when i was only taking 20mg i was having trouble falling aslee - 66% more...
    Rememberwhen- over a year ago - in Paxil
  29. link Itsniceokay
    Paxil cold turkey, withdrawal symptoms, current activities, vertigo, vomiting
    I am a 22 year old female who who prescribed to Paxil two months ago. I decided to stop taking the medication a week ago and since then have experience intense withdrawal symptoms. It helped to start my life again but the withdrawal symptoms are defi - 74% more...
    Itsniceokay- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Paxil
  30. link Saywhat
    You're lucky to know that PaxHell is what caused you to feel the way you described so early. I don't know how long you took it but it took me almost five years to wean off. I didn't realize a SSRI or any drug could create such nasty withdrawal sympto - 87% more...
    Saywhat- over a year ago
  31. link Wildflower99
    Paxil severe anxiety, muscle spasms, forgetfulness, ocd, jerks
    I just started taking Paxil six days ago for severe anxiety, OCD and PTSD. Already, I have experienced dizziness, out-of-body feelings, muscle spasms/jerks and forgetfulness. I am hesitating to continue taking this medication. It has not decreased my - 51% more...
    Wildflower99- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Paxil
  32. link Paxilfailedme
    all i can say is be carefull!!! i had spasms and memory loss, and many others soon followed that almost ruined my life!! please be careful.
    Paxilfailedme- over a year ago