Paxil Side Effects

Side effects and experiences with Paxil by users like you. Post Yours Now.
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. link Paxilfailedme
    Paxil high blood presure, shot in the heart, virgin blood, lieing, chest pains
    I was told by my doctor that since i was trying to quit smoking i should take something for my anxiety, "Paxil would help" she said. i have anxiety from being shot in the heart by a bad man. needless to say i have anxiety from it and smoked - 88% more...
    Paxilfailedme- over a year ago - in Paxil
  6. link Lotus20
    Paxil month and a half, weight gain, anorexia, calories, desire
    As with others on this site who had weight gain/loss on Paxil, during the first month and a half on Paxil I developed anorexia- I lost all desire to eat and had to force myself to eat more than 200 calories a day. I lost 15 pounds in 2 weeks.
    Lotus20- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Paxil
  7. link Lotus20
    Paxil traumatic stress disorder, post traumatic stress, post traumatic stress disorder, coldest weather, cold turkey
    I was put on Paxil by my doctor to treat my post-traumatic stress disorder. Getting on Paxil was awful- I couldn't walk, I would throw up just trying to walk up a few stairs, the dizziness was so bad I couldn't do anything but lie down for a week- th - 84% more...
    Lotus20- over a year ago - in Paxil
  8. link Blancaorkin
    Paxil vertigo symptoms, anxiety and depression, perimenopausal symptoms, gaining weight, two pounds
    I was on paxil for less than a week and I stopped taking it because my husband researched the side effects and got me scared. I got it to help with my perimenopausal symptoms which are anxiety and depression among others. I stopped taking it because - 44% more...
    Blancaorkin- over a year ago - in Paxil
  9. link Cdonjuan85

    hi, I have been off of paxil now for two weeks. It has messed up my periods sooo bad... when i started tappering off of the paxil thats when my periods became irregular. I have been on my period now for a month straight and it is draining me. Today i - 40% more...
    Cdonjuan85- over a year ago - in Paxil
  10. 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
  11. link Tjethro
    this exact same thing happend to me. I got up from the couch one night and passed out on the floor and hit my head on the way down. Everything went black and fuzzy and I kept fading in and out. I literally thought I was going to die that night. It on - 32% more...
    Tjethro- over a year ago
  12. link Sbradshaw809
    Paxil anxiety and depression, wet sheets, endless cycle, panic attack, 5 months
    I have been on paxil 20 mg for about 5 months now. I have to say that i have not had one panic attack since i started taking it. the depression still kind of lingers around but is much more bearable. The side effects i'm having is mostly with sleep. - 73% more...
    Sbradshaw809- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Paxil
  13. link Amandapooh60601
    Hello there, I have been on paxil for about six months now i am having the exact same side effects i am going to the doctor here in about an hour to see if i can get something for the sleep or something. I will sit in bed wide awake till 2 or 3 and h - 69% more...
    Amandapooh60601- over a year ago
  14. link Tmmasterson
    Paxil depression mood swings, side effects of paxil, sexual side effects, sexual life, mood changes
    I've taken Paxil for 7 years and it has been wonderful in alleviating depression, mood swings and anxiety. Prescribing it is one of the best things my doctor has done for me. However, it totally suppressing my sex drive. If I skip a couple of doses, - 53% more...
    Tmmasterson- over a year ago - in Paxil
  15. link Huddlest2
    Paxil sore tongue, sharp teeth, sore mouth, cymbalta, sore throat
    Anyone have a sore mouth, sore tongue and sore throat from paxil? I went off cymbalta and started paxil. I fgot the flu about the same time. My tongue got sore and I thought it was from the flu. I went to the dentist thinking maybe it was from sharp - 57% more...
    Huddlest2- over a year ago - in Paxil
  16. link Huddlest2
    Paxil sore tongue, sore throat
    Sore tongue and mouth and sore throat. Been off paxil about a month.
    Huddlest2- over a year ago - in Paxil
  17. link Niryoo
    Paxil marreid, sleepness, sex drive, headaches, anxiety
    Paxil was one of the best things I did with my life. It helped me keeping my job, getting married and having kids. I can't forget how I felt before that - it was a life full with anxiety and fear from the future. I couldn't talk in public and was ver - 74% more...
    Niryoo- over a year ago - in Paxil
  18. link Thinhair4now
    Paxil thinning hair, hairstylist, panic attacks, five months, nine months
    I have been on paxil for five months. I must say my only side affect is thinning hair and weight loss, not a good thing when you have fine hair and are a good size to start with. The thinning hair is really not good either since I am a Hairstylist. I - 76% more...
    Thinhair4now- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Paxil
  19. link Blueeyedpea
    Well, i too am a hairstylist and I don't take these meds now but have taken Prozac years ago in which worked miracles for me with zero side effects (unless you count the vivid dreams),all I know is that when your nerves are really bad,you DO lose you - 69% more...
    Blueeyedpea- over a year ago
  20. link Molly22
    Paxil memory loss, occasions, stroke symptoms, body experience, numbness
    Please stay away from this drug if you are not already addicted to it. I have tried unsuccessfully to get off of it many times by "Weaning" into another drug, but the side effects are unbearable. I have memory loss too, but what really gets - 69% more...
    Molly22- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Paxil
  21. link Karen22465
    I truely understand the way you feel. I have the same situation. But can't live without this drug. What else can we do? How do we live a normal life and feel good drug free? Despritely seeking solutions. Karen22465
    Karen22465- over a year ago
  22. link Candypiper
    Paxil personality change, guilt and shame, male attention, woman 3, 28 years
    Dec, 11, 2009 9;55pm. While being on paxil I had a total personality change, I went from a shy, quiet, mousy person, to an aggressive, unemotional, very friendly, and craving male attention. My depression and anxiety was gone, but I started to sneak - 81% more...
    Candypiper- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Paxil
  23. link Dreggles
    Paxil intense panic attacks, psychedelic dreams, joseph glenmullen, hot yoga, exact mix
    I've been on Paxil for the last year and every so often I check around on the web to see if anyone has anything GOOD to say about this medication ;-) For a change I thought I'd throw in my input too to help anyone who may be contemplating using this - 92% more...
    Dreggles- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Paxil
  24. link Twhitney
    I love Paxil. I often see negative things around the web about it. Yes I notice certain troubling side effects, the MAIN one for me was weight gain, which I am working to overcome, because honestly the effects of these drugs on my panic attacks, anxi - 74% more...
    Twhitney- over a year ago
  25. link Sunnygirl57
    Paxil anxiety and depression, panic anxiety, paroxetine, time student, moods
    I have been on Paroxetine which is the generic for Paxil, I was put on it for panic, anxiety and depression..I have been on since about sometime in March. Now if anyone can avoid running out of their medications it would be a good thing to make you d - 75% more...
    Sunnygirl57- over a year ago - in Paxil
  26. link Lisa44
    Paxil physicians assistant, biological mother, memory loss, psych, old woman
    I am a 44 year old woman and recently went to the ER for depression. I have lost both parents recently recently and have a very ill biological mother and Gramma. I thought I would be admitted for psych. Instead a Physicians Assistant prescribed me Pa - 69% more...
    Lisa44- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Paxil
  27. link Tweaver
    Your Doctor is some research for your self on the internet and see how many others suffered from some of the same side effects as you did. I have been on paxil for over eight years because I can't stop taking it due to the extreme wi - 49% more...
    Tweaver- over a year ago
  28. link Healinghands24

    My doctor told me how to wean off of it and I felt dizzy, lips went numb. I snapped at my sister, and then my Mom and Dad. I'm not that kind of person to be so short fused. It's the medication. Thank you for posting your experience.
    Healinghands24- over a year ago - in Paxil