Paxil Side Effects

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  1. link Cam2121
    Paxil itchy rash, mood swings, first few days, flu like symptoms, heart problems
    I am a 21 year old female and just started taking paxil for anxiety & depression. My mother is on the same thing (heart problems run in the family), and I have only been on it for 2 weeks so far, but have experienced many side effects. They have - 85% more...
    Cam2121- over a year ago - in Paxil
  2. link Howdy
    Paxil st john s wort, miracle drug, anxiety and panic attacks, social anxiety, holy crap
    Holy crap this website is depressing! Paxil is not all bad people! I've been on it for 1.5 years. I'm a 24 yr old female. I take it for social anxiety and panic attacks. It takes about 3-4 months for your body to adjust to taking it. You are likely t - 76% more...
    Howdy- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Paxil
  3. link Jennifer6kids
    I'm so glad you are doing so much better. I took it for 7 years once years ago and now 2 years again. It is a nightmare coming off. I hope yours is different if and when you come off. And I'm not whining... it's the total truth. I've been off complet - 68% more...
    Jennifer6kids- over a year ago
  4. link Nishkwe
    quitting paxil
    how long does it take for paxil to leave your system. I have been feeling very tired, cluttered brain, poor memory, itchy eyes and very irritable. Help
    Nishkwe- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Paxil
  5. link 777
    Everyone is different .. . how long you took it, dosage, etc. Better to wean yourself from a drug like that. . . . Good that you are quitting it. There are many products/alternatives . . . instead of taking drugs that can cause side effects.
    777- over a year ago
  6. link Nishkwe
    how long does paxil ?
    How long does paxil stay in your system?
    Nishkwe- over a year ago - in Paxil
  7. link Warriormom
    Paxil day in my life, happiest day, fibro, neuropathy, fingers
    I have taken Paxil for several years for Fibro and Neuropathy. Since I am in constant pain, I get very agitated easily so I was given Paxil to help take the edge off my days. Yes it has helped. But I have a terrible sweating problem. It has been goin - 73% more...
    Warriormom- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Paxil
  8. link Redheadone
    WARRIORMOM, WITH ANAME LIKE THAT I KNOM YOUR A SYRONG WOMEN.PLEASE DONT LET PEOPLE BOTHER YOU ,DONT BECOME A HUT IN WE HAVE ENOUGHT TO DEAL WITH ; PEOPLE CAN BE CRULE, GO TO A DIFFERENT DR. FIND OUT DONT TAKE ANY CRAP FROM ANY ONE STAY STRONG GIRL. I - 60% more...
    Redheadone- over a year ago
  9. 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
  10. link Ptcruiser
    Last year I was going through breast cancer, so after the treatments I was put on Tamoxifen, cancer drug you have to take for five years, then I was taking Paxil also. I was on both drugs for about a year, when I read in a magazine that you cannot ta - 61% more...
    Ptcruiser- over a year ago
  11. link Jleon1402
    I am ver nervous about getting off the Paxil. However, I think that I can do it. I just want to get this drug out of my body and deal with every stressor in an affective way with a drug. I go to therapy and and a psychiatrist but my psy is not going - 31% more...
    Jleon1402- over a year ago
  12. link Medicineroots
    Paxil irregular heart rate, high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, highblood pressure, rapid heartbeat
    I had only taken this monster for three days when my head felt like it was going to burst, pressure in my head was so bad I couldnt think. I am a cardiac nurse with high blood pressure and an irregular heart rate. I took my blood pressure which is us - 77% more...
    Medicineroots- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Paxil
  13. link Vox_weps
    Exactly right thing to do. If a doctor will not listen to patient then he is not a doctor worth having and must be replaced. Especially with your pre-existing condition I am surprised he wouldn't hear you on this. Ditch him, and get off the drug. If - 60% more...
    Vox_weps- over a year ago
  14. link Jmccraw
    My blood pressure was perfect before taking paxil. I periodically take my pressure at a local grocery store and yesterday it was 143 over 102. I just called to ask what the proper procedure was to ween myself off of it. Let's see what the doc says. B - 47% more...
    Jmccraw- over a year ago
  15. 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
  16. link Such100
    I agree the nausea and dizziness is bad, but its the anxiety that develops that freaks me out. I really want to wean off, but have tried and rushed back to it as I couldnt handle the depression, anxiety and panic that would come back. I dont know if - 52% more...
    Such100- over a year ago
  17. link Nancy24
    I have just weaned off of Paxil because of severe hair loss (it could be many causes, but Paxil seems to be a big one). It took me a LONG time to wean off because everytime I tried to stop, I got this horrible dizzy, lurching feeling inside. It would - 73% more...
    Nancy24- over a year ago
  18. link Vertgp71
    I wish I had known how addictive this drug is too...recently I lowered by dose per week 5mg and started feeling horrible side effects..dizziness, surreal out of body experience, numbness, agitation etc...so I went back to my usual dose for fear I was - 33% more...
    Vertgp71- over a year ago
  19. link Mladamsgte
    high blood pressure/paxil
    I have been taking 20mg Paxil for two months and my blood pressure readings are increasing. The Paxil was prescribed by my ob/gyn specialist to treat nerve pain. Does Paxil cause high blood pressure?
    Mladamsgte- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Paxil
  20. link Lele
    Paxil tiredness, sleep, paxil, even doctors, natural remedies
    I have only been on Paxil (20mg) for a week and all I do is sleep. I am also dizzy, and I yawn, an awful lot. Just wondering if the tiredness and yawning will go away.
    Lele- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Paxil
  21. link Ddibetta
    Yes that will go away and you will love paxil. I was on it for 8 years and got off of it becaue everyone talked about side effects and how it is addicting. But truthfully there is no another pill on the market as good as paxil. You will feel great wi - 24% more...
    Ddibetta- over a year ago
  22. link Susiebee12
    I was reading about people going on natural remedies prescribed by even doctors rather than this crap. If I had known a week after I started taking it what I know now, I wouldn't be on this forum for sure......
    Susiebee12- over a year ago
  23. link Suzziq95
    I experienced those same symptoms. They went away after being on Paxil for about 2 weeks. It was horrible up until then. I was so sleepy all of the time. It does get better though. Hang in there!
    Suzziq95- over a year ago
  24. 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
  25. link Saragregg
    Paxil one hundred hours, tooth decay, cold turkey, memory loss, milligrams
    im a twenty four year old student on paxil since i was fourteen. coming off this medication is nearly impossible, i have tried at least ten times. The reason i have decided to come off it for good is because of memory loss. I can spend up to one hund - 74% more...
    Saragregg- over a year ago - in Paxil
  26. 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
  27. link Geraldmarkbreen
    Paxil mental health condition, nurse practitioner, medical doctors, broad spectrum, medical practitioner
    I would like to make a general statement about Paxil. The indications are so broad spectrum that I believe this medication deserves an award for, in many cases, effectively treating a plethora of conditions. It is known and purported to treat anxiety - 77% more...
    Geraldmarkbreen- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Paxil
  28. link Chilitopiquin
    Paxil anxiety panic attacks, sexual life, sex drive, eight months, orgasms
    hi im from mexico but i went to see the a doctor in san diego, three years ago i was diagnosed with anxiety panic attacks etc.. my life was horrible i would never leave my house i was scared of everything even to eat, to be at the movies, TO DRIVE, i - 76% more...
    Chilitopiquin- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Paxil
  29. link Mvd
    try taking natural usp progesterone cream from the time you ovulate until you have your period and get one of those electric back massagers. Have your husband use it ever so lightly on the spot that counts when you are as excited as you will get and - 29% more...
    Mvd- over a year ago
  30. link Lurcher
    Paxil paroxetine, 3 years, anxiety, quitpaxil, anger issues
    I have been taking Paroxetine (Paxil) for about 3 years for anxiety I decided to cut down gradually until I was taking about 5mg daily then gradually tapered off from there but I get a pulse like feeling in the side if my head when I move my eyes mai - 44% more...
    Lurcher- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Paxil
  31. link Alexab
    A month ago I began taking Paxil and everything seemed to be fine. Then at the beginning of the fourth week I noticed, I felt swimmy in my head and had a hard time focusing. These symptoms would come and go all day. This went on for about a week and - 45% more...
    Alexab- over a year ago