Paxil Side Effects

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  1. link Julies
    Paxil and hypertension
    Does anyone know if Paxil directly causes or worsens hypertension? I have had manageable hypertension for many years, controlled with medication. Now that I am taking Paxil, my diastolic blood pressure is consistently high, with all of the symptoms i - 24% more...
    Julies- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Paxil
  2. link Lovebird28
    I was on Paxil for only 2 weeks. Within a few days I started having the weirdest dreams, sweat, jerky of my limbs and now have hypertension. When I called my doctor, she took me off cold turkey. Then the hell really started. I'm an RN and soon realiz - 25% more...
    Lovebird28- over a year ago
  3. link Panic101
    Paxil anxiety panic attacks, degree weather, getting rid of anxiety, panic disorder, computer screen
    I started on Paxil about 14 months ago for extreme panic attacks. The doctor first started me on Zoloft but it made me dizzy sick and I got off of it after 1 dose. So he switched me to Paxil. The Paxil helped a lot with the attacks but if I'm even 2 - 84% more...
    Panic101- over a year ago - in Paxil
  4. link Waterdreans
    Paxil medication, night sweat, bar none, lamictal, chemical imbalance
    I have been in and out of psychotherapy at least 7 times over the past 20 years for panic attacks and depression. The only thing that has ever worked is medication, and Paxil in particular. The benefits for me of taking medication considerably outwei - 66% more...
    Waterdreans- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Paxil
  5. link Kidney
    Yes, I have severe night sweats w/ almost any SSRI. I'm currently on Paxil 20 mg and my depression and anxiety are totally controlled. I haven't gained any weight or have any of these other crazy side effects people mention...except night sweats so b - 39% more...
    Kidney- over a year ago
  6. link Anon214
    Paxil memory disorder, pms symptoms, memory loss, pmdd, harder time
    I have been on Paxil for just over a year. I am on it strictly for PMDD, and I can not use regular hormones so Paxil was the next best thing. I LOVE how much better I feel as far as the PMS symptoms are concerned, but my memory is TERRIBLE! I thought - 77% more...
    Anon214- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Paxil
  7. 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
  8. link Efn
    I also was on Paxil after a major illness. As I got better, I realized I had no emotions. I couldn't cry, but I wasn't really happy. I felt like I was floating through life. I was 53 at the time and I also gained weight and didn't care about my house - 77% more...
    Efn- over a year ago
  9. link Floralparkchick
    Paxil
    I am currently weaning off the generic form of paxil. i went from ten mg to about 8.5, its been a week and I feel ok. I am not sure if maybe the effects haven't hit me yet??? can someone help me? thanks.
    Floralparkchick- over a year ago - in Paxil
  10. link Elvisrvee
    quitting smoking when on paxil
    I've been on paxil for 17 years,started smoking 8years ago(I'm 42) during a divorce,and now want to quit smoking.I quit for 8 days and was already feeling better,a little irritable,but not bad.On the 8th day my car had problems and I had a complete b - 41% more...
    Elvisrvee- over a year ago - in Paxil
  11. link Nomoremeds
    Paxil social phobia, major depression, cold turkey, agoraphobia, withdrawal symptoms
    I took paxil when I was around 24 years old. The stupid psychiatrist (who was so cold, and never smiled, and then asked me to tell her how I felt) at the time never warned me about NOT stopping it cold turkey. So one day I did stop and I experienced - 72% more...
    Nomoremeds- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Paxil
  12. link Pooderdog
    Amen to that! Doctors could care less, at least the majority of them.. Sick of all the mistakes they make, and the uncaring attitude of them.
    Pooderdog- over a year ago
  13. link Nomoremeds
    I used NuvaRing and developped extreme irritability and anxiety, as well as anger control problems, within 4 days of starting it. I used it a total of 2 months and then I was switched to ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo due to the bad vaginal burning/infection Nu - 6% more...
    Nomoremeds- over a year ago
  14. link Mamax3
    May i ask what birth control you were using? I used the mirena iuc which is a levonorgesterel. Had lots of depression. maybe linked?
    Mamax3- over a year ago
  15. link Floralparkchick
    Paxil withdrawls, jolts, withdrawal symptoms, upset stomach, first few days
    I am on 10 mg. of paxil and have been on it for about 4-5 years. I would like to come off but am worried about all these crazy withdrawal symptoms everyone talks about. I have gone as many as 3 nights without takiing any and never experienced "j - 55% more...
    Floralparkchick- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Paxil
  16. link Ano1believer
    I had been on paxil 10mg for exactly a year this month. But because of my job closing it's doors, leaving me with no insurance. I am unable to get a renewal of my prescription. I've never intentionally tried to come off of it, but I had missed a coup - 87% more...
    Ano1believer- over a year ago
  17. link Lizzle
    Paxil anxiety and depression, health anxiety, vivid dreams, withdrawl, 9 months
    I have been on Paxil for about 9 months now (20mg) and it has been a wonderful aid to my severe health anxiety and depression. Though the side effect have been around since the early months I have noticed an increase in them lately such as my vivid d - 73% more...
    Lizzle- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Paxil
  18. link Dragongirl70
    I stopped taking Paxil. Cold turkey I feel like killing myself. Im always feeling like everyones is out to get me or using me. I think evil thoughts. Feel way out of reach of everyone. like way out in row boat with no land or anyone around me. not su - 13% more...
    Dragongirl70- over a year ago
  19. link Luckyyou
    Paxil unbearable side, emotional mess, 6 years, anxiety, medication
    I took paxil for 6 years. IT takes a bit of time to start working, and for your body to adjust to it. So if you recently started taking it, and are having those symptoms, keep taking it. Your body will adjust. It really was an amazing drug for me. It - 72% more...
    Luckyyou- over a year ago - in Paxil
  20. link Judithbarickman
    constipation with paxil
    how can I combat constipation...naturally. I drink prune juice, eat a few prunes, and drink water. Eat salads and fresh foods. Is taking a stool softener or two daily a good thing... what else?
    Judithbarickman- over a year ago - in Paxil
  21. link Dianenurse
    Paxil sexual appetite, sleep etc, nurse manager, lack of sleep, memory loss
    I have been on Paxil off and on now for about 5 years.... the current length of treatment for the past 1 1/2 years. I need to be on it ( or something for that matter ) for my panic disorder. I am a 36 year old nurse/ manager and some days was almost - 88% more...
    Dianenurse- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Paxil
  22. link Amesfish
    Hi, I've been on Paxil for about 4 years, since my first year of university. I am now an ad exec, and take paxil for anxiety. I found that the paxil has really helped me with my anxiety, however there are definately very unpleasant side effects. Like - 85% more...
    Amesfish- over a year ago
  23. link Lostinspace
    Paxil anxiety and panic attacks, chronic anxiety, couple hours, shambles, rest of my life
    wow, I'm officially terrified. I've been taking Paxil for 8 months now for chronic anxiety and panic attacks. Prior to paxil, my muscles became so tense, my entire body would seize up. Paxil has helped with that but left the rest of my life in shambl - 72% more...
    Lostinspace- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Paxil
  24. link Amesfish
    Hi, I've been on Paxil for about 4 years for anxiety. I too get blurred vision from time to time, and see things out of the corner of my eye. I don't know if this is a known side effect or not, but I definately get it.
    Amesfish- over a year ago
  25. link Melodydawnrose
    Paxil depersonalization disorder, short term memory, downward spiral, major depression, suicide attempt
    When i was 13 i was put on paxil for major depression. I stayed on it till i was about 17 after a downward spiral of depression that lead to a suicide attempt. After that the doctors decided that Paxil wasn't benefiting me anymore and decided to take - 84% more...
    Melodydawnrose- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Paxil
  26. link Kswolfe
    Hi Melody, Sorry to read about you horrible experience with Paxil. What you wrote also happened to me also (headaches, withdraweness, dizziness, trouble concentraing, head zaps!) What I can't believe is you were take off cold turkey, that is such cra - 67% more...
    Kswolfe- over a year ago
  27. link Erin13
    hi , I am almost 29 years old , I was put on paxil when I was 17 for only a few months. Since I have had severe headaches , I forget what I am doing and I have to retrace my steps . I have problems talking to other people because it causes major anxi - 75% more...
    Erin13- over a year ago
  28. link Trammel
    quitting paxil - memory
    I wanted to know from people who have quit paxil, did you see your memory improve or did the short-term memory problems continue?
    Trammel- over a year ago - in Paxil
  29. link Jagsgrl904
    what time of day is best???
    I used to take paxil about 5 yrs ago, and stopped (that was not easy). My doctor just put me back on it about a month ago and I am sleeping as well. Does anyone know if it is better to take this at night or morning? My doctor says it doesn't matter, - 14% more...
    Jagsgrl904- over a year ago - in Paxil
  30. link Harrydevrieze
    what the f&*^&* is wrong
    I took paxil when I was 25 for 6-7 months for some mild depression. When I felt better I just quit no problem at all. Now at 52 I was on it for about 4 months and couldn't deal with the E.D., constipation,weight gain(20 lbs in 2 months) and flat line - 79% more...
    Harrydevrieze- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Paxil