Paxil Side Effects

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  1. link Phlights
    Paxil cerebral hemmorage, paxil withdrawal, sensitive stomach, acid reflux, addictive drug
    In 1998, my father died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage. I was only 33. This was devastating to me being a single daughter who still had aspirations of having him walk me down the aisle and all. I became extremely depressed and cried all the time. - 96% more...
    Phlights- over a year ago - in Paxil
  2. 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
  3. link Chivafut11
    what do you mean with electrical shocks?
    Chivafut11- over a year ago
  4. link Tammyl01
    Hey i just wanted to respond to this post and let everyone my story..On paxil 4 ten yrs. and i started weaning myself (doc. recommendation) about 9mths. ago and it was hard to start but the sideeffects on it were bad to..vivid dreams, night sweats, s - 77% more...
    Tammyl01- over a year ago
  5. link Skat
    Paxil constant headache, sleep at night, k mart, better with time, hot flash
    Just wanted to let you know that I took Paxil 6 years ago for about a month and had to come off because of the side effects. The medicine worked great for me as far as made me feel "normal". I was able to be happy and sad when most people d - 70% more...
    Skat- over a year ago - in Paxil
  6. 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
  7. link Tammyl01
    im so happy for u that u r off this horrible horrible drug.. i have been on it for 10yrs. and started about 9mths ago to wean off of it and its been hell pure hell i was at 40mgs. and now done to 10mgs. im going through the worst withdrawls right now - 62% more...
    Tammyl01- over a year ago
  8. link Stacy888
    oh my gosh! Your message gave me a panic attack. I have been on paxil 10 years and I am now up to 60 mg. Thanks for the heads up-- I am going to talk to my doc asap
    Stacy888- over a year ago
  9. link Holly928
    Paxil night sweats chills, heart medicine, generic drugs, nervous breakdown, name brands
    My mom, 72, has been sick for a year and a half now with drenching night sweats, chills, fatigue as well as some other symptoms. She has undergone every test imaginable and has been to tons of doctors. Every test is normal and the drs. don't know wha - 65% more...
    Holly928- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Paxil
  10. link Antileviquin
    Isn't this interesting. I just happened onto this posting by accident but I can relate some personal experience on the matter. I was previously on Paxil for a long time (4 or 5 years) and then quit for almost a year. The withdrawal was not very prono - 73% more...
    Antileviquin- over a year ago
  11. link Cootiecrazy
    i took paxil for 15 years and 3 years ago they switched me to a generic brand proxitiene. after a month on that, i went backwards. felt like i was getting depressed again and bad anxiety attacks, brain zaps,etc. my doctor put me right back on the bra - 68% more...
    Cootiecrazy- over a year ago
  12. link Notinsane
    Paxil major depressive episode, sad events, hot flashes, weird stuff, emotions
    On my posting the other day, I forgot to mention the sweating, day and night. I thought I was having hot flashes from hell but now am seeing from many of the other people that it is a 'normal' Paxil side effect. For as much good as this drug can do t - 59% more...
    Notinsane- over a year ago - in Paxil
  13. link Donnam
    WEIGHT GAIN
    I TAKE PAXIL 10mg AT NIGHT, WILL IT CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN?
    Donnam- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Paxil
  14. link Wickedgoddess
    I've been on Paxil (30mg daily for 2 years) and I have had no weight gain at all, I didn't even gain weight in the beginning. My father takes the same dosage as me and he has not gained weight but lost it.
    Wickedgoddess- over a year ago
  15. link Thebelle2
    Oh yea, hun! I have been on 40 mg for over 3 1/2 years and have gained about 35 pounds. My fiance' came off it about a year ago and dropped 20-25 pounds within a couple of months. I am trying to come off it myself. But it is a long process to come of - 36% more...
    Thebelle2- over a year ago
  16. link Notinsane
    Paxil sleep test, kodak moment, flavors, overnite, physical space
    I have been scheduled for an overnite sleep test at the hospital and was told I'd have to be off of Paxil for 3 weeks prior to the test. I tapered it down myself (now I know better) in what I thought was a reasonable period of 2 weeks. After reading - 87% more...
    Notinsane- over a year ago - in Paxil
  17. link Paxilhater
    Paxil - a weight gain/withdrawl nightmare
    I don't understand our medical professionals out there. I took Paxil some years ago and started gaining weight. He made me feel like it was just me and that I needed to watch what I ate. Unbelievable. I was miserable and depressed because I was gaini - 78% more...
    Paxilhater- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Paxil
  18. link Chance
    I have to agree I have gained twenty pounds in the last year on it...It is good with dealing with SAD but coming off it makes you feel like your loosing your mind... I was wondering if you had tried any other antidepressants that you found didn't put - 28% more...
    Chance- over a year ago
  19. link Stephanieblackcat
    I agree with you. I was on Paxil for 10 years. I had such bad night sweats that I slept on towels every night, sexual disfunction, nightmares, and I grinded my teeth so bad I had to get a mouth guard. I finally got off the medication when I found out - 72% more...
    Stephanieblackcat- over a year ago
  20. 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
  21. link Silpada25
    Hi. I too was on 10 mg and I quick cold turkey. I do not recommend the cold turkey approach. Going off of it was terrible but after a week I felt normal again. I was fine the first 2 days, but by the third day, I was sweating constantly, confused, fe - 57% more...
    Silpada25- over a year ago
  22. link Tpaisley
    I have been on Paxil for 7 years and did try and go off of it about 4 years ago and it did not go well. I was off of it for about 5 days and could not take it any more I very sick and panicky! However my friend went off of it with little problems. So - 44% more...
    Tpaisley- over a year ago
  23. link Stravvberry85
    You should definately ween yourself off. I was on it for about a year and a half, and decided to stop taking it because it caused me to gain weight, and I just wanted to see if I could handle my anxiety issues by myself. I am 23 years old and I gaine - 76% more...
    Stravvberry85- over a year ago
  24. link Gretchen22
    Weight gain with paxil
    I just started taking Paxil yesterday, I was wondering if anyone has had a loss of appetite, but still gained weight while taking Paxil? About how long did it take before anyone started to notice weight gain? I'm really nervous about taking this medi - 50% more...
    Gretchen22- over a year ago - in Paxil
  25. 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
  26. link Liz1035
    To Warriormom I have the same condition as you with the fibro and understand you fully. I have been taking Paxil for years but I also have a thyroid condition. Do you? I was having terrible sweats. My clothes were always wet. Then they lowered my thr - 29% more...
    Liz1035- over a year ago
  27. link Ashleeh12486
    Paxil and Alcohol
    I know that alcohol combined with Paxil makes you extra drowsy, but I was wondering if i stopped taking Paxil 3 days before i go to this party. Will the effects still take place, or would it be better? Tell me what you think, thanks.
    Ashleeh12486- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Paxil
  28. link Gsecret
    I know this message was from 2004, but you cannot just stop taking paxil for three days, or you will become extremely sick, dizzy, nauseous, etc. you have to ask your doctor to help you wean off of it. (1 pill every other day, and then take half of i - 37% more...
    Gsecret- over a year ago