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    And I very much agree with laurandisorder, try...

    And I very much agree with laurandisorder, try another drug to mask the withdrawal effects.

    Don't go cold turkey to avoid buying more Paxil. That is just foolish.
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    Earlgrey, It is up to you to decide how you...

    Earlgrey,

    It is up to you to decide how you get off the medication, all we can do is offer you advice. But I would really, really recommend (as someone who has experienced the withdrawal effects...
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    Hi earlgrey, Yes paroxetine is paxil. I...

    Hi earlgrey,

    Yes paroxetine is paxil.

    I know EXACTLY where you are coming from. I have recently gotten off Paxil and it was a hellish ride. My first piece of advice to give you is DO NOT GO...
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    Hi LSalo, I am sorry to hear you are having a...

    Hi LSalo,

    I am sorry to hear you are having a rough time. As you said - you are not alone with this! I would guarantee everyone on this forum would have had difficult periods at some point,...
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    I get the same thing. Starts from my toes and...

    I get the same thing. Starts from my toes and goes up through my body. Sounds odd doesn't it...

    Plus the constant feeling of butterflies in my stomach.
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    I know exactly what you mean about finding...

    I know exactly what you mean about finding reassurance that other people are feeling the same way. I am blessed to have friends who understand (and some also have). Other people would just think I...
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    Always check the pulse too. And always have the...

    Always check the pulse too. And always have the xanax on me as well. Rarely ever use it, but it's just a security blanket :) And if I need a security blanket at my age... so damn be it!
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    Oh my gosh, I can't tell you how much I relate to...

    Oh my gosh, I can't tell you how much I relate to this. My breathing in my main concern. I have heard a lot of people with anxious are very aware of their heart and may become anxious if their...
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    Sticky: I would recommend seeing a psychiatrist over a GP...

    I would recommend seeing a psychiatrist over a GP any day of the week. I actually had a GP Google a drug in front of me. Psychiatrists can be expensive - but definitely worth paying the money for...
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    Well I have started on the prozac, so I am...

    Well I have started on the prozac, so I am currently on 20mgs of Prozac and 12.5mgs of Paxil and I must say, I'm feeling frigging terrific. Been on it for 3 days now. Only interesting thing that has...
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    Thanks Alankay! I really like the idea of...

    Thanks Alankay!

    I really like the idea of splitting the medication in the AM and PM. That is a good idea. I now know of Paxil's short life, so that sounds like a good idea.

    Thanks for your...
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    Hi Beautiful Disaster, Thank you so much for...

    Hi Beautiful Disaster,

    Thank you so much for your reply! Just having someone validate my situation can be really therapeutic.

    Firstly, your doctor was CRAZY! I can't believe they would advice...
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    Hi Kathf, Yes, paroxetine can cause muscle...

    Hi Kathf,

    Yes, paroxetine can cause muscle spasms and twitching. There are a range of side effects (as with most drugs). But the 'zaps' are very common. I also found a really dry mouth and vision...
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    Hi Silmarwen18, I could be wrong, but I have...

    Hi Silmarwen18,

    I could be wrong, but I have heard that killing in dreams may represent betrayal and disappointment. I wouldn't be too scared, and I especially wouldn't be concerned that you have...
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    A is for Anxiety and Annoying

    How great is my alliteration ;)

    Hi everyone, new to the site. Midtwenties girl from down under. Diagnosed with panic disorder. Have been going pretty well until Paxil has decided to wear off and...
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    Avoid paxil, the withdrawal effects are pure...

    Avoid paxil, the withdrawal effects are pure evil. I just wrote a post about getting help withdrawing from the damn thing. You go to hell and back.
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    Yanni, Is this the first time you have taken...

    Yanni,

    Is this the first time you have taken an SSRI? If it is, you may want to ride out these feelings. Prozac is a drug is a slow release drug, and some people report not feeling the drug kick...
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    Advice for switching medication?

    Hi everyone,

    I just realised there is actually a medication forum! I posted this in the general discussion, oops! This is probably more suitable :)

    I am after a bit of advice, and I was...
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    okami1995: I agree with buttercup. You are lucky...

    okami1995: I agree with buttercup. You are lucky to have that relationship with your mother. Clearly, she is someone you trust deeply and are comfortable sharing that downtime with. You can relax...
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    Yasmin, Do you think you were actually having...

    Yasmin,

    Do you think you were actually having a panic attack? Maybe that was what was happening and the anxiety was just mounting because you were anxious about what was happening (ah, the vicious...
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    Changing medications?

    Hi everyone,

    I am after a bit of advice, and I was wondering if anyone could help me? Over the next few weeks, I am going to be changing medication (from Paxil to Prozac) and I was wondering if...
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    Hi internetfamous, What is interesting about...

    Hi internetfamous,

    What is interesting about the alcohol discussion is that alcohol is a depressant. So for people who are suffering from depression, alcohol is often a bad choice. However, many...
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