| | Paxil and Hyponatremia
I have been taking Paxil for anxiety for 5 years. The worst side effects I experienced were fatigue, mental confusion, and cloudy memory. After doing some reading, I found out that Paxil can cause Hyponatremia, or low blood sodium. This means that the level of salts, or electrolytes, in your bloodstream is low comparison to how much water is in your system. (Anti-depressants can cause your body to retain water.) That overall tired, dopey feeling was the result of low blood sodium. Therefore, itís essential that I consume a sports drink like Powerade, or even resort to eating a teaspoon of table salt. I managed to clear my head and feel more energized. Anyone else who suffers from the same problems should maybe try this.