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Old 02-19-2005, 11:13 PM   #1
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Is anyone taking Paxil for their BP? If so, has it worked? Thanks a bunch!

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Old 02-20-2005, 10:48 AM   #2
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Wink Re: PAXIL & BP

Paxil was the first psychotropic medicine I was ever put on, and it is not a medicine I look back fondly upon.
Not only did it do absolutely nothing for my mood, but it also increased the frequency, severity, and length of the panic attacks I was ALREADY having.
However, a lot of people have had success with it, so don't go only by me. But also, just know that Paxil is an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor), and SSRIs are notorious for throwing bipolars into manias if they are not also taking a mood stabilizer with it. Be careful!
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Old 02-20-2005, 07:14 PM   #3
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Ditto to what Kristina said. SSRI's are not good for a bp not on a mood stabilizer.



Old 02-21-2005, 02:49 PM   #4
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I started out on Paxil for depression and anxiety and I hated it! I did go completly manic, which they thought was axiety, so they raised the dosage, which made it worse. That is when I was diagnosed with bipolar. Coming off of the Paxil was even worse. I had terrible withdrawals. Now I am taking Effexor, which I think is an SSRI?, and lithium, and am feeling much better.


Old 02-22-2005, 04:20 AM   #5
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The wife has never been on paxil. She does have BP.
God Bless


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Old 02-22-2005, 08:27 AM   #6
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Paxil was my least favorite drug, the withdrawl was awful.

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