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Old 09-28-2005, 08:15 PM   #1
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Paxil - take am or pm

My doctor said that Paxil affects everyone differently. She said some people get really sleepy and others get more energy from it. I have a very, very hard time getting going in the morning (related to hypothyroidism) and can't decide whether to take it tonight, or wait until the morning. I just got the script today. Please tell me how it affects you, do you take it am or pm? suggestions? comments?
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Re: Paxil - take am or pm

Hi: Paxil initially put me into this weird zone so the doctor suggested I take it at night and I have always done so, also I have massive problems when it comes to sleep and Paxil combined with my other meds help me fall asleep more easily. Hope this helps

 
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Old 09-29-2005, 06:53 AM   #3
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Re: Paxil - take am or pm

Hi,there! I take my Paxil at dinnertime every night. That way, I take it with food and when my day is winding down. BTW, I have NO problems sleeping! Try it out!

 
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Re: Paxil - take am or pm

I took it this morning after my cereal, in the hopes that it would give me some energy today.

How long did you take it before you felt any effects?

 
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Re: Paxil - take am or pm

I spent four weeks on Celexa before going to Paxil, it is hard to say I started at 20mg and currently take 50mg over the last five months or so. but I would say the average is 4 to 6 weeks for the full effect

 
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Re: Paxil - take am or pm

The only thing I really noticed today was a very dry mouth. And that was pretty quickly after taking it and it was all day.

 
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Re: Paxil - take am or pm

yeah that side effect is pretty common

 
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Re: Paxil - take am or pm

I also started cutting myself when I started taking Paxil, whether it is related or not I do not know but be aware of it

 
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Re: Paxil - take am or pm

what? so you're warning me that paxil makes you cut yourself?

 
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it effects people diffrently but one of the big reasons they do not prescribe to people under 18 is it can cause an increase in suicide ideation and self harm during the first few weeks like other ADs in its class

 
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