Re: New to Paxil
Hi: I have been on Paxil for the last five months or so, the normal release as the other is not available in Canada, if I remember right I started at 20mg or so. The first few weeks you feel like your in the groggy zone for most of the day, my family doctor suggested I take it at night to sleep through the majority of it. I never slept well even with the sleep medication I take with it and still do. I lost a lot of weight while taking Paxil and the sleepling meds, close to twenty pounds or so.
Paxil is one of the more stronger sedating AD's, for some people it will kill your sex drive, the weird headaches will subside, but whatever you do do not miss a dose for the side effects can be brutal. I am currently on 50mg of Paxil plus a bunch of others and I can almost tell you the time of day it is when my next dose is due or close to it.
It will take between 4 to 6 weeks before you will know whether it is going to be effective or not
Last edited by trg247; 10-21-2005 at 08:38 PM.