Hello, I am on paxil for post partum and have started weaning myself off. I am now down to half a pill every second night and I am feeling very light headed, sometimes dizzy...anyone experience this when weaning off anti-depressants?
I took paxil for about 8 months and when I tried to go off it I got these weird shock like sensations. It was awful, so when I was down to 5 or 10 mgs my doctor switched me to 10 mgs of prozac and it worked! I didn't have any withdrawal. If things get too bad I would ask about switching meds for about 2 weeks.
I went through Paxil withdrawal for many months. The dizziness was disabling unless I tapered very, very slowly. A pill cutter was a must for cutting up small pieces. Adding Zoloft near the end helped me to finally get off it.
I've heard the same thing that sickofeffexor said about taking it daily.
Paxil is available in liquid form, for tapering off very slowly. Or, adding a different SSRI like Prozac, towards the end of your taper and then tapering off that can really help. Prozac has a long "half life" so it makes it easier to taper from, apparently.