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Old 12-20-2000, 07:21 PM   #1
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body clock or what?

Before i was diagnosed as mildly depressed my worst symptom was tiredness to the point where i couldnt function sometimes. Now i am on aropax (paxil) 10mg and every day at around 3pm i feel like i could go to sleep. I seem to wake up a few hours later. Could this be just a weird body clock thing or are my pills not working. I am too scared to go on the full dose of 20mg as it made me really ill. Thanks.

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Old 12-20-2000, 07:35 PM   #2
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What you are feeling is normal I think. I too was feeling very tried around mid day for about 1 month( around there)And then I couldn't sleep at night.Hang in there, they will get better.

Old 12-20-2000, 07:45 PM   #3
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I think that you should go and see your doc...if the pills are not working, you shouldnt have to go onto a higher dose if that makes you ill, the doc should have something else that you could try.


Old 12-21-2000, 12:08 AM   #4
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I' m on 20 mg. paxil per day. For a couple of weeks I felt the same way but this tired feeling has now passed

It sounds to me like its a side effect and if you just wait it out your body will probably adjust and it will pass.

Most of these drugs do have side effects and if that's all that's happening then that's really not too bad.

How long have you been on the paxil?

If it's been more than a couple of months then I would say go back to the doc and tell him about this situation. Otherwise maybe just a call to the nurse, see if she thinks this is a side effect and if it will pass.

Paxil is such a widely prescribed drug she'll probably have some good input for you.


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Thank you for your replies. I have been on Paxil for 1 month. Even before medication I felt tired at this time and the rest of the day. Now Im left with tiredness at 3pm. Im at home so I think it may have something to do with lack of stimulation which I know is my own fault. Have a good Christmas.

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