I've been taking paroxetine hydrochloride for 10 months and I've just stopped taking them. I did as my doc suggested and stepped down from 40mg a day to 30 20 then 10 before coming off them, and ever since i stopped taking them altogether I've been feeling increasingly dizzy and sick and now it's constant. I've gotta start taking fluoxetine in a couple of days and i wondered if anyone knows about these symptoms im having and whether they will go away soon!!!
For some people, discontinuing or down-dosing an anti-depressant/anxiety medication can cause dizziness. However, you should really be speaking with your physician on this matter. I'd give him/her a call. If dizziness is a side-effect of reducing your medication, you should ask how long you will experience this symptom.
You are going through withdrawals. I have tried to quit my Celexa and the same thing happens. I am stepping down very gradually, because I hate that feeling of achiness and dizziness. Its like the flu. The doctors say it does go away eventually, but that you will first experience the emotional and physical tailspin.