I have been on Paxil for several months. One side effect I notice if I take my Paxil pill too late, into the evening before bed, I typically awake once at night, completely soaked from night sweats. When I take the pill at normal time, around 6:30 I do not usually have this issue.
Last night I missed a pill. I couldn't recall if I took one, and did not want to do a double dose if I had already. I've missed a pill here and there in the past and never had a real issue. I just took the next one the following day on time.
However, last night I awoke drenched, from night sweats. I felt slightly disorientated and extremely drowsy. Understandable as it was 3am. I couldn't fully understand just what had woke me, so I decided to run to the bathroom. It took me longer than I anticipated to refocus to the light in the bathroom and my vision to adjust. All of this I am very shaky. Literally hands just shaking, legs shaky. I started to attempt to fall back asleep, but my mind seemed to be racing. I remidned myself that this may be the beginning of a panic attack. That there was no reason to panic. But the htoughts kept entering my head. I then felt like I had NO control over my thought process. I awoke my poor fiance who was very good about talking to me. Just for him to reinstate that I was not crazy. I even spoke out loud to myself that I was having a panic attack. I finally distracted myself using the internet and listenin to a book on tape. Eventually I was able to go back to sleep.
I am curious if others, whether on Paxil or not, suffer from bizarre and VERY VERY vivid dreams and night sweats? Do you think these are your mind having panic attacks in your sleep? (i.e. the vivid dreams or night sweats) I'd love to hear of others who have similar night time symptoms.. Just to know I'm not alone