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Posted by jamie
on December 10, 2000 at 14:24:46:
i have been on paxil for 1 year and want to stop but i am scared. i was a heavy heavy marijuana user for 7 years....i had one panic attack and went to see the doctor who sent me to a physcologist who recommended paxil......i did not stop smoking the weed either.....well one year to the day after my panic attack, i had a anxiety attack......... i went back to the physcologist and my doctor who finally told me to quit pot entirely(which they both new of last year) and within a few days of quitting my anxiety was gone and have not had a problem since...i will never smoke pot again....but my concern is the paxil i am taking 20 mg per day, i want to stop but if i miss a dose i have dizzy spells and vertigo and diahrea the day i miss the dose, and i have dizzy spells and vertigo even if i dont forget to take the paxil(occasionally) i have light headaches and gained 30 pounds the year i was taking paxil.......i feel that the dr's jumped the gun in saying i had a panic/anxiety disorder and they jumped the gun putting me on paxil. does this sound like they did jump the gun? i am fully detoxed from the marijuana and feel awesome.....but i want to stop taking paxil....ween off i mean.
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