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    Old 02-05-2009, 10:35 AM   #1
    colby88
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    Post Paxil Sleep Problems

    I withdrew from Paxil (an SSRI drug) 9 months ago and immediately could not sleep. I understand this is a known side effect of withdrawal but 9 months later I am still battling chronic insomnia. I know it is related to Paxil as I never had this problem before taking Paxil or during treatment with Paxil.
    I have been completely off Paxil now for the past 9 months and am desperate for relief of the insomnia. Most nights I have interrupted sleep and only average 3 to 5 hours of sleep or none at all.

    I have researched as much as I can and have found conclusive evidence that SSRI's can disrupt sleep for 6 to 12+ months after stopping them. I believe Dr.'s and the drug companies don't recognize or acknowledge this.

    I am desperate to find others who have had this same experience after stopping Paxil. Please respond as I need the support! I keep hoping this will pass.

     
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