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Old 12-01-2003, 12:38 PM   #1
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paxil withdrawal and facial twitching

no clue where this is twitching is coming from but thought i would ask people who have gone off paxil if this is something they experienced... i have been off paxil for two weeks after being on it nearly four years. week one i was doing ok then the electric shock impulses began and i have been having them over a week but they are manageable. i dont notice them as much anymore, they still happen but they arent as unnerving as they were when i first started experiencing them. the other day i started having facial twitching... specifically, in my nose around the sinus region. it starts as a sensation in my nose. doesnt feel like a bloody nose about to come on... feels like a twitch under the skin. it gets so annoying i scrunch my nose up like a bunny so i dont have to think about the tiny movements/sensations under the skin. could this be a paxil withdrawal side effects? what else could this be and who should i see for this? i could go to my family doctor but i might as well go ahead and call whatever specialist i need to see because i know it will take months to get in and the family doctor wont be much help.

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Old 12-01-2003, 02:50 PM   #2
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Re: paxil withdrawal and facial twitching

I experienced Zoloft withdrawal, and Zoloft is in the same family as Lexapro. While I did not suffer facial muscle twitches, I did have sudden limb jerks, among other unpleasantness. My hands were also shaky.

Old 12-03-2003, 04:10 PM   #3
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Re: paxil withdrawal and facial twitching

look up paxil discontinuation syndrome via a search engine

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