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Old 10-15-2001, 11:00 AM   #1
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Red face dizzy and sick after coming off antidepressants

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!!!

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Old 10-15-2001, 01:02 PM   #2
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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.

Old 10-15-2001, 02:48 PM   #3
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I came completely off paxil and experienced the dizziness....I used, now by all means I am saying it worked for me and I am not a Dr...., motion sickness pills and it worked!!!!!Ask your Doc...

Old 10-15-2001, 02:50 PM   #4
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I used motion sickness pills for my dizziness after coming off Paxil...Check it with your Doctor....It worked for me, but we are all different...Chris

Old 10-15-2001, 08:41 PM   #5
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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.

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