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Old 06-06-2003, 09:31 AM   #1
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Post is paxil supposed to make your feel tired all the time?

i started taking paxil last week at 12mg. now i am starting at a higher dose at 25mg and i feel tired all the time. is paxil supposed to make you feel this way? all i want to do is sleep

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Old 06-06-2003, 01:28 PM   #2
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this problem should stop after 2 to 6 weeks when the paxil starts working properly, take it before bed.

if too much of a problem, you can swap to another similar med though
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Old 06-09-2003, 02:58 PM   #3
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Hey I just got a script for paxil cr 12.5 but I hate meds (read my post to understand my situation)Ive herd nothing but HORROR STORIES about it,could you tell me any affects youve had on the 12mgs it would be helpfull and good luck to you.

Old 06-09-2003, 03:01 PM   #4
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most people get much help from paxil but the first few weeks can be tough, from the early side effects, for some people
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Old 06-10-2003, 01:59 PM   #5
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I was taking Lexapro since September and was doing fine with social anxiety and stuff but it was not helping my ocd that much. I was taking 20 mg of Lexapro. I recently started taking PAxil CR 12.5 for one more day and then I start 25 mgs. I have been very tired also but I am able to get through it. I remember when I started taking the Lexapro the same thing happen but after about 6 weeks I adjusted. I have been taking the Paxil at night and although it is tough to get up in the morning it is fine once you get moving. Stick with it you will be happy after about 6 weeks when you side effects subside and you a happier overall person.

Old 06-11-2003, 12:12 PM   #6
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i was very fatigued for the first several weeks on paxil and them it subsided and i went back to my normal energy levels. i felt a great deal of relief from paxil and would have stayed on it for longer except i had other side effects which i decided i couldn't live with after about 4 months-- weight gain and sexual side effects. one thing though-- if you're still feeling very tired, why is your doctor increasing your dosage? seems like you should be sticking with the lower dosage until some of the side effects start to subside, no?

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