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I started taking paxil three days ago at 20mg a night.

Last night, I woke up at 4am shiverring a little, fell back asleep. Then this morning I woke up , had my requisite two cups of coffee and couldn't stop yawning. I will also shiver if i stretch my neck, which leas to more yawning!

What the hell is up with that?[FONT=Arial]

And I am sweating after coffee like mad!
a lower starting dose should help you get used to the paxil, ask the pharmacist
any valium type meds will also help reduce early paxil side effects
Quote from chapperjoe:
I started taking paxil three days ago at 20mg a night.

Last night, I woke up at 4am shiverring a little, fell back asleep. Then this morning I woke up , had my requisite two cups of coffee and couldn't stop yawning. I will also shiver if i stretch my neck, which leas to more yawning!

What the hell is up with that?[FONT=Arial]

And I am sweating after coffee like mad!


Paxil gave me bad side affects too, but I started on 25mg. The doctors nurse gave me some samples and didn't tell me to cut them in half. I was only supposed to be taking 12.5mg to start. You may want to ask your doctor about that.

Also, the sweating and yawning are normal with all SSRI's. I have both symptoms with Lexapro, and I'm only on 10mg. I also have insomnia too, but these symptoms are not supposed to last very long.

Good Luck,
Chantel :angel:
I was once on paxil and the constant yawning and trembling is what made me go off of it. I don't know if these symptoms go away in time or not.

Good luck
[FONT=Arial Narrow]My doctor had me starting on 20mg right away and then a few weeks later, I was put on 30mg. It took about a month for all the side effects to really go away and unfortunately, not enough people give Paxil a chance!! I would feel horrible and drowsy after taking it and I DID take it at night. I would just feel weird and sometimes like I was trembling. I even became constipated for awhile while on it.

However, I stuck through and it's seems like it's starting to do it's job. Unfortunately, it feels as though my body has gotten too used to it...I may ask my doctor for a higher dose![/FONT]
Quote from chapperjoe:
I started taking paxil three days ago at 20mg a night.

Last night, I woke up at 4am shiverring a little, fell back asleep. Then this morning I woke up , had my requisite two cups of coffee and couldn't stop yawning. I will also shiver if i stretch my neck, which leas to more yawning!

What the hell is up with that?[FONT=Arial]

And I am sweating after coffee like mad!


I dont know about you...but when i took paxil..me doctore said to stay away from chocalate and cofee....even tea cause the caffene does the opposite of what paxil does and can make you more panicky...thanks
Quote from chapperjoe:
I started taking paxil three days ago at 20mg a night.

Last night, I woke up at 4am shiverring a little, fell back asleep. Then this morning I woke up , had my requisite two cups of coffee and couldn't stop yawning. I will also shiver if i stretch my neck, which leas to more yawning!

What the hell is up with that?[FONT=Arial]

And I am sweating after coffee like mad!

Joe I would not bless your trip on Paxil at all.............I say this as I am in my 7th month of benzo withdrawals...and it is HELL. I would really try to beat your ghost in the closet with yourself and GOD...not a pill that will take you down a road of 200 withdrawal symtoms worse than when you started. Go on the web and type Paxil and read all of the horror stories. God Bless, gary m :bouncing: