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sometimes before i go to sleep i get this unsettling feeling like i cant breath and i get this fast sensation through my body. im on paxil and have BAD anxiety.im on 12.5 mgs is that enough and what is that crazy feeling that is scarring me? it doesnt happen all the time but once in a while and i hate it.please answer this
Does this happen right as you start drifting off to sleep? I was on paxil cr 12.5 for 4 days in July, and on night 4 soon after falling asleep I woke with a start with my mind racing and feeling like my body was burning up. It was terrifying! I quit the paxil right away, but for weeks after this I was unable to fall asleep. I would be OK lying there but as soon as I started drifting off it felt like I was being electrocuted and would sit bolt upright wide awake again until I would calm down in 15-20 minutes. Then it would happen again and again. Even with 2 mg of xanax in me it would happen. Finally my doc gave me ambien which knocked me out. This lasted for almost a month and I really thought I was dying, somedays I wished I would. Anyway, in August I went on effexor...no really nasty side effects but not sure if it really helped as I am only recently feeling a little better. Maybe it is the working out and fish oil that I started in Sept.
About the paxil, my doc gave me 12.5 to start with for a week and then 25mg after that. I never took a 25. He said that 12.5 wasn't enough to do anything (good that is) Sure freaked me out though.
Hope you get some relief,
DT
Well if you havent read my posts about paxil and panic then Go back and read them.
I hate paxil cr. I am on 25 mgs. It doesnt seem to be helping me at all. I have a drs. apt tomorrow and I am going to get her to change it. I have been taking it for around 4 months.It makes me sweat constantly and It DOES NOT help my anxiety either. I was on lexapro and it was much better, it just seemed to loose effectivness after awhile. But I am definatley going to go to something else.
Everyone is different My Husband Took paxil for 2 yrs and did ok on it, but now he is on lexapro. He suffers from major panic attacks, But he hasnt had one since he started the lexapro..Which has been about 2 months!! He is so happy. He says he feels one starting and then its like it stops before it gets to the full blown attack... I dont know if this helps at all but I would definatley see a Dr. about those episodes you are having. It sounds like the beginings of panic attacks to me. But I am not a dr.
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Peanut, by the way, as others have pointed out, Paxil could be causing your symptoms. Go to their website for complete drug PDF download. Asthma and hyperventelation are among some respiratory side effects. Nervousness is also listed.
there have got to be cheap therapists aroudn, even if it is a psychology graduate school or a counseling student or intern, there are counseling schools that have interns. you need someone to talk to. can you find 2 or 3 friends to check in with? also talk to your doctor because it might be the medication. you didnt mention if it was paxil cr or just regular paxil. could you postpone your move? why are you always alone? where is your boyfriend? I woudl keep a journal of positive things in your life, someone recommended that to me. can you do yoga? or breathing exercises?
[QUOTE=peanut marie]sometimes before i go to sleep i get this unsettling feeling like i cant breath and i get this fast sensation through my body. im on paxil and have BAD anxiety.im on 12.5 mgs is that enough and what is that crazy feeling that is scarring me? it doesnt happen all the time but once in a while and i hate it.please answer this


Hi Peanut I responed to your other note FYI.

Billy