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  1. Paxil and feeling numb
    ... I've been on Paxil 20mg. for 3 yrs. I do feel emotions, but don't cry ... Wort, but it wasn't potent enough so I went back to Paxil . I'm a nurse and used to work in a convelescent home...

  2. Pros and Cons of Meds?
    ... Paxil is not advised for pregnant women due to birth defects...

  3. Diagnosed with Mild Depression - should I take Lexapro?
    ... About 3 years ago I was on Paroxetene (generic for Paxil ), and it did help me. It did work fine, but in February...
    ... I would think about going back on Paxil if it worked fine. Finding one that works without...
    ... lexapro is great...i was on paxil at first but the weight gain and sexual side effects...

  4. Brain ZAPS and wihdrawal from Effexor XR...help please?
    ... This sound so much like my symptoms when I went off Paxil . I had to stay home and do nothing but wait it out...
    ... before Effexor and did very wel with it. I also did Paxil some years back and had the worst time getting off...

  5. Can someone please help me understand?
    ... for the depression. - I started taking 10mg of Paxil and over a 7 month period I was taking 60mg's, along ... with atavan for anxiety. The paxil worked for my anxiety but did nothing for my depression ... was taking up to 7 sleeping pills a day, along with paxil , weed, and a handful of different meds. - I was...

  6. Attention Effexor XR Users!!
    ... antidepressants with the two worst being Effexor and Paxil . Search through the old posts for "brain zaps" for...

  7. I've often wondered...
    ... 10 years, I have been on various antidepressants; Paxil , buspar, zoloft, lexapro, wellbutrin and now cymbalta...
    ... too, have the "perfect" life, but still need meds ( paxil seems to be working best for me now, and Wellbutrin...

  8. cymbalta anyone?
    ... I have been off and on various antidepressants. Paxil , lexapro and zoloft worked ok. Wellbutrin made me...

  9. Severe Fatigue not improving!! On depression meds & Hypo-thyroid
    ... in the morning and at lunch. I'm also on 40mg of Paxil . The paxil helps my anxiety and depression but I ... think my fatigue increased when I went to 40 mg of Paxil (I was on 20mg and it didn't seem to help with the ... another AD. For now my PDoc wants me to stay on the Paxil . I informed my PDoc about my symptoms - the tiredness ... you were slim. I've gained 50 lbs since starting Paxil so I would like to loose weight. Adderall does make ... you not want to eat. This is helping me. Because paxil makes me have awful food cravings. 2. How much ... weight is constant. I've gained 50lbs since starting Paxil . Best Wishes!...
    ... causing your problem. I know that the addition of more Paxil (40mg right now) caused my tiredness. I wish I had ... switched to Celexa instead of going up to the 40mg of Paxil . If you have ruled out your thyroid and the depression ... fatigue. At one time I added Wellbutrin to the Paxil for low labido, and fatigue. I did not like the Wellbutrin...

  10. Question for anyone who has taken an AD
    ... my doc said sometimes rather than tapering off the paxil docs will switch a patient to prozac or something...

  11. Scared to take Cymbalta... Please Help
    ... all, various side effects, and HORRIBLE withdrawal ( Paxil ), to loss of libido and unable to you know what. ... Zoloft, Paxil , Remeron, Lexapro, Celexa, Wellbutrin. Those are...
    ... am scared of the withdrawal problems. After taking Paxil CR over 3years ago I was never told of how bad the ... withdrawal could be. The reason I wanted to stop taking Paxil was because it made me really tired all the time and ... didn't even help me. Ever have a case of the "zaps" Paxil withdrawal did that to me and I felt ill for weeks...
    ... I know what its like to have the "brain zaps". Paxil is infamous for that. I also experience them in my ... stomach, dizzy, lethargic, bad headaches all from Paxil CR withdrawal. That was the worst AD I have ever...

  12. Anyone know anything about Prozac?
    ... for 12 years and have no complaints. I switched to Paxil 2 years ago when the Prozac seemed to stop working ... . No problems with the Paxil either....

  13. viagara for sexual side effects
    ... weight effect on me just sexual side effects. I was on paxil and it worked wonderfully for me as long as I didn...

  14. Lexapro and Irritability
    ... weight gain? I didn't when I was on Prozac, but on Paxil , definitely!!!!...

  15. ~Gonna do it, made a appt for dr. Monday~
    ... likely to cause weight gain? I, years ago, had taken Paxil and Xanax for 1 year, and had gained 20 pounds. I ... do not want to take paxil again. I'm feeling low, tired, no energy, not interested...

  16. St Johns Wort
    ... and was used in clinical trials. It out performed Paxil . Look for the one with the formula Ze 117. I'm on...

  17. Ok wtf???
    ... Binge eating anxiety ocd and depression. I have tried paxil , wellbutrin and celexa with no results. I used to...

  18. Meds for teenager--how to decide?
    ... the doctor wants to switch him from celexa to either Paxil or Effexor and I say NO. I've read too many things...
    ... Choosing an ad is trial and error. Effexor and Paxil would be crossed off my list too.....Interpersonal...
    ... I lost 6 months to Paxil withdrawal. Zoloft was easier to tolerate. I had anxiety...

  19. Prozac..please, Please Read...
    ... zoloft made me so anxious i couldn't stand it anymore. paxil made me nausia. its basically trial and error till...

  20. Now I am desperate....
    ... dose was increased the 2nd week. Before that I was on Paxil which was good for my anxiety, but not depression...

  21. Paxil Side Effects
    ... hold onto your fluid more? How long are/were you on paxil for?...
    ... 3624547]I tried almost every drug for depression. Paxil was one of the few that didn't give me sexual side ... depressants that gave sexual side effects. For me Paxil was one of them. That was a real pain literally. But...

  22. I stopped Effexor for 2 days--boy do I feel sick!
    ... like somewhat, but from experience with other AD's. Paxil used to give me electric shocks in my brain and zoloft...

  23. I am miserable!
    ... told him what I wanted. He prescribed 37&1/2 mg of Paxil ...I took one, and it sent me flying, figured it would ... that first appt. I asked him to prescribe the 20mg Paxil , "I'll be okay then", I wasn't. After that I was put...
    ... Good morning Salty, I take paxil 30mg for depression...as for the mood stabilizer of ... I can't take this anymore and need to just take a paxil , she said don't stop, stay on the med till I see the ... dogs. In between those back and forth calls, took the Paxil anyway, I was calmed down by her next call. Told her ... I had taken the Paxil anyway. Had me come in the next day, the psyc put ... me back on the Paxil 30mg, and the mood stabilizer, which had to be started ... were many more incidents, once being prescribed 60mg Paxil , along with the 100mg mood stabilizer, that had put...

  24. pregnant... in depression
    ... case you want to know the medicinces I was on were paxil for my first two and zoloft for the last 3. Good...
    ... Check with your physician if you are on ad's....I see Paxil and MAOI's are on the avoid list. ...

  25. Curious what other people think about my situation
    ... school, in which I saw a therapist, who prescribed paxil (which did absolutely nothing for me. Asprin would ... have had a better effect on me than paxil ). 4) New interests in the internet in the late 80s...

  26. I donno what to do anymore
    ... Lexapro, or Cymbalta, and see if that will help. Paxil truly helped me to get out of the funk that I was ... in. I would not recommend Paxil , however, because of weight gain side effects. ...

  27. I miss sex with my boyfriend :(
    ... think it means it will be forever. When I went on Paxil I definitely felt the same way, no desire for sex...
    ... effexor right now since it hasn't been as bad as the paxil was. I work in the mental health department at a clinic...

  28. Sexual desire and depression meds
    ... talk to anyone about it face to face. I have been on paxil for a few years and I have absolutely no sex drive...
    ... his sex drive. I, on the other hand, have been on Paxil , Lexapro and currently Zoloft, and have no sex drive...
    ... The latter has drawbacks depending on ad half-life. Paxil withdrawal would not help the situation....
    ... had this problem on all the ad's I have ever used paxil was the worst. I currently work in the mental health...

  29. Lexapro or Wellbutrin SR for Dysthymia??
    ... with the newer AD's, the SSRI's (Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil ) are the worst offenders for weight gain, with Paxil...

  30. How do I not blame my parents?
    ... idepressant, for the depression; also, exercise has equaled Paxil and Prozac in effectiveness in studies. So get moving...

  31. HIV and Depression
    ... I have been dealing with crazy depression.I was on Paxil 40 mg and Xanax 2 mgs a day for 8 yrs.I just recently...

  32. how long do dizzy spells last for paxil withdrawls
    ... I wasn't on paxil , but when I got off cymbalta it was probably a month...

  33. Can sexual side effects from SSRIs subside with time?
    ... Hello! Paxil and Cymbalta instantly made it impossible for me to...
    ... At first, Paxil caused me not to have an orgasm. My mate and I could ... try for hours and it never came. After being on paxil for some time, my orgasms are back and even better ... than they were before paxil . I used to have one orgasm and that was it. I can...

  34. Do I increase dosage amount?
    ... I am on generic Paxil . Have been for about 10 weeks. I have seen little...
    ... any changes. 5mg seems low, but I've not been on Paxil . It may also be that Paxil isn't the drug for you...
    ... That is the best way to go. It is possible that your Paxil needs to be increased slowly and the low dose is what...
    ... I also have a problem with P.E. I was hoping the Paxil would help. It has not helped the depression or the...
    ... I also have a problem with P.E. I was hoping the Paxil would help. It has not helped the depression or the...
    ... doc about increasing the dosage. I take 30 mg of Paxil and it works for me. What works for one person could...

  35. Which antidepressant is the more easy to get off
    ... physically addicting. I had the hardest time with Paxil and Effexor. The easiest one for me was Prozac....
    ... which in english means addiction. Both Effexor and Paxil include this risk with their literature now. That...
    ... addicted to Klonipan... The worst one I had was Paxil ... I went crazy... LOL [QUOTE=SOE;3575492 ... physically addicting. I had the hardest time with Paxil and Effexor. The easiest one for me was Prozac....
    ... I was just reading about Paxil last night because my mom takes it. It is the worst...

  36. went off meds months ago now have a problem
    ... I went off paxil about 5 months ago.It took me 2 months to get over...

  37. Please help me, I want to hear from you !!!
    ... I took Celexa years ago. Have been on Paxil , Lexapro and now Zoloft. I have never gained weight ... why I went off of it, I think I may have switched to Paxil for anxiety. Anyway, I wouldn't worry about weight...

  38. Well
    ... What should I do? Does any one have any thoughts on Paxil ? Does any one have any advice?...
    ... effects are often more common in teens. I have taken Paxil as well as other SSRIs and those side effects are...

  39. An antidepressant with no weight gain
    ... I've been on anti depressants for two yrs, Paxil , Lexapro and currently Zoloft. I am actually about...

  40. SOE - questions about withdrawal
    ... after I got off the Effexor. When I got off of Paxil , I had severe vertigo and nausea that got worse before...

  41. SSRI discontinuation syndrome
    ... common through a lot of different meds with Effexor and Paxil being the top too. The only way I know to avoid it...

  42. is it a bad thing to do this????
    ... going to assume its that. and I dont wanna get on Paxil or Effexor because I hear weening off of them is a...

  43. Self-loathing, no self-esteem, worthlessness
    ... about 12 years old, and I am now 22. I've been on Paxil since I was 13. My depression started after my dad ... occassionally (the same one who prescribes me the Paxil ), but I can't stand going to him because all he ever ... well into college I would no longer need to be on Paxil because my seritonin levels would have balanced out...

  44. Zoloft Question
    ... I don't think it does... Meds like Paxil do, though... At least that's what people have told...

  45. Describe "brain zaps"?
    ... have never had " brain Zaps " . When I was on prozax paxil or zoloft , I had plenty of them , would go through...

  46. Need advice, nothing helps
    ... on multiple medications (Zoloft, lexapro, effexor, paxil , wellburtin, prozac) and had no luck. I dropped out...
    ... on multiple medications (Zoloft, lexapro, effexor, paxil , wellburtin, prozac) and had no luck. I dropped out...

  47. I'm scared of antidepressants
    ... one but I'm so scared! My doc wants me to take Paxil because it comes in a liqiud and I can just take 1 ... horrible stories about people not being ale to get of Paxil cause of the withdrawl. My doc is suspicios I might ... having a full blown panic attack. Do yu guys think Paxil is good to start out?...
    ... Antidepressants have helped me immensely. I don't take Paxil so cannot comment on that and I don't worry about...
    ... a bigger risk then what comes from the meds. Yep Paxil and Effexor are addictive and a royal pain to come...

  48. stopping antidepressents
    ... The only one I had major trouble getting off of was Paxil ....

  49. Is anyone "REALLY" happy with their depression medication??????
    ... surfacing. I do not want to start another drug--tried paxil , celexa, zoloft--all without success. The withdrawal...
    ... but i knew i had to do it to get better. I am on paxil and xanax and is great for me. i agree if i feel a...

  50. Effexor - Abrupt Withdrawal
    ... I have been on various dosages of the following: Paxil ; Prozac; Serzone; Wellbutrin; Celexa; and finally...

  51. Help choosing an anti-depressant
    ... sexual side effects." I experienced this problem with Paxil , but not with Effexor XR, which is in a different...

  52. Fish Oil, vitamin D, Inositol
    ... can take fish oil and not have it interact with my Paxil I'm willing to give it a try. Thanks for your info...

  53. big update
    ... some of you may/not know that I went on zoloft from paxil , because paxil stopped working, and that I was experiencing ... My depression has totally changed, since coming off paxil and going on zoloft. I have had not one negative thought ... dose (20mg) I am far less tired than when I was on paxil (30mg). I am so happy with my life right now, it ... have done so many positive things, since coming off paxil as I have had more energy and been less depressed ... some changes that were comparable to when I moved to paxil (big changes, positive things). I only hope that...

  54. Help anyone please???
    ... Hi Kristymarie, I've been on Paxil , Cymbalta (could not tolerate due to headaches) Lexapro ... and now Zoloft. Paxil worked great for anxiety but not depression. The Lexapro...

  55. which med helped you to not be numb?? please answer
    ... HANDS DOWN. I have taken Zoloft (didn't work), Paxil (sexual side effects and didn't work very well), imipramine...

  56. depression
    ... I cant. But I'm sick of feeling this way. I take Paxil everyday. I dont know why I feel this way STILL. ...

  57. Lexapro + lack of interest in sex
    ... Ditto on the problems with Lexapro, Paxil and Zoloft. Seems to be a very common problem with...

  58. seroquil
    ... and back to bed. Is this normal....He is also on Paxil for depression....

  59. Zoloft and Elavil
    ... meds since I was 18. I am now 26. I have been on paxil , celexa, and now Zoloft. My Zoloft has just recently...

  60. so scared
    ... diagnosed me with depression. gave me a script for paxil 20 mg, sent me to a psychiatrist. i dont know why ... changes, alot more responsibility. i only took the paxil for about a week then stopped bc i was afraid of the...
    ... you should tell your doctor you are not taking the Paxil . It's ok to choose not to take it -- but what's the...
    ... sashaann, Can I ask why you don't want to take the Paxil ? I'm not going to tell you that you won't have side ... I can feel/hear your mind racing in this email. Paxil will help to calm you, it did me. My story: I've ... I remember being scared when first popped my first Paxil . I did have side effects; however, they were minor ... cause anxiety. In about 2-3 weeks after starting Paxil , I started to feel normal again (better outlook on ... it. Go home tonight, and right at bedtime take the Paxil ! You will start to feel better in 3-4 weeks. It ... about these drugs, but really they do work. I know Paxil did for me. If I had to do it again I can promise ... concerns, etc. about how you feel when you start taking Paxil you can post or email me directly and I'll be happy...

  61. Terrified of coming off Effexor
    ... you do that, you will have no symptoms. I got off Paxil by tapering one drop a month. It took many months...

  62. SSRIs (antidepressants)
    ... I think I might be a candidate for SSRIs (prozac, paxil , celexa, etc). I'm not really sure what to think about ... says it works wonders for her. My brother (who was on paxil ) said the drug had absolutely no effect on him. My ... friend (who was on paxil ) said the drug turned him into a zombie, ruined his...
    ... If Celexa helps your mom but Paxil does nothing for your brother, Celexa may be a good...

  63. Please help, I am at the end of my rope
    ... kind of anti-depressant for years. First I was on Paxil for anxiety and it really did help a lot. Then I went ... I didn't have any side affects with the Zoloft or Paxil but had some nausea with the Lexapro. I've never...

  64. GAD or Bipolar?
    ... depression and was put on Prozac and later went to Paxil to help my anxiety and OCD. I started on 10mg/day...

  65. Check In.....
    ... positives did not last that long before they burnt out. Paxil put me into the hospital so thats out, Celexa did...

  66. zoloft so far
    ... I am now nearly officially a week into zoloft from paxil . My first impressions are it makes me less tired probably...
    ... wonder if there was any horrible withdrawals like paxil (which I can feel immediately if I miss one tablet...
    ... avoid people, and I was tired. I have never tried Paxil and hope that I don't have to (just because of the...
    ... wonder if there was any horrible withdrawals like paxil (which I can feel immediately if I miss one tablet...

  67. does anyone know about effexor?
    ... told the doctor it wasn't working for me he put me on Paxil by just immediatly switching me over to it. I didn ... certainly didn't like that side effect. I ind that Paxil works for me but the side effect of weight gain is...

  68. How Come I get Angry When I Quit Depression drugs?
    ... doctor for a refill, etc. I've been on Prozac and Paxil and had this symptom with both. I get really crabby...
    ... -) ) Thanks...gizmo When I missed a dose of paxil , I almost went into fits of rage. It was like nothing...
    ... Paxil withdrawl is the worst! Much harsher than Prozac withdrawal ... With both I had the crabby and angry moods. But with Paxil I also get dizzy and lightheaded. :) When I first ... experienced this it freaked me out. As soon as I got the Paxil refilled I the symptoms were gone....
    ... [QUOTE=MariaBB;3441305] Paxil withdrawl is the worst! Much harsher than Prozac withdrawal ... With both I had the crabby and angry moods. But with Paxil I also get dizzy and lightheaded. :) When I first ... experienced this it freaked me out. As soon as I got the Paxil refilled I the symptoms were gone. Yeah, it is...

  69. Lexapro or Wellbutrin SR??
    ... I'm currently on Paxil CR and have done very well on this medication. This ... prescribed Lexapro and she asked the doctor about Paxil and the doctor informed her that Paxil has a history...
    ... I was on Prozac and then Paxil for years for severe depression, anxiety and OCD. ... I went off Paxil a year ago because I was sick of being a twenty something ... first 8 months on Wellbutrin only because of being on paxil for 5 years. Paxil gave me 5 years of anxiety free...

  70. Please help, I feel so afraid and sad...
    ... are good with treating anxiety. Prozac, Zoloft, ( Paxil ), maybe Celexa, not so sure about Lexapro, but yes...
    ... The older I get I feel like such a wimp. Taking paxil has truly helped me to feel at peace again. I feel...

  71. Self image
    ... problems and also how I didn't think my medication ( paxil ) wasn't working very well anymore. My doctor decided ... figure out what to do. I didn't take my medication ( paxil ) yesterday because I saw no difference when I was ... to see the benefit. However like before when I took paxil , I noticed the effects immediately. My anxiety just...

  72. Going down...
    ... all. I am taking a plethoria of ADs including 40 mg paxil , 25 mg anafranil, and ativan (as needed). Lately,...

  73. New to the boards with Paxil questions....
    ... I would instead try taking the Paxil in the morning (if you're not already), and see if ... really need it. If changing the time you take the Paxil doesn't work, maybe a slightly lower dosage might ... insomnia might be considered a 'rare' side effect for Paxil , it can still happen. You may just be sensitive to...
    ... Me too, I use to take Paxil , actually any anti-depressant, or anxiety medication...

  74. Meds and weight gain
    ... little bit. While I was on Effexor -- and before that, Paxil -- I was dieting and exercising, yet continued to...

  75. short half life of effexor??
    ... has to be taken into consideration that along with Paxil it can be extremely difficult to come off of it especially...