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Posted by john on November 29, 2000 at 23:01:03:

In Reply to: ME TOO!!! posted by brain shocker on November 17, 2000 at 12:22:12:

I was originally put on Celexa. That worked great for 2 months and then I got huge burning sensations in my body. I was switched over to 10mg of Paxil and that seemed to work, but not as well as Celexa. Eventually (after 3 months) I stopped. It wasn't long before I had huge panic attacks, dizziness, etc., and I thought I was going to die. I was told to go to 20mg Paxil. No one ever mentioned that I might just be having Paxil withdrawal. It is again 4 months later and I am trying to cut back down to 10mg. The reason I am trying to cut back is the 20pound weight gain and the perpetual sluggishness and drowsiness. It is now 4 days and I am having many of the tell-tale symptoms. My arms ache, especially if anything touches them, I have odd headaches, and when I run, I cannot look sideways for fear of getting this whole panicky electrical thing going in my head. It is almost unexplainable, but truly terrifying. Night time is no picnic, because I wake up a minimum of four times and have the most realistic and frustrating unending dreams. At least now I know that I am not alone, and that there is an end in sight. I look forward to the end of the symptoms.

I can, however, say that at least the Celexa and Paxil got me out of my depression. If only there weren't the nasty side effects.

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