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A 41-year-old member asked:

How long do paxil (paroxetine) effects last after you stop?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Discontinuation : I assume you are experiencing a discontinuation syndrome from abruptly stopping the medication. This is characterized by flu-like symptoms, tingling in fingertips or a sense of derealization. Generally, these symptoms improve in 5 to 7 days. Although not the worst of the ssri's, Paxil (paroxetine) has a fairly strong discontinuation syndrome. Side effects produced while taking disappate w/in 7 to 14days of sto.

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