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A 38-year-old male asked:

Began waking up short of breath, dr said it was anxiety and put me on paxil, (paroxetine) which is waking me 3+ times /ngt (sweats) . would sleep study be better?

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Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Yes: Are you on other medications? Do you have allergies to food or other things? Has this been happening for a long time, or is this a recent development? Do you have nightmares or PTSD? These are al questions that need to be addressed. Is the Paxil (paroxetine) helping, no change or making things worse? How long have you been on Paxil (paroxetine)?
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
Please have a complete physical exam to know if the shortness of breath is due to an illness. If you are not confident in your Doctor please see another for a second opinion and recommendations which may include a sleep study. Medications such as Paxil should be managed by a Psychiatrist.
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Last updated Nov 29, 2022


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