A 21-year-old female asked:
Why does paxil (paroxetine) make me jittery and eat more?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 56 years experience
5-HT receptors: SSRI's like Paroxetine both activate or inhibit multiple serotinergic (5-HT), receptors. At least 4 of them regulate appetite and some anxiety and agitation (jitters). Side effects affect people somewhat differently. Some get a significant desirable antidepressant or other therapeutic goals, and some others experience side effects such as agitation or increased appetite and other undesirable SE's.
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