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Took paxil (paroxetine) 20mg for 6 weeks, worked great and no withdrawal. need to go back on either paxil (paroxetine) or zoloft. will paxil (paroxetine) for a year cause more withdrawal?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Paxil (paroxetine) and Zoloft: Paxil (paroxetine) and Zoloft are used for Treatment of Depression and Anxiety. Discuss with Psychiatrist: • Diagnosis of Depression, Anxiety or both when Paxil (paroxetine) was started • Intensity of Symptoms and Impairment of Functioning • Improvement in symptoms and Functioning in last 6 weeks • New Symptoms NOW and Diagnosis • Therapy to cope with stresses. •Breathing Relaxation •Need for Paxil (paroxetine) & to take for 1 year
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Paxil: Discontinuation Syndrome with Paxil can often be tougher than with other SSRI's.

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