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Does Paxil Make You Feel Like A Zombie
If Lexapro and celexa make you really sick (diarreah, nausea, insomnia and feeling like a zombie), will Paxil (paroxetine) also make you sick.
Is it bad to miss weeks of Paxil (paroxetine) then start back up i've been doing that do a while now i've been off Paxil (paroxetine) for like 2 weeks again and i'm getting bad?
It's unhelpful: It's bad to start and stop Paxil (paroxetine) repeatedly. If it helps depression, it should be taken for a number of months continuously. On the other hand, if it isn't working or causes intolerable side-effects it shouldn't be taken at all. Going back and forth is the worst of both worlds. Talk to your doctor about why you take it, and any problems it causes you. Good luck. ...Read more
Paxil (paroxetine): Paxil-CR is continuous release form taken once a day. ...Read more
I switched from paxil 40mg to lexapro10mg 3 weeks ago. I feel like I'm not taking anything at all now. Are these meds equivalent?
Probably not: 10mg of Lexapro is most likely about half the dose of the Paxil 40mg that you were taking but it depends on how your body handles each of them. Paxil in particular also leaves your body very quickly so after 3 weeks there in no more Paxil left. You will probably need to increase your Lexapro dose of you are feeling nothing from 10mg. ...Read more
I have been on Paxil (paroxetine) twice before. Now is my 3rd time. 4 weeks in, i can't see a difference like before. Has my system got used to it?
Perhaps Call yr doc:
There is fairly good data that if one sri (the family of medications that Paxil (paroxetine) is in) doesn't work, another member of that family may help (prozac, zoloft, celexa). There are also many other options in terms of medications for anxiety and depression. Here is a good link from the mayo clinic about this topic:
http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/antidepressants/an01312. ...Read more
Will Paxil (paroxetine) always make me feel like this cuz right now i'm so sleepy i can't even function, and how long does it linger in the system i?
Adjustment symptom: Your sleepiness may be an adjustment side effect to paxil, (paroxetine) and it may disappear in time. You may wish to take the medication at night instead of morning, and use this side effect to your advantage. Paxil (paroxetine) has a short "half life;" this means it's out of your system pretty quickly, i.e., in days. Call your doctor if simply holding steady doesn't seem to be a reasonable option for you. Good luck. ...Read more
Overdose paxil (paroxetine): Signs and symptoms of paroxetine (paxil) overdose include tremors, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, dizziness, sweating, altered mental status, seizures, increased deep tendon reflexes, arrhythmias, and low blood pressure. Death is rare and has typically been described in patients taking multiple medications. ...Read more
SSRI Antidepressant: Paxil (paroxetine) is an ssri antidepressant approved for treatment of unipolar (as opposed to bipolar) depression as well as a variety of anxiety-spectrum conditions. It carries a relatively greater risk of medication interactions & is considered to be less safe for a developing fetus as compared to some other antidepressants. All antidepressants have risk of emergent suicidal thinking in young people. ...Read more
60 mg: The maximum dose approved by the fda, i.e. "on label" is 60 mg daily. This is the maximum dosing for obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobia. The actual maximum dose for you, would be based upon a clinical decision between yourself and your prescribing physician and is not limited by fda regulation recommendations. ...Read more
Talk to .....: ....your prescriber before you do anything. Has the Paxil (paroxetine) been helpful? How are you feeling? Also what have you been taking the Paxil (paroxetine) for, anxiety, depression, or both? Usually for a first episode of major depression, we think patients ultimately have the best chance if they stay on the med for a year after the point when they really felt better. For recurrent episodes, one should take longer. ...Read more
Drug interaction.: Midol (traditional ) + paxil has some potential for interaction (increases the risk of bleeding). However, that does not mean that they can't be used together. Your pharmacist can also help with info. This information came from the Drugs.Com drug interaction checker. The risk would be higher if you were elderly or had kidney or liver disease. ...Read more
Eat thoughtfully: On or off paxil, (paroxetine) you will lose weight if you eat fewer calories than you need. Unfortunately, it takes longer to lose weight than to gain it. If you eat too little, your body goes into conservation mode, and you won't lose weight. So, eat frequent small balanced low calorie meals. And be consistent and patient! your doctor can give you individual guidance. Weight watchers is helpful to many. ...Read more
Yes: Anti-depressant medications are commonly prescribed in the elderly population and used with good effect and safely. A cautious strategy of prescribing is usually recommended and many doctors give the lowest possible dose to start. ...Read more
Treat: It works to control your anxiety symptoms. It does not work right away to remove panic symptoms, and you should take it everyday for at least 6 weeks. Usually it takes several weeks for it to start working, so i recommend you start counseling as well to help you come up with ways to control your anxiety. ...Read more
No: I have seen too many people knock out the effect of Paxil (paroxetine) y drinking only two drinks. Several attempted suicide much to their surprise. Alcohol is a universal solvent and soaks everything in the body, including the brain and the parts that control mood. It wreaks havoc on the serotonin receptors and prevents the drug from working for up to 72 hours of the worst depression you have ever had. ...Read more
Yes: However is not the best practice. You need to check with your dr. The best approach is to take just one at an appropriate dose. ...Read more
Paxil (paroxetine): Nope.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: Most patients do not experience side effects. For those that do, increasing the dose can lead to fear and reluctance. I always counsel patients, about to increase their medication, to recall any side effects when they started the med. They should expect the same side effects but to a lesser degree and shorter time. This occurs because the relative change in dose is smaller with each increase. ...Read more
Paxil (paroxetine) and Benzo's: Yes, in the short term. Lorazepam should not be taken regularly or for any prolonged period of time. Paxil (paroxetine) is a great drug for it can also build up a prevention of anxiety. As you tolerate the Paxil (paroxetine) your physician may want to increase the dose to the point your anxiety is being prevented. The goal is to be off of the Lorazepam shortly. ...Read more
Agitation, nausea: headache, "altered" sense of surroundings, weight gain, decreased libido, retarded ejaculation, sleep problems and some of the first ones that come to mind. What worries me more is when patients stop taking Paxil abruptly, and have "brain zaps" and a cluster of intense flu-like symptoms. (This can also occur with Effexor, (venlafaxine) Cymbalta and to a lesser extent with Celexa and Zoloft). Go to a PDR. ...Read more
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