I have been on seroxat for over 20years and decided over a year ago to start to taper off. I bought measuring scales and cut the tablets and got diwn to 15mg. It has been hell. So i go to my GP and they gave me liquid. I reduce by 2mg. Absolute hell. So i go back to my GP. I explain that i know a lot about this drug . I also explain i have 2 recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in my family. When discussing the withdrawal symptoms they suffered i relate. However, alcoholics get put into rehab and their withdrawals are fairly short lived. She told me they don't usually do that for prescription drugs..(even though they are just as potent). The withdrawals i am experiencing are EVERY TIME I REDUCE. When i asked if i could use a bridging drug like prozac (which is easier to taper off because it has a longer half life) i was told they didn't want me getting addicted to another drug! Then she said..how do you know it's the withdrawsls and not just how you are feeling? Well...if i stay on the same dose for a bit i am ok but as soon as i try to decrease i feel like hell! So now i am questioning myself ....is this withdrawal or am i just nuts? I feel drug addicts and alcoholics are treated more seriously. GlaxoSmithcline who make seroxat/paxil refuse to admit this drug is addictive. RUBBISH. I don't care what their definition of addiction is. The point is I NEVER GOT INFORMED OF THE POSSIBLE WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS OF THIS DRUG. NO INFORMED CONSENT. And because of this those going through this hell are left high and dry by the health service. We have been treated criminally. I am so angry.