Hi, I’ve been on 60mg of Paroxetine for 7 years. I am trying to get off it. Last time I tried I turned into an anxious mess with severe depression. I have now reduced it from 60 to 30 over 2 weeks but my doctor has told me to just go down to 0 from 30 cutting by 10mg one day at a time. I’m now on 20 and I can’t sleep so I took oxazopam to help me sleep and I had the most terrifying/real life dream. It was awful. I’m just so fatigued and scared. I’m also on Cymbalta now- 60mg (2 weeks) as the doctor wanted to have another antidepressant in my system while withdrawing from Paxil so I don’t fall into a hole. I’m afraid now to reduce to 10mg tonight and then nothing. Any advice please would be greatly appreciated. I’m scared I’m going to go mad from these drugs.
I was on paxil for about ten years, I went off of it very slowly and still had a terrible
time. Just know its the withdrawls causing symtoms ,,I had a rapid heartbeat and felt awful it slowly got better and now I only take a xanax when I get anxiety..I would say it took about six months to get out of my system I know many wont agree but thats what it felt like for me..stay strong and calm you can do it!!!!
Hi, I've been on a Seroxat (paroxetine) 40mg for 5 years and then doctor told me to use Seroxat 30mg together with Mitrazapine 30mg and it was fine for last 4 years (all together 9 years) due to very stressful event looks like Seroxat stopped working, completely lost my appetite and lost my mood, very bad mornings as day progress I feel slightly better, my doctor also put me on Cymbalta but 30 mg only (now one week on Cymbalta) while tapering Seroxat down 10mg by each week, I also hope this Cymbalta will start work soon as before I was on Zoloft for 2 years and than Seroxat last 9 years, both Zoloft and Seroxat were started working within one week, reading Cymbalta is dual acting and should be better, hope for both of us will kick soon and we start feeling better.