It works for me

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Paroxetine works for me - panic disorder with agoraphobia, and depression. I was on it from 99-01, and then again from 2005 (and still on it). I've had minimal side effects, and I can leave the house, talk to people, get to work, and generally live a normal life.

I've come off of it twice (once in 2000, back on again six weeks later), and both times I found it caused no real problems - one day when I was a bit too dizzy to drive, but other than that fine. It's very important to drop down slowly, though.

I recently did a dose reduction to assess coming off of it again, but it didn't go well. Still, I am down from 30mg a day to 20mg a day. I'm fine with staying on this drug for as long as necessary.

I know there is a lot of noise against this medicine, and I do not dispute that some people have a hard time on the drug or coming off of it - I personally have not had this experience, and I'm one of the millions who have benefitted

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    hi did u have any wierd start up side effects? Thanx
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    Im starting back on this med for the second time. I t gave me back my life 1st time round, came off it slowly with no side effects, lasted 10mnth, but due to family problems, and 5 different anti depressants finally pursuaded doctor to put me back on it, only side effect i had was sweating, small price to pay!!!!!

    Can you tell me did it work as well for you, second time you took it???

    Many Thanks


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    Dear Masie, So pleased paroxetine worked for you. I know it has received a lot of bad press and this is alarming. Am on day 19 for anxiety/depression. The anxiety has lots its edge but the depression is still acute. In short Masie how long does it take for p to kick in? Can you remember when the turning came for youself? Hope you read this and I get a reply. Happy Christmas 2010 and a Happy New Year. Best of health always. mq7
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    I have been on this drug since 2001 and tried numerous times to come of it failing everytime .I am glad that it has helped you but the damage it has caused myself and many others is terrible as far as I am concerned this drug should be banned I have no emotions or feelings and feel absolutely numb. :shock:
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