I started Paroxetine May 2015 after I reduced mirtazipine and a car accident left me needing ‘relief’
I started the antidepressant route in November 2012 for PTSD and Major Depression.
I am now tapering off for many reasons and wished to share my experience when tapering off.
I started at 40mg and reduced to 30mg in August 2017.
The main symptoms I noticed were:
They were a nuisance to begin with but have since become manageable/minimal.
Having been on 30mg for 2 months I have now gone down to 20mg.
My diarrhoea and tummy pain has eased but am now experiencing toothache! When I eat, it doesn’t hurt but the ache is a sensitive pain all along my right upper and lower jaw.
I have googled about Paroxetine tapering and symptoms and this does appear.
I am seeing my dentist to have wisdom teeth removed so will ask for their opinion on my oral health.
I will leave comments on this discussion to update with my progress as I found it so hard finding people who experience these symptoms and want to help future taperers.
The anti depressants over the years have worked wonders on my mind but the weight gain (8 stone since 2013), obesity associated illnesses and the potential risks during pregnancy and feeling great in myself has led me to withdraw.
Please comment if you feel similar to my descriptions and I will post weekly/biweekly on my progress.