Now stopping after 23 year taking Saroxat / paroxetine

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A daily pro biotic drink, whole Almonds around 10 eaten daily has helped with my third attempt to come off of this drug, the awful withdrawals symptoms previously meant I return to the drug the other two times

this time I have not had the dizzy spell, headaches, vivid nightmares or symptoms of deep depression

i have also stopped drinking any form of caffeine and alcohol 

After one month I have gone from 20mg to 10mg 

i take a walk every day whatever the weather and feel great 

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    Glad to hear you are feeling good.  I just thought I would suggest you slow down a bit in your tapering.  Since you've been on the drug for quite a while and have tried two times to quit without success, you may want to try tapering by 10% of your most recent dose.  I am also in the process of tapering from Paxil and have found a lot of helpful information on another website that has many people who have been trying to come off of their SSRI's.  It seems that the slower you go, the more successful you will be at coming off the meds, and the less withdrawal symptoms you will have.  Good luck to you in the rest of your taper.  I hope things work out for you this timesmile

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      Thanks Jane for your advise I will take heed 

      I am mindful I do need to resist the temptation to get off the drug quickly, thank you for the information my second attempt to stop was a year long process using a nutmeg grater to shave a fraction more off my tablet each month before I had to back onto 20mg 

      so I think the probiotics and almonds are helping I heard about these helping depression on a radio 2 health discussion and research is showing good results

      Good luck with your tapering off of Paxil lovely hearing from you 


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