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hi ive been suffering over the years with social phobia , paranoia,body dysmophic and on and off been on attidepresents then had break for 2 years i then got worse so i have now been put on 10mg paroxatine and have been on them for a week ...at first i felt better few days into them ..the paranoia went and panick attacks at night went but now im feeling like a zombie and spaced out and could just sit down all day do nothing ...doctor said after week take whole table 20mg so i just wanted to know if its because i need to up the dose ?? i dont want to feel even more like a zombie like feeling atm 

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    20mg paroxetine is usual dose, the tiredness is completely normal, it will last a few weeks though so just try to rest as much as you can until you feel better.
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    Paroxetine is a good medication for social phobia,anxiety and panic attacks from my experience.Have been on it for 15years (varying dosages from 20mg to 50mg,currently 40mg).My diagnosis is ocd,social anxiety and panic.

      At first it may take your body a little while to adjust to but dont worry.10mg shouldn't cause any problems.Even 20mg will not cause any noticeable side effects.This feeling (spaced out) that you talk about is probably due to feeling anxious about taking something new.It is a good safe medication with few side effects from my experience. I go to work,drive and exercise since I've been on it and it has never caused any issues.

     It may help with your social phobia,bdd and panic attacks by making you feel less anxious and self conscious.

     The only negative thing I will say is if you find yourself on it for a long time like myself (ie years at a high dose) and you express a desire to come off it ,you may be kept on it as its hard to come off then. Otherwise it is helpful for these conditions if they are sufficiently taking away from the quality of your life. Paul

     

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