Paroxetine

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Hi, I'm after some help on something I'm going through. I had a depression incident some 15 years ago. I've been on 20mg of Paroxetine since, but been fine. However, i tried to come off them 2 months ago, and had withdrawl effects. Then about 3 weeks ago I had a " emotional crash", and suffered terrible anxeity / depression since. I've been put back on Paroxetine at 40mg (for 3 weeks now), I am having lots of negative thoughts, tremors, insomnia and more. Coincidently, these are possible side effects of paroxetine too. Does anyone have experience of this? 

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    i was on citrapram 20 mg for years ,decided to come off then the same as you,bang i was depressed worse than i was the first time now im on 40 mg citrapram and 10 mg proprnol for my anxierty and took about 6 weeks to start feeling normalish
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    I was on paroxetine about 18 years ago. It was, and remains, a controversial anti-depressant. Lots of people who were/are on it have done things  - terrible things - which were contrary to their normal personalities.

    I set my house on fire. A man in America stabbed his wife and children (they survived) and he won millions of dollars from the manufacturers of paroxetine.

    I am not a doctor or any kind of medical professional, but I would suggest that you go back to your doctor and discuss this.

    I think there are other anti-depressants that he could prescribe for you, David.

    Honestly, I am shocked that paroxetine is still available.

    All the best, Jasper.

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