Hi everyone. I posted recently that I was trying to taper off paroxetine. So, I've only ever been on 20 max, sometimes 10, but overall for 9 years. So, I went from 20 to 10 for a week then 10 to 5 for a week. That was fine, but then I was meant to go from 5 to 0. Now this was OK at first... but after 5 days of none I began to feel terrible. Uncontrollable crying and irritation and I was so dizzy I couldn't function. I see a counsellor, and she suggested going back to 5 mg as that was the last dose I was taking and feeling OK on, staying on 5 mg till all the dizziness and so on goes, and then tapering down gradually from 5 rather than just stopping. So 5 to 2.5 mg, give that a couple of weeks at least, if that feels OK go to 1.25 mg, same principle, then try stopping that. If problems reappear, back to 1.25, and so on. Anyone, any advice, does this sound sensible? I've gone back to 5 mg already, but just today, not sure how long before it will start to kick in.
Do you think my GP can give me liquid formulation? (I'm in the UK) Otherwise it's going to be hard to cut down the 10 mg tablets which are the lowest amount you can get, apparently - I can quarter them so that will take me to 2.5 but it's going to be hard to halve the 2.5 bits. I do have a tablet cutter though.