Paxil 20mg twice daily to start?

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My doctor prescribed me Paxil to start 20mg twice daily for anxiety / panic attacks. Does that seem like too much for the first time being on it?

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    I'm using lthe generic version Paroxetine
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    It depends on the severity of your anxiety and how well your body responds to the medication.. I believe for it to have an effect on panic attacks and anxiety the dose is usually a bit higher..
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    It depends on the severity of your anxiety and how well your body responds to the medication.. I believe for it to have an effect on panic attacks and anxiety the dose is usually a bit higher..
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    Your doctor assess you on how bad your anxiety/panic is and then decides what dose he gives you.

    When it comes to medication its always best to check with doc

    Stay Strongcry

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    Im not a doctor so i couldnt say but your doctor will know maybe in time these may be reduced they must feel you need this strength of med at this time and remeber that you will feel worse before you feel better im not trying to scare you i dont want you thinking you may be on to higher dose it is"normal" my meds took three weeks to kick in but everyone is different but now they help so much
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    I have found pharmicists helpful when the doctor wasnt and of course they are trained in the different medications see how you go you will find what works for you best hopefully soon
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    Yea that seems very high for starting on it. I started on 10mg when I was taking it. I'm now on cipralex which is the newest form of paxil and started on 5mg
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      I'm still shocked. Normally it's once a day not twice...esp at that dose for starters....what are u taking now? No kidding ur skin is burning...that's too high to start on. Sorry your having a rough time...
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      Is it normal for your skin to burn on higher doses? Cause it's still burning slightly.

      Doctor said he's switching me to something else idk what it is yet.

      I'm trying to flush it out of my system with water faster .. It saids the half life is 21 hours but for it to get out of your system completely is 4 days <>

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