Can I get some good advice on taking paxil, I'm so afraid of taking it for my panic attacks, I'm nervous and losing my appetite. Can I get someone that going though what I'm feeling scared.
I have been aropax for 12 years now for my panick attacks and anxiety attacks.
They have helped me a great deal. The only problem is coming off them. Some people don't have problems coming off them but a lot of people do. I did try coming of them about 3 months ago but went back on 20mg. I will try coming of them again at a very slow rate. Hope this helps.
Hi I was in your shoes a few months ago, my advise would be don't listen to all that is written, believe me it is worth it to have a few side effects of which you may not have than to go through the daily misery of anxiety and depression! I believe everyone is so different but if you want to get better just look at it as a short term thing and within weeks you will feel much better! I wish you well x
I agree with Clancabell. Do not believe everything you read. Everyone is different and I was afraid too in the beginning but I had no side effects. They helped me enormously with my anxiety and depression and I was able to lead a normal life.
Don't be afraid!!!
I have been taking Paxil for about 17 years now and it was a godsend for me. It was the one thing that helped me feel like a normal person again... it literally gave me my life back. I also have a close friend whom I met through our kids going to the same school and he too took paxil for about the same amount of time without any problems. I have been suffering with Panic Disorder since I was 11 years old and of all the things I've tried or done, Paxil was the one thing that really really helped me. So the internet is a blessing and a curse... so many forum posts are out there that will scare the crap out of you, and a lot of them are people who have taken paxil and then stop it suddenly. I didn't have any noticeable negative side effects from it and neither did my friend.
I get the same way too where I lose my appetite and I get nervous when I have to eat. It's ok, and you will get through this! I personally recommend taking Paxil as someone who has suffered from Panic Disorder for most of my life... and Paxil like I said gave me my life back and gave me something so simple that we all as sufferers want... just calmness and peace. For me just to be able to sit and watch a movie without having to get up and pace. To be able to eat without getting nervous about it. To be able to take naps and sleep really well and just be at peace was worth the world to me. So what I recommend is to start off at 20 and see how you do on it. Give it a few weeks for you to adjust to and you should start to see very noticeable results. The recommended target dose is 40mg, so just start at 20 then if you need to later on you can go to 30 or 40. I was on 20 for years and years then 30 for years and years... then 40, and 40 worked well for me.
Hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions or concerns!
Just realised this is a US site. I'm in UK. It's called Seroxat here. There have been many horror stories about this drug. Fortunately I'd already been taking it for years. Have now been taking for over 21 years! I'm currently on maximum dose - 60 mg. Only side effects I have are vivid dreams. Small price to pay for feeling so much calmer. It saved my life. It could well save yours! Far safer to take than Valium (or similar), which are highly addictive. Start on the lowest dose and see how it goes. Initial side effects may be (I had these) constipation and dry mouth. That stops after a while. Good luck!
I really really hope to get some help here because I just started this drug I know these post have been like years and years but I am scared to death I cannot take anymore of this I am very hypersensitive to medicine and I know if I called the doctor she's going to tell me to stick it out I only took it last night but I feel like crap every time I stand up I just feel like I'm going to pass out my stomach is in knots I ate a bowl of cereal today but I'm still feeling really really bad all I want to do is lay in bed and do nothing I know this isn't going to help but I really really need some help please tell me how long this will last
This is normal according to my md, Actually is listed as a side effect. I just started Paxil yesterday, and woke up today feeling something was just not right, but couldn't tell you what it was. Got to work, anxiety bombarded me from everywhere, was really messed up. Took half a Klonopin to deal with that and called my doctor and he said it may take two weeks for the to work out.. I took this as my first ever anxiety med to many years ago to count, and now need some help with it again, and was not expecting any type of feeling and bam, there it was. If you don't have some type of "emergency pill" I would see about getting one from your doctor, it saves my bacon when I need. I hope this helps, I am continuing my paxil and am going to see how it goes.