paxil use and dementia

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I took paxil for ten years...now i read that it might possibly be linked to dementia.....feeling very worried..any thiughts or more educated answers?

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    I dont think so Judy. I have taken Paxil for 15 years ! Now I have been off it for over 5 years. I have not suffered any cognitive problems that I know of and I have never heard of anybody getting dementia from this.......so be encouraged.  Regards  JB
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      Maybe you should get off paxil anyways. Is it really helping you?  I got off due mainly to the adverse side effects......but since being off of it for over 5 years now, I don't seem to have had any lasting effects. My initial reason for doing it was for depression, but in the end it does not really help and is not worth the side effects....so I am happy those days are over. 

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      Paxil (or Seroxat as we call it here in U.K.) has very few side effects in comparison to the old fashioned tricyclics anti-depressants. It saved my life! May be not right for everyone but it definitely helps me.
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    That's very worrying. I've been taking it since 1994. A very long time. Where did you read this? Heather

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      I think it would be too early to tell if their is a connection between SSRI's and dementia. Now if some years go by and lots of people start compaining of their taking of those meds with Paxil....then I would be concerned.  But their are so many variables that its hard to make that determination right now....but I an still understand the concern ! 

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