Paxil...vivid dreams and nightmares :(

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Anyone else have these and do they stop?

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    Hi Nicole,

    Sorry didn't mean to butt into your discussion with Ambrose, but just wanted to reassure you.  I have had vivid dreams and nightmares, but they only arise when I have lots of hormones coming in.  I had a terrible time getting citalopram in to my system and can remember lots of things, like this also.

    I have noticed in the discussions others have had this too, but that they must have stopped because no more arose.

    Forgotten how long you have been on Paxil now.

    Just some real good reassurance.  It is two weeks on sunday that I dropped from 20 mg to 15 mg on cit - the lowest been in 4 years and yes I felt a little stressed but yesterday felt real good and every thing is settling down.

    Big hugs Mel Xx

     

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      Hi Nicole,

      Mm when I was at my worst - because of my hormones and I mean climbing the ceiling - they had me on all sorts and I mean packing it in to me, like no tomorrow. 

      I am lucky because I can write about things as it is proven medical fact and I have a professor to back me up.  Also it runs in the family. 

      My hormones gave me a physcosis, after that - my husband had to have me sectioned and they had to bring me down.  Whatever they gave me was pretty strong and nasty stuff.  I came straight off that and no side effects after it I was only on it for 8 days.  Then discharged. They did say I would.  But that was not what my body needed - just my hormones leveling out.

      I got hrt after researching and cit.  Even though I was only 39.

      So what I am trying to say is I know from a past discussion they have given you hormonal stuff - which would have upset the apple cart and needs to level out again, and that in itself can take 6 months to a year and paxil - you are still getting in to your system.

      Once cit got in to my system and believe you me, I went to hell and back getting it in, as chemically sensitive - I was back to normal, every thing went over the top of my head and hormones subsided. 

      Once you let time heal your traumas and every thing settle back down you will feel like your normal self again.

      I know you have the added worry of paxil and pregnancy - but if you get pregnant your hormones will balance out - flat line and coming off paxil a lot easier.  But there are things they can give you for withdrawal etc. etc.

      I really want to reassure you things will be fine. 

      My mum on getting pregnant for me.  Getting the progesterone to rebalance her hormones out so she could carry - they gave her some thing to calm her down - but she didn't need them - they went on the fire!!!

      Always here to reassure you - big hugs and love cheesygrin

      p.s.  no it's hard and I mean I know after miscarring etc myself stay positive.

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      Hi Nicole,

      The trouble is we are all so different.

      I think the best thing you could do is see your GP and ask to see a specialist in what medications you can take whilst pregnant and switch now to alleviate all the concerns you have.

      I know lots of people who have to switch medications and if you are really concerned you can ask to be hopitalized whilst they do it.

      I really wish I could be there to reassure you.

      As always - big hugs.  Mel Xx

       

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