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I stopped Paxil 2 months ago after almost 3 years 20 mg a day
I lowered my dose to 10mg first but then couldn’t manage to completely stop for about 4 more more months
When finally quit-Withdraw side effects were very bad. I was searching on line for someone who detailed Day by Day effect so I know what to expect but didn’t really find anything
Physical side effects lasted about a month but the depression and anxiety was harder to deal with than the brain fog and vertigo.
If you are planning on quitting Paxil here is what helped me
1. Tell your boss, family and friends what you are doing.
2. When you start getting windows of clear brain function and stability ( around day 10) use it for exercise or sex. It’s an investment in your wellness.
3. Supplements and healthy food
Vitamin B and 5 HTPE on empty stomach in the morning- this was a game changer for me. I still take that and I’m not planning on stopping anytime soon.
Magnesium when I have panic attack helps, it’s not xanex tho
I’ve heard St. John wort helps too but I haven’t tried.
As much as I try to avoid drugs Paxil was a must for me 3 years ago.
I almost lost consciousness from panic attacks and few times on the the road. Paxil helped me realize that it was all in my head so now I just have to deal with my own brain knowing that the rest of the Ford is in good shape.
I was curious how other quitters are doing
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