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I have been taking Paxil for over 4 years. And it was only a few months ago I realised it wasn't working for me at all. I know myself that paroxetine is one of the worst anti depressants to wean off of. Even if I am a couple of hours late taking it I get bad side effects e.g dizziness.
The doctor told me it was best to cut down slowly so I started. But the anxiety just became too much to handle. I went back to the doctor and she said to bite the bullet and get it done quick and start on Sertraline as quick as possible so I went 30mg to 15mg straight away for 3 days and then down to 10 for 2 days and 2 days with nothing. I'm on my second day with nothing and I have never been so ill/ scared in my life. The anxiety is fine miraculously but that's probably because I'm too focused on the insane ' brain zaps '; dizziness I am getting. Has anyone else had this ? If I move my eyes right to left it's worse but I am getting it now writing this. I just would like to know whether I am alone in this or someone out there is suffering like me and it will get better? I am meant to start Sertraline tomorrow and I do hope this helps as I am on Annual Leave thankfully at the moment but I don't want it to effect my job. Thanks.
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