Increase in weight effect of Paroxetine

We have 521 consumer reports for Paroxetine. Increase in weight effect occurred in 34%.

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  1. Charlie F. Nicoletti says:
    4.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Mood swings; Fatigue; Anxiety disorders

    I’m not 20 yet and have a lot of bad experiences for my age with AD. After a major change, panic attacks, extreme fatigue and eating disorders increased. The doctor prescribed me 50mg Tresleen (but helped absolutely nothing, was so desperate that I have even increased to 100mg, which in turn has brought nothing). I felt the sitting down physically speaking I had a headache and body aches (psychically, nothing had changed). I then went directly to a psychologist who recommended paroxetine to me (since my mother had responded very well to it and he said that something similar happens in the brain and therefore I will respond well). Unfortunately, I took the paroxetine for a long time, tripled the dose even under the supervision of a neurologist – no effect, except that fatigue and fatigue got a little better (but can not say that this is due to the medication, because I had no choice as turning my entire life and wondering what I had done wrong, that it had come to that) and that I was secondarily severe headache and nausea … The exhaustion over time was thankfully better and also the eating disorders were gone as soon as I had changed everything. Nevertheless, I had great anxiety and panic (as well as fear of the fear) which should actually go through the Medis. Through a blood test it came out that I’m a Rapid Metabolizer (my liver recovers medicines so fast that the usual dose does not help). After no effect on paroxetine, my neurologist Cymbalta prescribed it to me. Paroxetine I almost did not feel – mild headache and body aches. First 60mg and then blood again, then increased to 90mg – and it finally turned an effect. Exhaustion got better, concentration too and the fear of anxiety disappeared completely. Nevertheless, I had a very low stress threshold and mood swings, as well as a deep fear of a renewed overstrain and change. Side effects were often dizziness, headache and sweating (which also changed over time). Sleep was thankfully never a problem for me. So my doctor increased to 130mg to tell an even better result. No way! Nothing got better, only the side effects stronger! So I got additionally 25mg Mirtazapine prescribed, which I had to creep in slowly. My doctor said that relatively many studies prove that it would work so well in conjunction with other ADs. The first days seemed so sedating with me, that after an hour of taking it, I became so tired that I could not think properly, everything became difficult. Waking up also became more difficult. When I was on a whole tablet, I kept it up for just a few days because I was always hungry and that was really 24-hour – just depressing! In addition, I took almost 6 kg in 2 weeks! I was struggling to do sports because suddenly I did not have any stamina anymore and was sweating heavily. Otherwise no mental change (or so minimal that I did not notice because of the strong side effects). So I only took half more and waited until the next appointment. Mirtazapine has been discontinued and I’ve been ‘clean’ for almost a week now – no side effects on weaning, my mood swings have worsened. I’m fine so far, but I do not feel well. I’m scared of every little thing and I waver between ‘Everything’s fine.’ and ‘I can not do it all.’ And so I am thinking – very laboriously. Now I take Valdoxan, let’s see if that brings something. In any case, I can only advise against mirtazapine!

  2. Tiffany D. Schmidt says:
    4.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Borderline; Depression

    I’ve been taking paroxetine for over 3 years now. It helps me really well. Unfortunately, it took me 3 months to get the medication right in my body. In the beginning, I only slept. I had stepped right off. I was just tired. Luckily I was unemployed at the time because working would not have been possible. But the tablet changed me completely. Before I was totally broken, rested often. Was uncontrollable and cried permanently. Could not even leave the house alone. Since the tablet I’m fine. I am self-confident, fearless, calmer and more stable. Even with my borderline it totally helps! I am like a new person. Calm and relaxed! But my big problem, which was not important to me at the beginning. In the meantime, I’ve gained over 20 pounds and no matter which diet or something, I can not stomach it.

  3. Andrew P. Collins says:
    5.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Anxiety and panic attacks; Depression

    I have been suffering from depression and anxiety and massive sleep disorders since 1999. In the course of this time, I have been prescribed many medications, some of which I have not tolerated at all. Since 2006, I take mirtazapine 30 mg every evening, at some point that was no longer sufficient, because the fears were suddenly back. Two years ago, it started with panic attacks and the quality of life started to suffer. Sometimes I got the panic attacks several times a day. I could not go on and went to my psychiatrist and told him I was suffering from massive anxiety and panic attacks. He then prescribed paroxetine for me. When I read through the side effects, I did not know if I should take this medicine or not. The memories of failed drug changes were awake again. So I was still hesitant to take this medicine. Only after almost a year did I decide to try the drug because my fears were always present. I started with 10 mg in the first week and I did not notice any side effects. In the second week, the dose was increased to 20 mg, the side effects were limited. The worst side effects for me were permanent weakness and heavy fatigue. It took four weeks for the states of exhaustion to be gone and during this time I often thought to stop treatment. Now I have been taking Paroxetine for 5 months and I feel much better. Especially against fears and panic attacks it worked great.

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  4. Phyllis J. Osborne says:
    4.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Social phobia

    Hello, for a year I am taking Paroxetine for panic disorder. The reason was a post-traumatic stress disorder with depression. I could not stay with people anymore and was absolutely impotent and sad. At that time she has prescribed my family doctor and said the effect occurs after about 3 weeks. That was also the case and I felt much better. My depression gradually disappeared and I was able to return to people and enjoy life. Today I can even work properly again. The side effects are not to be underestimated! I have gained more than 15 kilos and I have a lot of binge eating that was not the case in the past. I never ate sweets then because I had absolutely no appetite for sweets. Today I can not exist without Schoki in the house 🙂 The so-called electric shocks in the head made me initially very scared. Even in the emergency room where I could help because no physical causes were recognizable. Most come when I exceed the intake time or even forget. Then I feel like ausgek ….. and run around the whole day like counterfeit money. Almost as drunk. My libido had not diminished, but the orgasmic ability was limited at the beginning, which has now been regulated. Expressly I would like to warn against simultaneous alcohol consumption. One or two beers but then you lose the feeling of drinking which I did not have before. This resulted in total loss of control with increased aggression and deviance of the personality. That could then be very embarrassing and unpleasant, which is why I now give up on parties at increased consumption. Otherwise, I feel better and the side effects are bearable. Better than constantly feeling suffocated. My doctor now recommends me a psychotherapy and the tapering of the tablets. At the moment I take 20mg per day. How it develops I can not say. I hope that someday I can live without tablets. best regards

  5. Eva D. Vancleave says:
    3.5 rating

    Paroxetine for High blood pressure; Depression

    So I’m trying Paroxetine now again set off since I have in the years since it took 40 (!) Kilos increased … A year ago I reduced paroxetine from 20 mg to 10 mg was very difficult … withdrawal symptoms of anxiety and Panic, depression, grippiges feeling sleep disorders … it took a long time until I realized that it is not a relapse but Ansetzsymptome sind..Durchhalten is announced..Seit about 6 months I take only 5 mg every day for another 3 months all two days 5 milligrams and now for about two weeks I am on 5 MG every three days .. well I am DOG TIRED feel almost nakotisiert … I am exhausted and listless only my weight drops in the context of a diet plan (FINALLY!) One reason stay tuned but it’s hard and scary but I try to stay strong … infos follow …

  6. Ronald A. Reyes says:
    2.5 rating

    Fatigue, loss of libido, joint pain, nausea, weight gain, dulling of feelings Nausea and fatigue have diminished during the course of treatment. Joint pain is very annoying.

  7. Anne J. Vo says:
    4.5 rating

    I take paroxetine for about 15 years have had three children in that time and I have to say that I have gained weight … The problem is not so much the drug itself as the constant hunger that triggers it and the extreme store of fluid … In pregnancy, I have taken paroxetine reduced but still continue, the children of mine were healthy but had difficulty drinking after birth and were in part lethargic and tired. My smallest daughter now 18 months had breathing problems and During the pregnancy so if you can: Fingers away …. Ansonten everyone has to weigh for himself whether he gets along with the constant hunger .. Perhaps it should be mentioned that the liver enzymes out of balance but in the context stay …. I think in view of how bad it is in a depression is that the lesser problem 😉 Best regards from Anja from MG: o)

  8. Nita R. Pantoja says:
    4.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Obsessive compulsive disorder; Depression

    The first two weeks after taking very shaky, inner restlessness. Then some stomach problems. Already amitryptiline u. Doxepin taken. Paroxetine helps me a lot, very well. I am really satisfied and a new person. However, I also gained 20 kg. With an iron will and sport, I just lost 5 kg.

  9. Mary K. Baxter says:
    2.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Depression

    Concentration problems, coordination disorders, discontinuation due to onset of a manic phase, slight weight gain due to water retention (previously overweight)

  10. Brian B. Martin says:
    3.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Social phobia; Depression

    Was turned on by the drug Paroxetine very much and could not fall asleep at all. My fears did not improve even after 3 months of use, my mood has improved a bit, but due to the unbelievable inner restlessness and chafing I had to stop the medication.

  11. Maryann J. Savage says:
    4.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Post-traumatic stress disorder; Obsessive compulsive disorder; Depression

    I suffer for 3 years in a strong trauma consequential disorder, including panic attacks, anxiety, isolation, etc. After felt 50 different medications, including in 3 months hospital stay, that was once again a grip in the toilet. The only thing I notice is that I am going up like a yeast dumpling – 20 kilos in 4 months without eating anymore (my appetite has decreased rather). I always hoped that something would change. Of course, I’m also outpatient in therapy, but that does not work at all. I’m barely getting out of bed in the morning, have trouble concentrating & amp; I feel impulsive. Sure, it will be different for every person, but I’ll keep my hands off that from now on.

  12. Dora L. Moya says:
    3.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Depression

    The first weeks immediately 20mg were hell !! Duration of anxiety and daily mehrmlas panic attacks! I thought I was the worst person in the world, trembling, totally tingling inside, strong jaw muscles in the jaw muscles and cervical muscles, weakness (shaky legs), dizzy without end, twitching in the head and cervical to shoulder, bad thoughts persistently but never had suicidal thoughts! – I think a slower dose increase is better! Weight gain (about 13 kg), I do not know exactly if it comes only from the tablets, or, as I was much better: increased appetite – finally enjoy life again?!) I could eat, eat, eat .. … was active again ….. got my life settled .. felt very well, could relax – the head was empty – without constant self-talk and worries about this and that After weeks of taking: like newborn !! Everything was gone !!!

  13. Laurel R. King says:
    3.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Fatigue; Depression

    Hello, turn to me here today for a forum because I have sold for about a week the PAROXETIN completely (not creeping but from today to tomorrow WITHOUT a doctor!) In early 2008, I had a BURN OUT with depressive episodes and chronic lack of sleep …. . the usual procedural long wait then day clinic ….. seroquel and I know it no longer. 2009 rehab measure medi free2010 PAROXETIN after each other of other attempts ….. Side effects with me: tiredness morning and afternoon after work (work 25 hours) quasi coma !!! Tremor extreme sexual disorder. 20 kg. increased …….. cruel !!! So now I have dropped off for a week feel at the mom. in the head during the day it is difficult to describe and has to go to the toilette (diarrhea) !!! funny dreams Does one have side effects of this kind and can tell me how long they can last ???

  14. Richard D. Young says:
    4.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Obsessive compulsive disorder; Depression

    At the beginning of treatment (increase from 10 to 30mg per day, within 4 weeks): – from the 3rd day: tremor, nausea, sweating, fever, lack of drive, muscle contractions – from the 2nd week: subsidence of side effects, up to occasional strong muscle contraction (legs, masticatory muscles), especially at night, heavy weight gain and orgasm disorders – From the 4th week onwards. i.e. Increase of the drive, complete suppression of the anxiety disorder and the associated panic – 20th week dose adjustment to 20mg, since no Nw with desired efficacy

  15. John P. McCluskey says:
    3.0 rating

    Apart from the side effects, which I did not find so dramatic, the Medikamet helped me to cope with the worst crises. For me, it was about supporting a therapy, not just taking the medication alone.