Withdrawal symptoms effect of Paroxetine

We have 521 consumer reports for Paroxetine. Withdrawal symptoms effect occurred in 16%.

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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. Mary J. Futral says:
    4.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Dizziness; Anxiety and panic attacks

    Since 2001 take Paroxetine for dizziness, headaches and panic attacks. My dose was daily 10mg. Because I do not want to take the remedy, I am a naturopath. He told me that this is not depression and he gives me something. At the moment, I’m in the process of slimming and have not taken any pills for a week. For me it starts now with headache, dizziness and nausea. But takes about 1 to 2 hours. Hope it’s over soon

    Side effects: Withdrawal symptoms
  3. William J. Faison says:
    4.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Anxiety and panic attacks; Depression

    Hello, I too would like to tell you from my experiences, how it is, when you drop off psychotropic drugs. I’ve just experienced this and I’m not through yet. I have been suffering from depression, anxiety and panic attacks for years. Got everything, from psychotherapy to medication, and not just with a drug. My last dose is as follows: Paroxate 40 mg, Lyrica 150 mg, Prothazine 100 mg, Olanzapine 2.5 mg and this for years. If you feel bad, you do not ask the doctor if the medication has any side effects because you just have to rely on the doc to do the right thing. Once you get those things prescribed, you will not be able to get rid of them again, unless it’s always getting worse. So it was with me, after 10 years of taking Paroxate my neurologist meant, maybe this will not help anymore and I should drop it off (mind you within a week) and take something else for it. Since such antidepressants do not work the same and Paroxat is known for its enormous withdrawal symptoms, of course I first ran into a catastrophe. After four days without paroxathe hell began, migraines, vomiting, dizziness, nausea, the head electrified. Called a doctor, get a message, I have to go through now, at some point it will be better, well, thank you. Sometime after 14 days, it was also a little better and during this time I’ve been intensively on the net with the other drug busy, everywhere the same Sch ……. And of course I asked myself, that must be all. I now have 25 kg gain in weight, I just walked around like a zombie, I was not interested in anything, so no trace of help. Since I have decided, now you are gradually from the other drugs, worse it can not be. Next up was Olanzapin, I just did a cut and it was just as bad as the paroxet. But I did it, and I think so, because my head became freer, I was not so apathetic, it was very hard, but it works. For the last two medications, I’ll take my time, reduce gradually, I’m almost a professional and I think I can do this too. What I find so bad about all this, that especially people who are mentally ill, so need special attention, and this is unfortunately not done by the doctors. You prescribe pills over pills, once you have them, you will not get rid of them again. What causes these drugs but by their side effects, no one says on the contrary, complains of a weight gain is asked immediately, they eat more or you get the same said, they just have to move more, great, if the medication is actually prevented , So my conclusion, never let you simply prescribe medication, without being properly informed and questioned the intake again and again. And when a drug is discontinued, slowly creep out, otherwise it can get angry.

    Side effects: Withdrawal symptoms
  4. 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 …

  5. Rob K. Stayton says:
    3.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Anxiety disorders; Obsessive compulsive disorder; Depression

    Paroxetine withdrawal symptoms, despite being sloughed off, are severe (withdrawal from excessive side effects, such as restless legs, sweating, hematoma, tremor, loss of sexuality, etc.): anxiety is returning, as are constraints and depression, night sweats, aggression, etc. Lyrica : Despite dosing after one week (from 75 to 150 mg) drunkenness, dizziness, speech disorders, completely fogged, walking difficulties. absolutely unable to work Positive on paroxetine: fear is gone, self-esteem returns, less depression. Positive Lyrica: finally sleep again !!!, Relaxation during the day

  6. Terry K. Mast says:
    3.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Depression

    Beginning: – Lightness – Nausea – Vomiting – severe headache – strong nosebleeds During the one-man: – severe nosebleeds – effective after 4 months despite 40mg daily discontinuation: – anxiety disorders – mood swings – Perception disorders – misjudgment of situations Tip never makes the mistake Cipralex without a Statioener Abzuseten stop because the misjudgments in Situatioen. Gravering consequences have ability and also the perception disturbances are very grawenend. And should never be underestimated

  7. 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 ???

  8. Emily K. Kocher says:
    4.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Depression

    ‘ve taken the drug about 1 year because of depression and me Paroxetine has brought absolutely nothing. when settling you have to let it out very slowly, otherwise you go through the hell. extreme dizziness so that I could not go out for weeks, suicidal thoughts, wine attacks, nausea, headache. All in all, not recommended. Cymbalta helps me very well.

  9. Carla S. Helton says:
    4.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Social phobia

    My list of side effects is quite long. Almost all symptoms are and were rather mild in nature. I call them here in the ranking of the severity of the impairment: ongoing fatigue (coffee consumption increased, but no longer helped) Increased need for sleep (12 hrs daily) Flatulence flatulence Inflammation of the liver Visual impairment Feeling cold The worst were and are still the withdrawal symptoms: electrocution throughout Body, mainly from the neck starting from dizziness attacks sudden nausea headache general poor physical condition but: fatigue and increased sleep are gone and mentally I’m fine.

  10. Carol G. Jones says:
    4.0 rating

    Paroxetine I take now almost 3 years since the discontinuation is very difficult. Am now on 10 mg. Each withdrawal symptoms when trying to sell it completely. These express themselves with howls, sadness, depri and strong dizziness. Over the course of time, I have also gained weight. Much tired and knocked out.

  11. James K. Hill says:
    3.5 rating

    The side effects were severe. At the beginning of the treatment fatigue and complete exhaustion. Although I am not remotely depressed, but have taken the drug for pain treatment, I had suicidal thoughts. It got worse when discontinuing the drug. Electric shock like dizziness, suicidal thoughts, cotton wool & amp; complete exhaustion. My conclusion: never again.

  12. Ann C. Martinez says:
    3.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Depression

    In retrospect, I would not start this drug again. It may have helped me a little through its drive-enhancing effect maybe 2-3 years. At the same time, however, I had intensified thoughts of suicide and was unable to live up to a satisfactory sexuality by paralyzing libido. However, the positive effect of the drug fizzled after about 2 years. Above all, I would like to warn of the withdrawal symptoms. I have tried it three times, ia. in a 6-month settling process. At first you think that everything is alright. For me comes about 2-3 months after discontinuing the hammer blow. Total lethargy, tearfulness, sensitivity to noise, mood swings (which I never knew to that extent), suicidal thoughts, etc. In hindsight, I brought the medicine to a greater evil than I had before.

  13. Susan L. Butler says:
    1.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Sleep disorders

    I started with opipramol for anxiety disorders, helped only to a limited extent … I had attacks anyway … then I started with Parxetin beta … the very strong side effects were unbearable (nausea, vomiting, panic, insomnia, dizziness , Convulsions) … I switched to Paroxat from Hexal … then had strong acclimatization, but after 4 weeks we went really well … until today … have 9 kilos increased, more frequent dizziness, severe sweating and nausea … but not so wild, in contrast to the panic … a high on paroxetine 🙂

  14. Marie N. Lopez says:
    3.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Depression

    Had severe side effects from the beginning (RLS, tinnitus, optical illusions, anorgasmia) and then weaning after only a short time. Then I found more about the problems and risks of paroxetine and the gesatmen group of SSRI in the antidepressant forum Germany and would never take it again today and recommend it to anyone.

  15. Anthony B. Carter says:
    3.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Depression

    I strongly advise against SSRI / SSNRI antidepressants because of my own experience! It is possible that there are SERIOUS DAMAGES that greatly reduce the quality of life (PSSD). What the pharmaceutical industry has done to me and many others with this drug is hard to put into words. I have almost no emotions left, feel no longer really alive, have become almost completely impotent. Taking SSRI / SSNRI has destroyed my life. I am no longer the one I used to be and have been for 10 years now. On the advice of my doctor, I started taking SSRIs in 2007 because of moderate depression. First sertraline, then paroxetine and finally venlafaxine. I would never have expected that it would go through this poison much, much worse – and permanently! Unfortunately, I am far from the only one who is so. There are thousands of people suffering from PSSD. And yet it is not recognized by the pharmaceutical industry but simply kept secret. Even most doctors who prescribe these drugs do not know the catastrophic consequences. It’s a scandal! The permanent damage is often referred to as PSSD, with the core symptoms being sexual problems. However, many sufferers still suffer further damage, such as Anhedonia, lack of emotion and dizziness (zombie feeling). It is simply a crime that the pharmaceutical industry and treating physicians have done to me and other people affected by these drugs. Anyone who has such permanent problems with SSRI / SSNRI should report it to the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices. In addition, it is possible to contact the association PSSD Help Germany e.V.

  16. Elizabeth C. Morris says:
    4.5 rating

    Paroxetine really helped me a lot with my fears that I would take it at any time, should it ever get that bad. However, during the treatment I completely lost the interest in sexuality and was no longer able to reach orgasm. In addition, I became more and more emotionless. I was never really sad but never really happy. Now I stopped paroxetine completely 3 weeks ago, since the complaints started properly. On the one hand, I felt reborn, no longer afraid, full of joie de vivre, and the sexual dysfunctions were gone. However, for two weeks at a time I was sick and dizzy. Well, after 3 weeks it has already gotten a little better, but I still have twitching, dizziness and ants running in the limbs.

  17. Angela P. Crawford says:
    4.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Burnout syndrome; Depression

    I want to talk about my bad experiences with Paroxat. Because of depression and fatigue syndrome, I took Paroxate 20 mg every day for over seven months. Result: – Emotionally I have been dulled after three months. I was neither sad nor happy and had only a few sensations. I was constantly indifferent. And that was the only positive effect of this drug! – I have gained 14 kg within seven months !!! So two kg per month! And I had a dream figure before! A BMI of 20! I gained weight for no reason. I eat very consciously, so I could not understand this rapid increase in weight! – My libido and my orgasm ability were already zero after two months! Since I dropped it off, everything is coming back very slowly. – The drug made me even more tired than before! – And now the worst: The demeanor! I’m not a human who can blow something away so quickly, but the demeanor was the HORROR !! Unfortunately, I did not skip the medication. A big mistake on my part! You should really sneak it out! I had extreme dizziness and thus permanent nausea and permanent vomiting. In the end, I could not even drink more water without vomiting! Circulatory problems, balance problems, diarrhea, tremors, headache, eye pain, I have herpes all over the lip. I got a kind of little punch in my head, especially when I moved left and right. I was constantly hot and cold and then I sweated extremely and then had chills. I could barely sleep. After more than a week, after I still had these problems, I went to the hospital because it was very bad and I could not imagine that all these symptoms could come from discontinuing the medication. In the hospital I was completely checked through with the diagnosis: pure withdrawal symptoms !!! I had the choice: either to go back to medication and then sneak out or continue biting through and withhold the withdrawal. Conclusion: I have kept it up. Now two and a half weeks are over and I do not have the worst depreciation symptoms, BUT (!) I still do not feel normal, I still have dizziness and headaches and intestinal problems! A FEARABLE drug !! In retrospect, I had more side effects than effect! Everyone should individually decide WITH his doctor or psychiatrist, whether it really makes sense to take this medicine and vollzupumpen with so much chemistry!

  18. Dillon J. Jones says:
    4.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Obsessive compulsive disorder

    Who wants to take Paroxetine for a longer period of time! 2 years with me Should be clear that this drug (it was with me) can provide any help, in the opposite one can still (beklopter of it) so my experience Negative experience After about 2 hours of taking the drug turmoil This Drug should not be taken as a smoker, severe unrest and panic attacks, listlessness at work, strong fatigue, sexual desire goes to zero. Compulsive thoughts intensify and new stupid thoughts come to a stop paroxetine. For 2 weeks, I no longer take paroxetine but never really In my life Why Deposition phenomena are hell on earth Sweating Constipation and diarrhea, Paresthesia Severe restlessness States of anxiety though no reason to do Seconds, trembling, confusion Electricity in limbs, emotional instability Light psychoses In short the drug has done me more harm than harmed!!!

  19. Clara D. Paradis says:
    4.5 rating

    I’ve been taking Paroxetine for about 4 years now. I had them prescribed for my family doctor because of panic attacks. The pills helped after a few weeks, but it certainly was my mental attitude to the panic attacks that had helped me to become fearless. After the first time I tried to sell the pills, I quickly regretted having taken this stuff ever. I would certainly have managed to get rid of the anxiety attacks. The side effects when stopping are really the horror. Perhaps I have It just tried in too big steps … but you should have told me that it is not easy werden.Ich suffered massive dizziness, and had something like electric shock in my head. Meanwhile, I know that these side effects occur in many, the paroxetine Since I take paroxetine I always have very intense dreams and wake up often schw I can not remember when I last had a restful sleep. Currently (the 4th time) I try to sell them again and switched to Seroxat Suspension (the same active ingredient) so I can dose more accurately. Take it yesterday I daily 5 ml / 10mg and would like to settle then in 2 mg steps. I notice now again a slight dizziness but I really hope that it works better now. I would recommend Paroxetine only in extreme emergencies. It is best if you try it without medication! The withdrawal is, as I said, quite difficult!

  20. Deborah K. Simpkins says:
    4.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Depression

    Every few years I take antidepressants every now and then to slow down the very deep case. Since none of the resources that I swallowed in the past really blew me away, I never bothered to remember the names. With paroxetine this indifference comes to an end – albeit not in a positive sense. The dose was slowly built up from 10 to 30 mg with me, whereby I actually felt best with 10 mg (even if that should not be noticeable) and with 30 mg, however, again drive-less and useless. Unfortunately, the side effects were persistent and as such counterproductive: those who suffer from depression need an ego booster and no further food for their nagging (self-) doubts. But now I would like to see the woman, who happily puts away two to three kilograms of weight gain per month and calmly exchanges her entire wardrobe twice in half a year. Since it is almost a happy coincidence, when added to this side effect nor the total libido loss, so that at least only the partner feels rejected, if nothing stirs for weeks. Of spasmodic efforts in this direction, I can only advise against; From a dose of 20 mg per day, these remained completely unsatisfactory for me. A restless leg syndrome and unpleasant night sweats then did their part to rob me of sleep with the last nerve, so that I began again after six months with the paroxetine tapering off. The three weeks of dose reduction and switching to fluoxetine were anything but pleasant. On the road I could not participate by car or bicycle and the shift of perception (often described here as shocks) made even practicing such monotonous sports as running impossible. Conclusion: Paroxetine may be an effective and proportionate remedy for anxiety; against depression, there are many less risky and at least equally effective agents that m.E. should be tried as a priority.