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Moody Blues

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  1. Well, thats good you dont have the other effects, but anxiety is pretty awful. I dont know which is worse, depression or anxiety. I know how you feel about wanting to get to a lower dose or a different one altogether. Im interested in seeing how I feel without Paxil. If I ever get to that point. Watch me be totally different, that would be weird. A low dose of 20 or so would be okay with me or something that works better without the weight gain etc. You were very brave to weather through the effects for those months!! Did you ever wonder if it was the side effects or you were really sick? Being that it all came together I guess you figured it had to be the withdrawal, huh? Keep me posted on your journey!! Good Luck, Moody!!

    Oh it was the Paxil! If I was feeling bad and took a little more Paxil, my symptoms disappeared within an hour.

  2. I'm in the process of tapering off Paxil, I went from 60 mgs. to 15 mgs. over a few months. I can't seem to get below 15 mgs, without having terrible withdrawal symptoms. From what I've researched, it's extremely difficult coming off Paxil. :verysad3:

    Hey Moody Blues,

    I would like to know how it goes with you. 60 to 15 in a few months!! That is pretty incredible. I would be a mess if I went that fast. Are you very depressed? What are your withdrawal effects? Can you tell me in other ways how you are feeling?

    Withdrawal symptoms are horrible, they actually call it the "Paxil Flu". I suffer from headaches, nausea, diarrhea, chest pains, severe anxiety, ear aches and loss of appetite. At 15 mgs. I've seem to leveled out except for the anxiety. I've had severe anxiety for most of my life, so I'm not surprised it's back.

    I know Paxil has been helping me, but I hate the side effects and I'm trying to get to a lower dose. I wpuld really like to get off Paxil and try another medication.

    I may be entering a clinical trial and will have to wean off Paxil anyway, I'll see what happens.

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