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Tolerance after 7 years?

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Hello,

I have been taking 10mg of paroxetine for 7 years now. As far I as know, this is a low dose. I never changed it. I am wondering whether after all these years the medication still has any chemical effect on me. My GP suggested that after all this time it is possible that it is now just a placebo, since my brain may have become completely used to it. Is this likely? I do have withdrawal symptoms when I forget to take a dose, and the three or so times I tried to stop it, I only managed to be off it for about a month and had to come back.

I am wondering whether my dose needs increasing after 7 years on the same amount. Recently I've been going through a rough emotional patch that reminds me of the symptoms that first led me to paroxetine. I can't help but feel that I might not be feeling it if my dose had been increased over the years.

Thank you for your help!

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Hi I’m new here and just came across your post.  I was on 20mg for 13 years and for most of that time it worked pretty well.  In the last while I needed to increase to 30mg (under doctors instructions) and unfortunately it didn’t help as we had hoped.  I’ve now stopped and gone straight onto another one (only day 2) so not sure how it’s working yet. So to answer your question I’m thinking it is possible that your system is used to it after 7 years and you may need to adjust the amount or type of AD.  But please don’t do without medical advice. 

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On 11/26/2017 at 8:46 AM, Winston12 said:

Hi I’m new here and just came across your post.  I was on 20mg for 13 years and for most of that time it worked pretty well.  In the last while I needed to increase to 30mg (under doctors instructions) and unfortunately it didn’t help as we had hoped.  I’ve now stopped and gone straight onto another one (only day 2) so not sure how it’s working yet. So to answer your question I’m thinking it is possible that your system is used to it after 7 years and you may need to adjust the amount or type of AD.  But please don’t do without medical advice. 

What did you go onto and has it worked?

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I’ve gone onto venflaxine (effexor), I’ve only been on it a week but I am starting to feel improvements, ups and downs but it is early days 

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