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How long till paxil worked well for you?

How long till paxil worked well for you?   56 members have voted

  1. 1. How long till paxil worked well for you?

    • 1 week
    • 2 weeks
    • 3 weeks
    • 1 month
    • 6 weeks
    • 2 months
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    • Never (please share...)

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I'm very med sensitive and Paxil actually worked within days of using it for me (this was awhile ago). I was on the Paxil CR 12.5 mg dose for social anxiety and it worked wonders for me. By the end of one week I had felt like a new person.

Unfortunately after a year or so it stopped working and the increase in dosage just made me feel worse and more lethargic at 25 mg. For this med I recommend starting at a very low dose and gradually increasing it only if necessary.

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I was recently told by my doc to stop Paxil after 3.5 weeks do to an increase in anxiety and some weird side effects when upping the dosage to just 10mg. He wants me to go see a psych instead. But truthfully, at about the 2.5 week mark I started to feel a lightening of my mild/moderate depression, which was nice. But the anxiety, which is my biggest issue, never improved. It actually got a little worse. So personally, id say Paxil works for depression but not so much for anxiety. I am VERY sensitive to antidelrsssnts so a low dose seems to either be effective or too much for me. Im honestly considering staying on a low 5mg dose of Paxil for depression and taking buspar for anxiety. I'll see how that goes. 

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