51 patient evaluations for Paroxetine

Sep 1, 2007 (Started Jun 06, 1984)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for serotonin decreased)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: changed to cheaper generic Paroxetine HCL - Medicaid
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Jun 15, 2007 (Started Jun 06, 1984)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for serotonin decreased)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: changed to generic Paroxetine HCL

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Feb 18, 2006 (Started Sep 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    Mild (depressed mood, suicidal)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I never felt anything on this. I was on the highest dose. ??? and since I was finally diagnosed with the correct problem and it wasn't in my head, my dr switched me from this to cymbalta. can't take both at the same time

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Oct 31, 2004 (Started Jan 02, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Misdiagnosed menopause symptoms)
  • Side effects
    Severe (insomnia, sexual dysfunction, deadened emotions, lack of motivation, tachycardia (fast heart rate), depersonalization-derealization, brain shocks, difficulty with orgasm, emotional numbness or flatness, withdrawal effects, sluggishness, numbness in genital area, antidepressant withdrawal syndrome, prolonged withdrawal syndrome)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you wish to stop Paxil, be very careful to taper very slowly. Some people find they can taper Paxil and Effexor -- the worst for withdrawal -- by only fractions of a milligram per month. It can take many months or even years to taper off safely. Too-fast tapering, even if advised by a doctor, can lead to neurological damage called antidepressant withdrawal syndrome. I have had this since 10/31/04, when I finished a 3-week taper under the "supervision" of UCSF Outpatient Psychiatry. See paxilprogress.org for support for tapering off all psychiatric drugs, not just Paxil. If you have ANY alternatives at all, do not take any psychiatric drugs. Doctors do not know enough about them to prescribe them safely.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depersonalization-derealization, complete inability to sleep (not merely insomnia), sleep panic, tingling pain in upper extremities, antidepressant withdrawal syndrome, emotional numbness or flatness, difficulty with orgasm, insomnia, deadened emotions, prolonged withdrawal syndrome, tachycardia (fast heart rate), sexual dysfunction, withdrawal effects, lack of motivation, numbness in genital area, sluggishness, brain shocks

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