52 patient evaluations for Paroxetine

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 12, 2004 (Started Feb 11, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (withdrawal effects)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: extreme withdrawal effects
Side effects: withdrawal effects

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2002 (Started Jul 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth, excessive yawning)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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