46 patient evaluations for Paroxetine

sweetgirl75
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sweetgirl75
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: None
Stickman: most
Description:F40y
FM:12y Dx
CFS:12y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 18, 2006 (Started Sep 01, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Mild Depression: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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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altostrata
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altostrata
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age:
Condition: 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: g

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Oct 31, 2004 (Started Jan 02, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Misdiagnosed menopause symptoms: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
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), Brain zaps, Sleep panic, Tingling pain in hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, 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

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dan1976
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dan1976
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
39 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Jun 12, 2004 (Started Feb 11, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: extreme withdrawal effects
Side effects: Withdrawal effects

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Heat Intolerance
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Heat Intolerance
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: None
Fatigue: None
Sleep: None
Stiffness: None
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: none
Description:F48y
CFS:20y Dx
I am: g
I have:
ME/CFS

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Jun 1, 2002 (Started Jul 01, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depression with anxiety: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication is on my black list (as are other ssri's). Side effect was severe in my case (heat intolerance resulted while on medication, and has continued to be a problem to lesser degree, since discontinuation of the medication in 2002). Sadly, medical professionals I sought (and there were many), only had familiarity with ssri's, and did not have education, confidence, or familiarity with less toxic medications that were available. I did my own research on naturopathic options, and I sought the advise of a naturopath and have found greater success in treatment for my ocd, anxiety, and depression - with less side effects, through non-pharmacuetical approach; I now take 5-htp - have taken it 5yrs without side effects (although I know it can have some). I'm left frustrated that our health care system is geared to prescribe only pharmacueticals when there may often be less toxic medications out there that deliver the same success and with less dependence on the health care system.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Heat intolerance

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Mazin Z
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Mazin Z
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 4
External Stress: Overwhelming
43 M
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
OCD

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Feb 15, 2000 (Started May 23, 1996)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Side effects: Anxious mood, Anxious mood, Agitation

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Opus56379
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Opus56379
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
53 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Social Anxiety Disorder

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Jan 30, 1999 (Started Nov 23, 1998)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Social Anxiety Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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