50 patient evaluations for Paroxetine

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Nov 5, 2008 (Started Nov 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 18, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (agitation, brain fog, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: agitation, insomnia, brain fog

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Aug 8, 2008 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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 (prolonged withdrawal syndrome, antidepressant withdrawal syndrome, numbness in genital area, sluggishness, withdrawal effects, emotional numbness or flatness, difficulty with orgasm, brain zaps, depersonalization-derealization, tachycardia (fast heart rate), lack of motivation, deadened emotions, sexual dysfunction, insomnia)
  • 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), 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

  • 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

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Jun 1, 2002 (Started Jul 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depression with anxiety)
  • Side effects
    Severe (heat intolerance)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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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Feb 15, 2000 (Started May 23, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (agitation, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Side effects: anxious mood, anxious mood, agitation

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 30, 1999 (Started Nov 23, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for social anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (giddiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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