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Butterfly225
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   Posted 7/26/2006 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
 
I was wondering if anyone was on Paxil CR? Also, how did it make you feel before it really started taking into effect?
 
Thanks!

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 7/26/2006 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi bUtterfly,

I don't take paxil myself but many members here do.
I know from many people you can experience mild side effects at the start but please don't be put off as there go away after a week or two when your body gets used to the drug. It also takes a few weeks for the drug to kick in aswell.
I have heard it gives people good results with anxiety and depression.

Good luck with it and take care.
Let us know how you get on

Victoria
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alittleunwelll
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   Posted 7/26/2006 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I took Paxil for several years for depression and anxiety. Two years ago I went through some pretty devastating changes in my life, and my doctor increased my dosage (from 10 mgs. to 20). I became totally numb. I felt nothing, and there are literally months 3-4 that I cannot account for. I didn' take care of myself, my home, my family. I just sat and stared at the walls (when I wasn't sleeping).
But obviously, it worked for me for many years. Just watch yourself. If you notice that you are sleeping a lot less or more, or if you become socially withdrawn, or if you don't (or can't) take care of yourself (hygiene, etc.), speak with your doctor.

sooper
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   Posted 7/26/2006 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I took paxil for a year and a half or so. I agree with you on the memory issue. I remember parts of my life while on paxil, but for the most part it is all a blur. I was like wait a minute, where did this time go.
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Butterfly225
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   Posted 7/28/2006 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks everyone for your insight :-)
 
Do we think this is from the medicine as well...
 
I have a rough commute to my job it takes 2- 2 1/2 hours. (I know many people think im crazy) so by time i get home and hit that pillow I am out cold.
 
But for some reason i have been waking up at all hours of the night, tossing and turning. I dont usually ever move in my sleep and I usually dont wake up in the middle of the night.  Also, I'm noticing more bad dreams.
 
Is paxil to blame?
 
-B

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 7/28/2006 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
In the beginning of taking any antidepressant, you can experience side effects and sleep disturbance is very common. When I first started taking lexapro, I couldnt fall asleep at night and when I did manage to, i would keep waking up and then would wake evry early in the morning. After a couple of weeks this went away and I slept like a log from then on.
I do still have the wierd dreams which I think is'nt due to the lexapro. My doctor said these will go once I deal with my inner problems. My depression and anxiety stems from what happened to me in my childhood and I am only just really dealing with this now. The psychology sessions are helping me deal with this so I hope my nightmares wull soon go.

Take care and keep in touch
cherish all your happy moments....they make a fine cushion for old age

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