I can't remember if this post was on this forum or on another one but I have searched and can't find it. I was getting antsy in reducing my Paxil and I think I reduced it too much too quick and I'm getting the boo-hoos again in the mornings. Now I am trying to get back to where I was but am trying to figure out how long it might take to get there. I was trying to add up how much Paxil is in my system based on the half life but can't remember the formula and someone posted it at one time, I thought.
Paxil has a half-life of less than 24 hours. This means that Paxil is a substance that your body actively seeks to remove and it takes less then a day for your body to reduce the concentration of Paxil’s active agents in your blood by about half.
This is a short half-life. I have read the shorter half-life of Paxil contributes to the potential for withdrawal symptoms. The body is used to being in control and making gradual changes. A drug with a short half-life will rock your world as your body scrambles to adjust.
Just my 2 cents worth.