The thing always happens that you really believe in, and the belief in a thing makes it happen.~ Frank Lloyd Wright ~
As I stated before, Paxil and all SSRI's should not be stopped as abruptly as you are doing. Your doctor is wrong about it staying in your system only a few days...as was mine who told me I could stop Lexapro cold turkey as I was on such a small dosage. If it takes from six to eight weeks to get INTO your system, why would it only take a few days to get out? I am not trying to scare you but I have been recovering for months. These drugs effect every cell in your body and should be tapered over weeks, not days...especially when adding another drug to your system. I hope you are one of the lucky ones who can make the transition with little or no difficulty. Unfortunately, I have found that many doctors are unaware of the the symptoms that withdrawal can cause and are quick to say that it is your old anxiety and panic returning. It is your brain trying to recalibrate after having been boosted with seratonin.
Post Edited (vestabula) : 6/3/2010 9:13:46 AM (GMT-6)