Hello everyone! I am usually on the chronic pain forum, but my question would be best answered here. I've been on Paxil for 9 years...was prescribed it for Interstitial Cystitis (not depression), and am wanting to stop taking it. My bladder issue has not bothered me in quite some time now so I feel like I want to try life with Paxil ;) I am also on Seroquel for bi-polar and have been on that for 4 years now. I have gained a lot of weight in the last 10 years, from the Paxil and from numerous surgeries, major being a total hysterectomy when I was only 27 (I am now 34). The hysterectomy definitely put the pounds on. I've read that a lot of people lose weight when they go off of Paxil, and that would be fantastic, but not my reasoning for wanting to stop it. I guess my question is this- if you have gone off of Paxil did you have withdrawal symptoms? If so, what were they? How long did it take you to come off of it? I'm figuring it will probably take me a while since I've been on it so long. I do have an appointment scheduled this week with my Psychiatrist, but wanted to get some opinions here first. Thanks for reading!
Current: DDD L4-S1, Arthritis L3-S1, Facet Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, Vulvodynia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bi-polar, IBS, Fibromyalgia, PTSD. In past 6 months have had epidurals, facet blocks and radiofrequency ablation.
Past: Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. 3 laparoscopies, 2 cystoscopies, total hysterectomy, appendix & gallbladder removal.