Posted 4/10/2017 10:32 PM (GMT -6)
I keep seeing horror stories about coming off of Paxil. I want to share my story coming off of this med.
I was on Paxil for 7 years. This was a good med for me and I felt fine with it, but late last year it pooped out. I was so scared to come off of it as I read all those stories, but I needed a med that worked so I took the plunge and talked to the doctor. Here is how it went.
40mg for 7 years
20mg for 1 month- A few light brain zaps nothing more.
10 mg for 1 month- No new symptoms no more brain zaps either.
10mg Paxil to 40 mg Celexa! I took 3 months to come off of Paxil and the worst part was my silly fear of coming off of Paxil.
I never had but just a few brain zaps which I had been having due to poop out already. So this is my story off coming off of Paxil. I felt the need to share so everyone knows that while it can be hard, it isn't horrible for everyone either.
Please share any withdrawl stories you feel may help someone else. I would be interested to read them.