I have been taking paxil for about nine years for Social Anxiety Disorder. I plan on getting pregnant next year. My doctor recommends I get weened off paxil and have a natural medication free pregnancy. How long does it take to get weened off paxil and are there side effects?
30 Jan 2010
it take anywhere from 1 to 2weeks depending on what dose you are on if you are on 20mg switch it out one day take twenty the next take ten do this for about a week until you are on ten and then switch it out between 10 and 5.and then take 5 for a week and then just stop thats the way my doc told me to do it .good luck
12 Jun 2013
I was taking Paxil for about 6 months. At 30mg for severe panic attacks I tried Zoloft and it didn't work. N e how then came the paxhell the side effects were terrible for about a month cotton mouth like you wouldn't believe. Insomnia you name it. Granted after so long it worked great I felt somewhat normAl but I'm not so sure it wasn't the Ativan I was also prescribed. Anyways I wanted to stop the pax so my doc told me for three weeks skip every third day then for another three weeks skip every second day then stop. Well I feel really weird I can't focus on anything I feel dizzy even when I'm sitting and I am really bitch at my kids my pigs boyfriend everyone really. How long should I expect this to last? I did exactly what I was told but I am seriously taking Ativan 2 /3 times a day. Seems I may be trading one evil drug for another.
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