I have been on 20mg of paxil daily for the past 8 years. I am trying to wean myself SLOWLY by taking 10mg/day. I feel terrible. How long will this last?
24 Jun 2011
By reducing your dosage slowly you should be able to avoid most of the withdrawal. You have correctly reduced so I guess your body is more sensitive to the reduction in the med than some. It will probably take upwards of a week to 10 days to readjust to the reduction and then you'll have to go from the 10mgs a day to possible taking every other day for a couple weeks, then every three days for a couple weeks before stopping the medication. If you taper this slowly, the withdrawals should be relatievly mild. To read more about antidepressant withdrawal, try going to the following link:
You can take over the counter meds such as imodium for diarrhea. The brain zaps sensations which you maybe feeling will eventually subside so hang in there.
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