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Also known as: Brisdelle, Paxil, Paxil CR, Pexeva

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Paxil (paroxetine) for Social Anxiety Disorder: "It really works!!! But I gained 14 pounds"

   
9.0

SJM87 November 9, 2014

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For Social Anxiety Disorder: "Prozac and Paxil have saved my sanity."

   
10

Lucia1999 (taken for less than 1 month) November 7, 2014

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Paxil (paroxetine) for Depression: "I have been taking this for 6 -7 months. It works good for me but when I miss 1 or 2 days my mood it's really high. I will fight or yell, but when I take it to cool down it works. I was 147lbs when I started it and now I'm 127lbs. I have lost a lot and I'm happy. I eat a lot but when I do eat its just a little. Sometime I even forget to drink or eat anything on this pill but I like it as long as I take it everyday I'm happy."

   
9.0

l3x (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 26, 2014

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Paxil (paroxetine) for Social Anxiety Disorder: "I have been depressed with major social anxiety for over five years. I've always been scared to try any medication. Lately it's been unbearable. I have too much social anxiety that I can't even sit through job interviews or simple things like going shopping alone. I'm 25 and have been on Paxil for less than a month. The first two weeks were bad. I'd wake up at odd hours of the night and be wide awake. I'd feel like puking throughout the day along with being very drowsy. Don't worry. It does subside. I feel like going out more and I'm not too worried as I usually am about people judging me or looking at me. I participate in small talk with strangers. I am free to go out without worrying. I'm content."

   
8.0

MissJulia October 26, 2014

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For Anxiety: "I have only been on this medication for 3 days. I have had really bad nausea, however I can't believe the difference I feel so quickly. I am about to be a father and I'm really hoping that this medicine will work for me as I haven't had any luck taking other anti depressants. I got to the point where I didn't want to go to work and I would make excuses but actually it was because I was too scared, working as a teacher for young children this would surely brighten anyone's day. I am writing this review so early because last night I had some problems that would usually put me in a terrible state, however I was fine. I have had problems sleeping however as it has only been a very short while I hope these symptoms will disappear soon."

   
7.0

Jsimpsontw (taken for less than 1 month) October 17, 2014

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Paxil (paroxetine) for Social Anxiety Disorder: "I've been on Paxil close to a week now. It took the doctor close to two month for me to agree to trying it. I tried everything to overcome my anxiety naturally and I really felt like I hit breaking point. Because I have two young children, I knew it was important that I gave this a go...even though I'm in early days my mind seems content. I'm still trying to get used to it though. After stressing about trivial stuff for so long its strange to feel that I have my life back."

   
6.0

Jade- jade October 12, 2014

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Paxil (paroxetine) for Anxiety: "I have been on this medication for one week, I have mild jaw pain and a bit dizzy but I will take that over the madness I felt a week ago. Suicidal, anxious, crying needless to say I was a mess! I still have a few intrusive thoughts but this is one week and I am grateful I went through 3 medications before finding this one and I am glad to say the least I can get back to being a mother and wife."

   
9.0

Ssimply (taken for less than 1 month) October 11, 2014

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Paxil (paroxetine) for Major Depressive Disorder: "Before starting Paxil, I was extremely depressed. I did not want to talk to people or have to leave the house for any reason. (Albeit I'm 22). When I would have to go somewhere such as school or the doctor's office I would dread having to leave and I'd be having an internal melt down the entire duration of getting dressed. It didn't matter what I wrote or how much make up I had on, I felt like I was so ugly that people would just stop and stare at me (which I am not ugly and they would not stop and stare). Sometimes I'd be so intimidated from just having to walk through a door into a room and have someone look up that I'd just turn around and go back home. This medicine took all that away and changed my life."

   
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Anonymous September 29, 2014

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Paxil (paroxetine) for Anxiety: "I had been on Paxil for about 2 and a half years but recently I decided to go off of it. I have been off for about 2 months now but have all of a sudden experienced such fear and anxiety. I feel the way I did when I went on the pill, never wanting to leave the house, or go to work. I need to work but it's so hard to get through the day! Now my doctor says I will probably need to be on this my whole life. I gained weight when I was on it to which I didn't like. Do you think I should go back on it, I can't function like this though."

   
7.0

mariashepp September 6, 2014

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For Anxiety: "I took Paroxetine for 13 years, and I felt great all the time. It is wonderful for treating anxiety, but I took myself off it because I am on Tramadol and it warns not to take it with SSRI's since it could cause seratonin syndrome. I really miss it, but I had no other option. I need the Tramadol for spine pain. Don't know what to take in its place. By the way, neither my dr or my pharmacist worry about taking the two together, but I'm 72 and I don't need any more problems."

   
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Popeye's Olive September 3, 2014

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Brisdelle (paroxetine) for Hot Flashes: "I took the medication for two weeks and it worked like a charm. However, I started to experience extreme pain in my joints (knees, ankles, wrist). Not sure if it is associated with the medicine, but I didn't have all of the aches until I started. I love how the medicine mellowed me out no anxiety or frustration over little things. Hot flashes are at a minimum. Hope it makes it because I would like to continue taking it."

   
7.0

Mrs. Dee August 29, 2014

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Paxil (paroxetine) for Panic Disorder: "I've had severe panic attacks while primarily driving on interstate highways and through mountains for 30 plus years. I rarely have attacks driving on most other types of roads and conditions. I've been on Paxil for 5 years now and it is truly a life saver for me. I choose however, and contrary to most advice, not to be on it all the time as it does numb the senses. Twice yearly I drive from Florida to Indiana and choose to take 20 mg/day for one month prior to my trip and 40 mg/day a couple of days prior to my trip. For the most part I can drive successfully with no attacks. Occasionally I will still have what I call a "break through"- sort of a rush sensation but not as severe as a panic attack. I have no problems coming off it."

   
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Retired in Florida (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 27, 2014

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Paxil (paroxetine) for Anxiety: "I have been taking Paxil for the past 5 years and it makes me feel great I do not get any anxiety attacks since I started one thing that helps me is the support of my husband and exercise and good eating habits. Theses things assist with living a more richer and happier life. I do not intend on stopping because the good out ways the bad."

   
9.0

trinigirl (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 11, 2014

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Brisdelle (paroxetine) for Hot Flashes: "2 days in and the hot flashes are GONE. After 10 YEARS in which the only thing that worked (and I tried everything under the sun) was HRT. So glad I found paroxetine."

   
9.0

FinallyRelief (taken for less than 1 month) August 8, 2014

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Paxil (paroxetine) for Depression: "Even through this medicine helps you to get over with some issues that you struggle in your everyday life, it doesn't really help you at all in terms of your depressive thoughts and depression itself."

   
8.0

J. Pinkman (taken for less than 1 month) August 6, 2014

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Paxil (paroxetine) for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "Was on it and later Remeron for 3 months. Remeron was an near-instant help; Paxil did some good things. Apparently, a great anxiety med. Effects didn't really last and I got anxious/depressed to a large extent. Went off and had a hard withdrawal."

   
7.0

King Bean (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 4, 2014

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Paxil (paroxetine) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "I was on Celexa for a year and it did nothing. I switched to Paxil and it has helped lessen my symptoms. I am on 40mg."

   
9.0

OIF Veteran (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 3, 2014

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Paxil (paroxetine) for Social Anxiety Disorder: "I literally thought there was 0 hope for me. My anxiety has increased drastically as I've gotten older and has led to social anxiety. Going out in public would depress me, I constantly thought people were plotting against me and talking about me. I have been on Paxil for about a month. Thank God. My work days are MUCH better, I don't analyze the hell out of everything and I'm not afraid of people. I can now get out of bed and look forward to the day, not dread it."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 28, 2014

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Paxil CR (paroxetine) for Panic Disorder: "Paxil CR has made a great impact on my quality of life. I started menopause and was dealing with stressful family health issues, both beginning at the same time. I begin to suffer from panic attacks and was overly sensitive to EVERYTHING. I was taking Lexapro which did not help at all. Paxil CR has been a God send for me."

   
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NervousNelli July 27, 2014

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Paxil (paroxetine) for Anxiety: "I developed an extreme anxiety disorder inside my own home. Every day, my anxiety was at a constant 8/10, and if an 'event' occurred, it would become an anxiety attack (10 /10). I was prescribed Klonopin & fluoxetine (which I'd successfully taken before for depression). This lasted NINE MONTHS. My therapist was giving me useful tools to use to conquer the anxiety, however my symptoms were too high for them to be effective. My prescribing doctor switched me to Paxil/paroxetine and it changed my life. Within 2-3 weeks my constant anxiety leveled out to a 3 or lower and I was better able to use the tools to conquer any spike in anxiety. Paxil helped me to take back control of my life. Anxiety no longer owns me!"

   
8.0

FeelingGreat (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 27, 2014

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Paxil (paroxetine) for Anxiety: "I've been prescribed and taking Paxil for about 3 months now. At first I was nervous about because of the reviews on it saying there would be no sex life and I'm currently in a relationship and have been for 2 years. I'm taking Paxil for anxiety. My sex life hasn't changed at all. Paxil has completely taken away my anxiety and I feel awesome. Give it a shot."

bbm23242 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 17, 2014

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For Depression: "I am on my first week of it and I feel good. I had anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder. I would like to up my mg soon though. It kind of gives me an I don't care outlook on a lot of little things that would stress me out highly."

   
6.0

Anonymous July 14, 2014

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Paxil (paroxetine) for Depression: "First off I just want to say, please don't be alarmed/afraid when you read that your going to gain a tremendous amount of weight while taking Paxil. Not saying by any means anybody is lying nor the information they provide about this medicine is false. Everybody is different and will receive different results. I almost contacted my physician right away, in demands I obtain a different medication after hearing about the weight gain, however, I gave it a fair chance. I did NOT want to a eat a thing while on Paxil and my friends already noticed I've dropped a significant amount of weight. Please don't avoid this medication because of freight about weight gain because it might very well not happen! My social anxiety also vanished."

   
8.0

Amandaaaaa July 14, 2014

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Paxil (paroxetine) for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I have been on Paxil twice in my life. When I was teenager, my doctor prescribed me Paxil to control depression. I was on it until I started my Master's. I stopped taking it because I did not think that I needed it anymore. For about five to six years, I wasn't taking Paxil, but I noticed that my anxiety got worse. It got so bad that I began to get panic attacks almost every morning. I also developed an ulcer and was diagnosed with severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome. My doctor decided to place me back on Paxil. After being on for 6 months, I feel absolutely wonderful. I still get anxious every once in awhile but not to the point that I feel as though I'm going to have a panic attack. I've also been able to control my panic attacks on my own."

   
9.0

Wonder Drug For Me (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 13, 2014

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Paxil (paroxetine) for Anxiety: "Numbs your emotions. Which is fine if you like your positive emotions numb too. Not a serious solution to mental problems, just a way to cover them up. Dont listen to the doctor who tells you to halve your pill every week, you need to taper your dose by 10% and only drop again after about 6 weeks. Please don't listen to opinions of people who have been on this for only a couple of weeks!"

   
4.0

Mattyb78 July 8, 2014

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