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8.4/10 Average Rating

14 Ratings with 12 User Reviews

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"I was on 10mg of Paxil for the first time in my life and it increased my anxiety so bad I missed work went off and I felt good for a week now I'm back to feeling bad and missing more work. I might try Prozac but very nervous."

   
5.0

babyface714 November 23, 2014

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"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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"Works fast. After 2 hours will make your mind clear. Like you are a different person."

   
10

m.brown (taken for less than 1 month) March 27, 2014

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"Took this for almost a year, helped with my panic attacks but made me severely depressed and unstable. DID NOT do well for me. Switched to Zoloft and Abilify and was total 180 turn- should have switched a long time ago. "

RachRach24 March 4, 2014

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"I have been on Paxil now for 10 months, I am on a high dose 40mg. However it is working wonders for me. I love how I feel, and my anxiety is a lot lower than it use to be, and I feel like I can operate in a normal fashion be it at work or out in a social situation. The draw back, is do not run out of your prescription, always be on top of it. I ran out of it, and the withdrawal side effects are not fun, for me I got really depressed and crying, and the headaches are horrible. I realize I will be on this prescription for a very long time. But for those who may not be, make sure you listen to your Dr. when getting off of it. It is not fun when not in your system. Again, Love love how I feel.."

   
9.0

Nhcoffeegirl (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 18, 2013

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"I was on Paxil for PTSD, social anxiety, and depression. It worked wonderfully for me and all my issues. However, I ran out over the weekend and had to wait until Monday to see the doctor and get my prescription filled. The problem with Paxil is it leaves your body in 25 hours. So 25 hours after your last dose TERRIBLE withdrawals kick in. I felt so angry for absolutely no reason. I got ready in the morning and broke my hair dryer, straightener, and brush. While waiting in the doctors office I felt like I was going to scream, cry, or assault random people in the waiting room. So that is what Paxil withdrawal was like for me. None of this is normal for me. When I'm in a low point I usually just feel sad and extremely anxious about being around people."

   
7.0

Cat on Ice (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 10, 2013

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"I have taken Paxil 10mg for 6 weeks for chronic post traumatic stress disorder. It has helped a lot already decreased my anxiety about 20%. I'm going to try to go up to 20mg and see how much that works, because my anxiety is still moderately high. The only side effect I got from it is sedation, I can take it and soon after I take it I fall asleep. It has also helped my depression, I can now start to function again. With this Paxil I'm almost out of my depression. I also took Celexa before Paxil and it worked for about a year and that was it, so that's why I'm on Paxil now, and it works 10 times better than Celexa."

   
10

clrj April 7, 2013

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"I've tried almost all the anxiety medications out there. Paxil and Effexor XR are the only ones that work on me."

   
9.0

Anonymous July 18, 2012

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"The only medication that stops most of the noise and unnecessary thoughts in my head."

   
10

mwm1998medicaded (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 26, 2012

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"Terrible withdrawal symptoms. "

   
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mimikik June 20, 2011

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"Works great."

   
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Chuclll August 26, 2009

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"Paxil, not the generic brand is the only antidepressant that's ever worked the best. I have tried dozens of antidepressant's since I lost my husband in an auto accident that we both were in 10 years ago. "

   
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slichtas June 21, 2009

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