I have took 2 doses 10 mg Paxil (Seroxat) and because it gave me severe side effects second day (nausea, panic over night, dizziness, tingling all over the body) i decided to stop coz I was needed at work few days after. I have took them because I had burning feelings in my stomach and chest at night (anxiety), so I want to give them a try. And I know I should probably took them at least 4 weeks, but I stated I was needed at work and so I decided to stop them after just two pills. But side effect just doesn't seems to stop. I had severe anxiety, panic, buzzing in my head, headaches and now after almost three weeks after i experience some depression over the day too. I never had problems with such severe symptoms as now after quitting this medicine. Will this effects subdue, coz I really don't want to start another AD again after such terrible experience? My GP don't believe that such small dose could be the case. But I read that even one pill of AD can cause reactions with your brain after three hours. Thanks for help.
Only took 2 doses Paxil, why feel worse after 16 days?
Question posted by shaft6 on 11 Nov 2020
Last updated on 9 December 2020
Most of those side effects you stated are common, but, if they become severe you should let your adviser know. Maybe you should of split the pill in half. Take 5mg in the morning WITH FOOD and 5mg at lunch or at bedtime. Most of these side effects subside within a couple of weeks. There is no need for you to stop taking the medication without your doctor permission. It’s common to experience these side effects. Just hang in there, everyone react differently to these medications. I just started Paxil 10mg/ morning 2 weeks ago and my side effects were mild (constipation, headache, diarrhea and upset stomach) they eventually subside within the first week. Now, I’m patiently waiting until Paxil fully build up in my system to get the full effect.
Like I said maybe get a pill cutter and break the pill in half. If, you’re symptoms still severe maybe Paxil is not the right medication for you.
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