Does this pass why is this
Did anyone experience vivid disturbing dreams while on paxil or another ssri?
Question posted by theresa06 on 18 Aug 2013
Last updated on 8 November 2015 by chuck1957
Should I go off the medicine does this meanits not for me please help
I know years ago when this was one of my first medicines I had lots of dreams and such but they finally stopped like most the side effects when you first start them I would just continue but if they keep up let your doctor know about them.
Paxil or no I get vivid dreams... and nightmares. It's either a PTSD thing or side effect of paxil.
For me it's ptsd thing and therapist helps me with this.
Good luck to you!
I am on paxil 10mg and ge hrdoxyzine pam 25mg now for 1 month for axiety and horrible ptsd from my stint in the army on active duty. I went a long time un medicated and now I am having horrible recurring dreams of a tornado coming and runny out of the house and grabbing my husband and children and running for it. Now I can not even sleep when it is raining at all and if I do sleep it is the same dreams about tornados. I am freaked out. What should I do?
Yes I had "crazy" dreams when I first started taking paxil, but they went away. I can't say they were nightmares, more like emotional reality, but in a dream. And you can remember them so well, you almost think it was real.
I did with xanix i didnt know why i had the bad dreams id wake up all the time screaming my husband pointed out it started when i took that med i stoped taking it and went thrugh a w/d a little i was scared to fall asleep because the dreams were so bad now im ok
Yes! One of them was the entire Looney Tune cast (fitting huh? Lol) cussing at me! That means your Meds are starting to work ! It doesn't last long though, at least mine didn't.
I don't know if it is normal or not but I did experience vivid disturbing dreams when starting zoloft. I actually was taking too high of a dose for my system, but I am extremely med sensitive. When I took a smaller dose I still had vivid dreams bit not as upsetting. I still can remember many of my dreams. It has gotten better with time. I don't have, or don't remember as many dreams now. This should pass for you also.
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