... changes. My wife has gone from a loving caring person to someone who wants to go out and drink all the time while looking for male companionship
I do not have a spouse that is on Paxil but my mother whom I live with has been on it for five years and I just tried to talk to her today about the changes (for the worst) that I have seen in her. I notice she has been having serious mood swings. One minute she is happy then anything, annoyingly excited and happy over nothing and then she gets very upset, angry and moody for no reason. I think the Paxil is the culprit here. I think it is doing her much more harm than good.
I have been on Paxil for many years and there has been no change in my personality and that comes from my husband as well. Everyone responds differently but I have responded for the good--no more suicide attempts or outbursts and less anxiety as well. The reaction could come also if mixed with other meds that don't mix well so I would look at that and see if that is a possibility and then talk to the doctor about either changing the Paxil or rearranging the other meds that may be the culprit. Like I said everyone responds differently but check everything just in case all else fails talk to the doctor and see if there is a different drug that is better for you. Prozac made me very very very suicidal and homicidal as well as thoughts went not actions but it may work for you just be careful, there are alot of drugs out there now so just take your time and work with a psychiatrist and see what is best for you. Good luck, marjorie zych
The first 2 answers were very good ones! I'm assuming since you said she wants to, she actually has gone out and drank while on this medication? Not a good idea. It may be the alcohol making her feel this way and not so much the paxil? Since she has been on it for several years, maybe it's time for a change in meds? She may be tolerant to the paxil and is substituting it with alcohol. Many people find alcohol a wonderful "aphrodisiac" I would also recommend counseling. See if she is willing to go with you. YOU need the "tools" to deal with this "different" person. It sounds a bit deeper then just the paxil. My best wishes to you. I hope you find the answers. Please keep us informed and get some help for yourself first.
I hope and pray this works out for you and your wife.
Well one of many side effects is "other unusual changes in behavior"
You are not being specific for which condition she is being treatead, and of course all these conditions although she is medicated she will have her ups and downs... be there for her, she is your wife... from a caring individual.
If you have more questions or her conditions gets worse contact her Psyachiatrist..ok
What Is Paxil Used For?
Paxil is licensed to treat a number of conditions. These uses include the treatment of:
Depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Social anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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