After a long time of searching the right drug for my anxiety and panic attacks I started taking Paxil 3 days ago and I think is the right for me. The only problem is that I starting taking it when I wake up and it makes me feel all drowsy during the day and a really high feeling. I'm a student and I drive myself to collage all week and this high and drowsiness is horrible and because of that I have trouble concentrating and interfere with my studies. If I give it time, does the drowsiness goes away? or should I switch it at night time? and if so, how can I do it? Oh, and another thing, maybe its the side affect but i feel little anxious and it bothers me, does that goes away too?
Hi, xPaty! Yes, side effects from starting this medication should resolve within a few days to a week or two.
You can switch to night dosing by simply taking the med tonight as long as there are 8 hours between the two doses.
Paul didn't work for me I took it for a year. Lacked emotion would sit and watch tv all day and had no emotion to do anything. I spiraled in to a deep depression. Gaining 20 pounds didn't help ethier. I know we're suppose to give positive feedback however the withdrawal symptoms were bad. I had to take time off work. I know drugs affect each other differently. However Paxil is known for having the worse withdrawal syptoms. Being on this medication makes me feel like I missed a year of my life. I felt so tired and drugged I just went through the emotions wouldn't react to anything I felt like I was disconnected from the world. I'm on lexapro and has turned my life around.
- Paxil Information for Consumers
- Paxil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Paxil (detailed)
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