I have received my RX for Paxil 10 mg. I have not stared it just yet I'm a little nervous to honest. Can anyone tell me what to expect ? Also my doctor told me that 10 mg is to start me off I guess that is a small dosage? What will I feel like once I have taken it for a while. The reason the doctor prescribed this is for my anxiety and depression. I can't seem to stop worrying about every little thing. I get so worked up over things most people don't even think about. I have a hard time enjoying anything around me. I have a wonderful family and friends I'm not in debt at all. Just cant seem to get it to click to enjoy my life.
At first when you take Paxil, you might feel a little nauseous. A good way to help prevent that feeling is to break up your starting dose a little. With the 10mg a day, I would say break it in half and take 5mg at breakfast and 5mg at dinner for the first couple days. Taking it in a smaller dose and along with a meal will help prevent side effects. After you've been on it for a few days you can go to 10mg at one time with food, and you should be fine. After you have been on it for a few weeks you will start feeling better and hopefully it will help with your anxiety with no more worrying. I am not sure of the highest dose of paxil, but I think it is 20 mg.
I hope all works out for you,
This is a long term drug, you'll be on it for the rest of your life. I was on it for 20 years. It is incredibly hard to get off of. Having said that. You won't feel much at all on 10mg. It takes a couple weeks to build up in your system.
The Dr started me out 20mg of paxil but I feel nothing. I mean emotionally nothing does anyone know if that is normal and if it is how long will it last?
I just started taking Paxil And all I can say is I'm having hot flashes nausea and I just don't feel right shaking inside my body ... my doctor said to keep taking it and needs to get in my system for at least a week oh and I forgot to mention how tired I am during the day and that's hard for me because I have a 10-month-old baby I have to take care of
I started taking Paxil 10mg after talking with a friend who is in the medical field. He said it was non habit forming and i pray that is true. He cautioned me about early symptoms of being jittery and he was right about that, but that didn't seem to last long
In fact the first night i took it i remember feeling so wired it was scary, the next night seemed better, then better. I don't know if I'm an odd case but i am already feeling more positive by the end of week one, which seems impossible, because i can't describe how depressed and anxious i had become, so I'm hopeful.
And i have tried just about everything in the past without much success. Hopeful hopeful. Hope it works for you
Paxil is a very mild form of control so much so that any effects will take about 3 weeks after you start taking them. I can honestly say since taking this drug I am much calmer. I manage a stressful situation that in the past I would become extremely rageful, now it just washes over and I don't react. I am not lethargic very alert but just in control all the time. I have PTSD and this drug saved my life.
I feel nothing... no side effects... still just as anxiety ridden and extremely depressed... same as before the med. I have been on it for 2 months. I was taken off xanax... still on lexapro and added mirtazapine. I need the xanax again but these doctors will not prescribe it anymore.
I take 5 mg and that works for me. I break the 10 mg in half. I would stay at the most effective dose that helps you and start slowly.
- Paxil Information for Consumers
- Paxil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Paxil (detailed)
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