... I went to the doctor for always feeling light headed and dizzy and he got me on Paxil.
It started to work and I never questioned what it was or researched it at all, just trusted the doctor.
Well, 5 years later I’m in a much better place mentally, physically, and emotionally.
I grew a passion for fitness and helping others get in shape. 3 months ago I was like “why am I still taking this stuff?”
I researched it and found out it was a powerful antidepressant and I decided I didn’t need it because I felt happy all the time.
I stared at 10mg and went up to 30mg and was doing the 30 once a day for the last 4 years.
I went from 30mg to 20mg for one month, down to 15mg for a month, 10mg for 2 weeks, now I’m on day 3 of NO Paxil and I feel like I’m dying.
The brain zaps are severe, I feel “hungover”, dizzy, foggy, everything.
Worst part is I’m currently having to decide between moving from CA to MO for a career opportunity or staying for my relationship of 5 years so that is making things even harder, extremely harder.
It’s only day 3 and I want to tough it out BUT with the possible move/breakup on the table and having only a week to decide if we like maybe I should get back on it?
I’m so stuck. I don’t want to take it anymore but I had no idea I would feel this way.
Would love some input!