I am currently going about the process of discontinuing the medication/anit-depressant, Paxil. My with-drawal symptoms include Dizziness, am very weak, trouble with balance, intense headaches, nausea, and a fatigued body. Physical condition include random uncomfortable sensations of pin-pricks or electric shocks. Although this may seem very inconvienient and very worrisome, i still manage to go about all my daily routines which can include excercise, and weight-lifting. So as you may be able to tell I have not found any reason to terminate my daily goals. My concern however has to do with my plan for the day. I am heading to an amusement park, and am currently feeling okay, with some dizziness, but nothing severe. Is it okay to still attend roller-coasters and rides with these conditions? Thank you- Yakov Bernstein
If it were me, I would wait to ride the roller-coasters, but then again I can't ride them even if I wasn't withdrawaling from an antidepressant. I want to mention that if tapered slow enough you can get off the Paxil with little to no withdrawals. I don't suppose it would physically harm you to ride a ride, but you may find that the dizziness and nausea is enhanced by the difference in gravity from the rides. You can always try a smaller one, see how you do, before attempting the bigger ones.
I just have to ask: why would you want to go on rides that may very well make your nausea, dizziness and trouble with balance worse? I get that you are still able to function in your daily life, but surely you aren't feeling well. Those symptoms, made worse, along with a headache don't sound like much fun. Be good to yourself.
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