My 91-year-old mother has been taking paxil for about 8 years. A few weeks ago she stopped it cold turkey. She began to experience severe depression and also an increase in the severity and length of episodes of vertigo. Her depression has lifted, but she is practically bed-ridden by the vertigo. In the past she has suffered from vertigo, but spells were intermittant and somewhat controlled by meclazine. I think she should see a doctor. She doesn't think anyone could help. Has anyone heard of similar effects of stopping treatment abruptly and resuming it two weeks later just as abruptly?