Is this a known problem? Can you try Paxil again after some time off it, or is there a tolerence built up?
I took Paxil for ten years! I was maxed out at 100mg of Extended Release Paxil and still built up a tolerance. I ended up switching to Celexa and it was amazing, no side effects like from the Paxil, I swore by Paxil until I used Celexa. Your body probably just needs a little higher dose but I can tell you from experience you will build up a tolerance and need to adjust frequency if you use it long term. If you quit taking it then start back after a few weeks or more you should start lower and work up again.
As these two have already pointed out, you can build up a tolerance. If you haven't reached the maximum dosage, then your doctor might want to adjust it. However, you may be at a point that he/she says it's time to try something new. Either way, give it a chance and if you don't feel like you're getting the results you want, then consult with your doctor again. Good luck.
- Paxil Information for Consumers
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