I was just prescribed Paxil for depression and I'm wondering what time of day would work best for me. I'm a college student with class from 8-11am and 10-1pm and don't want to risk having to miss because of side effects. I was on Zoloft last year and had bad nausea for the first 2 weeks. I read many people experience drowsiness, and with nausea issues in the past I want to know when would be the best time to avoid/lessen these symptoms in the morning.
Sarah; You are right you may or may not have the side effects of Paxil they are a lot like what you get with Zoloft. BUT they last for 2 weeks or so and slowly get better but as far as taking it's okay to take this in the morning or at bedtime but what ever you decide you should continue to take it about the same time each day and don't miss any dose's. best of luck to you. This is a good choice it worked well for me for years and very few side effects.
As my friend, Chuck, says the side effects ~if you have them at all ~ are similar but perhaps less so with Paxil. How about waiting until the weekend and try either morning or evening and see how it affects you.
Personally, I took Paxil in the morning and only had a little mild nausea with the first two doses. Mild enough that a glass of milk and a couple soda crackers settled everything down right away.
Best regards and good luck! Wildcat
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