In one study using the healthcare data from the providence of Ontario, Canada reviewing 8239 patients treated for hip fractures, the adjusted odds ratio for hip fracture was 2.4 for exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (including fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, and sertraline), compared to participants who had no exposure to antidepressants.
Musculoskeletal side effects have frequently included myopathy (2%), myalgia (2% to 5%), myasthenia (1%), and arthralgia (2%). Arthritis, arthrosis, bursitis, myositis, osteoporosis, generalized spasm, tenosynovitis, and tetany have also been reported. A single case of bruxism has been reported. Postmarketing reports have included restless legs syndrome.
Less common s. effect: muscle pain or weakness.-
You must inform your DR. asap.
mossco When these answers keep to deep for most people to understand we have to make sure we do not scare people who already do not want to take medication to check with there doctor asap... but not to blow them away.
Most that read all of this are not going to understand and if the doctor keeps them on it they are going to be really scared... Good Answer just sometimes the less we say in the right words the better.. Chuck1957 Do no harm is the main rule of thumb..let the doctor run the test..Glad your here just a sugestion.have a great day..i really am not trying to upset anyone Chuck.
I was on paxil for 11 years. The side effects were weight gain, muscle aches, and just a general attitude of "who cares". Once I stopped, with my Dr and tapering, most of those went away. Talk with your Dr.about different options. I know from experience Paxil is one of the worst ones for me. There are a lot more anti depressants without such harsh side and after effects. Hope this helps. Was my first time!
- Paroxetine Information for Consumers
- Paroxetine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Paroxetine (detailed)
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