User Reviews for Paroxetine (Page 9)
Also known as: Brisdelle, Paxil, Paxil CR, Pexeva
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|Trichotillomania||1 reviews||3 medications|
|Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder||3 reviews||44 medications|
|Postpartum Depression||4 reviews||7 medications|
|Social Anxiety Disorder||60 reviews||6 medications|
|Generalized Anxiety Disorder||58 reviews||7 medications|
|Dysautonomia||1 reviews||53 medications|
|Post Traumatic Stress Disorder||20 reviews||5 medications|
|Obsessive Compulsive Disorder||24 reviews||11 medications|
|Panic Disorder||81 reviews||19 medications|
|Anxiety||211 reviews||56 medications|
|Hot Flashes||70 reviews||19 medications|
|Anxiety and Stress||96 reviews||9 medications|
|Major Depressive Disorder||19 reviews||46 medications|
|Depression||185 reviews||79 medications|
|Postmenopausal Symptoms||2 reviews||202 medications|
|Summary of Paroxetine reviews||835 reviews||7.7|
Reviews for Paroxetine
Paxil (paroxetine) for Anxiety and Stress: "I was taking 10 mg of Paxil for 3 days but was feeling extremely zombie like. Decided to take 25 mg of Zoloft today. Is this safe?"
Jronan (taken for less than 1 month) April 25, 2016
6 users found this comment helpful.
For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "I take 20mg a day. Has helped with depression, anger and anxiety. Also has helped with stressing over things I shouldn't stress over. I don't mind (as much) going out and being around a lot of people if I have to now. Only negative side effect I've experienced is when having sex its sometimes impossible to orgasm"
Tango6 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 24, 2016
4 users found this comment helpful.
For Major Depressive Disorder: "I was diagnosed with severe clinical depression and anxiety. I was placed on Paroxetine and have been on them between 20 and 30mg for the last 6 or so years. Along with others here I found it to help out heaps after a period of months, you could not measure the change from this week to last week but rather this month compared to 3 months ago and there was a noticeable positive difference in my mind. The last 6 or so months however I feel like I've plateaued and don't feel as they they are helping me with my inner struggles as much anymore. Definitely saved my life though as I was in a bad bad way. A bit of weight gain but if that's the price for getting better I can handle that :)"
Rob N April 23, 2016
2 users found this comment helpful.
Paxil CR (paroxetine) for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "Prior to getting on the aropax 12.5 I started having anxiety symptoms from nowhere. The meds have improved my quality of life quite a bit."
Zado 10111 (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 20, 2016
6 users found this comment helpful.
Paxil (paroxetine) for Depression: "DO NOT EVER TAKE THIS DRUG. long story short, it can cause mania, depersonalization, mood swings, uncontrollable anger, suicidal thoughts and actions, and it can make your depression and anxiety 10 times worse. It also causes permanent damage to the brain by literally stooping your brains ability to produce serotonin by itself. This is one of the oldest SSRI's on the market, and its short half-life make withdrawals the worst thing ever. The withdrawals are similar to heroin withdrawals and last 3-6 months. If you want to seriously fu** up your life and your brain, take this drug."
MikaBBB April 20, 2016
39 users found this comment helpful.
Paxil (paroxetine) for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I have been taking Paxil since December of 2015. I started out on 10mg, which didn't do much for me, and then my doctor increased it to 20mg, which still was not enough to cease my anxiety. I have been taking 30mg of Paxil for about 4 months now and it has been great. My mood is extremely better and all of my friends and family notice a huge change. I'm a more pleasant person to be around, I don't have panic/anxiety attacks anymore, and I am able to do things that my anxiety didn't allow me to do before. However, when I first started taking Paxil, it gave me a lot of headaches, but they went away as I got used to it. Also, I have been having night sweats and it is hard for me to sleep sometimes, but other than that it is a great medication"
Ashley S April 19, 2016
23 users found this comment helpful.
Brisdelle (paroxetine) for Hot Flashes: "Brisdelle - SUCKS - Why prescribe a medication to help you with the hot flashes YET make you feel miserable (side effect) HEADACHES, nausea, trembling eye, Ewwwww. Really... I rather go thru the hot flashes. BAD BAD medicine. Also I was puking up."
SARI64 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 18, 2016
14 users found this comment helpful.
Paxil (paroxetine) for Social Anxiety Disorder: "About 33 years ago, I was diagnosed with anxiety/depression. Was put on Paxil, and it was brought to my attention, that they actually made me worse...more agitated. As I read these posts, I wonder "sure wish it worked for me, like that!! Need less to say, all these years later, my anxiety is thru the roof...HATE groups or crowds of people...I pretty much either go to work or stay in the house, on days off. Makes me nervous to be around people I don't know. Call me crazy, its like a phobia, and I think it's their stupidity! I'm not prefect, by ANY means....but my word, people these days!"
Tawnyalee (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 17, 2016
9 users found this comment helpful.
Paxil (paroxetine) for Depression: "It's week three. Let me start by saying this is my third try at a different depression/anxiety med. And it actually seems to be working. Also I've went from 290 at the dr. Office to 276 in 3 weeks I'm 6'2" so it's noticeable. I use to stress eat, now I don't have the urge to constantly eat. I feel, not full, just in hungry and fine with it? Overall I give it a 9/10 the 1 is because it's only been 3 weeks. Kicks in quick(two weeks for me), go all day with no need for xanax or ativan. I'm also alot less angry. Hope this helps, explore all options. Everyone's different! Never lose faith and force a smile :)"
Casey st. (taken for less than 1 month) April 15, 2016
76 users found this comment helpful.
Paxil (paroxetine) for Panic Disorder: "I suffered with OCD and anxiety since I was a teen but as I got older I started to develop fears that were never there before and panic attacks started to get more frequent.My doctor put me on paxil and within two months I feel great,the anxiety is under control and my OCD is gone with the fears it created. My side affects are about a 10 lb weight gain and it takes me longer to reach a orgasm which I consider a good thing haha. I would recommend this to anyone suffering from anxiety and OCD."
The Newf (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 14, 2016
22 users found this comment helpful.
Paxil (paroxetine) for Anxiety: "I was put on this medication for anxiety that I experienced suddenly. My initial panick atattack was so bad that I had throat paralysis. I could not make myself swallow, scariest thing ever. I was on paxil 20mg for 6 months before I stopped. The medication helped with the anxiety but the zero sex drive, constantly sleepy feeling and deep yawns with vivid crazy dreams along with 15 pound weight gain was terrible and not worth it."
jennlynn16 April 11, 2016
19 users found this comment helpful.
Paxil (paroxetine) for Anxiety: "Social anxiety involved with my job was causing insomnia and a feeling of constant dread. I take 20 mg. Here is how it affects me: I no longer lay awake at night worrying about the next day. However, I now wake up several times a night on Paxil, but always quickly fall back to sleep. So overall, this is a great improvement in sleep for me. Oddly, my dreams are now very vivid. I have actually woken up laughing. Rather than fearing social interaction, now at worst I am mildly annoyed by it. I have not been transformed to a gregarious person, but social interaction it something I no longer fear facing. Other side effects: mild constipation, less prone to anger, 80% loss in sexual interest, and alcohol has more of an effect"
52.yr.old.male April 11, 2016
30 users found this comment helpful.
Paxil (paroxetine) for Major Depressive Disorder: "I've tried out all sorts of drugs and never thought I would feel myself again. This drug has helped me get my life back. I feel positive for the first time in 4 years. Of course, I still have my wobbles, but it has allowed me to eat, exercise and socialize, which I wasn't doing before. I'm hoping to keep building momentum, so I can lead a full and happy life, rid of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. A god-send drug. I don't care if its hard to wean off. I will stay on this forever is necessary"
Anonymous April 4, 2016
16 users found this comment helpful.
Paxil (paroxetine) for Depression: " In few words - Life changing All negative thoughts change to positive ones And that is a life changing pill I was born depressed really ,with a wierd point of veiw, very critic of everybody, now I am a happy ordinary guy with a beautifull family Something I could not have achieved with out paxil, I take one every day for 23 years The effects goes out just after a glass of wine , so be carefull , quiting the pill in a fast way will cause " rage" yes , you would not recognized your self kind of rage so be carefull. You ar"
Mtoa April 3, 2016
52 users found this comment helpful.
Paxil (paroxetine) for Anxiety and Stress: "I have been on this med for 9 yrs after the dearh of my daughter, it changed my life dramatically!! Recently I have lost a brother and my anxiety came back, my doctor has from today increased my dose to 50mg so praying this helps soon? Hope due to my body being used to the 40mg the extra 10mg kicks in fast. It is a mirical tablet!!"
LizzieDee1 (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 1, 2016
26 users found this comment helpful.
Paxil (paroxetine) for Anxiety: "I have taken paxil on and off for roughly 17 years. I thought it was helping and that the anxiety, moodiness and feeling a bit zoned out was normal and hormones. But 10 months ago I changed to Zoloft due to a pregnancy and I feel like a new person. My husband was the first to notice it! My stress levels have decreased hugely and I'm much calmer and life is much easier."
Little Joey March 31, 2016
16 users found this comment helpful.
Paxil (paroxetine) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "Great for sleeplessness. That being said, I am more anxious than I have ever been due to side effects. It is difficult to perform a high stress sales job when you are dizzy and nauseous much less try to cope with a headache on top of the other symptoms. All of the symptoms exacerbate the anxiety you are trying to combat. Seems a little counter intuitive to me."
Nameless stranger March 29, 2016
7 users found this comment helpful.
Paxil (paroxetine) for Postpartum Depression: "I was suffering from ppd/a. Zoloft and lexapro made me feel worse. I wanted to try paxil but the bad reviews scared me. Good thing I listened to my doctor because it's the only thing that has helped me. Side effects weren't bad. I haven't gained weight. I feel a little hyper sometimes but that just makes me actually want to get up and do things again."
BrookeHibbett (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 28, 2016
13 users found this comment helpful.
Paxil (paroxetine) for Anxiety: "I've been on 10 mg for years, over 10 for anxiety. I'm at the point now where my 30 script will last 2-3 months and take it 1 out of 3 days. It worked for me, changed my life for the better. A few side effects but manageable."
Anonymous March 26, 2016
30 users found this comment helpful.
Paxil (paroxetine) for Panic Disorder: "I've been on this medication for 2 weeks. I take 10 mgs once a day. The first week was kind of rough. Headaches, nausea, teeth clinching, extreme fatigue, blurry vision, things like that. The second week has been much better. I'm able to leave my house to go do things. I actually have been going to the gym and spending over an hour working out. After struggling to find the proper medication and being terrified to live my life since 2014, this medicine has truly helped me. I feel confident that I am on the road to recovery. The only complaint that I have is that my memory is still a bit foggy. I hope that in time that will clear up as well. SSRI's can be scary and have rough side effects but hang in there. It gets better."
kad1337 (taken for less than 1 month) March 25, 2016
27 users found this comment helpful.
For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "I have taken this drug for over 20 years. Five years before starting it I had successfully reduced my symptoms using my knowledge of behavioural therapy by about 70% (I have a degree in Psychology). Before I took this drug my condition was well under control, I was happy, highly functioning and professionally succesfull. I took it to "prove" my OCD was a "real" illness. It gave me no benefit but I kept taking it. In the 15th year I became obsessively suicidal. Worse followed. I have been trying to get off the drug 5 years. I have become a dysfunctional, barely human wreck. Hallucinating, delusional, depressive, continually suicidal. My deficits are innumerable and far worse than ever before I took it. It has literally destroyed my life."
Axxxl (taken for 10 years or more) March 25, 2016
3 users found this comment helpful.
Paxil (paroxetine) for Social Anxiety Disorder: "I'm on paxil one year eight month I'm a new lady really nice and social now I can go anywhere I want the world know I'm a new person thanks paxil to give me my life back."
Minou 67 March 22, 2016
35 users found this comment helpful.
For Anxiety and Stress: "Hi after nine months of anxiety and depression I though I finally fought through it when an event led me to spiral down again. Realizing I had nothing left to fight with I decided to listen to to some who'd been telling me to try something. I can't really rate this because I've only taken my 4th dose but so far no side effects that aren't manageable. I am trying to keep the negative self talk at bay and to recognize how my anxiety is leading me to make bad choices which then lead to depression and the cycle goes on. At least that's what I think is happening. I know a lot of people said they felt immediately better and that it was from the meds but for me I think it is more of a peace in deciding I can't live like this anymore. I am hopeful"
Hopeful1234 (taken for less than 1 month) March 20, 2016
5 users found this comment helpful.
For Depression: "Started at 10mg quickly moved to 40mg paroxetine erased my anxiety and elevated mood as well increased my energy levels"
Cntx (taken for less than 1 month) March 19, 2016
10 users found this comment helpful.
For Hot Flashes: "I started taking paroxetine 10 mg a couple weeks for premenopause symptoms of anxieties depression. First week was hard i had bad headaches and feeling foggy side effects ugh.. the Pharmacy told me start with half a pill until my body adjusted. I gave it a week. I went back on the full pill and I am doing good. I notice a difference I feel more my self. I am grateful I don't know what I'd do without it."
Pretty lady2000 March 16, 2016
20 users found this comment helpful.
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