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User Reviews for Paxil to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms

Paxil has an average rating of 6.1 out of 10 from a total of 7 ratings for the treatment of Postmenopausal Symptoms. 57% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 29% reported a negative effect.

Paxil Rating Summary

6.1/10 average rating

7 ratings from 9 user reviews.

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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years December 13, 2020

“I was given Paxil 20 mg for night sweats at bedtime by my OBGYN after my hysterectomy. My medical doctor increased it to 40 mg about a year ago because I had been experiencing more night sweats. Taking Paxil was the worst thing for me. I was so depressed I am surprised I’m still here. My doctor weaned me off of it in about 2 weeks. It should be completely out of my system in about another week or two. I already feel like a new person. I wake up happy, I’m finally putting myself first, I stay happy. My sleep is better. I don’t take anything now. If I start having them after not taking the Paxil I will live with them. I will never be put on anything like this again. It was so bad! To think I thought I was taking this pill for night sweats and didn’t even know it was an antidepressant until my daughter told me a few weeks back.”

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JuliannaO · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 6, 2018

“I have been on 10 mg of the generic of Paxil for post menopausal symptoms for 2 months and I have noticed significant improvement in my conditions. My sex drive as of today, is not effected, however it takes more time to reach orgasm. I've stopped stressing out severely and only have controlled concern over what I would have considered upsetting matters. My anxiety/panic attacks used to last for days and I felt as if I lost myself....Those horrible feelings are now gone. My hot flashes have lessened and I sleep much better. My personality has not changed in a negative way, in fact, I am more pleasant to be around. I used to yell at my kids and husband every weekend, so I'm thinking I should have started taking this medicine a long time ago”

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ADELO · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 21, 2018

“I am now 8 months on paxil for hot flashes and it has been a changing time in my life since I got off Prempro 4 years ago. I am a different person who does not over react and I feel better than I did for 30 years on HRT. I exercise at the Y 5 days a week and I sleep 7 hours a night. Sex life is still good at 74 years of age. I'm happy and living the dream.”

9 / 10
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Jgfb February 3, 2018

“Was prescribed Paxil for postmenopausal hot flashes and anxiety. Though it did not completely stop all my hot flashes, it greatly reduced them, making my life bearable. I also have had a lot of anxiety/ social and generalized. Being on this drug, I notice that I have much less anxiety. Overall, I have felt much better on Paxil and have had no troublesome side effects, knock wood.”

9 / 10
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Adelo December 5, 2017

“Still having hot flashes at 73. Used Prempro for 30 years but doctors would no longer Script it. 4 months now on 10mg Paxil and loving it. Had some minor GI issues but nothing serious. I'm happy without hot flashes and I seem to have a better out”

9 / 10
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Little Billie · Taken for less than 1 month August 29, 2017

“I was on Prempro for 30 years after menopause at 40. Dr said get off it so 4 years ago weaned off it and the hot flashes started and have continued for 4 years. Now my new doctor recommended Paxil 10 mg and it has really helped me. I never was depressed but anxious and it seemed to bring on the heat.”

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Excruciating withdrawals · Taken for 5 to 10 years October 14, 2017

“In July 2011 I had a complete hysterectomy, throwing me into spontaneous menopause. The hot flashes and night sweats were excruciating but, hormones of any kind made me completely crazy. I was so happy when I discovered Paxil. I started out on the lowest dose which has been increased over the years yo 60 mg a day. Three and a half weeks ago I called in for a refill but I didn't have any left. It took me three weeks to get in to see my doctor. I refused to go back on it because of the withdrawals I am still experiencing. First, all I did was sleep. Then, I started experiencing severe joint pain. After three weeks, I am starting to feel slightly better. I now just feel like I have the worst case of the flu and arthritis.”

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Eli Mae August 16, 2016

“51yo healthy female. Minor pre menopausal signs periodic mood swings, tiredness. Prescribed Paxil 10 mgs. Severe bouts of exhaustion, heart palpitations, breathing anomalies, sexual disfunction, felt like zombie. Slept 2 days. Quit meds day 6. 16 days from quitting feel horrible. Severely depressed, anxious, tired, (never have felt anxious or depressed prior). Still sleep too much, experience outrageous wildly abnormal mood swings, have neglected my work, my house, my pets, my friends & exercise (was running 5 miles daily prior, now do nothing) Still experience breathing abnormalities. Better each day yet unable to function normally. Life & business in ruins, cry constantly. Nightmarish experience. Feel like I may never be the same again.”

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PAULAD96 · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 9, 2017

“When I first started taking this It was for pre-menopause I was put on Paxel for hot flashes and night sweats because they were so bad I was having that nearly 50 to 60 hot flashes a day. I now have them about 20 times a day that's on a good day. I cannot take anything with hormones due to a genetic disorder that I have. ”

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