This is Survivor Story number 37.
Total number of stories in current database is 77
Withdrawal Problems–Doctor Says It Couldn’t be Paxil
“Word needs to given to the doctors and their patients what to expect if you start taking this drug.”
I have been on Paxil for several years now. The doctor started me on Paxil when I had an anxiety attack. It has worked quite well.
Some time ago I tried to quit. First I tried just stopping it. When I did this, I started feeling really weird, like my nerves were being short-circuited. All of a sudden I would get these rushes and then I would start zinging (hard to describe)….it was like I was getting shocked. Then once I started taking it again, I was fine. Then I tried cutting back by only taking half a Paxil. This didnt work, either. Same feeling. Then I tried cutting back to every other day…..still didnt work.
I mentioned these symptoms to my doctor and he acted like Paxil wouldnt cause this to happen to me if I tried to stop.
I can always tell if I forget to take it. This weird feeling comes over me and my entire body feels the affect.
I remember reading and hearing about Paxil before I started taking it. The advertisements said that it was NOT ADDICTING. I felt safe going on it. Now it scares the heck out of me.
Word needs to given to the doctors and their patients what to expect if you start taking this drug.
When I read the article in a magazine from a lady who had been taking Paxil it was so good to hear that other people had been experiencing the same thing as me.
Thank you for listening.