|General Discussion Open discussion about Paxil, Paxil Withdrawal, successes and progress, good stories and bad, with and without.|
|04-11-2007, 05:28 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Jupiter - FL
Hard to push myself w/o sleep...
I kkeep forgetting that my body and mind are not at their peak, or normal.
Do you know what I mean? I keep fogetting that I am in w/d and the things I did before this don't feel the same now.
It is my nature to push myself. Last night I was so tired I realized that maybe I need to tackle one issue at a time rather than everything at once.
When I first started to decrease lexapro I had wonderful nights of good sleep.
Which made me realize I was on too high a dose of lexapro.
Now it is the opposite. I am at half of my original dose and I am sleep deprived and exhausted. It is not a normal exhaustion. It almost feels like a flu. I can't stand it.
Did anyone else experience this?
|04-11-2007, 08:16 AM||#2|
Join Date: May 2005
Re: Hard to push myself w/o sleep...
Oh, heck yeah! I had to take little cat naps (about 20 minutes) during the day, which I know isn't possible for everyone. If possible, at least lay your head down on your desk or somewhere for at least 10 minutes during the day. It does stabilize over time.
Diagnosed anxiety/panic disorder without agoraphobia 1989. Talk/music therapy.
Major anxiety and mild depression in 2004 from situational stressors.
Began Paxil CR 25mg, 10/04.
Quit cold-turkey 5/5/05 as demanded by doctor.
Found paxilprogress 5/17/05.
Began Paxil CR 12.5mg 5/17/05.
Weaned 4 1/2 months.
During taper - anx/panic/depression, manic episodes, agoraphobia, suicidal ideation, many other physical symptoms.