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Old 12-09-2005, 02:30 PM   #1
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Sleep Disorders Caused by Paxil?

Has anyone here experienced sleep disorders associated with Paxil? I used to take my 30mg of Paxil first thing in the morning, but I was getting drowsy a couple hours after taking it. I started taking it around dinnertime, and at first the morning drowiness disappeared. Now however, I've even sleepier in the mornings and my wife has ejected me from the bedroom to the couch because of my restless sleep! I jerk, I snore, and awaken her and myself with snorts. All of these things sound like sleep disorders, but they also could be associated with the Paxil.

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Old 12-09-2005, 02:38 PM   #2
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Re: Sleep Disorders Caused by Paxil?

I had to take it at night. Husband complained about my snoring and I know I had the jerking stuff.
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Old 12-09-2005, 02:49 PM   #3
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Paxil, and all ssri's, alter REM sleep. Ryan slept all the time when on paxil(at home, in school, in the car) and yet was never rested. YES, paxil causes major sleep disturbances.
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Old 12-09-2005, 03:15 PM   #4
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Were you ever banished from the kingdom for this prior to Paxil?
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Old 12-10-2005, 03:38 PM   #5
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Re: Sleep Disorders Caused by Paxil?

Maybe you have sleep apnea as well?
You could ask your family for a sleep test.
Waking up snorting is a good indication of sleep apnea.
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Old 12-11-2005, 01:34 AM   #6
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Re: Sleep Disorders Caused by Paxil?

Sleep problems, Yep that is me too.

I was sleepy all the time on Paxil. Snoring, Jumpie legs in sleep, Locking jaw or gritting teath. I don't remember dreaming while on it? Unless it was a nightmare. Yawning all the time, never felt rested.

Took my pills at night before bed.
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Old 12-11-2005, 02:11 AM   #7
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Re: Sleep Disorders Caused by Paxil?

Yeah, sleep problems are just another part of Paxil. I was sleepy all the time too. I took it before I went to bed, and if it was past my "usual" bedtime I would skip that nights' 30mg Paxil. Because if I took it later then I had been taking it, I would sleep-in big time...
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Old 12-11-2005, 10:52 AM   #8
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HIYA Phillygirl! WELCOME!!
Im a jerseygirl_n_new mexico!

Where do you live?? glad to have another NMican here aboard!! Im up north in the mnts. Just know there are a few of us close by if you ever need some support
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Old 12-15-2005, 05:42 PM   #9
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Paxil makes one sleep a lot. I could sleep on a tack. Hubby tells me that I snore since Paxil but he doesn't mind because he is one big time snorer himself.
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Old 12-15-2005, 08:28 PM   #10
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Just wait a few years and you'll feek lucky if you ever sleep again. Well at least thats what I'm experiencing after being on these drugs for years.
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:07 PM   #11
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Re: Sleep Disorders Caused by Paxil?

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Just wait a few years and you'll feek lucky if you ever sleep again. Well at least thats what I'm experiencing after being on these drugs for years.
Ditto!! My bodyclock has been way off.
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Old 12-16-2005, 02:27 PM   #12
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Re: Sleep Disorders Caused by Paxil?

Touch wood, my sleep problems have improved a lot since starting to reduce. I used to wake up several times during the night with an absolute jolt thinking I was having a heart attack. I believe my room sounds like a farmyard, though, but tend to put this down to the extra weight Seroxat/Paxil has caused me to carry!

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Old 12-30-2005, 06:41 PM   #13
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Re: Sleep Disorders Caused by Paxil?

Hi all
I posted on this subject a day or so ago.
Paxil makes me want to sleep all day every day. But at night I can't get to sleep, I toss and turn, I get up, watch tv, have some toast, and generally drive everyone mad. My body clock is nuts. I take Paxil in the morning but am going to try taking it before bed to see if this helps.

hope things improve for all you sleepyhead insomniac snorters out there.

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Old 12-31-2005, 12:06 AM   #14
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Sleeping our lives away is a side effect of the poison from what I can gather. My need for so much sleep, though, seems to be diminishing as I wean off the poison. There were days when I just couldn't get out of bed and get myself to the office, but now, inspite of the horrors of withdrawal, I'm taking less sickies from work.

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Old 12-31-2005, 07:50 AM   #15
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I would suggest a return to takeing it in the morning but that of course is your decision. There are many people that have periods on Paxil and other SSRI's that can't sleep at all or very little. I believe with any side effect that both ends of the spectrum are possible for people on these drugs. I seriously doubt there is ever much middle ground.
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:13 AM   #16
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Kit, I'm sleeping almost every day. I just can't help it!! I sleep at night because I'm still taking Trazadone. That's the first one I was put on. I woke up this morning with severe nauseu, just like pregnancy. It wore off as the morning went on. My stomach is always a bit touchy, since I started withdrawal. I'm going to read Darcy's withdrawal again. Maybe I'll be like this all through out my withdrawal. I've been on it far too many years.
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Old 01-01-2006, 02:54 PM   #17
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These drugs cause sleeping disorders while you´re on them and sleeping disorders when you quit, they´re poisonous!
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Old 01-01-2006, 10:40 PM   #18
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Kit, I'm sleeping almost every day. I just can't help it!! I sleep at night because I'm still taking Trazadone. That's the first one I was put on. I woke up this morning with severe nauseu, just like pregnancy. It wore off as the morning went on. My stomach is always a bit touchy, since I started withdrawal. I'm going to read Darcy's withdrawal again. Maybe I'll be like this all through out my withdrawal. I've been on it far too many years.
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As I got further into withdrawal the stomach stuff went away, except for the comfort food cravings. Some days now I wish I could sleep thru the day like I did before I started weaning.

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Old 01-02-2006, 09:03 AM   #19
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I don't have any nausea this morning. Starting to go away, hope it never comes back. I used to smoke a long time ago and never ate sweets. Since I started on Paxil I love the stuff. I now know why. The Poison makes you crave carbs.
Kelli try some chamomile tea about half hour before going to bed. It is very good for relaxation.
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Yeah, sleep problems are just another part of Paxil. I was sleepy all the time too. I took it before I went to bed, and if it was past my "usual" bedtime I would skip that nights' 30mg Paxil. Because if I took it later then I had been taking it, I would sleep-in big time...
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Sleeping our lives away is a side effect of the poison from what I can gather. My need for so much sleep, though, seems to be diminishing as I wean off the poison. There were days when I just couldn't get out of bed and get myself to the office, but now, inspite of the horrors of withdrawal, I'm taking less sickies from work.

Kit

Once I weaned and got off this drug, the reverse happend and now I can't get to sleep...

Ugh!
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:18 PM   #23
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Just laying there I understand too. That is part of the reason that I am up so late I wait till I am tired to go to bed and sleep late in the day. I know my body clock is all messed up but I figure I will worry about fixing that after withdrawal.

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