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Old 01-02-2013, 08:00 PM   #1
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Please help. How to take myself off paxil??

I've been on Paxil 10 mg for almost 3 months now and I hate it. I'm not myself anymore, no sex drive,which at 21 years old that's a problem...I also have ridiculous mood swings and I am driving myself and fiancÚ up the wall! I just want myself back.
I was thinking I would slowly decrease my dosage for awhile..I am also on klonopin 0.5 mg which helps a lot...
If I decrease my dose to 5 mg for a week or so and then Decrease again should I be fine? I have quit taking other antidepressants cold turkey like Wellbutrin and Zoloft...and I don't remember any bad withdrawals besides mood swings..any advice would be great.
Thanks so much.

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Old 01-02-2013, 08:16 PM   #2
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Re: Please help. How to take myself off paxil??

Welcome! I removed your email..not something you want to put on a public message board that can be searched on google. If you're screenname is one you use elsewhere I can change it for you.

Now...3 months is tricky time on paxil...long enough to have to wean, but not long enough that it should be a long drawn out process.

If you're on 10mg now, I would cut to 7.5 for a week and see how it goes(you can cut the pills into quarters to get this dose). Once you've done that for a week you'll know how you'll feel weaning and we can walk you through it from there.

Be careful of the Klonopin, it addicting if used in a daily basis for a period of time.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:41 AM   #3
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Re: Please help. How to take myself off paxil??

Thanks a lot! I will do that and keep you updated.
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