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Anxiety, Panic & Agoraphobia Issues in Withdrawal Feel like anxiety is controlling your life? Is it anxiety or withdrawal? This forum can provide information on how to recognize anxiety for what it is and techniques to take back your life.

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Old 03-31-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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Anxiety is a rough thing

Well hi everyone.......trying so hard to get off this paxil.......I've resorted to liquid paxil and will taper 1 ml down every 6 weeks to hopefully avoid the dreaded withdrawl....I feel so out of sorts and vulnerable.......take care Yakkinjak
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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Re: Anxiety is a rough thing

Yes anxiety is a rough thing. What dose of liquid Paxil are you on now? You are doing things the smart way.
zoloft 2004-08 tapered too fast, severe WD-6 mos out hospitialized and restarted on ssri. Finally learned the problems were from WD.
Luvox 5/08 100 mg
07/10 40mg via small reductions, 08/10 39mg, 09/10 38mg, 10/10 37mg, 11/10 36mg,2/11 35mg, 5/11 34mg, 8/11 33mg, 11/11 32mg, 01/12 31mg, 03/12 30mg, 4/12 29mg, 5/12 28 mg, 8/12 27 mg, 11/12 26 mg, 1/13 25 mg, 3/13 24 mg, 4/13 23 mg,6/13 22 mg, 7/13 21 mg, 8/13 20mg, 10/13 19 mg, 11/13 18 mg, 12/13 17 mg, 1/14 16 mg, 3/14 13 mg.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:26 PM   #3
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Re: Anxiety is a rough thing

What you are feeling is completely normal. This is a very vulnerable state to be and we've all been here (or still are). I agree with sparkswallace, you're being very smart about your taper!!
- 1998-2002: Celexa 20mg
- 2002-2010: Paxil 20mg
- 2009 - 20-0 mg paxil in 5 mnths(with prozac)
- 2009 (Dec): reinstated after 4 mnths off (crash)
- 2009 Dec -2010 Nov: Paxil 20mg
- 2010 Nov: switched to Zoloft 50mg (Paxil poop)
- 2011 Mar: tapered Zoloft (5.5 mnths)
- March: 37.5mg for 2 weeks
- April: 25 mg for 2 weeks
- April: 12.5mg for 18 weeks
AD free since Sept 4th, 2011
- Feb - March 2012: Crashed
- May 2012 - Finally seeing SOME real windows
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:00 PM   #4
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Re: Anxiety is a rough thing

I was terrified after the first two attempts, the doctor had me go way to fast(essentially cold turkey). And I had horrible symptoms.

But I was determined to get off and try again. It wasn't too bad with the slower taper.

You will be able to do it, with the slow taper. And the withdrawal should be very manageable. Things that popup as you drop won't be as severe and should pass pretty quickly.
status: PAXIL FREE
date of Freedom: June 26, 2005
method: 2.5 mg drops
reason for taking: anxiety
how long taking: 5yrs
attempts to stop: 4th attempt worked!! (first 2 tries w/doctor too fast, 3rd try found this place-5mg drops-still too fast)

briefly went back to ssri's- 12/07 tried Zoloft in desperation//awful side effects starting up, tapered quickly after only 4 weeks on

10/13 doing good, don't care for my job-need to work on that
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