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Old 04-20-2012, 04:05 PM   #1
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Any good experiences with Paxil withdrawl

I am curious if anyone has withdrawn from Paxil and have had no negative side effects. In other words, does everyone have problems quitting Paxil? Thanks.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:08 PM   #2
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Re: Any good experiences with Paxil withdrawl

There are many here and those who have moved on, who have successfully tapered and been fine. I'm one of those people and that's the purpose of a slow taper.

Now, if you're asking about those who have quit cold turkey, or tapered quickly; yes, there have even been a few of those on this board. But, as you can see, that's the exception and not the rule.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:19 PM   #3
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Re: Any good experiences with Paxil withdrawl

There is quite a bit of controversy about the exact numbers, but somewhere between 2% and 60% of users who try to stop taking Paxil experience extended withdrawal lasting more than a month. So, most people can quit Paxil without bad experiences, but there seems to be a significant percentage who have problems. Considering that Paxil is used by millions of people, that would translate to... Hundreds of thousands to perhaps a million users who have problems quitting.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:57 PM   #4
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Re: Any good experiences with Paxil withdrawl

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There is quite a bit of controversy about the exact numbers, but somewhere between 2% and 60% of users who try to stop taking Paxil experience extended withdrawal lasting more than a month. So, most people can quit Paxil without bad experiences, but there seems to be a significant percentage who have problems. Considering that Paxil is used by millions of people, that would translate to... Hundreds of thousands to perhaps a million users who have problems quitting.
Controversy? Gee, 2 to 60 percent. Wouldn't you think that by now there would be credible studies to get a more exact number. 2 to 60 percent? I guess that means that the doctors recognize 2% while the others are just those that have "return of symptoms" and need to be further medicated. This is crazy. I think it would help to have this whole thing recognized but I doubt it ever will since the problem is all mental and that is hard to argue. I do think that there is a slow force moving in the direction of recognizing all this but it is very slow.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:42 PM   #5
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Re: Any good experiences with Paxil withdrawl

I think it would be as simple as tracking people who took these drugs for non-mental issues (e.g.ibs, migraines) and from that they could figure out the w/d percentages much better...but who is going to pay for such a study?
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:22 PM   #6
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Re: Any good experiences with Paxil withdrawl

I read a study by glaxo that claimed only 2% of users experienced withdrawal. I read an article by a doctor who did a meta study of SSRIs that placed the number between 40-60%. I assume that both are biased in their own direction and the real percentage is somewhere in the middle. the companies don't have an incentive to study withdrawal because they would lose regardless of the result. Since the drugs are already approved by the FDA, they are better off denying that withdrawal happens at all. If they did a study that confirmed a large percentage of patients suffer withdrawal, they might have to change the formulation or re apply for approval.
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:33 PM   #7
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Re: Any good experiences with Paxil withdrawl

I had a good experience until the last 10mgs. Before that I was completely fine. Now I have been feeling nauseous and depressed almost every day.
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