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Old 04-23-2012, 09:12 PM   #26
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Re: Question about poop-out & tapering

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When does one start experiencing withdrawal--when the drug poops out, or as they are tapering? Or both?
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:56 AM   #27
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Re: Question about poop-out & tapering

That's how I knew paxil pooped out on me. I was taking the same dose everyday but was all of a sudden exeriencing wd symptoms (brain zaps, crazy anxiety, racing thoughts etc). When I tapered I got wd symptoms at different times. Sometimes the very next day, sometimes a few days or weeks later. Either way, the symptoms were the same so I always knew.
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- 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 04-24-2012, 07:10 AM   #28
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Re: Question about poop-out & tapering

It was both for me, had awful symptoms out of the blue ON the med, while tapering, and for months AFTER I quit too. Most of it has eased up a lot.
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Nothing helped except waiting 7 months to stabilize on Paxil then starting to taper:
Oct'11 to Nov '12 20mg-10mg
March'13 to Feb'14 9mg -4mg
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