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Old 04-28-2012, 08:22 AM   #1
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Reinstated but... how long until I start weaning off?

Hi everybody, it's been like 3 or 4 weeks since my last post. I had a really bad time and finally managed to reinstate paxil, no weird side effects this time, my doctor told me the anxiety I had the last time I tried to reinstate (february) was caused mostly by me, so... it's been 3 weeks and I think paxil has kicked in already, or does it take more time?

Anyways, this is my 3rd time on paxil and it really sucks, but I'm willing to do a proper tapper this time, I just wanted to know, how long should I wait until start tappering? should it be a year? My doctor told me to be 12 or maybe 16 months on paxil and then quit, 'cause I can't be on paxil forever, he also said I need to grow up and learn to control myself t_t so true...

So that's pretty much it, It's been a little hard to sleep (I wake up a couple times during the night and stay awake like 1 hour) and sometimes I can't keep my legs quiet and I feel a little bit tired, but that's it. I'm also taking omega 3 and multivitamin complements along with paxil.

I hope everybody is doing better.

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:33 AM   #2
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Re: Reinstated but... how long until I start weaning off?

Hi

Usually it takes 6-8 weeks to start seeing the full effects. Good that you are doing better, and then taper once you are ready.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:40 AM   #3
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Re: Reinstated but... how long until I start weaning off?

this was also my 3rd time back on..to taper slow..i stayed on for 2 years before tapering again..and i am going on to my 2nd year now of a super slow taper....Only you will know when it feels right to taper again)
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:28 PM   #4
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Re: Reinstated but... how long until I start weaning off?

Lindelea, i'm so glad to hear from you and so incredibly happy that you are starting to feel better. Don't worry about doing a taper right now. Get yourself stable, enjoy yourself and then start thinking about it. You do NOT have to be on it forever, but you also don't have to rush yourself too much. Take as much time as you need.
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:35 PM   #5
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Re: Reinstated but... how long until I start weaning off?

Thanks guys!!! : ) I'll do a super slot taper like you @mapleleafgirl, and I think paxil will fully work at 6 or 8 weeks as you said @backtopaxil, cause I felt better but I still have some anxiety sometimes and some weird symptoms.

I'll try not to worry @iwantpeace, I'll enjoy myself for now : ) I'll think about it later then, I just wanted some opinions :P, I'd like to know how r u doing
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