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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Paxil oral.

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Condition: Depression
7/16/2014 4:18:48 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have gained 3 stone. I dont know why. I am usually 10 stone, i am now 13 stone

Condition: Depression
7/14/2014 9:54:37 AM

Reviewer: wendingroad, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been on this drug for almost 10 years. I have tried to withdraw two times with lower dosage, did not work. I didn't realize I had anymore pills and I have no money for a refill. Then I started to realize I was feeling like I did the other two times I tried to withdraw. I do have insurance. I am slightly light headed and I can cry at the drop of a hat. I found this drug not to be helpful ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
6/12/2014 1:29:17 PM

Reviewer: Jenn, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Paxil is the only medication that worked to lift my severe, recurrent depression. It also helps with my anxiety and PTSD. I had a dry mouth at first but that has stopped. I do not advise ever trying to go off this without talking to your doctor. I have gone from taking 60mg a day down to 20mg now as I want to be on the lowest dose possible that helps me. 20mg seems to be a good fit at this time in ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
6/11/2014 10:14:58 PM

Reviewer: N/a, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Before Paxil: dread, extreme anxiety, unable to concentrate to the extent of walking away mid-conversation, crying episodes, sleep insomnia, constant desire to cut. During Paxil: good (feels like someone tickles your brain!) Withdrawal: buzzing head, unable to stop crying, unable to sleep. (I drove to a quiet place in order to not wake up my neighbor, parked, cried a lot. Police noticed my car. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
5/28/2014 1:03:25 AM

Reviewer: Linda J., 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Paxil worked great once it was in my system. Helped stop anxiety and depression and put me on the path back to normal lifestyle. Down side of Paxil - the length of time it took to get off of them (1.5 years) reducing my intake. Went off them for two days and had buzzing in my head, went back on then reduced dosage to get off. Great you tube vids on this. Wish I knew it was so addictive when ... Show Full Comment

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