I've been taking 10mg of paxil for about a month now. My eyes are like saucers really dilated and just want to know if anyone else had this happen while taking Paxil? Is this normal?
I've tried Paxil up to 60mg daily and never noticed any such effect. Never experienced that effect from any med. Actually, I've never experienced such an effect ever in my 38 years. I've also never heard anyone report that as a med effect, nor have I read of such on any drug label ever.
It's certainly not normal. I'd tend to doubt it's related to Paxil use, especially since 10mg is a really low dose. In a clinical trial I once did, the patients who got Paxil were started at 20mg and went up as high as 50mg depending on response.
When did this eye issue start? Ever experience it before the Paxil?
The other year I found out I have really large pupils when I asked my optometrist why I've never had my eyes dilated for an exam. Response: mine are so large no need as he can already get a great view.
ALSO, yesterday i woke up really dizzy like if I was drunk or something. It really freaked me out. My heart rate was all over the place, i had a headache, i was hot, dry mouth, chills, shakes. I took my paxil and it took most of that away. What did i experience? I was soooo freaked out becaus the dizziness got worse if I laid down, went away if I walked around.
Rapid heart rate + shakes + you "freaking out" tends to sound like a panic attack. Paxil would not be expected to cause a panic attack (and I don't think it could), though lots of folks with social anxiety have panic attacks as well, so that's my best guess.
Obviously, this is an issue you should discuss with your doctor at your earliest convenience.