I took Paxil for a long time and found it very effective to treat depression and SA, with a relatively mild side-effect profile. After being on it awhile I noticed some problems with memory, attention, language comprehension etc. that caused me to go off of it. I've been off of it and off all meds for about 4 months now and am doing OK.
While I was on it, at one point I was on 60 mg/day trying to get a greater effect. When I realized Paxil would help only so much and would never totally vanquish SA, I went back down 20 mg/day since that dose had been just as effective as 60 mg/day. Towards the end I was on 5 mg/day with the same efficacy. For several weeks I was on only 2.5 mg/day and still had good efficacy
, which very few side effects. Does anyone else take low-dose Paxil like this?
It's possible I've become hyper-sensitive to Paxil since I've tapered on-off it several times, and also I've been on other drugs like Nardil & Parnate in between.
I'm thinking about going back on Paxil at 2.5 mg/day to help cope with stress, some disthymia, and mild-moderate SA, but first I'm going to try some supplements like fish oil and Rhodiola Rosea because if something like that works, the long-term risk is less than taking Paxil.