Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fairfield, Ohio
Paxil side effects still after quting a month ago?
Hi everyone. I was on 40mg of paxil for almost a year but as of this Monday it will have been 1 month since I quit it. The main reason I quit paxil besides for the fact that it wasn't helping my SA was because it put me to sleep atleast 15 hours every day, even though I don't do anything besides sit on the pc all day long I just couldn't stand it.
I quit my Paxil cold turkey from 40 mg since I rarely have major side effects from quiting medications like tha from my Crohn's disease. The 3rd day off of Paxil I had some minor head aches and that was that. However a month later I'm still having dreams every night, I don't mind dreams but before Paxil I'd never have them so its weird to me. My main problem is that before Paxil I was only about 120 lb, it's very hard for me to gain weight because of my Crohn's disease but Paxil made me shoot up to 165 so fast I didn't even notice it fast enough to prevent it. Now that I've been off Paxil for a month I expected to lose weight, or at least stay the same for a bit, however I gained another 10 lbs.. This just isn't ok being 175 since I'm on'y 5'5 tall. Is it normally for paxil to still be causing weight gain this long after quitting the pill?
Sorry for the spell it's 6:30 am and I barely slept. I tried to proof read as much as I could, lol.