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Need help please on paxil


I was on a medication for depression,anxiety, and panic attacks for 2-3 yrs
than I went off the med , but 2 yrs later I relapsed, than I started to take 30mg paxil.
- On Paxil 30mg for 15 yrs
than I tapered it off around aug 2013
went down to 20mg for 3 month
than 10mg for 2 month
than 5mg for 2 month
than 5mg every other day for 1 month
than 5mg every two day for 1 month
than 5mg every there day for 1 month
than 5mg every four day for 1 month
than 5mg every five day for 1 month
than 5mg every six day for 1 month
than 5mg every 7 day for 1 month
than 5mg every 8 day for 1 month

July 30 2014- Went on vacation- I took a 3 day bus ride, then a wk later, i took an 3 day bus back. On the way back all I was very anxious and had very negative thoughts. I had a panic attack on the bus so I took a 5mg of paxil. When i get back home, it didnt go away and havent slept in days. Anxiety, despression panic attacks got worse. Went to go see family doctor, now i am back on paxil 20mg daily.

Aug 10, 2014 - 5mg (on bus)
Aug 11, 2014 - 10mg (at home)
aug 12, 2014 - 20mg (after seeing dr)
so here I am taking 20mg of paxil again daily.
I think I tapered down to fast, because i didn't know better.

-This is the second time I try tapper off
Tapper off 20mg for 11 months
went down to 10mg right now.
when I was on 11mg I was ok but I just start the 10 mg 10 days ago April 25, 2016
Right now I having anxiety attack and depression.
what Should I do. go back up to 20mg or Stay on 10 mg.
I am doing this on my own I don't have a doctor and should I go see a psychologist or a doctor better.


If you have any suggestions or advice, please feel free to post. thx
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-07-2016, 08:05 PM
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my doctor switched me to prozac to taper off the paxil because prozac has a very long half life. Was able to take the prozac for a few days and then just stop without the horrid withdrawal.
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I was on a medication for depression,anxiety, and panic attacks for 2-3 yrs
than I went off the med , but 2 yrs later I relapsed, than I started to take 30mg paxil.
- On Paxil 30mg for 15 yrs
than I tapered it off around aug 2013
went down to 20mg for 3 month
than 10mg for 2 month
than 5mg for 2 month
than 5mg every other day for 1 month
than 5mg every two day for 1 month
than 5mg every there day for 1 month
than 5mg every four day for 1 month
than 5mg every five day for 1 month
than 5mg every six day for 1 month
than 5mg every 7 day for 1 month
than 5mg every 8 day for 1 month

July 30 2014- Went on vacation- I took a 3 day bus ride, then a wk later, i took an 3 day bus back. On the way back all I was very anxious and had very negative thoughts. I had a panic attack on the bus so I took a 5mg of paxil. When i get back home, it didnt go away and havent slept in days. Anxiety, despression panic attacks got worse. Went to go see family doctor, now i am back on paxil 20mg daily.

Aug 10, 2014 - 5mg (on bus)
Aug 11, 2014 - 10mg (at home)
aug 12, 2014 - 20mg (after seeing dr)
so here I am taking 20mg of paxil again daily.
I think I tapered down to fast, because i didn't know better.

-This is the second time I try tapper off
Tapper off 20mg for 11 months
went down to 10mg right now.
when I was on 11mg I was ok but I just start the 10 mg 10 days ago April 25, 2016
Right now I having anxiety attack and depression.
what Should I do. go back up to 20mg or Stay on 10 mg.
I am doing this on my own I don't have a doctor and should I go see a psychologist or a doctor better.


If you have any suggestions or advice, please feel free to post. thx
wonder why you're tapering off Paxil? Are you planning to go on another med? 10mg and less made me very anxious esp <5. This will get even worse once you get off. Plus, the withdrawal is very harsh. What a nightmare. Hope you have an easier time though.
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