Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: East Bay Area, California
re: Paroxetine (or other SSRI) - would you recommend or warn
Everyone's reaction is different, it's probably better to ask your doctor to recommend a variety of drugs.
I took Paxil for 3 years and it really sucked and didn't do much. I didn't feel less anxious or even less depressed. And the withdrawal symptoms were unbearable. If you forget to take a tablet for even one day, you will get an extremely bad headache. And while getting off the medication, your consciousness "twitches" sometimes as though you lose consciousness for a split second. Unlike many people, I didn't experience any negative sexual side effects. This is just my personal experience, and it may be the magic pill for you, who knows.
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky
Living in the East Bay Area in California; my hometown's Mississauga, Ontario.