Paxil Addiction

Paxil Addiction

At Alternative to Meds Center, ways of Paxil addiction help have been discovered which alleviate the withdrawal symptoms and make this process easier. 


Once a person has developed a Paxil addiction, it can be one of the most troubling processes to get off of the medication and endure Paxil withdrawal symptoms. We are aware of solutions that are alternative to living the rest of life medicated or addicted to antidepressant prescription medications. 

After long-term and/or high dosage use of this antidepressant medication, Paxil abuse problems may form. As with other addictions, physical Paxil dependence forms and if consumption of the drug is stopped; withdrawal symptoms emerge. Furthermore, Paxil, also known as Paroxetine; belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and today it is one of the most frequently prescribed antidepressant medications. However, it is also one of the antidepressant drugs that may cause the most side effects. On top of a lot of potential side effects, it may also be proven that this drug is a very addictive one. It may be so addictive that users of this medication start to feel Paxil withdrawal symptoms as fast as a few hours upon the drug exiting the human body system.

In 1992, Paroxetine was introduced to the market. Since its introduction, thousands of patients have been prescribed to this drug for various mental conditions and have developed problems that led to the need for Paxil addiction treatment. The commercials seen on television for Paroxetine claim the drug is not addicting and carries no such side effects. Many doctors and pharmacies may tell patients the same thing; antidepressants are not addictive. Contrary to this belief, so many patients find it very difficult to quit using this and other antidepressant drugs. Even with a slow reduction of dosage and tapering off of Paxil addiction, many patients have reported complaints of diarrhea, intense stomach pain, migraines, intense anger, extreme anxiety, and feelings of electrical zapping moving the head or eyes.

These symptoms that occur when ending Paxil dependence are often written off as withdrawal syndrome or temporary illness due to discontinuation of the drug. Many people have suffered injury, harm or loss resulting from antidepressant side effects and claim that they were never told or properly informed about the medication’s potential harms. There are a number of Paxil side effects but some are more serious than others, such as the serious possibility of Paxil substance abuse.

Even though this drug may not be likely to be abused and most people do not have the intention of becoming addicted to it, when all of the characteristics of Paxil addiction drug dependence are compared with an addiction to heroin or cocaine; there are more similarities than differences. Long-term use often causes a physical and mental dependency to develop upon the drug, a tolerance to the antidepressant is often acquired, users of this drug may not be able to function properly without using it, and without consuming it; an individual may experience pain from antidepressant addiction withdrawal symptoms. Paxil abuse may develop with an individual over long-term use, where the individual no longer feels the same effects from the drug at the same dosage they have been taking; often leading to an increase in dosage in order to achieve the desired effects.

Many people use this medication or Paxil alternatives for the rest of their lives; this is often easier than confronting the fact that they may need Paxil addiction help in order to be free of addiction. However, overcoming antidepressant addiction and getting through withdrawal is easier than many people may think. Use of any prescription medication should never be stopped without talking to a doctor first, but with the help of a medical professional; addiction and the process of withdrawal and recovery is easily manageable. Patients should not think that antidepressant addiction is any different from other addictions just because it is prescribed by a doctor. Medication addiction should be taken seriously and if you think you have an addiction to this medication, please seek Paxil rehab immediately.

Most people are prescribed an antidepressant prior to any adequate investigative efforts being put towards finding why these people are depressed. Are these individuals really just low Serotonin, and this is the only reason causing their depression? Then years later, many users of these medications struggle with dependency issues and suffer symptoms of withdrawal when they try to quit taking the medication and need Paxil rehab. Although many people are not deficient in Serotonin to begin with, by taking the medication, it can create a real Serotonin deficit. The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s) and selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI’s) don’t create any Serotonin, these drugs block Serotonin reuptake. It is a similar process to the way Cocaine only fights depression for a short period of time. Cocaine wastes all of the Dopamine, and doesn’t create it.

Alternative to Meds Center identifies the medical causes of why a person may suffer from depression and helps people to limit their dependency to antidepressant medications. Our program includes the use of lab testing, natural substances that will stabilize the neurochemistry, cessation processes to rid accumulated neurotoxins from the environment, careful medication withdrawal methods, IV amino therapies and other nutritional therapy, personal exercise training, yoga, massage, peer support, and many other therapies to address depression and offer successful Paxil addiction treatment. We invite you to give us a call and chat with us, find out more of an idea of the kind of Paxil addiction help available for you.


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