Paxil Withdrawal

Paxil Withdrawal

We have discovered many ways to help simplify the Paxil withdrawal process as well as relieve withdrawal symptoms.


Many psychoactive medications, including Paxil, the brand name for Paroxetine, can lead to withdrawal symptoms when administration of the drug is discontinued. Research has shown that the side effects may have the highest rates of severity and incidences compared to other medications of its class.

Paroxetine belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), common withdrawal symptoms that occur during SSRI withdrawal include dizziness, nausea, nightmares, vivid dreams and insomnia; vertigo and lightheadedness; uncontrollable crying, anxiety, and feelings of electricity in the body. When taken during pregnancy, withdrawal symptoms can occur in newborn children, including convulsions.

Never stop Paxil cold turkey, antidepressant withdrawal duration can last anywhere from two to eight weeks or longer and by now has been well explored in the medical community. An unknown percentage of people who take this medication are afflicted by Paxil discontinuation symptoms, which have either missed a few doses of their medication, reduced the dosage, or have stopped taking it altogether. There are dozens of potential Paxil withdrawal syndrome symptoms, some are commonly reported and some are rare; some last only for a few days and others can persist for weeks, and some withdrawal symptoms are bothersome but others may be painful or even potentially harmful.

The time duration is greatly dependent upon whether or not the individual has help. Without withdrawal help, the following symptoms are frequently reported: vivid dreams, intense insomnia, extreme confusion, feelings of existing outside of reality (depersonalization), difficulty with concentration and memory, fear of losing sanity, anxiety or panic attacks; mood swings, irritability, anger, suicidal thoughts (in severe cases), vertigo, electric shock like feelings, headaches, profuse sweating, muscle cramps, hypersensitivity to sounds, smells, motions; loss of appetite, abdominal cramping, nausea, diarrhea, slurred speech, chills / hot flashes, and an unsteady gait.

Less commonly experienced Paxil withdrawal side effects that have been reported include: Paxil weight gain, fainting, bursting headaches, heart palpitations, fatigue, hallucinations, hearing sounds inside one’s head, constant noise in the ears, itchiness, difficulty swallowing, grinding of the teeth, tingling sensations in lips, tongue, cheeks and face, lump in throat, and rash with dry, irritated or flaky skin. Use of this drug should not be discontinued without consulting a medical professional for help, as severely uncomfortable symptoms may arise, under the care of a medical practitioner; such symptoms may be better managed.

In any case, one of the most important steps of discontinuation is slowly reducing the dosage which allows time for the body to adjust and greatly lessens the severity of Paxil discontinuation symptoms. This withdrawal may be overcome by working through it step-by-step with a medical healthcare professional that is capable of helping patients to comfortably discontinue use of this medication.

Paxil withdrawal, how long it lasts, and severity of symptoms varies from individual to individual. For example, if an individual has been taking the medication for an extended period of time and/or at high dosages and decides to discontinue use, it may take longer for the individual to appropriately withdraw from this drug as opposed to an individual discontinuing short-term and low dosage use.

When a person gets on this antidepressant, the drug can often cause more side effects than it was prescribed to manage. For a lot of people, they were given an antidepressant after an event that was emotionally traumatic, and then they are suffering from side effects and struggling with withdrawal symptoms if they try to get off the medication. Withdrawal occurs because SSRI medications block reuptake of Serotonin.

Having a low serotonin level is often blamed as the culprit for depression. However, many people are not low on Serotonin to begin with, but use of these medications can create a true Serotonin deficiency. So when the drug is withdrawn, all the Serotonin is used up. Since Serotonin is an inhibitory factor of our neurochemistry, it inhibits over-stimulation from the environment and also creates sleep neurohormones and decreases compulsive behaviors and thoughts.

Therefore, an individual in withdrawal is likely to go experience symptoms like restlessness, sleeplessness, and over-stimulation. We focus on discovering medical reasons that are causing a person to be depressed. Our methods include lab testing, cessation of environmentally accumulated neurotoxins, stabilizing the neurochemistry through natural substances, peer support, personal exercise training, massage, yoga, nutritional therapies such as IV amino therapy and other holistic treatments to alleviate depression. We know that better answers exist than a lifetime being medicated on antidepressants, and struggling with side effects. We encourage you to call us and talk about the types of Paxil withdrawal help that are available.


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