I have now been withdrawing of of Paxil for 3 or 4 weeks. I had been taking a 40 mg dose on and off for 20 years!
I went down to 20 mg for a week and then stopped. I was fine for 2 days and then had a hellacious night. I immediately began taking 20 mg again. I continued this for several days until withdrawal symptoms were tolerable.
I went down to 10 mg about 4 days ago. I have been doing well with slight withdrawal symptoms. However, last night was a little rough. I had bizarre, troublesome dreams that made me awake feeling scared/paranoid. I have very little energy and motivation today and feel crappy. I just want to sleep but I cannot because I am at work.
I do plan on going to the gym after work. Exercise is so beneficial for the brain!
When this withdrawal process is over with, I will post a summary so that anyone else withdrawing from an SSRI will have a guideline that may help them. Our brains are all different so what works for me may not work for someone else but I pray it does.
Remember, it does get bettter.
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