I am just wanting to know if there is anyone who has tapered off Paxil successfully? How long were you on the medication? What was the dose?
I suffer from anxiety/depression that seems to stem around my periods and menstrual cycle, more like PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). Also, this only seems to effect me in the winter months. The way that I have worked this out is by keeping an on/off diary through the years.
I am currently tapering off Paxil, or Aropax as its called here. I have been on the drug for approx 4 years and have been up to 40 mg and for the past year I have been on 20mg.
Do you find that when you have your period or "PMS" that is makes the withdrawal symptoms worse (i.e. cranky and irritable/paranoid/anxious)?
The reason I am wanting to come off it is that I am sick of the feeling of not caring or feeling guilty, which effects my behaviours, for example, trying to quite smoking/get healthy and lose weight/follow through on goals. I feel that that little bit of natural guilt /anxiety helps with these things, but the Aropax takes that away.
Anyone else share these sentiments?
Do you have experience with tapering off Paxil? Any thoughts or tips that you would like to share with this reader? Add them below in the comments.