I started taking paxil cr (12.5mg), a week ago today. I dont feel nearly as tired as I did the month on was on xanax xr, in fact, I have a hard time sleeping. I toss and turn a lot throughout the night, and whatever time I wake up in the morning, I really cant go back to sleep. Its gotten a little better, since I started taking my pill in the morning rather than around lunch time or so.
I havent had much of an appetite either. I can eat during the day (breakfast and lunch), but the past few days around dinner time, I just look at food and feel sick to my stomach. I dont feel like eating anything. I know decrease in appetite is a side effect too. Could it be that paxil cr is a slow release pill, so by that time the pill has taken full effect?
I know I need to give this more time being its only been a week. Also, I was curious as to whether or not anyone had abdominal pains or weird feelings in the abdomen/stomach? Ive had pains since march, and ive gone to numerous drs. Who havent found much, and im going to get a ct scan next week. I saw a gastroenterologist (sp), yest. For the first time whose sending me to get the test done, and he said it might be imfalmation. If it is that, could the paxil be inflamming it and causing me more pain? My whole abdominal area feels tight and I have these weird feelings in it and pain. Has anyone gotten more gas on this?
In general, what side effects if any, has everyone had on paxil cr?
Sorry.... Both my hubby and I had been on paxil in the past.... The worst of the side affects are insomnia and lack (as in no, none, nada) of sex drive! Those are the "worst"..... I believe there have recently been some "not so good" findings about paxil, so i'd look into it. But, never ever ever just stop taking paxil!!!! Never!!! You have to ween yourself off of them.
I presently take effexor xr, and much prefer it to paxil. My hubby has taken serzone in the past, and it worked well for him. Neither of us are very fond of anything in the paxil family.
Do your research on paxil, and take it from there.
I was on paxil cr for a few months and it was misery! I had absolutely no sex drive, and even if I tried, I could not climax the entire time, no matter what! I also had a terrible time focussing, and sleep was restless at best. The really scary thing is when I went off it. While I was using it I occasionally had what I called 'shocks,' but actually ended up being like minor seizures. They were usually worse during the evening when my body was more tired. Whenever I was trying to relax I would start having seizures. the awful experience of being on it was a million times better than getting off of it, even though I was only on paxil cr for two months. My shocks escilated to full on 5-second seizures that would jump on me at any time, day or night, no matter the situation. My sex drive and ability to orgams returned almost immediately, but the seizures and vertigo landed me in the hospital for temporary paxil fixes on numerous occasions. The seizures amd vertigo were so bad that I couldn't drive for weeks afterwards. I have been off paxil cr for 6 months now and I still have a random seizure every few days. The stuff is hell in a pill, and I was only on it for the amount of time that doctors say it takes for the full effect to work. I suggest finding a new one, especially if you're having any of these symptoms right off. Almost immediately after starting the paxil I had dry heaving and insomnia. Be very careful. It can be almost as bad as the anxiety issues!
*a large new study added to previous research on prozac shows that kids taking the drug have about a 50% higher risk of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts than those getting placebos, says robert temple, director of the office of drug evaluation at the food and drug administration.
*the british regulators wrote in a statement "it has become clear that the benefits of seroxat in children for the treatment of depressive illness do not outweigh these risks." paxil is known as seroxat in great britan. Additionally, paxil has long been associated with difficult withdrawal side effects, leaving patients virtually addicted to the drug.
Recently, the british drug agency required glaxo to remove a statement on its patient label saying that the drug was not addictive. Two years ago, a wyoming jury awarded $6.4 million to the family of a patient taking the pill who killed his wife, daughter and granddaughter. It is estimated that almost 17 million people worldwide have been treated with paxil.
I had a boss taking prozac... (same family as paxil). While on the drug he was like a jekyl and hyde! The worst events occurred when he mixed alcohol with the prozac! Bad news!
Educate yourself.... Ask questions of your doctor.... And make wise decisions.