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Hello everybody


My name is Miranda, im from the Netherlands...

Start tapering on my own 3 years ago from 20 to 10 mg... feeling weird sensations at that time..but really didnt know it were al withdrawals...

Now im tapering from 10 mg to 0 ...started augustus 2015 ....im on 2.57ml ..that is 5.14mg... im doing the 5% taper...

Stil doing well...trying to eat healthy..excersise....etc.. Today im having the hot feeling in my body..i know this feeling from the first time i taperd from 20 to 10 mg...dont like it!!


Im glad that i found these group ...and is found it true people on fb we have pages there...


Hope you are all hanging in there..


Big Hug


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Hi, Miranda.


Welcome to SA. 


I'm glad you're only reducing by 5% and are doing a slow and careful taper. It sounds like you may already be familiar with antidepressant withdrawal, but I'm going to post these links just in case you haven't seen them:


Tips for tapering off Paxil (paroxetine)


What is withdrawal syndrome? 
The Windows and Waves Pattern of Stabilization



Other than weird sensations and feeling hot, are you having any other symptoms of withdrawal? How is your sleep? 


Once we know more about your taper and symptoms, we can guide you in non-drug coping skills to help. 


Please fill out your signature with your drug and supplement history. 


Please put your withdrawal history in your signature


This is your thread to list your symptoms and to ask plenty of questions.


I'm glad you found us for information and support. 




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Welcome to this wonderful, helpful site!  I wish you well for your withdrawal journey and suggest you read EVERYTHING you can as it is all such good information here.

1995-2007      20mg Aropax/Paxil for pain.  Years of up and down doses

2008                Endep, Lexapro and then Esipram (hell!) CT (oh dear!)

2009                20mg Aropax.  Tried skipping doses for a year (more hell!)

                        2010                10mg.  10% taper.  Lasted 4 months. Crashed again

2011                5% taper. 9mg-7mg (hell got even worse!)

2012                2.5% taper.  6.6mg – 5.6mg (worser still & unbearable)

2013                5% taper.  Big mistake.  5.5mg – 4.6mg  (even worserer)

2014                2.5% taper.  4.9mg – 4.5mg;    2015 2.5% taper 4.4 - 4.0mg

2016                2.5% taper.  3.9mg  Feb 3.8   Mar 3.7  May 3.6   Jul 3.5

2017                2.5% taper.  Jan 3.4;   Mar 3.35;  Apr 3.3; Oct 3; Dec 2.9;

2018                2.5% taper. Jan 2.8; Mar 2.7; Mar: 2.75; Jun 2.7; Aug 2.6; Oct 2.5; Nov 2.4; Dec 2.3

2019                Jan 2.2; Feb 2.1;

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Miranda how is the paxil taper going?

Doing the 5% taper is a wise move.

Thought for the day: Lets stand up, and let’s speak out , together. G Olsen

We have until the 14th. Feb 2018. 

URGENT REQUEST Please consider submitting  for the petition on Prescribed Drug Dependence and Withdrawal currently awaiting its third consideration at the Scottish Parliament. You don't even have to be from Scotland. By clicking on the link below you can read some of the previous submissions but be warned many of them are quite harrowing.


Please tell them about your problems taking and withdrawing from antidepressants and/or benzos.

Send by email to petitions@parliament.scot and quote PE01651 in the subject heading. Keep to a maximum of 3 sides of A4 and you can't name for legal reasons any doctor you have consulted. Tell them if you wish to remain anonymous. We need the numbers to help convince the committee members we are not isolated cases. You have until mid February. Thank you

Recovering paxil addict

None of the published articles shed light on what ssri's ... actually do or what their hazards might be. Healy 2013. 

This is so true, with anything you get on these drugs, dependance, tapering, withdrawal symptoms, side effects, just silent. And if there is something mentioned then their is a serious disconnect between what is said and reality! 

  "Every time I read of a multi-person shooting, I always presume that person had just started a SSRI or had just stopped."  Dr Mosher. Me too! 

Over two decades later, the number of antidepressant prescriptions a year is slightly more than the number of people in the Western world. Most (nine out of 10) prescriptions are for patients who faced difficulties on stopping, equating to about a tenth of the population. These patients are often advised to continue treatment because their difficulties indicate they need ongoing treatment, just as a person with diabetes needs insulin. Healy 2015

I believe the ssri era will soon stand as one of the most shameful in the history of medicine. Healy 2015

Let people help people ... in a natural, kind, non-addictive (and non-big pharma) way. J Broadley 2017



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