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I have been on Paxil for several years (with a history of Celexa & Zoloft prior to this). My psychiatrist wants me to switch from from Paxil (10mg) to Effexor. I normally take 5mg of Paxil at 8 a.m. and 5mg at night (seems to help my stomach upset). I know it's considered a small dose, but I'm highly sensitive to all medications. He stated the transition would take 'several months" - however, he told me to replace my night time 5mg Paxil with 5mg of Effexor the first day (for a month). I was too wary of the Paxil side effects so I took 2.5 Paxil & 2.5 Effexor instead. After 3 days I'm having bizzaar dreams, headaches and feeling woozy. Question: Mixing the two drugs can't be easy on my brain. Is there an easier way to taper one and add the other? At this point I'd rather just taper the Paxil w/o the Effexor and be AD free ...