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Hi, I'm new here and I am now going back up on my Paxil from 40-50mg a day. I was on 60mg and my ex psych doc told me I had to go down because anything above 40mg Paxil could cause me to go into cardiac arrest. He said this was s study done by the FDA. Not sure how true it is. Anyway, it took me about 6 months to taper from 60-40mgs. I felt like I had the flu and sometimes thought I was getting a sinus infection. Headaches almost everyday and always woke up in the morning feeling like crap until around 2 or 3 in the afternoon. Seeing a new doc now after I had a med supplement reaction and he wants me to go back up to 60 after all that suffering. I am currently going through what I believe to be a benzo withdrawal from the interaction with the supplement I had back in July. Panic and anxiety daily.

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Welcome, TRP.


60mg Paxil is indeed a very high dose of Paxil. Adverse effects of paroxetine are described here http://www.drugs.com/pro/paroxetine.html


You are describing withdrawal symptoms from Paxil and possibly a benzo?


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Welcome, TRP! How long have you been on paxil?


What kind of supplements were you taking?


Been on Paxil since 96”-97”, 40mg tried 3 times to get off and didn’t work, started a very slow taper Jan 2016, have only dropped down by 3 mg.. on 37mg currently.. have very delayed withdrawals. Last drop was in July 2017.. still have waves and windows. 


Magnesium 200mg, foilc acid 1 mg, vitamin d3 5000iu, Blood pressure meds-Verapamil & Irbesartan... Smoke cbd flower once in awhile. 

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