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Greenacre1 Successful withdrawal of Paxil after twelve years

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Greenacre1

In short I guess..I was on paxil progress and they HELPED me! Glad I found this site. And maybe to be of some hope for others. I had major anxiety, depression and PTSD. Was put on paxil until I finally hit the "poop out" stage after twelve years. Was also on Klonopin and Xanax. It took me ten months to withdrawal after several failed attempts. Have been off ALL meds for over five years and I have never felt so great! ALOT of exercise and diet make a world of difference. Experienced, brain zaps, blurred vision, major hearing enhancements, cold sweats, constant anxiety, fear and suicide. Running thoughts, always in my head and worrying. I wanted to die... Now just perm. tinnitus. I have learned to ignore the hissing. (quite is not your friend) I now meditate every morning and do tapping. YOU CAN OVER COME!!! YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE YOU WILL. God will guide you or whatever higher power you look to. Little did I know God saved me. This event in my life almost ripped apart my family. It took it's toll. Somehow, someway I made it out of the darkness and YOU CAN to! 

 

Thanks,

Mario.

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brassmonkey

Hi Mario-- welcome to the group.  It is always exciting to have someone join who has made it out the other side and is loving life.  People are going to have a lot of questions, I hope you will share further details of your success with us.

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Altostrata

Hi, Mario. How did you go off Paxil? Did you have any withdrawal symptoms?

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Greenacre1

Thanks Brassmonkey! I will try and be as helpful as possible. Hi there Altostrata. I VERY slowly weened off of Paxil over a period of almost a year. I used liquid Paxil. It works the best. I went down in doses of .5mg or even 1mg-4mg every 3-5 weeks. I was at 60 mg on my highest does of Paxil. And yes I had major withdrawal symptoms. Brain zaps, blurred vision, major hearing enhancements, cold sweats, constant anxiety. Almost like living outside of my body. My wife took care of me. The withdrawal affects only lasted about 3-4 weeks though. My wife took care of me. God bless her! Please try and be with someone or always talk with someone when withdrawing. I made it through and to a brighter side of life!! I worked out during my withdrawal. I think it helped. Now I meditate and work out and try to eat right when I can. Good luck and keep us posted.

 

Mario 

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Mort81

Wonderful Story Mario ! The micro taper worked really well it seemed.  Like amazingly well.  I wish I had the knowledge to do that , might have saved a ton of horrible days .  How did you know how to taper like that ? So the horrible Withdrawal symptoms were happening after cuts ? or they just happened after you hit zero for about 4 weeks ?

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Greenacre1

Hi Mort81,

At first I tries to cold turkey!!! INSANE!! Then I started doing some research and found about the micro taper with liquid paxil. I cannot remember when my withdrawal symptoms came. Sorry. It's like I had my memory flashed. Very grey area. Little memories came back every so often...

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Mort81

Thanks for response ya CT is rough . I didnt CT but pretty close .  Just followed my doctors intsuctions . Its okay you dont need to remember this crap anwyay . So glad you healed and moved on ! This story is much needed for us around here 

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FightingForHope

Mario, that's so great to hear, my meds experience has been similar to yours, but I am still in recovery, 3 months fully off paxil after a 9 month or so taper. I now wish I had gone much slower, but I am inspired by the success stories like yours! Congrats and thanks for sharing your success!

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Greenacre1

Sure thing FightingForHope. Glad to hear!

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ChessieCat

Hi there,

 

The staff at SA are wondering how you are.  We'd love to hear how you are doing now.   Would you mind dropping by and giving an update?

 

Thanks.

CC

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Frankgrimes
On 3/9/2016 at 10:41 AM, Greenacre1 said:

Thanks Brassmonkey! I will try and be as helpful as possible. Hi there Altostrata. I VERY slowly weened off of Paxil over a period of almost a year. I used liquid Paxil. It works the best. I went down in doses of .5mg or even 1mg-4mg every 3-5 weeks. I was at 60 mg on my highest does of Paxil. And yes I had major withdrawal symptoms. Brain zaps, blurred vision, major hearing enhancements, cold sweats, constant anxiety. Almost like living outside of my body. My wife took care of me. The withdrawal affects only lasted about 3-4 weeks though. My wife took care of me. God bless her! Please try and be with someone or always talk with someone when withdrawing. I made it through and to a brighter side of life!! I worked out during my withdrawal. I think it helped. Now I meditate and work out and try to eat right when I can. Good luck and keep us posted.

 

Mario 

 

Congrats!  Each time you went down, how long did it take to stabilize before tapering again?  How long did the immediate withdrawal last for?  Thanks!

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