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Old 11-20-2005  
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I've been on Paxil now for 3 months and I have already seen an improvement. Granted, I know medication is not a cure all, but at least in my scenario, I have definitely seen significant results. I can go out in public and do normal day to day things without feeling the type of anxiety and constant distress I felt before. I'm more outgoing with people and I'm more open. It feels like I've been freed from my chains in a way, at least in certain scenarios.

Of course, I'm not completely cured, but Paxil has definitely worked for me. Yes, the sexual side effects are apparent at times, but I can still release, it just takes longer. I'm not as aroused all the time, but that's not such a bad thing is it?

The only other side effect I've felt is drowsiness. But hey, I'd much rather yawn a couple more times a day than feel like I have nothing to live for.

If you have any other specific questions about Paxil, feel free to ask, because I think I'm pretty knowledgable.
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Went to see my doc again today, I was on Zoloft for two weeks and then quit because it had bad side effects (tapered off over 4 days). I was thinking I'll try conquering this without drugs, but the doc suggested it might be good to try another SSRI, so i've been given paroxetine 20mg (Paxil that is). I'll take my first half dose tomorrow, and will keep you all updated. Zoloft turned out crap, sure hope this one doesn't. :x
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In the past I was put on different drugs for helping social anxiety. Paxil and Effexxor are the ones I can remember taking and they didn't help me at all. They actually seemed to have worse effects then good effects. I now know that some drugs do provide temporary help for some ailments, but I learned that the doctors try to keep forcing new drugs into you once other drugs don't work, this is not healthy. These drugs have bad side effects in the long run for the inside of your body, usually your heart and brain. They are getting paid to do this and the drug companies just want to make money, they don't care about the side effects. I don't reccommend drugs, unless they are safe natural organic medicines.
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I've taken paxil 3 times for about 1 year each time- it really helped me through some tough times but I don't want to take it forever even though I know I should.

Here's what I found:
- very,very difficult to stop taking- the side effects like dizzy spells were almost unbearable (I'm not being dramatic)
-couldn't orgasm for the first few weeks, my body just wouldn't... but it went away
-overall left me feeling more balanced, still anxious but it didn't get as intense
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Paxil definatley seems to be the best drug for me.I have tried most of the others like zoloft,prozac and loads more that i don't even remember the name of and all i got was side effects,but the paxil dose seem to help me and yes the only thing is the sex it takes ages to cum :roll: but the chicks don't seem to mind much.lol :wink:
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Hey, they should market Paxil to guys with premature ejaculation problems- seriously, it could help!
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ha ha yeah it can be a bit too effective at times though,I've seen me just give up after about an hour and a half.lol 8O
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it didn't work for me...it took away my panic attacks, but that's it...and the only reason i believe that it took them away is because i was only having them in the middle of the night, and the paxil made me want to do nothing but sleep. i was falling asleep at about 8 pm(which is completely unlike me...i normally stay up until AT LEAST midnight--later if i can)...so there was no time for me to have anymore panic attacks. but the paxil also made my head feel weird...dizzy/light-headed... i hated that feeling and i didn't like how it made me sleepy...and it didn't really work for the depression/SP anyway, so i just eventually quit taking it. and now, when i work there would be no possible way for me to function taking paxil anyway... i was being homeschooled then so it wasn't a big deal about falling asleep at any moment of the day or night, but now i'd be afraid i'd fall asleep while driving, or fall asleep during work and get fired...i almost fall asleep at work from boredom anyway, so if i was on the paxil i know i would fall asleep at work.
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Hey you! PAxil was my "cure" drug. If you want to be free of this crtap paxil takes it away. BUT I HATE PAXIL. It freed me to the point I lost everything and everyone. My x said he'd have nothing to do with me if I was on Paxil. SIde effects...hmmm.. I weighed 103 when I began them. I couldn't ever gain weight I even took weight gainers and ate more then a man and wouldn't gain an once. one week into paxil I gained 5 pounds. 5 months later I weighed 165!!!!!! I went from hiding in my bathroom at just the sound od the phone ringing to the life of the party at the craps table in LAs vegas. I eventually lost everything but I didn't care because paxil is the I DON"T GIVE A SHIT PILL. after 2 yeras or so on it i switched to effexor which worked almost just as good. I started to have to prepare to go out agian . LIke nervous stomache and had to plan an excape or excuse agian before every socail time out, but no panic. I lost 30 pounds in the first 2 months. On effexor you can't miss one dose or you'll be a crackhead coming off crack!
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Yes and the sex...I would rather scrape paint off the walls then have sex on it. ANd If i did get turned on to have sex the orgasm would just sit and stare at me nalways there but never coming!!
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