the good news: you are not going to die. Although, there is at
least one legal firm
that specializes in wrong-full deaths caused by Paxil and
other similar drugs, my research indicates that most, if not all of of
these, were suicides. As hellish as the withdrawal will be or is at the
moment, suicide is not warranted, for, there is an end in sight.
Still, the bad news is that the withdrawal process mirrors every depiction of hell as I, a non-believer, had come to imagine. SmithKline Beecham (read about the huge sums involved) makes no mention of these on their Paxil home site , including in their prescription information . Avoid it if you have the chance by choosing an alternate drug, or, if you are already on it, take a couple of weeks off from work, and hold on. Here is some of what you might await you:
|list of possible symptoms|
|This list is based solely on my experience. It will expand as more people contribute to this site.|
the symptoms in the right hand column are a nuisance, and the ones in the middle
column are barely tolerable, it is the left handed ones that redefine the
term nightmare. Their nature is such, that you will find yourself
questioning your sanity on a continual basis.
The duration of the withdrawal process seems to vary from individual to individual. In my own experience, the worst was over after the first two weeks . Still, three weeks into it, I am still far from feeling ship-shape in Bristol fashion. According to the two physicians that I have consulted , it can take up to six weeks for the symptoms to subside.
|This advice is based on personal experience and should not be substituted for consultations with your physician.|