Side affects when taking Paxil?
I want to go on a Anit Deppresant and ani Anxiety Med. But I want to take one that has the least side Affects. Is Anxiety one side affect on Paxil? If some one can tell me the best Med it will be helpful. Thanks!
- knicnameLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Paxil isn't one of antidepressants that usually cause anxiety.
Most antidepressants cause dry mouth; drowsiness (at beginning of treatment), slightly blurred vision; sometimes it can affect your ability to keep orgasm or ejaculate...(but you could use Viagra).
WellbutrinXL is a good antidepressant as is Effexor XR (though Effexor is sometimes difficult to withdraw from).
Cymbalta is a newer antidepressant with less side effects.
Depending on your symptoms: atypical meds are:
Neurontin & Topamax
Wellbutrin XL also works well for anxiety.
Other antianxiety meds are:Ativan; Xanax; Klonipin; Buspar
I think it's worth taking to relieve your mood & anxiety.
I believe therapy is also important to do at same time.
Good luck to you.Source(s): Mental Health Worker
- Juliepoo15Lv 41 decade ago
I've been on Paxil for about four years now and I'd have to say the worst side effect has been the loss of sexual desire and weight gain. Also, if you forget a pill or two, the dizziness sucks! You get all spacey and can't concentrate. Paxil doesn't make you more anxious, it actually helps with anxiety. At least it does me. It is actually supposed to be more for anxiety than depression. But you should explore your options and be sure to be accurate with your doctor about your symptoms/feelings. Good luck feeling better.
- AlaineLv 44 years ago
No problems taking it, huge problems getting off of it. I have been on several types of anti-depressants both tricyclics and seratonin reuptake inhibiters such as Paxil. The withdrawal from Paxil was so difficult that for a time I thought I would have to take it forever. I had to wean myself off of it over a very long period of time. Try the tricyclics. They have been around much longer and have a much better history than the relatively newer drugs.
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- Mom of ThreeLv 61 decade ago
Paxil is the only one that gave me real relief, but it was a 'darker before the dawn' deal. For the first 3-4 weeks all I wanted to do was sleep. My appetite was decreased - in my particular case that was a good thing!
There are several good anti-depressants, and what works for one person may or may not work for someone else. If anxiety is a problem for you, talk to your doctor about Vistaril. It is a lightweight H2 inhibitor, and it is not addicting.
Good luck!Source(s): btdt
- 1 decade ago
I take 50mg Paxil per day for depression and anxiety and it helps me. Not enough, but it is useful. I once went off of it with no withdrawal effects but I was only taking 25mg a day then, so I don't know how well I would do coming off of it now, but I can miss a day or two of it with no ill effects.
- 1 decade ago
No, anxiety should not be a side effect of paxil. It can cause drowsiness and weight gain. You should not stop taking it abruptly as this can cause severe headaches and mood swings. You should wean off slowly if you wish to stop taking it. All of this is common for most antidepressants.
- 1 decade ago
Paxil stops anxiety but it can make you moodless like you cant cry laugh be happy or sad. But the side affects are noseita or throwing up is what I got very tired look it up their are tones of sites on it. but it is very addicting!!!
- 1 decade ago
The following side effects are associated with Paxil Oral:
Common side effects:
Dry Mouth Less Severe
Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements Less Severe
Drowsiness Less Severe
Dizzy Less Severe
Chronic Trouble Sleeping Less Severe
Excessive Sweating Less Severe
Involuntary Quivering Less Severe
Loss of Appetite Less Severe
Head Pain Less Severe
Feel Like Throwing Up Less Severe
Throwing Up Less Severe
Diarrhea Less Severe
Difficult or Painful Urination Less Severe
Cannot Empty Bladder Less Severe
Frequent Urination Less Severe
Nervous Less Severe
Feeling Weak Less Severe
Sexual Problems Less Severe
Problem with Ejaculation Less Severe
Infrequent side effects:
Feeling Restless Severe
Muscle Disease Severe
Problems with Eyesight Severe
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Severe
Widening of Blood Vessels Severe
Sinus Irritation and Congestion Severe
Inflammation or Infection of Vagina Severe
Muscle Weakness Severe
Muscle Pain Severe
Heart Throbbing or Pounding Severe
Chest Pain Severe
Abnormal Liver Function Tests Severe
Blurred Vision Less Severe
Inflammation of the Nose Less Severe
Inability to have an Erection Less Severe
Backache Less Severe
Abnormal Increase in Muscle Tone Less Severe
Taste Problems Less Severe
Weight Gain Less Severe
Weight Loss Less Severe
Increased Hunger Less Severe
Fast Heartbeat Less Severe
Cough Less Severe
Gas Less Severe
Stomach Cramps Less Severe
Numbness and Tingling Less Severe
Anxious Less Severe
Altered Interest in Having Sexual Intercourse Less Severe
Rare side effects:
Hyperactive Behavior Severe
Extrapyramidal Reaction Severe
Serotonin Syndrome - Adverse Drug Interaction Severe
High Blood Pressure Severe
Abnormally Long or Heavy Periods Severe
Diminished or Slow Movement Severe
Voluntary Movement Difficulty Severe
Difficulty Speaking Severe
Low Amount of Sodium in the Blood Severe
Increased Risk of Bleeding Severe
Behaving with Excessive Cheerfulness and Activity Severe
Mild Degree of Mania Severe
Having Thoughts of Suicide Severe
Nightmares Less Severe
Migraine Headache Less Severe
Orgasm Problems Less Severe
Sun-Sensitive Skin Less Severe
Eczema Less Severe
Cannot Focus Thoughts Less Severe
Loss of Memory Less Severe
Yawning Less Severe
Yeast Infection of Vagina and Vulva Less Severe
my husband is on this and it works pretty well.Source(s): webmd.com
- Anonymous1 decade ago
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