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Paxil

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Other Names: Paroxetine   Paxil CR   Seroxat   Paroxetine HCl

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/ 461,187 posts
Other Names: Alprazolam   Xanax XR   Niravam   Alprozolam   Xanor
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Paroxetine (also known by the trade names Aropax, Paxil, Seroxat, Sereupin) is an selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant. Marketing of the drug began in 1992 by the pharmaceutical company SmithKline Beecham (pharmac... Read more on Wikipedia
Alprazolam (trade name Xanax, number Availability among other generic) is a short-acting anxiolytic of the benzodiazepine chemical classification of psychoactive drugs. Alprazolam, like other benzodiazepines, binds to specific sites on the GABAA... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Jennett Pearson
September 12, 2014
Jennett Pearson wrote
Leukemia
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By Daisy
August 13, 2014
Daisy wrote
Xanax and Carafate.
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By Devoted2Rami
August 4, 2014
Devoted2Rami wrote
Parkinsons Symptoms While On Xanax
I had been on anxiolytics and felt like a piece of shit when i quit. But now I am perfectly fine and have recovered all the strength and confidence. It is just a matter of time before you regain all your strength and confidence.
You are doing great  |  October 4, 2014
After much research, I've found that high doses of Xanax taken for a long time are the biggest culprits to permanent damage or long-term withdrawals.

If you stopped abruptly, you may have caused yourself more discomfort than necessary. My research shows that 1mg daily rarely if ever causes permanent damage. Try meditation, yoga and breathing exercises while you creep through this tunnel -- and may it be short and over soon. I think you will be fine although your thinking in a fearful way may
Sue  |  September 30, 2014
Ps i am 39 and was in good health except anxiety.
Dee  |  September 8, 2014
I can see this ---definetly things about aparalzom or xanax that i am experieencing that are like parkinsonian symptoms. I stopped and am having extreme weakness in hands and shaking. I am scared I have damaged myself permanently and I was only taking 1mg daily.
Dee  |  September 8, 2014
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By Taylor :P
July 29, 2014
Taylor :P wrote
Fantastic
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By EasterBunny
July 24, 2014
EasterBunny wrote
Paxil equivalent sexual dysfunction
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By Mahar Bowen
July 1, 2014
Mahar Bowen wrote
Opiate and xanax painless detox
There is an herb that actually helps called kratom. That isn't the actual name of the herb more the brand that carries it, but it was amazingly helpful for me coming off of opiates.
Gina  |  September 8, 2014
...for some reason it cut my comment short?! But do you know of anyone that the Imogaine worked for?? I must check into these herbs, though not sure if they are legal in Europe. But thanks for your post really honest and informative...keep up the good work on getting to the place where you need to be :)
benzobuzzer  |  August 12, 2014
Hey Thanks for your contribution, I was also in a similar situation to you, though I have never tried the Ibogaine route and have always been interested in trying it out. I've gone cold turkey so many times from alcohol, drugs and the rest...but have always ended back on some slippery slopes. The last time which I am still battling also involves an injury where opiates and benzs were prescribed I am now one again stuck in this rut. Do you know of anyone whom the Ibogaine was actually a successf
benzobuzzer  |  August 12, 2014
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By Rebel
June 1, 2014
Rebel wrote
HIDA Scan
I was allowed to take Xanax before mine because I was over the top woth nerves. In fact, in addition to the 1 MG I took before I left for the test, I asked the nurse if I could take another after the injection...she let me even tho she said it was a waste, the test was no big deal. Which it wasn't but I can't control my anxiety.
MetalRacer  |  October 22, 2014
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By sherdee21
May 22, 2014
sherdee21 wrote
violent dream
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By adam
March 28, 2014
adam wrote
blabla
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By Jen
February 26, 2014
Jen wrote
Blackouts on Paxil
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By Patty
February 8, 2014
Patty wrote
Paxil and Gastritis
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By Emily
December 18, 2013
Emily wrote
Tastes like metal in my mouth
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By Porky
November 4, 2013
Porky wrote
Lost Temper on Xanax
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By Xanax
October 20, 2013
Xanax wrote
Usefull
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By Joe
September 30, 2013
Joe wrote
Dreams and talking while sleeping on Paxil
I'm off of them now and no more dreams like that
October 1, 2014
Me too man
Johnny  |  October 1, 2014
Sounds like thrush.
Hi  |  September 12, 2014
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By MO JOHN
September 24, 2013
MO JOHN wrote
xanax
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By Persistence
August 14, 2013
Persistence wrote
Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Major Depression
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Nice job, thanks
September 3, 2014
really helps.
mary911  |  March 31, 2014
This is a really encouraging post. Thanks for writing it!
Tinkerbell  |  January 5, 2014
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What patients are saying about Paxil vs. Xanax

13,492 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
like a pig on it, and i have to see people daily and i hate...
...am so sick of my anxiety. Paxil isn't working, Xanax works but i eat like a pig on it, and i have to see people daily and i hate it. So i say....anxiety...
is working so for so dont change as yet. but everything...
...ask. i have an aunt that was suffering from anxiety an ...start using paxil for six ...of switching from xanax to paxil but my dr said the xanax is working so for so dont change as yet. but...
has ever worked for me as well, with no strange side effects...
...is also the only prescription that has ever worked for me as well, with no strange side effects. I tried Paxil and that made me mental! The only problem I have encountered...
had the same problem with Xanax.......switched to Klonopin...
...had the same problem with Xanax.......switched to Klonopin with ...pay....I also take Paxil which helps with the anxiety but has lousy sexual side effects.....goodbye libido...
Xanax (though it did enable me to sleep better), but when...
...unpleasant experience with Xanax (though it did enable me to sleep better), but when I took Paxil, I felt better - it got me through a bad patch. Even so, I would not want to take Paxil for more...
for him, because of the side-effects. Xanax works for me,...
...from my experience. Xanax works the best ...My 2nd doc. tried to wean me off of Xanax & put me on Paxil. It was the worst. It felt like ...worked for him, because of the side-effects. Xanax w...
blood. I popped a xanax during the episode and it helped...
...clawed and clawed my skin to the point of drawing blood. I popped a xanax during the episode and it helped for a while, ...they increased my paxil, which seems to have helped the problem. Call...
me focused. the xanax (i only take half a pill) really helps...
...at night).prilosec helps alot as well as paxil helps keep me focused. the xanax (i only...
was on xanax and paxil to aide in the emotional side effects...
...I was on xanax and paxil to aide in the emotional side effects of the treatment. Are you on antidepressants for...
? I used Xanax and Rivotril and had no side effects. May...
Why Paxil ? I used Xanax and Rivotril and had no side effects. May be it depends on the manufacturer...I bought...
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