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How many are on Paxil?
« on: January 23, 2014, 07:29:09 PM »
Just wondering how many are on Paxil and how many MGs and for how long...
I've been on it for 16 years-40MG
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Re: How many are on Paxil?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2014, 07:18:42 PM »
I'm 26 and have been on and off of it since I was seven years old..I just recently started again a couple months ago and I am on 30mg!!!
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Re: How many are on Paxil?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 12:03:59 AM »
ive been on paxil since i was 18 and im 36 an i take 200mg
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Re: How many are on Paxil?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2014, 05:34:59 AM »
ive been on paxil since i was 18 and im 36 an i take 200mg

Is that 200mg/day, or 20mg? If 200mg, do you have any significant side-effects?

Ian
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Re: How many are on Paxil?
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2014, 11:05:30 PM »
200mg a day
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Re: How many are on Paxil?
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2014, 11:11:58 PM »
I have been on Paxil for 16 years too, and I am 33.  I didn't like the way it made me feel, but it's been impossible for me to try and taper off so I've been slowly reducing my dose over the years from 40mg to now 6.3mg. I feel awful, but am determined to continue tapering as I don't like it, and I would like to have kids some day soon and Paxil has pregnancy warnings.
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Re: How many are on Paxil?
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2014, 11:14:51 PM »
200mg a day

That is the highest dose I have ever heard of, I can't believe it. Even the makers of Paxil do not recommend exceeding 60mg. I would seriously question any doctor that would prescribe so high of a dose.
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Re: How many are on Paxil?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014, 12:00:07 AM »
That is the highest dose I have ever heard of, I can't believe it. Even the makers of Paxil do not recommend exceeding 60mg. I would seriously question any doctor that would prescribe so high of a dose.

^^ This.

I'm not adverse to exceeding the recommended dose if necessary, I'm taking more of my antidepressant than many psychiatrists would prescribe. But 200mg/day of Paxil is well above what I would consider safe. Possibly 80mg/day might be appropriate if it gives good results, and maybe 100mg for a short period in an inpatient setting where the patient could be monitored regularly, but not 200mg under any circumstances.

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Re: How many are on Paxil?
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2014, 01:17:37 AM »
I've been on it for 3 years.  Was on 20, now 40.  Once I've gotten through this latest speedbump, I'm determined to slowly come off it :)

I tried coming off it once before, I was down to 10 every 2nd day, but I had a meltdown and had to go back on it.
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