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Does this sound like Paxil withdrawal?
I was recently switched to Lexapro from Paxil.  I weaned off Paxil CR 25mg in 2 weeks and started taking Lexapro.  About 5 days after stopping the paxil, my anxiety started back so my doc upped my dose of Lex from 10 to 15 and then eventually to 20.  Anxiety kept getting worse.  I thought it was the Lexapro not working so with my docs advice I started coming back off of Lexapro down from 20 to 15 to 10mg then added back in Paxil 12.5 CR.  After 4 days at this dose of Paxil CR 12.5 and Lexapro 10mg, I feel pretty stable.  No anxiety at the moment.  I am going to a psychiatrist on Monday and stop having a general practitioner monitor my medication.  My question is, could Lexapro actually be doing its job and after the 4 weeks of cutting out Paxil I was still feeling the effects of Paxil withdrawal?  Why would this low dose combo of 2 SSRI's be working for me now?  This is strange and I just want to see if anybody out there has experienced something similar, and what they did in the long run...  Thanks!
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It's very possible it's Paxil withdrawal.  The best evidence is going back on Paxil appears to have stopped the symptoms -- that's the best way to deal with withdrawal, and it worked.  Paxil is very difficult to quit, and you probably went too quickly for you.  Lexapro, being a very different med, won't necessarily do anything about withdrawal from Paxil.
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