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OK. So I have been on paxil for 2 years with an initial side effect period of 3 months or so. It worked wonders. So in late Sept of this year I decided to ween off it. I went from 20 mg (Which I had been on for the previous 2 years) to 10 mg. About 12 days after I went to 10 I had a mini panic attack. The first in 2 years. So I obviously went back up to 20 mg. About 3 days after raising the dosage back to 20 mg I started getting VERY dizzy. This has lasted until today and shows no signs of letting up. My anxiety level has also steadily increased. Possibly because of the dizziness. Can lowering the dose and raising it again cause this much side effects? My wife is helping me push through it in hopes that I get to feeling like I did before Sept. I can find plenty of info on withdrawing completely but not on the situation in which I am in. Any information would be praised. Thanks So much.
I do not know anything more re the dizziness...it may be your fear of having another mini panic attack...at any rate you should taper off under supervision from your doctor and do it over a three week period, end with 5 mg. every third day before you stop; also ask your doctor about a few days at the end with prozac 20mg. to make the withdrawal even easier.
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