I suffer of anxiety attacks and this was increasing my blood pressure very high, I went to see a cardiologist and he gave me XANAX for anxiety cause I wanted to know if this was the main cause of my high blood pressure episodes... At the same time my General Doctor gave me PAXIL for the same thing, telling me that this med was less addictive and will help me for panic attacks and anxiety long term. My cardiologist told me to quit PAXIL immediately and I DIDN'T do it, cause PAXIL was really helping me for this disorder and more for panic attacks so I continue taking both meds, Paxil in the mourning and Xanax for sleep. Right now after like 5 months of being taking both I tried to go COLD TURKEY on Paxil but 5 days after that I started to feel this ZAPS inside my head and some strange electrical sensations all over my body, so I started again and feeling "well" back again. I restarted with paxil 3 days ago and now I feel like this last one is acting strange in my head, Panic attacks came back, tachycardia and that horrible sensation "that something is not going well", on the contrary Xanax helps me to relax and stay calmed, but I don't want to abuse of it, I just take a half of a pill of .25mg daily and sometimes just 1/4 of the pill more.
I'm worried cause I started to show some physical reactions and want to know the real causes, I think my brain is like confused cause I have two days with an eye tic thing, really little but there it is and what worried me more is some little involuntary (happened just once) movement in my leg when I was sitting this happened today and yesterday. And the questions came up:
1-Is this happening because I tried to stop my paxil intake?
2-Am I getting panic because of this reactions?
3-Is my body rejecting both meds at the same time?
4-How will I do to quit paxil without feeling this horrible sensations in my head?
Please any advice will be very welcome, I dont have social security and my wife is pregnant so I don't have enough money to go to see an expensive doctor who can really help me with this.
Thanks by advance...!