Paxil question

Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by WhyMeWhy, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. WhyMeWhy

    WhyMeWhy Well-Known Member

    I know almost every med says "will cause drowsiness".... but will Paxil do anything to calm me down? And will it be slight or heavy? Any body know?
  2. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    a number of years ago I was put on paxil for depression and relief of anxiety. It relieved my anxiety alright, it knocked me out. I literally could not get off the floor or out of bed. It took me a couple weeks for it to wear off.

    However, I knew someone who had been on it and they tolerated it well, it did not have that effect on them. But I know that my Pdoc said that it contained something to relieve anxiety, besides being an antidepressant.

    If it sedates you too much ask your Pdoc to try you on something else.