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ugogrl in New York City is doing 13 things including…

Take Paxil for 3 months

3 cheers


ugogrl has written 6 entries about this goal

Yesterday was...

my last day of the meds.
My overall experience was positive.
The one con was GI upset. My stomach never felt 100% while on the meds.

I only took a 12.5 mg pill daily. I’ve heard that many patients experienced terrible side effects after discontinuing Paxil. Because my dosage was so low I don’t think I need to worry about this but I’ll pay attention to any I experience.

5 weeks today

I’m not sure how it’s going actually.
Still the meds make me groggy and upset my stomach.
My attitude seems slightly the same toward life but somewhat changing so that I don’t tend to fixate on minor/insignificant details.

I’ll continue on…

Realizing the meds are making

me sleepy

Day 8

Still a bit nauseous. No headaches since day 1. Otherwise feeling pretty good.

Day 4 & 5

My stomach is still feeling slightly off but nothing I can’t handle.
Had a rush of elation today which is a good thing but odd for me. I can’t see how the meds could work that quickly so maybe it’s all in my head.

I'm on Day 3 of the medication

Side effects:

Day 1: A terrible vertex headache
Day 2: Stomach discomfort
Day 3: Stomach discomfort

I’m hoping that my body will adjust to the meds and the discomfort will wear off.

ugogrl has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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