paxil withdrawal support: advice last updated:  October 03, 2002

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Thanks to the generous donation of  a mysterious contributor , identified only as "J.B.", we now have a Guide to Withdrawal. Please be advised that although I find the report extremely informative and very well written, it should not be used as a substitute for medical consultation. Still, I am very impressed by the amount of work and detail that went into this report.
 

The following is only a list of some things to consider before and after starting the withdrawal process. Please e-mail me, if you have other suggestions.

 
  • decrease your dosage slowly (check with your physician)
  • if possible, book a couple of weeks off from work and send the kids to camp.
  • don't be afraid to inform your friends and family if you find that the symptoms are noticeable to others.
  • eliminate as many possible stressors in your life as you can, (e.g. finances, duties, chores) before starting withdrawal.
  • find some kind of pleasant memory or thought which you can call on in the darkest moment. This helps to provide context and hope to the struggle when it is most needed.
  • surround yourself with means to distract yourself from the symptoms, e.g. books, films, games etc.
  • if possible, engage in some physical activity (golf appears to be an efficient aid according to at least one visitor))
  • stay away from any other drugs, including alcohol.
  • realize that there is an end to it.
  • be in touch with your physician, if only for reassurance.
  • to help you objectify the experience keep a written account of your the process.

 

This advice is based on personal experience and should not be substituted for consultations with your physician. 

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