is similar to other antidepressants that work on the SSRI
system in this respect. Withdrawal syndromes have been reported in Paxil
and many other brand name antidepressants. When one of my patients decides that they no longer need the medication or if I recommend that they stop the medication, I recommend that they taper off slowly. Sometimes for people who have a very difficult time, we taper them off of one of the longer acting antidepressants to one of the shorter acting antidepressants first to try and mediate these symptoms. The patient tapering off often feels very dizzy and sometimes reports an "out of body" type of sensation. While it is not dangerous, it is very uncomfortable and can be disconcerting.