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Consulted doctor for panic disorder. Prescribed paxidep. What are the side effects? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jun-2013
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User:Hello Doctor.. my name is XXXXXXX and I am an employee of XXXXXXX
Doctor:Good Afternoon
User:I am 38 years of old
User:Good Afternoon.. Doctor
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:my question is.. a month back I visited a doctor for my panic disorder
User:I was tensed and very stressed out, and hence decided to visit a doctor
User:I was advised to visit a Phycatrist as this had happened to me some 2 years back
User:I did and he prescribed PAXIDEP 25 mg to treat the same
User:now, I am a bit concerened with the sie effect of this medicine
User:I am normal now and pretty ok..
User:my panic and stress normally happen when I am outside my home country and not on a regular basis
Doctor:Had you been continuing the same medication and dosage for the last 2 years?
User:just 15-20 days back
User:I was abroad and just came back and visited the doctor
User:and he prescribed. I was your opinion on the same
Doctor:The medications usually started on a psychiatric basis, cannot be stopped suddenly.
Doctor:It has to be gradually cut down and then stopped.
User:but I am a bit worried with the side effects I read on the website
Doctor:But, before cutting it down, the decision should be made by a psychiatrist only.
User:he has prescribed me for 4 months.. so your opinion is to continue and consult him?
Doctor:You should consult him again after one month of first consultation.
Doctor:Or if you feel disturbed by its effects.
User:ok.. no I am absolutely fine
User:no side effects as such.. but. I just wanted to have second opinion
Doctor:If you are having difficulties like any of those said in its side effects, you should contact the psychiatrist.
Doctor:If you are feeling much better with the medication, the psychiatrist himself will reduce the dosage.
User:ok.. so should I visit him sooner
User:and tell him that I am feeling better
User:and take his advice?
Doctor:Take the medication for atleast 2-3 weeks. Then you can have a revisit.
User:ok. thanks doc
Doctor:One more thing.
User:will do accordingly
Doctor:I can understand the worry you are having regarding the side effects.
User:yes.. that is what is troubling me
Doctor:It is natural to have the worry.
Doctor:Since you have already started taking the medication, and you are not having any difficulty with it,
User:I have consulted one of the best doc from Manipal hospital in Bangalore.. a renowned hospital.. still.. I am a bit concerned
Doctor:moreover, you are feeling better.
Doctor:So, the dosage would be right for you.
User:ok. thanks.. that is a relief
Doctor:And at these small doses, they do not cause any side effects.
User:ok.. thanks Doctor....
Doctor:So, be at peace, have medications regularly.
Doctor:You will get well soon.
User:I will visit him after the dosage.. thanks doctor
User:thanks a ton.. have a nice day
User:thanks for your kind help
Doctor:Hope I have been able to alleviate your concern.
Doctor:Do you have any other queries?
User:yes doctor, it is a relief now.. thank you so much
User:no doctor. thanks for your time
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:thank you
Doctor:Bye for now.
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