Taken Paxil. Feel lethargic, emotionally down and sleep problems. Taking fish oil b complex as well as Lecithin and Choline. Suggest
Paxil contains paroxetine, an SSRI group of antidepressant / antianxiety drug.
2-3 mg of paxil has no therapeutic effect because minimum therapeutic dose of paxil is 20 mg / day.
That means, taking 2-3 mg is same as not taking Paxil.
In India, Paroxetine is not available in 2-3 mg dose; I am not sure how you were taking such low dose.
What I can understand is that your current symptoms may be because of a relapse of a new episode.
If such were the case, I would suggest discussing with your doctor the option of titrating paxil dose to Paxil to 20 mg/day and then take a decision.
Hope this answers your query.
I would be happy to discuss further and am available for it.
I respect your disagreement
But, the symptoms that you report now may be called as "serotonin discontinuation syndrome" that occur after stopping SSRI group of drugs like Paxil.
Discontinuation syndrome is not same as withdrawal.
The treatment of serotonin discontinuation syndrome is either re-institute the older drug or start another SSRI with long half life, for example Fluoxetine
Alternatively, your current symptoms may be indicative of relapse of old symptoms. If such is the case, then taking any SSRI in appropriate doses as we discussed earlier should help. These options can be discussed with your psychiatrist before taking a decision
Hope I could address your concern to your satisfaction
Nonetheless, I am available for further discussion
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