Since you stopped Paxil cold turkey so it is very much possible that you are experiencing discontinuation / withdrawal symptoms. The characteristic withdrawal symptoms reported by most patients are dizziness, tingling sensation, electric shock like sensation, insomnia, irritability, nausea, insomnia to name a few.
In most cases, these withdrawal symptoms may persist for 1-2 weeks and then subside.
in some patients they may persist for a little longer that is 2-3 weeks.
there is no such time frame but as seen clinically, it is approximately 1-3 weeks
the best strategy to control these withdrawal symptoms are to ask your doctor to restart the previous tolerable dose for 3-5 days and then taper it down slowly over 1-2 week period.
If you are not able to tolerate these symptoms or they are becoming severe the best strategy is to restart Paxil and then taper it down under supervision of your doctor. You can easily taper it down within 1-3 weeks.
I don't think Lithium Oritate is of any use
you are most welcome.
ok, I hope your doctor is aware of this fact that you are taking Lithium
OK, I usually recommend Cognitive Behavior Therapy if a patient is not much interested in taking medicine.
have you ever tried CBT?
ok, I have seen patients who are able to stop Paroxetine abruptly and are able to tolerate withdrawal symptoms.
being a young man, probably you will be able to tolerate these symptoms
but just in case, if these symptoms become severe, you know now what to do.
do you have any other question to ask?
thanks a lot.
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