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2 days ago I started taking Paxil at bedtime 1/2 of a 20mg

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2 days ago I started taking Paxil at bedtime 1/2 of a 20mg tab. it gave me headaches so I stopped. Today I went back on Effexor a med I used to take now I'm worried that I have both in my system what is the chance of problems and what kind???
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. K replied 6 years ago.
You are going to be just fine. You only took paxil for 2 days. There may be some left in your system, but there shouldn't be any problems as far as interactions with the effexor.
Many people take high doses of both with no problems. There is a rare effect called serotonin syndrome that there is basically no chance you will get. You would have to be on high doses of multiple meds for a long period of time to get that effect.
I hope this helps. Let me know if you need more feedback. Good luck & take care.
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