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    coming off paxil onto effexor xr

    I'm on paxil 40 mg for Ha,GAD ,& depression ,i'm feeling good in my mind ,but i'm constipated & eating like a horse,gaining tons of weight,9lbs in a month!!!!!!!A ny others with same or simular probs?Hate to go thru this waiting to kick in again,etc...can already feel panic & stress in my neck,my 1st day with 1/2 dose ,haven't even started new yet,suppose to 1/2 dose paxil 1 week then 75 mgs of effexor xr .....Any feedback will be appreciated...thx

    Chris

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    Hi Chris,

    Paxil is well known to pack on the pounds. Seems a common s/effect indeed.

    Sounds like you're being asked to reduce it quite quickly. so hope the transition does go well for you..


    Meg
    www.overcominganxiety.co.uk

    You cannot conquer fear until you have learned what it is you're afraid of. The enemy is ignorance. Vivian Vance

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