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    5mg paraoxtine

    I have been on 5mg of paraoxtine for 3 weeks and I am suffering badly from anxiety. I can't seem to up the dose with out getting so anxious does anyone know if 5mg will even help?

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    Re: 5mg paraoxtine

    not sure littlemiss. My consultant put me straight on 10mg then 20 after 3 weeks. I was jumping up and down and she said it just my fear. Im currently back oen at 10mg and after wirking upto 20 mg lasted weeks. Hope you have better luck.Also there does not appear to be much activity on this form.

    Best of luck

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    Re: 5mg paraoxtine

    Quote Originally Posted by Littlemisssunshine10 View Post
    I have been on 5mg of paraoxtine for 3 weeks and I am suffering badly from anxiety. I can't seem to up the dose with out getting so anxious does anyone know if 5mg will even help?
    5mg may help, but I wouldn't bet on it. The other issue is that staying on sub therapeutic doses may increase the potential for the med to poop-out.

    I think the better option would be to talk to the prescribing physician about taking something to lessen the anxiety until you can get the paroxetine dose up to 20mg. Apart from benzodiazepines, the antihistamine hydroxyzine has pretty good anti anxiety properties and isn't habit forming. The main side-effect is mild sedation so if affected take extra care if doing potentially hazardous tasks.

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