I’m a little lost right now

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It’s no secret that I’m struggling a bit right now. If I’m being honest, I’m struggling more than just a bit. I sound like a scratched record but the withdrawal from Paxil is killing me and it’s impacting me in many areas of my life, this blog being one of them.

Once upon a time, I had a direction and was moving in a somewhat linear fashion.

Lately, most of what you will read here are random thoughts and experiences because that’s just where I’m at. I know that makes it harder to follow and I understand that but my life isn’t easy to live either.

I’m really trying to make this user friendly and as helpful as to my families as possible. I ask that you remain patient with me as I work through a very difficult time.

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Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)
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Thanks for shining a light on this. They’re so widely prescribed these days, especially to teenagers it seems and then some doctors like to med stack which is even more crazy. People need to hear that there are issues with these meds and they can cause issues! I am not anti-med at all, however informed med choice is 100% critical

Jimmy Rock

Rob, again, sorry you’re struggling. Hang in there. Question(s) for you: do you feel like you were properly advised about going off Paxil when it was first prescribed? Was there any stated timeframe for you to be on it when it was first prescribed or was it left open ended? Were you advised as to any concerns about being on it long term? And although it’s not over yet, do you feel like your doctor (and you) came up with an appropriate plan for weaning off, and were you really adequately advised of the potential challenges that withdrawal would bring? And finally, why did you decide it was time to come off Paxil?

A lot of questions, I realize. Don’t answer any or all if you don’t want to. But you’ve been so open about this whole process, and between what you’ve described here and and that NY Times article, it seems like there’s a real problem here regarding appropriate information being disseminated from the drug companies and doctors to the patients about the effects of these types of medications.

Again, I really hope you find yourself in a better place soon.

Jimmy Rock

Yeah, you pretty much got everything, thanks. This is a tough road and you’re really shedding some light on the issues involving anti-depressants and withdrawal.

Becky Rogers Wiren

Is it possible that you could use a mild dose of another anti-depressant? Just for a short time? Maybe one that doesn’t cause so many detoxing issue?


I thought he was still on a partial dose of something…


I thought so