Can Paxil make me more suicidal after only four days?
July 12, 2012 2:11 PM Subscribe
Is it common to experience a ramp up in negative thoughts after being on Paxil for just 4 days?
posted by kanata to health & fitness (11 answers total)
I've been taking 20mg of Paxil at night (to work up to 40mg in 2 weeks) for the last four days. I am sleeping a lot (which is a side effect both me and my doctor wanted as I have chronic insomnia) but when awake my suicidal thoughts seem to be ramped up. Is that possible after only 4 days?
The problem is that I always have a tendancy to swing towards suicidal ideation so this may be just another spell I'm going through so I'm not sure if I should wait this out for 2 weeks or contact the doctor and tell him I'm stopping it.
Obviously if I find myself unsafe I will go to the ER and all that jazz. I am just wondering if this is a normal side effect that will fade away. Paxil is pretty much the last AD I have. I've run the gamut in 20 years and would like it to work. I've checked this out on crazymeds and they just talk about mood changes during withdrawal.