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I have been taking paxil When i got the diagnosis ADHD (and for the adhd methylphenidate) let’s say 7 years now. My new physician said I should stop taking them, because the long term effects. I was of the Paxil for very short time.... the pain was excruciating. I started again and the pain was gone... Paxil makes serotonin which is very important for sleep, happiness, overall feeling good. They also call it the happy hormone. Just a few weeks ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I told her I… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I was on Paxil for anxiety years ago, it took most of my fibro pain away, same reason being I had low serotonin levels. I can't take it now, because of my pain meds it makes me super groggy, and beware of coming off of it, severe withdrawal if not tapered down slowly!

posted about 4 years ago
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