*edited- I fixed the website address
No I don't smoke or drink so I'm not quiting that I am going to get off Paxil.
I have been on it this time since before I met my husband. I got on it over 6 years ago after a bad break up with an ex and before that I was on it for postpartum depression when I had my now 11 yr old.
So I know what it will be like to get off it and I am not looking forward to it. Some side effects while getting off are nausea, light headedness, headaches, almost like ZAPS to your brain, loss of appetite; hypersensitivity to motion, sounds and smells, dizziness, of course the emotional stuff too, etc. Seriously the list goes on, but I know it is time to get off, I am tired of not wanting sex with my husband. (That is one of the side effects to being on it.) And I would just like to try life without it now, we are in a great place in our life and deal with problems together so well so I think it should be good.
So please say a prayer for me this next two weeks or so are going to be hard on me and my family. I found this site http://www.quitpaxil.org/ and am going to get Derek to read through it so he will understand that I can not control how I feel at this time. I went through this with my ex, Jason, when I had postpartum also. I just don't think guys get the emotional and body stuff women go through.