Paroxetine

Paroxetine is a drug that belongs to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) group. It is used to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. During the first few months of treatment, Paroxetine might increase suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

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I am suffering from premature ejaculation and need a permanent cure.

Query: Dear Doctor, I am suffering from premature ejaculation. I want a permanent cure without having any side effects. I bother taking pills for a long time. So, kindly suggest any other better way for me.  Read Full »


Dr. Duraisamy Palanisamy

Andrologist, Diabetologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Premature ejaculation is not a disease. Stress is the main cause. Kindly reply to the following questions: What is your age? How long have you been suffering? Are you married? Are you a smoker? Do you consume alcohol? What is your job nature? What about your sleep?   Read Full »

How long does cheeks muscle spasm, a side effect of Paroxetine, last?

Query: Hi doctor, After taking Paroxetine 20 mg for GAD, I had three side effects. The two side effects are diffculty in sleeping and lack of appetite. The two were manageable. The third one was a mild spasm in my cheeks. Sometimes, I have tightness and sometimes it seems to be relaxed. These side effects...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishav Bansal

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your spasms persist for a long time, I suggest you consult a psychiatrist for an alternative option. If you do not want to change Paroxetine, you can try taking calcium supplements for a few months as sometimes spasms can get improved after taking it. You can do NCV ...  Read Full »

Can I use Paroxetine for bipolar II disorder, anxiety disorder, and agoraphobia?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know some treatment options for my conditions. I have bipolar disorder II with social and generalized anxiety. I have panic attacks and agoraphobia due to it. Previously, I was taking Escitalopram, Venlafaxine, Fluoxetine, Sertraline, Lithium, Depakote, Quetiapine, Risperidone,...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can continue taking medications that keep your condition stable at present. Duloxetine is a good option for you and it will not increase your blood pressure. Escitalopram takes around four weeks to show its full effect after starting this medication. Prozac can decr...  Read Full »

How to deal with Paroxetine withdrawal?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 21-years-old. I was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder two years back. I followed treatment with the help of a psychiatrist who included cognitive behavioral therapy and medication. As many a time, I have tried to stop Seroxat (Paroxetine) on consultation with my psychiatris...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Thank you for your query. Paroxetine has a short half-life, so that is why, when you are trying to stop it, it is causing you withdrawal symptoms. There are two things you can try. 1. Replacing it with a longer-acting SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) and then stopping it. Fo...  Read Full »

Does irritable bowel syndrome cause difficulty in breathing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. My height is 5'7, and my weight is 70 kg. I have the following symptoms; 1. Difficulty in deep breathing. It feels very tight in the middle of my chest when I try to do a deep breath, sometimes along with tightness in my upper nose (I think you call it the sinu...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After studying your case scenario, it looks you are suffering from either of the following: 1. Irritable bowel syndrome. 2. Obstructive sleep apnea. 3. Anxiety neurosis. I am sure these diagnoses have been put in front of you previously too. Since you have got almos...  Read Full »

Please suggest some ways to get cured of OCD, especially trichotillomania.

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to know how to cure an OCD specifically Trichotillomania? Other than seeing a psychologist, are there any way of treatment?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern about treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) without visiting a psychologist. First of all, I like to inform you that treatment of OCD depends on the severity of OCD. If you have severe or very severe OCD, then the t...  Read Full »

How to control masturbation addiction?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. I was masturbating for about 13 years. I was seriously addicted to masturbation for almost six years. It has been just a week I finally got a strong determination to quit masturbation. But now I am very tensed about my sexual life. I do not last even a minute since, as...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and recommend taking Imipramine or Amitriptyline, which can help you improve your situation. Having a real sexual relationship will help improve your situation too. So, relax and do not worry about it. I hope you find this answer hel...  Read Full »

I suffer from severe anxiety and depression after my husband's death. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My current issues are depression and anxiety. Honestly, it all started when my husband passed on our son's 1st birthday. I have just let it build up and now I cannot control the way I feel. I cry over crazy things and I get mad over little things. I cannot sleep at night, because I have n...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry for your loss. It is common to develop severe anxiety and depression after any significant loss in life. Prolonged grief results in development of depression. Please try to keep yourself busy. Spend time in outdoors with your son and this will help to reduce t...  Read Full »

I have frequent pain in shoulders, arms, legs, and chest. Is it due to anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old man. My weight is 22 stone, but I am pretty active despite my weight. I am neither easily fatigued from being active nor do I ever feel breathless other than normal. There is no history of peripheral artery disease in my family or coronary artery disease and to my knowl...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good to see your detailed history for which I have asked for. Firstly, your ECG is perfectly normal. For anything to be wrong in case of ECG, the changes should be present in at least two consecutive leads at a time. In your case whether it is a T-wave or Q, it ...  Read Full »

Will Paroxetine taken for depression cause a sedative effect?

Query: Hello doctor, Can I take Paroxetine and Ashwagandha root? I suffer from OCD, anxiety, and depression. I am wondering if I am able to take those without a sedative side effect. I am currently on Paroxetine 20 mg once a day.  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, Ashwagandha root is effective for depression and anxiety. Taking Ashwagandha with sedatives may aggravate the sedation and sleepiness. But clinically not been proven that taking both cause sedation. This is the complainant from a few of our patients. Also, it m...  Read Full »

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