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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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Can I split the daily dose of Paroxetine for nausea?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Paroxetine 20 mg tablet daily for my anxiety. Initially, I have been having half a tablet for a few months and have been told to now take the full tablet. However, I get very nauseous on taking the full tablet. So, I was wondering if I could take half in the morning and a half...  Read Full »

Dr. Sonia Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no problem in taking Paroxetine half dose in the morning and a half in the evening. But, Paroxetine is a highly sedating medicine, and that is why it is prescribed at night. If you stay at home, do not drive a vehicle and do not use any sharp tools for up to 6 ho...  Read Full »

I read Depakote and Paroxetine can cause Parkinson's. How to stop them without withdrawal symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from OCD and doctor prescribed Depakote XR 500 mg and Paroxetine CR 25 mg, which I am taking for last eight years. I read that these medicines can cause drug-induced Parkinson's. Please advise how to stop taking these medicines without withdrawal symptoms.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I do not think that those medications can induce Parkinson's. Antipsychotic drugs are more common to induce extrapyramidal symptoms like Parkinson's. Still, if you want to stop it, then you need to taper off over months gradually. It may lead to worsening your OCD.  Read Full »

I have been experiencing frequent nightfall. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing frequent nightfall, sometimes even continuously. These occurrences are primarily linked to naughty thoughts. Interestingly, this did not happen before, but now even slight exposure to such content or thoughts results in nightfall. Additionally, I feel a slight ...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Wet dreams, also known as nocturnal emission, are considered normal. They can occur due to increased erotic stimuli, whether mental, physical, or visual, without involving sex or masturbation. At your age, there is a sig...  Read Full »

I suffer from premature ejaculation. Please suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old unmarried male, who is suffering from premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. I do not get a hard erection during masturbation. And I ejaculate in less than 50 seconds. I once tried having sex, but I ejaculated during the foreplay itself, so I did not penetrat...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Premature ejaculation is very common and is usually not associated with any disease, but it may be due to anxiety. Sometimes, there may be a problem with the prostate gland and thyroid hormone. Most often it is a chronic problem and you have to take medicines. Also, the...  Read Full »

I have agoraphobia and lack confidence. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old and my height and weight are 5'8" and 88 kg respectively. I have symptoms of agoraphobia from my childhood. I cannot go to public places like mall, theater or grocery store. I cannot even travel alone and every time I depend on someone. I feel sad every time with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your history, it is definitely agoraphobia. Along with that you have developed some depressive symptoms also.  Read Full »

I ejaculate within a minute. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I ejaculate too early and I ejaculate about 2.5 ml. Is that normal? What should I do to raise sperm volume?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Within how much time do you ejaculate? Volume is fine.   Read Full »

I feel dizzy and a fading consciousness. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a professor and I teach daily for six to seven hours in standing position. Two years ago suddenly I felt a loss of consciousness and restlessness. This increases when I speak on an elevated platform. I have a high fear to get down and there is an appearance of loss of control in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. Clinically, your symptoms are suggestive of a postural related drop in blood pressure. However, that will not respond to Paxidep (Paroxetine) which is an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and an antidepressant. I believe the sympt...  Read Full »

My son has depression. How long will the treatment last?

Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 15 years old, started studying at a renowned entrance exam coaching center from last year. His mother has accompanied him since then. However, we noticed that he is suffering from depression. Immediately, he was referred to a psychiatrist. He also underwent some counseling...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Your son is a 15 year old student and has been diagnosed with depressive disorder for the last one year. A lot of students at this age when faced with change of place, friends, situations and burden of studies develop depressive symptoms. P...  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

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 »

Can someone have Cushing's and Addison's disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having vertigo, water retention, muscle weakness, muscle pain all over, tired, weight gain (obesity), severe mood swings, depression and swelling face, feet, stomach, etc. Can someone have Cushing and Addison disease? Can they have both? My cortisol levels fluctuate. Can be very l...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it is seldom that Cushing’s disease and Addison’s disease occur together. The results that you have provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity) could be attributed to the stress levels endured ...  Read Full »

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