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Wednesday, February 25, 2009 tony, Community Member, asks

Q: will paxil make you feel like your shaking inside

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psychoward1, Community Member
2/25/09 6:12pm

I have not taken paxil. But here is a site that offers side effects information:


These are the serious side effects listed.


* seizure (convulsions);


*tremors, shivering, muscle stiffness or twitching;


*problems with balance or coordination;


*agitation, confusion, sweating, fast heartbeat; or


*easy bruising or bleeding (such as a nosebleed).



Less serious Paxil side effects may include:


*feeling nervous, restless, or unable to sit still;


*drowsiness, dizziness, weakness;


*sleep problems (insomnia);


*nausea, constipation, loss of appetite;


*weight changes;


*decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; or


*dry mouth, yawning, or ringing in your ears


You should inform your doctor of the side effects you are experiencing.




Paul, Community Member
2/25/09 6:13pm

I' not sure of what you mean by, shaking inside.


Some of Paxil's side effects could be construed to fit what you are saying, this is taken directly from Health Central's about Paxil, which you can find here:


Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:

  • unusual or severe mental/mood changes (e.g., agitation, thoughts of suicide)
  • shakiness (tremor)
  • restlessness
  • inability to keep still
  • decreased interest in sex
  • changes in sexual ability
  • blurred vision
  • numbness/tingling

There is more information about Paxil at that link.

Contact your doctor, they may need to adjust the dosage, or another drug.

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By tony, Community Member— Last Modified: 01/02/13, First Published: 02/25/09