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Hi all: Well, the Remifemin didn't work for me (after almost 3 weeks), so my onc is putting me on Paxil...Anybody had any experience with this to alleviate hot flashes?

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Hi there,
My onc finally put me on effexor and that has helped alot. I have to take it in the morning because if I take it at night I dont sleep well! I have a friend on paxil and she said it has helped some!

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Joined: May 2002

Thanks for the info...my onc wanted to put me on effexor at first, but my insurance won't pay for it, thus the Paxil.

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Hi! I tried Paxil but had immediate side effects. I had blurred vision and felt really strange. I stopped immediately. I was told this is not common and that Paxil is usually easy to tolerate. I'm now taking Neurontin which I had a strange reaction to but have cut the dose down from 300mg. to 100mg and I'm slowly increasing it to get back to 300. So far I'm tolerating it well and I hate to jinx myself but I haven't had any hot flashes today. Good luck! HUGS!! Cathy

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I have been on paxil for 2 mos. At first it didn't agree with my system so I cut the pill in half and then after about 3 weeks went back to the whole 20mg. I was told it took at least 4-6weeks for your body to get used to it and for it to work. At first I felt strange and not myself, but that has gone. My hot flashes have diminished a lot; I was so surprised and pleased! Good luck to you...Cathy in FL

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