If this continues, see your doctor. If you're not already on meds, have an open mind about trying them. There is no shame in it, and it can be a great help. I wouldn't be driving today if it weren't for Paxil. If you are on meds, don't adjust your dosage or stop taking them without talking to a doctor either. When I felt better, I stopped taking Paxil cold turkey. Bad idea. For the next 3 months, I felt like I was having a nervous breakdown. I would feel these electric jolts randomly throughout the day in my brain (which I later learned were misfires of the synapses). I would cry uncontrollably over something as simple as a song or commercial. I would have to write down who I was calling, or I'd forget by the time they said hello. It went away (Thank goodness!!) but it was hell while it lasted. Check with your doctor before making any changes.
at 1:02 PM on Oct. 30, 2008