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    Browneyeswi1963 posted:
    I have not been diagnosed by a mental health professional but feel I have anxiety disorder. I have been on meds - Paroxatine currently and have been for 9 years now. My daughter-in-law recently received her masters in social work and has told me that I should not be on them. I have a couple of questions. Is there a limit to the time you can be on them? Do they cause sweating?

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    Reid Wilson, PhD responded:
    Hey, Browneyeswi1963-
    I have not seen any significant research that indicates there are serious side effects from the long-term use of the SSRI's. Cold sweats are uncommon in paroxatine, but they can occur. If you have not been diagnosed by a mental health professional yet you have been on a psychotropic medication for 9 years, then it is time to get a proper diagnosis!


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