I'm having trouble getting off of Paxil, which I've been taking for about 2 years. I'd been having side effects (nightmares, night sweats, fatigue) which had been getting worse so my nurse practitioner cut it from 40mg to 20mg. That didn't work so I decided to just get off of it altogether. She told me Paxil wasn't that difficult to get off of and told me to cut my 20mg tabs in half for 2 weeks and I would be fine. Well I had severe withdrawal--zaps, sweating, mood swings, nausea, no coordination, suicidal thoughts etc. So I ended up calling the emergency line on the weekend and got a dr on call to give me 10 mg for 2 wks. Well I cut it in half and have been taking 5mg for about 2 weeks now. I still cannot get off of it; I have the same symptoms if I skip even a day. My nurse says I'm just hypersensitive and that 2 weeks of 10 mg is standard procedure. She basically just blew me off when I called her just now. My question is, am I really just hypersensitive? I've read countless articles online and seen videos about people having trouble but I need to know a doctor's point of view.