About This Site
After a five month stint on Paxil, I decided that I has served my time as a eunuch and started to wean off the drug in the Spring of 1999. All hell broke loose. Having ruled out all other possibilities , I began to suspect that I was going through some form of withdrawal. An extensive search on the net yielded absolutely nothing on the subject. Since I could not sleep and was taking some design courses at the time, I decided to set up a small site which would document the symptoms that I was experiencing.
A few months later, much to my surprise, letters started to trickle in: the search engine at AOL had picked up the site. Another year later it became apparent that the number of people that were experiencing a similar reaction was actually much higher than I had ever guessed. At the same time, lawyers from around the US were beginning to call. In order to centralize the information which I had gathered, the second version of the site took shape. Shortly thereafter, thanks to a generous donation by Phil Siegrist, the site got its domain name and an ad free space. Shortly, thereafter, I developed the third version.
In 2004, the name of the site was changed from quitpaxil.org to quitpaxil.info for technical reasons (it since has reverted back to quitpaxil.org). The fourth version of the site, was meant to be the last.
However, since the demand for the information is still as strong as ever, I decided to give the site a revamp in November of 2009.
About the web master / author
Please note, that I do not have a medical background. Born in 1967 to German parents serving in the US, I spend most of my youth in Germany and France . While in my teens my family immigrated to Canada where I completed High School, and obtained a BA ( Linguistics/History) from the University of Waterloo. I later went on to do grad studies at Dalhousie University and obtained an MA in German Literature and Linguistics. Not quite ready for the daily grind, I proceeded to take some IT courses and lead a bohemian life as a part-time actor, writer and web designer.
Today, the real world has done its best to intrude. I live in Halifax with my little daughter, and work as a freelance web designer, photographer and creative advisor, while writing on the side.