Good Morning Melissa, Welcome to Healing Well.
You said that you are "suffering from manic depression" I wondered if you have received this diagnosis from a doctor or you are just assuming that this is what it is. The reason that I wonder is that Manic Depression is typically Bipolar Disorder and if you do have this diagnosis you do need to see a psychaitrist and need to be on medication for it. I worked in the mental health field for many years and am very knowledgble regarding this type of illness. To let it go untreated can only lead to disaster. Especially if you have a child to care for. The doctor that put you on Paxil, is he a psychiatrist? or a family doctor? This is going to make a differance.