Hi, I'm new. I've been taking Paxil since 2003....saved my life. I was diagnosed with severe clinical depression and anxiety/panick attacks. Non-stop crying; not able to sleep; food was just repulsive, I could not even watch food commercials; and then the anxiety/panick attacks. I really needed help. After, the first week on paxil, the crying stopped, but it took about six to eight weeks for my body/state of mind to "feel normal" - whatever normal is. It was really hard to feel like "crap" and hear that "med needs at least six weeks or more to take effect"
Currently, I'm taking Paxil cr 25 and Xanaz 0.5. It's been hard for me to accept that I need meds. to function on a daily basis - but at the same time - I'm so grateful that there is meds.for my condition, and yes, I gained weight....but, because I was under 95 and not able to eat....I'm not complaining.