My husband takes paxil for an anxiety disorder. He tried many others before he found that one. He did say that it took great patience to take paxil to relief. It is known to make the anxiety worse before it gets better. He had to use atavan while on paxil so he could get through it. Now he just uses the paxil. It took him about
two weeks for the increase to subside and about
six weeks before he could tell it was working. He has been on it now for about
3 years. Most people are not willing to wait that long.
Gretchen co-moderator MS board diagnosed with MS July 2006