I take Paxil 37.5 mg each night at bedtime. I don't recall it making me sleepy in the beginning, but if it did, that and most otherside effects have long since worn off for me. It's a good idea to keep your doctor well up-to-date about
how you're responding to your medications, both in terms of whether the meds are "working" and whether you've got any side effects or issues adjusting.
I agree with Kitt and Aries that the choice about
anti-anxiety meds is a personal one. Some people respond well to them, some don't, and everyone's side effects or long-term effects are different.
I hope you are able to make a good decision for yourself; you've certainly got a strong record of it so far!
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DX: Anxiety, Depression, LPR (acid reflux), Allergies
Meds: Paxil, Nexium, Zantac, Singulair