Hi, I'm new here and I have taken St.John's wort, it works great, but if you are willing to go off the meds just remember that the side effects of going off the meds may give you a different reaction. I also went off the meds and I went cold turkey, but maybe my body could handle just stopping my pills. I tried the natural meds before and it is all in the mind over matter. If you start feeling funny, just remind yourself that, that is what's suppose to happen the paxil that you have taken is slowly removing itself from you system. If you know what to expect, then it becomes easier. Fear of the unknown will cause anxiety, but that is what anxiety is, fear drives your emotions and body reactions. practicing positive thought helps a great deal. You should try taking up meditation, it works great and you don't need medication for that.