I'm impatient like you, I'm on Zoloft, but my sister took paxil and it took her about 3-4 weeks to notice a big difference, she also suffers severe anxiety. I hope yours kicks in sooner. I have been on Zolft for 6 weeks now, the side effects are gone, but the anxiety isn't. I wish you luck with the Paxil.
Janet I know what you mean by feeling drained by trying to act like nothing is wrong. I hate pretending I feel great when I'm not. But I think we do it just so our loved ones don't feel as lousy as we do, about our A/P. Big hugs to you.
I've been taking paxil since 2002. I started taking 30mg. - then 40 mg. (plus Xanax 0.5 three pills daily). I was suffering from severe clinical depression and anxiety/panic attacks. I remember that the crying stopped on the fourth day...mainly, because I just wanted to sleep, did not care about food at all. But, after 6 or 8 weeks....I got my life back. Paxil saved my life....and Xanax has helped with my Anxiety.
Currently, I'm taking Paxil 25 cr. and Xanax 0.5mg.(half/pill a day). Also, I always carry Xanax with me - just in case. If I know that a situation might cause me anxiety I take half of Xanax.....
I hope that Paxil works for you.
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