assuming your med works for you ( sometimes it doesnt) and keeps on working then yes, the cure can be permanent
I would think of taking it for 2 years, then stopping to see what happens, sometimes the old problems return, sometimes not, if they do return then the old med usually but not always works again, this is referred to taking it the second time around, by some docs
In my case I took cipramil, a med of the same type for about 2 years, quit as an experiment and the old anxiety problems didnt return
some are so happy to find an antidepressant that helps them that they want to stay on it the rest of their lives
I wouldnt be chosing paroxetine, look up its problems on the net
I agree with Harry re the drugs. Sometime the anxiety/depression can be situational and once the situation is resolved you could be weaned off the med and be fine.
ALso you can do well on the med and have a minor attack without the need to think the med is not working.
I hope you get your med situation working for you soon.
Never mind. I'm on pretty many meds as well (and I think about some e. g. herb cures for my liver - preventically), but I despite all consider some anti-anxiety treatment, as anxiety can maybe harm on my bowel (UC).
Oh, "poop out"? I thought it relates only to their antidepressive effect. Is it related to the anti-anxiety effect as well? Don't scare me, please... ;]
Hope you have worked your issues out in your mind. We are all different and use combinations of different meds depending on our needs.
Did not mean to scare you, just sharing and hope you and your physician work together in deciding what combination works best for you.