Hi there. I have been suffering from depression and anxiety for a little over 5 years now. A couple of years ago I started my life all over after a divorce, and am now in a really healthy relationship. I have been on Paxil this whole time, and tried once unsuccessfully to get off of it on my own. I don't have health insurance and went to the local hospital mental health clinic for help. They all at once had me on Paxil, Zoloft and Ativan, and it made me feel even worse. I ended up staying on Paxil. A bout a year ago, I added Clonopin for anxiety, and that helps a lot, but I have been trying again to get off Paxil. I had gone back to the dr, and they sent me to a pysch. to monitor my meds, but they only saw me 2 times, bumped me up to 60 mg. from 20, and sent me on my way like they didnt care. I wish I had real health insurance. I dont think I trust the dr's anymore, becuase they just give me meds and tell me to relax. I hate being on Paxil, but I hate having depression and anxiety efven more. Some days are good, and other days are horrible. I have self-defeating thoughts, get so upset that I have this problem, that it makes me even more upset. I dont have much money and just lost my job, and I have been cooped up at home which isnt helping, so the last couple of weeks I have been really stressed out, anxious, depressed and feeling slight lightheaded from it all, and not eating much since we dont have much food in the house. I think my family and friends are tired of hearing about
it, and think I am constantly negative, which I am. I sort of feel like I am all alone and have no one to talk to about
anything really. I am hoping that I can talk here and find some comfort and help. I think I am going to go back to the dr again, but I dont know how much help that is going to be. I would love to hear from some people here....So yeah, thats my life.