Hello TC and welcome to HealingWell,
I am sorry to read you are going through a rough time but coming here and talking with us is a brave thing to do.
Your medication, Paroxetine (Paxil) controls your condition but does not cure it. Usually it takes a combination of therapy and medicaitons to help you learn how to live with your depression.
Never lose hope in dealing with your fears and depression. Notice your feelings, figure out what's real, ask 'so what?', make it bigger than life, walk through it, and celebrate who you are. Do these things, make them habits, expose the irrationality of your fears and know that you will get better. Take it one step at a time and focus on your daughter. Try to keep busy so the depression does not overwhelm you.
Please talk with your Dr. if this med does not work for you as perhaps you need a dose increase or a different medication.
I wish you peace,
~~Kitt~~Moderator: Anxiety/Panic, Osteoarthritis, GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease. www.healingwell.com"If you can't change the world, change your world"