Hello! Have you already started on the Paxil, or just have the script for it?? If you have not started taking it, you may want to talk again with the doc about the meds mentioned above by the other posters...I was on Paxil for 7-8 years and did fine, it did help my depression go away but just recently suffered the poop out...does not mean the med would poop out on you, but it did for me. Probably because I am not taking mood stabilizer like I should. Doc just switched me to Cymbalta and will be adding mood stabilizer probably Monday.....if you are seeing a good doc (in my opinion I would only see specialists for mental health conditions, not your family physician), they should know a lot about the meds that work and the weight gain, etc. You can also research them online, but be careful there is more negative information that positive online when searching because my doc says 95% of people who are doing well on the medications dont get online to grip or post!! HA!
Just want to encourage you to not give up on trying different meds and consulting with your doc as that is what they are trained for and this forum has some GREAT knowledgeable people who give great advise I have learned!
Here's to your healing!!
Bipolar II - Second Opinion Diagnosed 4/11/2011
Fibromyalgia - Diagnosed 12/2009
Paxil 20mg 2002?-2011
Paxil 30mg 1/28/11-4/4/11 - increase not helpful; more anxiety; backed down to 20mg nightly
4/11/11 Paxil 20mg; Cymbalta 30mg nightly
4/18/11 Paxil 10mg; Cymbalta 60mg nightly
4/24/11 No Paxil; Cymbalta 60mg nightly
Klonopin .5 as needed