My husband has been diagnosed with clinical depression. Ive posted here before but an update on my situation. He moved out right after Christmas because he needed space. Its supposed to be only temporary and he wants to come by the house on the weekends......to take care of things like the pool and the lawn. (alot of mixed messages here) He is still seeing a therapist and taking effexor. I too have been seeing a therapist so I can learn how to deal with all this. Im not really depressed, but my therapist senses some anxiety and suggested seeing my PCP to take an antidepressant. She feels that even though I am handling myself well, it is possible to slip into a "situational depression" because of my husband leaving. My PCP agreed and suggested Paxil.
I researched side effects and although all of them scare you with side effects, my PCP says she likes this one because most of her patients dont complain of the GI problems from taking others. I have not started it yet, but have read that appetite loss and sexual side effects are common. I can easily drop a few pounds, so the apetite loss does not bother me, and even though my husband is gone and there is nothing going on in that dept right now, I dont want the sexual side affects either. I will be taking 25mg.
Anyone have any problems with paxil?