Hey there Robert........SO glad to hear you're going to give Paxil a try. Many many years ago.well, okay 1995 was when my first major episode of depression hit me. I was placed on Prozac (the #1 favorite of the docs at that time) and after 5 months on it, I began to shake (tremors like) so they switched me to Zoloft. Zoloft took away any hint of romance in my life ( ) that was normally a very good and normal situation! So........I went off of it and tried to make do on my own for awhile. I did fine until the birth of my first child, then my second only 20 months later......I found myself with very little patience, no desire to get a shower for the day and I just knew my depression and anxiety was "creeping" back in. So, I was placed on Paxil 10mg. This has the been my favorite AD for the past 5.5 years! I am now on the "Controlled/Continuous Release" Version of Paxil at 25mgs. I LOVE IT! Since it is a slow steady dose all day and all night long, I have this "balance" of medicine in my system that really keeps me on an even keel. I take it at dinner time and then I am able to sleep through most of the extra fatigue that it causes.
My only other side effect from the Paxil is a decreased appetite for good foods and an increase in cravings for carbs/sweets! So, I just have to be aware of that on a daily basis and control my cravings by drinking water, eating a sweet apple instead of a whole chocolate cake, etc. etc...!
I just wanted to share my "positive" Paxil experience with you! I wish you the very very best on it! You'll do terrific I'm sure. And if not, there's always Lexapro! Same family of drug I believe....but docs call it a "cleaner" version of paxil, whatever that means! lol
Hugs and of course, keep us posted!
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