Welcome to Healing Well, you should find this to be a great community with very caring and supportive members. They are a great source of information as well as the resources we have availalbe to us - some being in the yellow box to the right, just click on the Anxiety-Panic link and it will take you to the list of resources. There is also a Relaxation Techniques thread in the Anxiety Resources at the top of this page (tan area) - this may useful to you as well. Also don't forget to check out some old posts as they are also a good tool for information.
Right now you have a couple of very good reasons to be freaking out - you have had to change docs and now you are looking at possible med changes. Those are big things to be dealing with.
As far as the meds are concerned, I can't offer any advice on them as I have not been on either one of them. But if were you, I think I would go with what your doctor is advising, especially since you wanted off the clonapezam any way and wanted to increase the Paxil. I agree with Meg though in that it's your body and make sure to not let the doctor bully you into something you don't want to do. If you don't feel it's right, then don't do it. Docs know a lot, but they don't know everything (even some would like to think they do - LOL). Only you know what your body is doing. Remember the final choice is yours.
Regarding your mother not agreeing with you being on meds, I think you have the right approach - don't talk to her about it. You know how she feels about it and she probably won't be changing her mind about it - so you can agree to disagree.
Again, welcome to Healing Well and we hope to see you here more and to be able to get to know you better. Come here any time to vent, ask questions, chime in on posts, etc.
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