Posted 4/27/2015 4:21 PM (GMT -7)
Hi! I'm new to this community, and after reading many posts, it seems like quite a nice, helpful group of people. So here's my story - Suffered from panic attacks for years, took xanax when needed. After having my first baby, had a major anxiety/depression episode, and started taking 20 mg Paxil. I've been on that for 18 years, and in recent years, I've had some breakthrough anxiety, but it usually only lasted for 4 days. about a month ago I went on a trip to the Domincan with my family and started having anxiety there. When I returned, it still didnt' go away, but got worse. I went to my dr. and he increased my dose to 30 mg. I was on that for 3 weeks when all of a sudden, this weekend I couldn't get out of bed, couldn't go to work today. I went to the dr. (a different one), who said it was probably the side effects of the Paxil, so now I"m going back down to 20 mg. And I got an Rx for klonopin. I will finally be seeing a psychiatrist next week, and a "talk" therapist the following week. I'm just wondering what is going on with the Paxil. I really don't want to have to try another SSRi. Has anyone gone off Paxil and had success with another SSRI?
Thanks for any info you can give me!