hope all is well
Hey Jeremy I was on here one night right after you started paxil, I was wondering how it worked for you the dr prescribed it for me but i have been scared to take it, ive had anxiety ever since my mom passed away from cancer and that has almost been 3 yrs ago, Im so tired of living like this but im so scared to take the meds.
jeremyfresno, like I had mentioned I first went on it 1997. Been on it for 15 years. Decided to taper off but went too quick on the taper. Decided to go back up to the 20 mg I was on for years. My biggest issue with Paxil when I increased my dosage was insomnia, increased anxiety and agitation. It is weird that those side effects occur while your body adjusts. But once it adjusts the anxiety, agitation and insomnia vanished for me. I'm going on my 15 day of increased dosage to 20 mg and am experiencing the same side effects, but they do go away just have to hold out. Like I said for me anxiety was reduced almost entirely and it helped in the depression. Unfortunately gained 20 lbs. I have lost 15 of it in the past but gained it back. I have to be very careful in what I eat and make certain exercise daily. Good luck and give it time.
I just started a youtube page about my personal struggle with anxiety. PLEASE leave comments and let me know if theres a certain topic you want me to cover as well!