Does Paxil (paroxetine) make you feel more anxious in the beginning when you 1st start taking it?

It can. Paxil (paroxetine) does have both antidepressant and antianxiety activity, but some people can feel more jittery when starting. This may go away with time. Please talk with your doctor about what you're experiencing, so that the two of you can work on this.