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I was put on Paxil (paroxetine) for depression and anxiety, well its been about a week and not only am I still depressed, I feel like my anxiety has doubled! Help.

Paxil (paroxetine) Try not to fret. It will take at least 2 to 6 weeks once on Paxil (paroxetine) (at whatever is the right dose for you) for you appreciate the improvement. While your brain is adjusting the Paxil (paroxetine) could cause you to feel temporarily worse. Take care. Read more...
Check back with Dr. Who prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) to discuss a change in medication and find a mental health professional to treat your depression and anxiety. Medication alone is not enough. Relaxation training with biofeedback (www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) and cognitive therapy are very effective. Read more...

Used Paxil (paroxetine) 8 yrs. For depression. Was fired from 2 jobs. I believe drug caused aggressive behavior at work. Anyone heard of this side effect?

Paxil (paroxetine) & aggression? Ssri antidepressants generally calm aggression rather than increasing it. A small percentage of patients (3-5%) may experience agitation on the medication. There have been legal arguments about the "agitation" manifesting as aggression. On the other hand, depression itself may cause irritability and angry outbursts. Read more...

Me and my psych were talking about trying Paxil (paroxetine) for anxiety/depression. I've tried many others. Even though it's an older drug, is it a good option?

maybe. It can be a very effective medication. It is sometimes associated with weight gain, feeling tired and usually requires a slow titration when it is stopped. Mood stabilizers are sometimes beneficial as well. Read more...
May be useful. Some patients have done well on Paxil (paroxetine) for both depression and anxiety, and if you have failed other meds, it is worth a try here. Read more...

Wellbutrin xl does not seem to be helping like I thought it would for depression, I'm already on Paxil, (paroxetine) what's a good antidepressant I can add to paxi?

Consider all factors. Time on the medications as well as dosage have to be taken into account before you jump to a new antidepressant. Sometimes there can be a biploar condition which will benefit by a mood stabilizer. Of course there may be psychological factors that are causing the symptoms and psychotherapy may be needed. Read more...
We're not allowed. to recommend drugs on this forum, but there are drugs that "enhance" the effects of anti-depressants. See your MD for a list, because s/he will know more about what your specific medical picture looks like and can avoid trouble by just picking one or the others. Read more...

Dx with anxiety/depression prescribed paxil (paroxetine). What is the drawback of starting and stopping my meds. I can't afford them.

Worsening / prolong. Your symptoms as potential risk if stop meds early. Talk to your dr about your financial situation. He/she may be able to help with information on drug manufacturer assistance / samples / generic / or alternate (/cheaper) medications that will help. Read more...

Is Paxil (paroxetine) regarded as the most effective ssri for anxiety associated with depression?

Individualized. All SSRI's are supposed to be effective. Every individual tolerates one or the other medication differently. What works great for you might not be as effective or tolerable for another. Read more...