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I am a little over 3 weeks on paroxetine. The first 2 and a half weeks were tough but manageable. A little extra anxiousness and up and down mood/emotions. I actually feel my moderate depression has subsided, but my anxiety has increased since about the 2 and half week mark. And today I've had what I think is a very unusual reaction to paroxetine. In the middle of the day I started to feel extremely fatigued, drowsey, and disorientated seemingly out of nowhere. I felt very sedated and could barely keep my eyes open or function. Well it's been some 6 hours later and I don't feel much better. I feel even a little worse. I now have a little bit of chest pain, slight nausea, and increased anxiety. (The chest pain and nausea is probably because of the anxiety)
So my question is... is this normal? Is it normal for me to feel worse after 3 weeks? Does my body just not like this medication? Should I stop it and try another? I was actually having some good days on this med so I was thinking positive. Now I am thinking about cutting my losses and trying a new med. I will start a new Job in a couple weeks and cannot afford to feel this way. Any responses or input will be very appreciated.
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