Hey everyone ive been on 10 mg paxil for approxitely 6 yrs now. Anxiety does run in my family so that could contribute to why I was having severe anxiety at the time. Paxil did save my life however. I was having multiple anxiety attacks throughout the day, it was really really affecting me. However if I knew the withdrawals I would have asked to get on something else. Now I want to come off of it, I don't want to depend on it anymore. I also feel like my short-term memory is getting worse and I read that it could be a side effect of Paxil. I will say this to anyone considering coming off. The withdrawals are absolutely horrible, it is actually kind of hard to explain. Like electric jolts throughout your body. Severe mood swings.