Side effects on short term. Please some advise

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Hi there. I have a skin disorder which makes me crazy. I don't know what to do. My doctor prescribed me paxil 20mg. But side effects really scares me. Impotency and Erection problems make me scare. Guys what you advise? Will be there any side effects like these?

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    Loss os libido and ED are wuite common side effects of SSRIs I’m afraid. So they may well happen. Which skin condition do you have. Wouldn’t it be better to treat this rather than the anxiety?
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    I've been on it for about 5-6 weeks only. Had same concern about side effects. The side effects I have are that it takes me a lot longer to reach orgasm and a slight loss of interest. No problems getting or maintaining erection. Hasn't bothered me as my interest in sex was always much higher than my wife and I was a little quick finishing so it's all not such a bad thing. Guess everyone will have different effects though.

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    I think this drug shouldn’t be given to anyone! That said, it served me well during menopause when I developed anxiety attacks driving on hiways. I went off it after weaning myself off slowly. It was all fine. 5 years ago after losing our home and belongings of 35 years after job losses during the recession, we were homeless and forced to live in a trailer for a year and finally renting a small place in a small town, far from family and friends. Devastated, I was really panicked! A new Dr. put me back on Paxil at the mansized dose of 25 mg CR. It did help tons! A few months ago I experienced symptoms of serotonin poisoning: tremors, hot, itchy rash, constant anxiety, tinnitus, premature heartbeats, and feeling like I was in a cloud. The PA tried to give me more drugs and welbutrin. I refused came home and went off this poison cold turkey. It has been a tough 2 weeks but I feel a gazillion times better despite a couple vivid  dreams, brain zaps which are diminishing, a couple crying bout for good reasons and a few great laughs. I hadn’t laughed or cried both times on this drug! I’m wary of what to do about a panic attack while driving on an overpass. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. Oh, I’m not feeling like I can hardly breathe anymore! Medical people, over my long lifetime, are woefully ignorant about pharmaceutical drugs and their side effects! 
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