Started Paroxatine Hcl 40mg and Lorazepham 0.05mg for Anxiaty and Depersonalization need advice

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Need help!!!! I have had depression/Anxiaty now Depersonalization since January 2018. I am tired of living with all these scary fellings confused, feeling detached,not feeling like my self, feeling like I am gonna pass out every minute 24/7 feeling soo desperate I dont know what to do anymore has anybody used paxil for this my dr also prescribed me Lorazepam 0.5 I am soo tired of feeling like this every second need advice please!!!😔😞

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    Hello, maybe o back to your gp and see what they can do. I have been on anti depressants for years. It could be you need a different type but also just see if there's anything the doctor can do maybe refer you to a phychiatrist consultant.

    So do know what you're going through.

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    I’m so sorry to hear about this. I have dealt with anxiety and depression ever since I can remember. It just got worse and worse over the years and that’s when I knew something was wrong with me. I started 20 mg Paxil back last year on February 22nd and I am now on 30 mg. It actually took about 6 months to actually start working and noticing huge effects, but though out those six months I had waves of good days and bad ones too. I had to cancel school and work for about 3 months due to the increased side effects. But after 6 months, things started becoming brighter and I was actually seeing the world for what it truly is, rather than living in the state of constant anxiety/depression everyday. I couldn’t do anything. I wasn’t making friends, I would hide at work, I was super anxious at school to the point where I had panic attacks. I knew people around me noticed it but I just couldn’t help it. Now 1 year and 7 months in, I am a new person. I am more lively, I can laugh, make jokes, and I figured out I had ADHD as well. It’s just a matter of time until u heal. I wouldn’t want to switch this drug for anything!!! I hope you stay on ur meds and just wait it out. It’s a process. You won’t just wake up happy over night. It takes time for the med to build up. Until then, I suggest you try deep breathing exercises and meditation. (I know how hard it can be when ur anxious all the time but just try it). !! 
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    Curious to how you feel now that’s some time has passed, Hilda?   I recently started having panic attacks again and am considering restarting Paxil. I was on it last year for panic attacks and anxiety and it worked really well! Only downside was I gained a bunch of weight on it. 
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    Hi Hilda,

    I am a chronic anxiety sufferer of 9 years, also depersonalization for 2/3 years.

    My doc has just took me off Trazodone as I had 5 panic attacks this week and put me on Paroxatine.

    We are on this journey together my friend 😃

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