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Started on Paxil 2 months ago for depression / general and social anxiety. Took 20mg for two months - my mental health improved, felt like a black cloud was lifted and was less worried about things - found it easier to talk to people. Felt better after only a few days on it.
Major drawbacks - if i thought I was exhausted from depression prior - on Paxil - I was tired 24/7 and it was worse. Like a narcalep, I felt I could pass out to sleep at anytime. Physical symptoms were intolerable.
Doctor has now switched me to Prozac. Went straight off 20mg paxil to 10mg lovan ( prozac ) the next night. Increased it to 20mg two nights ago. So less than a week on it. One notable difference, I am not zombie tired. One drawback - I am not getting tired at night. Most concerning is my anxiety is off the chart. I have been crying, anxious and don't feel like I'm "on anything" at all. Does it take time for it to build in system? Or should it take straight over from paxil at therapeutic levels . Has anyone gone through it? Thanks
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