Hi I'm on day four of paxil after switching from lexapro which I took for over 7 weeks and it didnt help for my depression anxiety or PTSD. I know it's only day 4 of paxil but I feel no improvement. I have had so many unsuccessful attempts with meds I'm so discouraged how much longer before I may feel better with this
Hello theresa06. It might be awhile before you feel any long term benefit. Psychiatric drugs work much different than others such as a antibiotic, hypnotic, pain etc. The norm per say is four to six weeks. And many people seem not to find the combination, immediately. It can very well be a long, difficult, process. Often a combination of two or three drugs might be prescribed for a diagnosis. Hopefully, you will do well on the Paxil. Patience and hopefully, you will be seeing light at the end of the road. Regards ledge
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