Hello I’m 51 years old been on Paxil for 10 years , recently went of and went on fluoxetine i suffer from social anxiety and some depression , anyway was on fluoxetine for 6 mths 20 mg then recently tried 40 mg , it made me worse couldn’t do anything just wanted to stay home all the time , so have now gone back on 20mg of paroxetine am a bit better but thinking I would like to try 30 mg would like to feel alive sick of wanting to do nothing all of the time what do you think has anyone tried this all replies will be welcomed
Can't say that I've tried 30 mg of Paxil but I relate your frustration. We all want to feel good or even great but I've come to conclude that this is not what these medications are about. They are "anti"- depressants, not "pro-euphorias". If they made you feel great there would be a black market for the meds. I think all these meds can do is lessen our depression. I myself am slowly taking my dosage of Viibryd down from 40 mg to 30 mg. Viibryd works for me but I feel a little too"drugged" at 40 mg and am hoping to feel more "alive" by lowering my dosage (how ironic).
Meanwhile, if you do feel Paxil has been working for you try taking 30 mg. Maybe it will help but don't expect a panacea.
All the best and take care for now.
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