I was on Paxil for years ending at 60 mg. It did wonders for me .Aftet a divorce and loss of insurance i had to get off it. Now with anxiety attacks and severe depression, I want to get back on it but it will be another 2+ months till i have insurance again. When i first started, i had a home business and could work around the initial side effects... always watnted to sleep for the first two weeks and insomnia the next two. Now i have a real job (just started) and concerned about these initial side effects preventing me ftom doing my job. I originally started at 10mg and wondering if starting with only 5mg would eliminate these initial side effects so i can make it to and perform at work.
Could you call the doctor who prescribed it. You will need to grovel a bit. If you are planning to go back to that doctor when you have insurance, just tell him what's going on in your life. He may do a discount to just see you quickly knowing in 2 months you will be back.
If you are NOT or insurance plan won't cover him, it's a different story.
I can't tell you to take medication that is not ordered.
You can mention how the two weeks initially made you feel. He may start at a lower dose. Are you taking it at night?
If the symptoms are worse in the am, I would try it at night.
You need a doctor! Is there a doctor who provides care to employees through your company?
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