hi i havent posted for a while but still suffer symptoms of anxiety,all started in dec.2003 got alot better the last part of march! but have differnt symtoms from week to week about 2 months ago i had temple spasms everyday which caused panic attacks,now i have tingly lips and tounge,which causes me to have panic attacks,went back to doctor today and she told me that it is all anxiety and want me to take paroxetine hcl 20mg once a day, i guess this is a generic form of paxil, all the things ive read on this post scares me to even start it but i want to feel normal again so bad, anyone have any suggestions!!! thank you
Many people have had great success with Paxil. Do not be afraid of what you read because everyone is different. If you feel it is time for meds than Paxil is as good a place to start as any. I went through Zoloft, Paxil and Effexor. Paxil for me was horrible, it made me really nervous and shaky, however Zoloft did wonders. Yet you will read here of people who hated Zoloft and the same goes for Effexor. Take it and give it the appropriate amount of time and if you find no change or if you feel worse then it may not be the one for you and you can move on to another type. Did your Dr give you a benzo(Xanax, Ativan etc?). This would help with the panic attacks in the short term. Also have you given any thought to CBT or any other type of therapy?
For nearly every form of help(therapy, drugs etc) you will find negative and postive feedback. Sometimes trial and error is the only way to find what helps.