Re: real reason paxil=weight gain
Paxil CAN increase your appetite and slow your metabolism, but not always. My friend C. was on an extremely high dose (60 mg) for 5 years and did not gain weight.
I think it's an excellent drug for people who are underweight because of anxiety. I had a coworker who was severely underwaight because she couldn't eat when she was anxious and she was always anxious. After 2 months on Paxil, she was a new woman. She was still thin but not scrawny, and was eating every meal.
Choose the devil you don't know.