Re: ~IMPORTANT~ Meds and Pregnancy!
I, too, was on Paxil (20 mg) when I became pregnant. I went off of it COLD TURKEY because my dr. told me there were no withdrawl symptoms. SHE WAS WRONG! It was horrid! I did a lot of research after that and have some how stayed off of the Paxil since I miscarried. However, there are no studies as to what effect Paxil can have on a developing fetus. After going through what I went through, I can tell you that Paxil is powerful stuff. I can't imagine what it could do to a fetus. I have read that there are other anti-depressants that can be taken while pregnant, such as prozac. But after reading that, I read another article that said NO to prozac. I have asked a couple of other boards questions about this as I was sure that many others out there were taking meds as I was, and wanting to become pregnant. But I never got a definitive answer.
They say that the best thing to do is to try and make it without the meds. If she suffers from anxiety, a lot of "testimonials" I read on the internet said that the feeling of pregnancy (after the first three months) made anxious women feel perfectly healthy. I didn't really read anything about the feeling of depression. How long has your friend been off of Paxil? If it is recent, her body may need a lot of time to adjust. I wish her the best of luck. There are websites about paxil withdrawl.
(FYI--As far as I know, paxil was not the cause of my miscarriages.)