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Anxiety board

I've been on Paxil for the past 7 years to treat anxiety and mild OCD. I've hated the sexual side effects but tolerated them. Now I'm a newlywed and I've decided it's time to try something new. My dr suggested Prozac and so I've been trying to ween off of the paxil for about 4 weeks now. It's been a terrible experience and I'm ready to give up! I took my first dose of Prozac last night (10 mg) and today I feel just awful. I hate that Paxil has done this to me. Is there anyone out there who has made the switch and can give me words of encouragement. I'm so tempted to just take Paxil and be done with this whole nightmare. HELP!!!
paxil and prozac are both SSRI antidepressants and the swap can be made overnight, no need to wean off.I doubt the sexual problems will change

do you really still need to be on any antidepressant?