Need support and encouragement

I am currently experiencing anxiety and depression. I recently went through a break up as well as a spiritual crisis. I was on prozac for the last 2.5 years but about 9 months ago decided to lower it to 10 mg from 20 mg a day. I did not consult with a Dr. before doing this. I continue to struggle with the reality that I have to take medication. I just saw my Pscy. 2 weeks ago and he increased the prozac but this time it caused me more anxiety so yesterday he put me on paxil. Has anyone ever taking paxil? And if so, how quickly did it work? I am a single mom with two kids (14 and 6) and alone in Austin, Texas with no family. I have to get better so I can take care of my kids and work. I am on FMLA but I do go to work every day even if it is for a few hours. I feel alone although I realize many of us are dealing with this. Any support or encouragement would be appreciated.

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  • I am sorry you are going through this. I am on paxil, and I think it is good for anxiety. I am very sensitive to all SSRI's so I cannot take much. I suffer everyday, and struggle to get through each day. I take Klonopin, my doc encourages me to take it, so I do, and I cannot get through the day without it, but it is very addictive. I have not found anything that works for me, but I hope you find something. Hugs and prayers.

  • Thank you for your encouragement. I appreciate it. I am sorry you are going through this as well. It truly is a suffering only those of us living through can understand. You are such a strong person and I will draw encouragement from you. ((Hugs)) back to you and prayers as well.

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