I tried to get off Paxil last summer, did great for 5 weeks then crashed. Got back on Paxil and struggled back to almost normal in about 6 months, but last week My son and his family (my grandkids) said they are moving way across the country in the summer. It put me right back to not wanting to get out of bed. I have no interest in doing anything. Mornings are horrible. Fortunately I work from home so my job is not in jeopardy, but I just don't know how to get myself out of this horrible depression and anxiety. I read books and it makes sense, but I'm just not getting better. Seeing doctor. She said keep on Paxil and Xanax from time to time to get thru the anxiety, but I am afraid I'll never be normal again. My poor husband has no idea what to do for me. He goes from encouragement to irritation. I guess it all takes time. I have no phobias, thankfully, I just don't want to be with or see anyone. I just want to stay in bed.