On Paxil, Pexeva, Peroxetine for 7 years
My Experience taking Paxil > Pexeva > and finally Peroxetine has been going on since 2004. It's 2011 now, so that is 7 years, and I am now up to 50mg.
My ex-wife talked me into "dealing" with my depression and social anxiety. When I first started, I became suicidally depressed with weeks. So, I was also given Welbutrin.
This medication took a very long time, more than 1.5 years, before I noticed improvement. My Welbutrin was then stopped.
My Side Effects
Vivid and Terrifying dreams
Apathy (went away after stopping Welbutrin)
It has not worked as well as I had hoped. Over the most recent 1 year, my depression and self loathing have been steadily getting worse. I'm not suicidal, and still have hope this is temporary. So, I guess the medication is doing something.
My social anxiety has gotten worse because all of the new friends I made were gone within a year after getting to know me well. My consistent pattern can be defined using the equation: the amount of time I spend with a person is inversely proportional to that persons desire to spend time with me.
I also take Seroquel (for sleeping and as a mood stabelizer) and Adderall (for mental focus and alertness)
The simple fact of needing medication is depressing. My feeling is that it means I'm screwed up in the head. So, I'm also emotionally immature, which I also hate about myself and have been trying to fix for 2 years.