Re: What do antidepressants (SSRIs) feel like when they work?
Paxil turned my life around as far as SA and GAD. I took 20gm for 6 years. But when I stopped it all came back. It took about 2 weeks for me for it to kick in. During those first 2 weeks I felt weird. My brain wouldnt let me focus on problems and things I found stressful. That bothered me for some reason. Then one morning I woke up and had no morning dread. Nothing bothered me to badly especially the little things in life. But I could concentrate totally and get things done. I could 'see' that everything basically was manageable. Okay, there was possibly a tinge of numbness, but maybe that was just the fact that I felt normal really. It was bizarre not to have SA. When I was speaking with someone there was a new feeling of 'okay, Im not focused on anxiety and feeling crazy, so what is my brain doing, I have to find something to talk about because I can actually do that now'. It as weird.
Anyhoo, for a stupid reason I went off Paxil. Now that I started it again its not working as well. THAT is a bummer. Good luck.