I stared Paxil about 2 months ago, because I had been overwhelmed with anxiety mostly stemming from upcoming presentations. I was really struggling with anxiety at the time and decided it was time to seek help. Paxil really helped change my life around. I was crippled by anxiety and bouts of depression, and had no confidence whatsoever. Now I don't suffer from anxiety at all and haven't had any depression since. There were some minor side effects but they only lasted for two weeks. But most importantly I'm happy for the first time in years and feel like I have some direction in life. Ideally, I don't want to be on the medication, but it has greatly improved my quality of life in a short time.