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Hi, New user and quesiton about med

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I've suffered with Sosical Anxiety and Panic attacks since I was 17. I'm now 27 and was off of Paxil CR for about 4 yrs because I got pregnant and had to stop taking it. I was one 12.5mg which I believe is the lowest dosage, not sure. Anyways, lately my panic attacks and Social anxiety have come back and my dr gave me 10mg of Paxil.

Now don't make fun or laugh, but for some reason I'm nervous about taking them, I dunno why. Maybe its because I don't know how I will feel being on them and I have a 3 yr old to take care of now. I dunno if I should take it in the morning after breakfast or at night before bed. I hope some of you can give me some insight..
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If you truly feel debilitated by your anxiety medications that may prove useful for social/general anxiety are Valium (Diazepam) and Klonopin (Clonazepam). These are both benzodiazepines, they can be habit forming and you should definately discuss the details with the doctor, but these are most commonly the class of drugs prescribed for anxiety. I say klonopin and diazepam because both of these have long half lives, so they last very long and they aren't overwhelmingly sedating like some shorter acting more potent benzos (xanax)
Well if Paxil worked for you in the past, I would probably stick to it. Lol I get paranoid switching meds or getting off meds that work for me. But yeah, just discuss it with your doctor.
another anti-depressant/anxiety med i've seen positive feedback for is Remeron This ones not addictive like the benzos
Problem is that I've heard from several people that Mirtazapine, although a good antidepressant, makes social anxiety worse. I had the same experience on it.
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