I started Paxil again after having been off of it for 3 years. The last time I took it, I seemed to feel better within 2 weeks. My main reason for taking in the last time was anxiety. I have slumped into a clinical depression accompanied by anxiety over the past month, and began taking Paxil again. I'm on my 8th day. I am still having trouble eating and sleeping. I lost 10 lbs in the past week. The depression and intrusive thoughts are scaring me, and I'm concerned about being a burden on my family. I also can't stop thinking about what kind of a tail spin I would go on if I lost a loved one. I just feel totally unhinged, and worthless right now. I don't know how you brave souls go through this while trying to take care of kids! I can barley take care of my dog and myself right now. I'm going to give the Paxil time, just feeling so down.