Since the Paxil has worked so well for you for 10 years and you're not at the max dose, why not discuss upping the dose with your doctor before going through the rigors of changing to something else? It might be all you need..........a bit of a tweak in dosage!
no, i am not at max dose. i believe max dose is either 60 or 80mg.
Many of us have switched meds very successfully and as the above poster said, as long as you do it under the guidance and supervision of your doctor, you'll be fine. You got a good long run from the Paxil, but unfortuantely, some meds simply lose their efficacy for us and we must try something else. Have you discussed a dose increase or are you at the max with the Paxil now?
I wish you the best.
Yes! I've switched many times after one has stopped working for me. So long as you do it under the guidance of your doctor, you will have no problems. It's about weaning you off of one while adding the other. Take care.