Have you ever tried using St John's Wort. It is a herb with no side effects. It has been very helpful for me; far far better that paxil. You do have to use a potent brand such as Kira. It has been used for years by doctors in Germany in favour of drugs. When I need to take it I take a 300mg tablet three times a day.
It works much faster than paxil did for me. It relaxes you without sedating you and making you feel brain dead and also works as an antidepressant.
I was skeptical when trying it, because we are led to beleive that only so-called real medications work. It worked for me within a few days althought it took a week for me to know for sure it was working and I felt much better after two weeks.