Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
In the past couple of weeks I have been seeing a doctor for major depression, anxiety - especially social anxiety disorder. I also fit the profile of someone with an avoidant personality. When i was discussing my symptoms to the doctor I described my excessive compulsion to fantasize, how i pace, and how i can't focus sometimes because my urge to daydream is so powerful. My doctor didn't seem as interested in Maladaptive Daydreaming but assumed it was an aspect of being socially avoidant. I was prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) and a sleeping aid (because apparently Paxil wakes you up after five hours and doesn't let you go back to sleep). I wasn't so concerned, because Paxil is always used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (and I recall someone - i think it was Cordellia - mention that MDD may potentially be related to OCD).
Well, long-story short, the Paxil has done nothing to alleviate my MDD. I still DD - but i cant remember anything! I feel like a part of my brain has been shut off. I'm constantly tired, feel weak, and basically exist in a constant zoned-out stupor. I start staring at something and then i sorta drift away into blank thoughts. When i try to accomplish something I just feel like a part of my brain isn't functioning. It's weird. Also there have been other side effects which are annoying me like nothing else i've ever experienced.
Has anyone else taken Paxil? Do the side effects go away??