I gained quite a bit of weight during that time (I'm 5'9 and
63 years old) (I also have diabetes and
HBP which is related to the weight gain) I recently weaned myself off Paxil over a 2 month period. My depression is somewhat re-appearing. Someone suggested St. John's Wort, but I have been reading that it interferes with the diabetes meds. My doctor suggested Topamax as a way to counteract depression AND to lose some weight, which is important for my overall health.