My doctor gave me Paxil, which I had responded to years earlier when I stopped drinking (at the same time I also stopped drinking coffee and
using an over the counter medication (Sudafed
) which, I have to admit I had become addicted to over a number of years). Anyways, after running blood tests, my doctor found out that I was iron deficient (although not yet anemic). She advised me that this was contributing to my apathetic mood, anxiety and lethargy. I continued the Paxil nonetheless.