I am having anxiety issues and I always feel low no matter what happens. Nothing excites me or makes me happy anymore. I feel numb to everything. I was taking scitadep 10 mg for a year and stopped due to severe side effects. My doctor has now prescribed paxidep 12.5 mg and asked me to take for as long as I don't feel the need to take. I haven't started yet. I am afraid after the experience with the previous antidepressant. It is safe to take for a year. I read a lot on the internet and my fear has income. Please advice on this pill's safety and other significant information I should be aware of.