I went through 5 months of tests, treatments, surgery, therapy (talk), hypnotherapy, and total med change by a psychiatrist. Paxil controls my anxiety and depression, but makes me gain weight-almost when I’m looking at food. It works and I can breathe normally, but, even with exercise, gain weight. I realize I’m holding my breath, but I can’t stop it. I have to yawn to feel I get a “normal” breath.