Do you have a plan to replace the Paxil with something else? Was it not working for you? It can be difficult to withdraw from due to its short half life (hope you are tapering slowly) and of course being sick doesn't help the anxiety/depression component. I think you need to get in touch with your doctor asap, you should not have to feel like this, maybe a benzo could help for now. Since you have step throat, make sure the doc checks for interactions between any ad you may be taking and the particular antibiotic you might use for strep. Hope you feel better soon.