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switching from paxil to effexor to lexapro...HELP!

Posted by jasmine red on September 3, 2004, at 23:21:47

This is my first time posting on this site.
I just switched from paxil (two months...felt somnolent and exhausted) to effexor for 10 days(too intense, too jittery) to lexapro. I was on 10 mg of pax, then 37.5 mg of effexor, now 5 mg of lexapro for the last 4 days. My problem is that I am soooooooooooooooooo depressed and this wierd shaky anxiety is awful. I feel like the world is dark and sad and I cry hysterically and this nagging shakyness is like nothing I have ever felt. Ativan (0.5mg) seems to help, but I do not like taking it.
Previously, I was on Paxil for 3 years and stopped . The withdrawal symptoms were awful. So I switched to prozac for a month, then lex. I went off everything in January '04. I was fine until May, when I had a panic /anxiety/depression I went back on the paxilin june...which simply did not work for the depression AT ALL this time....then the effexor(which I was scared of) now LEX...I know I am repeating myself and I hope I am making sense...does Lex work if you take it a second time in your life? Is this anxiety from going off the effexor(even though I was only on it for 10 days) or am I having side effects from the lexapro? I never had these side effects before! It's this nagging fear and utter grief and bouts of utter RAGE!!!!! Should I just take a small amount of the ativan everyday until this calms down? Will it calm down? I just want to stay on something that works. Lexapro was good last time. What the hell is happening? Please help me!!!jasmine




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