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Re: freaking out cache-monkey

Posted by Colleen D. on November 13, 2005, at 19:55:47

In reply to freaking out, posted by cache-monkey on November 13, 2005, at 17:29:01

> Hey all,
> I'm really freaking out on this ridiculously low dose of Lexapro. My anxiety levels are through the roof. I have all these deadlines with work and I just can't settle down and focus at all.
> I don't know whether I should try riding it out, or whether (given a suspected BPII dx) it's better to just stop the Lex.
> Augh!
> ~cache-monkey

I think I know exactly how you feel with the deadlines at work, etc and I'm sorry to hear that your anxiety level is so high. Were you taking anything before the Lexapro? I agree with Linkadge that a benzo may be in order even temporarily until you've given the Lex a while to stabilize in your system. Have you ever been prescribed a benzo for anxiety? I love clonazepam because it has a steady all-day effect for me and I take extra before bed to get some solid sleep + 25mg doxepin. If I sleep well, I handle the stress A LOT better.

All the best,




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