Posted by cache-monkey on November 13, 2005, at 20:05:40
In reply to Re: freaking out, posted by blueberry on November 13, 2005, at 18:47:19
Do you think it's common to go through a period of feeling much worse before feeling better, then?
That makes me want to not d/c the Lex right away. I think I can make it through until tomorrow and then check in with my pdoc about it...
Thanks for your response,
> It's so stupid how we have to go through intense anxiety from a new med before we get an anti-anxiety or antidepressant effect from it. I mean, how ridiculous is that? Unfortunately, that's often the way it is, for me anyway.
> When I started lexapro, even just 2.5mg got me pretty jittery and anxious. I slowly adjusted to it and slowly increased up to 10mg from 2.5mg. It does over time work pretty good for anxiety, but it does absolutely nothing for my depression. I'm sick of it.
> And of course if getting anxiety getting on it isn't bad enough, getting anxiety getting off is like a double whammy. Geez.