my doctor just put me on lexapr.I have panic attacks.I cant go in public or be around people.I start feeling sick and scared.I dont leave my house... Do you think lexapro will help me?Put me on 20 mg... thamks.
I was on lexapro and since has changed. I too am dealing with an axiety and panic disorder. I take lyrica and lorazapam for anxiety. It does work but, you have to take it 3x a day and thats what I dont like and of course dont do. It basically turns you into a zombie (thats how I feel on them) but, you dont have to deal with the panic attacks when your on it.
I just dont know whats worse, the meds or the anxiety, but, I do know that if you dont get the right dosage and meds to help you it will only get worse. I fight it all the time and am so lost as to what to do that its not funny. I am not sure how long you have been dealing with a panic disorder but, I have been dealing with it since after have brain surgery on an aneurism in aug. 2007 that progressively has gotten worse. Now its a battle each day for me. The doctor told me tho that if I do take it like clock work that it would help me otherwise the anxiety and panic attacks will get closer and closer and not improve.
But, lexapro didnt seem to really work as well for me, as much as I dont like it the lyrica and lorazapam combination does.
I am so sorry that I have to say that it can take 6 weeks to feel the full effect of the drug. It takes that long for it to load in your brain per say. You start feeling better day by day . Everyone is different. I failed Lexapro. It was just not for me But as I said everyone is different. If you feel worse or you see no change please call your doctor he may need to add something or change something according to your symptoms. Don't be afraid to call because if you wait weeks it may be all in vain if you need something else and have to start waitng all over again for relief. Good Luck I hope this info helps you
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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