Ive went from paxil to Lexapro and had been on lexapro for about ten years. Worked great for anxiety, ocd, and depression though in recent years it became more of an agitator making this BAD. The Psychiatrist put me on zoloft and ive been on for about 11 days now. symptoms, HOLY HECK... I was not weened off slowly... went to 20 for one day, 10 the next which was also the day I started the 50 of zoloft and went to 100 of zoloft 7 days later. For the most part the anxiety and depression have significantly started to improve, however... I feel like the flu / cold symptoms and chills... they are horrible. Also feel like my brain is being re-wired if that makes sense. Anyone have experiences like this ? I suspect im still having withdrawl from the lexapro and side effects of starting a new med...
Does anyone have experience going from Lexapro to Zoloft ? 10 years on Lexapro went to Zoloft?
Added 17 Dec 2013:
I had been diagnosed with hypothyroid, low T, and am on Levithyroxine 100 mcg daily.... My pulse rate has returned to normal after taking Zoloft which would be 130 at rest.... now its 78 to 83 at rest, though I still have palpitations and what feels like the blood bubling / trembling through the system. I can place my cell phone on my chest at the bottom of the rib cage where the sides meet and you can see it bump up and down. BP is usually 107 / 72 body temps are low..... 96.8 to 98.0 which is low for me.... extended blood test have revealed no other abnormalities beyond the thyroid, and T levels. FYI could not take T replacements as they increased rage to un manageable levels. Thoughts ?
Just the opposite for me, zoloft for way over 10 years then lexapro for a short period. I can no longer take the SSRIs, I'm taking Wellbutrin now. And yes I do know what you mean about the brain... etc. You are Not alone in that department. Many of Us has experience such! The brain can only tolerate so much!! Keep Us posted/updates? ~ God bless ~
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