Hi all,

I have been on Lexapro 20mg for 7 months. I was wrongly diagnosed by a GP with depression. I sought out other advise as my health worsen over time. 2 months ago I saw a Psychiatrist who believes I have Bipolar 2 or Cyclothymia. I currently taking Lamictal 50mg in the morning and 50mg in the evening. Emotionally I have been great however I have had some side effects, Gained 12kg since being on Lexapro, Bad hand tremers and No sex drive. After discussion with my psychiatrist she has decided to take me off Lexapro. She has suggested I drop to 10mg for 1 week and then to 5mg.

Today is my second day on 10mg and I am a complete mess. My anxitey has risen, constant headache, unable to concentrate, and I feel like I could cry at the drop of the hat.

Just hoping someone might has come advise.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Regards
Caitlin