I have suffered from panic/anxiety/depression for more than 20 years. Been of different medicines... recently was prescribed 10 mgs of Lexapro and 1mg of Ativan. Was feeling OK, then the other morning, I woke up really anxious. Is this normal? I know it says give it a few weeks, but I thought with me being on different drugs all this time, it would kick in quicker. I've read a lot of scary things and good things about this drug. I guess I'm just scared that I'm going to end up back where I was in the very beginning. Has anyone had their med increased after just a few weeks? Thanks. K.
It's normal to feel anxiety occasionally, even on meds. I know I have.
Raising your Lexapro to 20mgs, shouldn't be a problem. I was on 20 mgs for years, until it quit on me. I'm now on 10mgs of Celexa. Which I actually like better.
I'm also on Ativan.
Even on both these meds, I still practice deep breathing exercises, cause anxiety can still rear it's ugly head. Hang in there, and remember to breath. xx
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