Hi so I only recently started experiencing chronic anxiety but I already feel it has taken over my life. I don't sleep, I can't eat, I feel sick and I feel like my children are suffering because I'm a bit all over the place. The doctor prescribed my escitalopram 20mg and the first two days were absolute hell. I though I was having a heart attack I couldn't even sit down and I think I only slept for a few hours through pure exhaustion. The doctor then recommended I drop it too 5mg as I felt high as a kite and have been on them for 3 days now. I am up and down but I just want this all to end. Any support and help would be great! Did anyone find that 5mg was enough and on average after how long did you feel real effects. I feel atm the only thing getting me through my day is knowing I can take a sleeping pill and will get some rest :-( I am exhausted and want to be a good mammy to my two young children again.
Thank you