... attacks. 2: once going off of this does anxiety & depression reoccur? My Dr. Has suggested this as an aid to quit smoking
PTSD can manifest and or be triggered by many variables. Yes, PTSD can cause panic attacks.
Sometimes you may not be on the right dose to prevent panic attacks. Does Lexapro cause panic attacks? You will not know until you stop taking it gradually. If you have been on it less than 4 weeks it could be a side effect that may go away. Sometimes PTSD suffers may need a benzo short term or only as needed to help get through a panic attack. You can also talk to your doctor about Buspar for anxiety/panic, it is non-addictive and may help. It does take some time to build up in your system.
I have not heard that Lexapro is used, even off label for an aid to quit smoking. As you stated your doctor made a suggestion that it may it.
Yes, you can have rebound anxiety and depression after quitting an antidepressant. Best to have some tools in place to help you manager it if it does occur. It may be temporary as you body adjusts.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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