I've been taking half a Lexapro 5mg for two days for depression and anxiety... I'm supposed to take a full tablet in two weeks and I know I won't be seeing an improvement that fast but I was just wondering–
Does lexapro help with feelings of deep regret? I've felt so shameful and regretful for the past few days and for good reason. I feel like I don't deserve to feel happy ever again for what I've done but I don't know if I want to die yet. It hurts to breathe and I feel like my heart is shattering every time I try to smile. This doesn't feel like normal depression. I've been depressed in the past but this feel so different. I feel like this is the end for me, that I deserve to feel like this for the rest of my life. Has anyone else felt like this and overcame it?
Lexapro can help w/feelings of regret and guilt. You are on a low dose so your doc has room to play around w/the dosage to increase it if your body tolerates the Lexapro. Everyone makes mistakes so be kinder to yourself. If the Lexapro doesn't help there are lots of other antidepressants to try. Best wishes.
sara; Sounds like you are being much to hard on yourself. No matter what you are hurting form or ashamed of we all make terrible mistakes and such that we regret that is part of being human and we suffer from them. But really the Lexapro should help you it is far from your time dear. Please continue to take the LEXAPRO every day just as directed normally they do start you on a low dose so you can somewhat adjust from any side effects. Then slowly increase it as the doctor tells you. Just know what side effects you may get last for about 2 weeks and from that point on it starts to work much better try and take it about the same time each day and know that some people when they first start even have a increase in the symptoms the medication is to help. But it does continue to get better until you reach a steady blood level of the medication which is about 6 to 8 weeks. And try now to dwell on what you are feeling bad about. We all have things we are not proud of you well be fine. sadly this is right.but you need to work through this.
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