I have mild agoraphobia and lately have had more and more panic attacks. My doctor says it's peri-menopausal symptoms, not sure if that's true or not, but he prescribed Lexapro and without insurance the generic is $116. I don't know if it's worth paying for. does anyone know if this will really help since I don't have the generalized social phobia?
It can help but I agree for a generic its very expensive. Have you checked into walgreen's. They have a savers program that saves a considerable amount of money. Also places like costco and sams club have good prices on meds, and you don't need a membership to use the pharmacy.
Research has found that women are more susceptible to panic attacks during the PMS period before their cycle, because of hormonal changes. Per-menopause involves changes in hormones, so it would make sense that somewhat might suffer from more panic attacks during this time. I've heard from some people that once they go thru meno-pause, the panic attacks sometimes stop or greatly diminish. Wouldn't this be a blessing? Hope you found medication that works.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
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