I have been taking Lexapro 10 mg for 7 years. I recently have had worsened panic and obsessive thoughts. Last Thursday I began taking 12.5 mg. 5 Days in and I can only sleep about 2 hours, awaken with a panic attack, racing thoughts, intrusive/scary thoughts along with the feeling of not being real.
I want to go back to 10 mg, but am worried of the withdrawal, and only prolonging the side effects. I am thinking of alternating 10 mg and 12.5 mg each night. Anyone have experience with that? I emailed my doctor this morning to no answer. I’m scared I am going to have a complete meltdown and have to be hospitalized. Any input is appreciated.