For the last 8 weeks I have been on Amitriptyline 20 mg, Guanficine 1 mg at night, Buspar 10 mg 3xday for anxiety. I have been taking these meds for 2 months now. Buspar just takes the edge off the anxiety. I am struggling with depression and fatigue. The Amitriptyline helps with sleep, Guanficine off label for night terrors, racing heart from anxiety. Still have low level anxiety during the day that wears out and I am sure does not help the depression. I have no joy, motivation or energy. This is no way to live. My PCP wants me to try Lexapro again. I have taken it before and the start up was terrible,it made me nauseous and sleepy, but it did help the anxiety.
I started at 2.5 mg and got up to 5mg. Last time I took it for 2 months and transitioned off all above meds first then the Lexapro and went on Wellbutrin 75 mg only. Did really well for two years then PTSD/depression/anxiety hit again.Had to stop the WB due to increase in anxiety.
Now for some reason I am terrified of starting the Lexapro again?? My PCP also told me I could start the Wellbutrin and not take the Lexapro. He gave me 10 days worth of xanax to help with the Wellbutrin anxiety start up. I do not know what to do?? Any advise or words of wisdom would be appreciated. Thank you for any feed back.