I am currently tapering off lexapro and I am on Effexor, but I have only been reducing it by 5mg at a time and every time I have reduced it I have started to feel even more depressed. Is this normal or possible? I honestly think lexapro made my depression worse and it frustrates me why, I don't even know if I needed to go on antidepressants thinking back now.
Hi; Kyle Yes it is hard to tell at times but most of these like the Effexor work both for depression and anxiety and it is a fine line between the two But yes while you are on the switch here this can happen you have to just fight it out but normally about 2 weeks from the time you started the Effexor it should start to get better and maybe a bit more due to you are coming off of Lexapro . yes, it does not sound like it but even the withdrawal of 5 mg of Lexapro is more than you think so it could really be noticeable. You will be okay try to ride it out I am sorry you have to go thru this but it is very common because it is kind of a hit and miss thing until they get their right medication going for you remember this is also what makes you a bit edgier or more anxiety for the first couple of weeks just know this will go away normally in a few weeks and hopefully you will feel better just takes time. and you can do it. Chuck1957 feel free to write back if you need anything.
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