I have been on lexapro for about a year and it hasn't helped at all, it almost seems like after taking it I'm not really motivated to do anything. Are there any other meds that could help btw I also have adhd and anxiety
There are numerous other antidepressants to try such as Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa to name just a few. If you have been on Lexapro for a year and it is not working then it is time to either increase the dose or try a different med. Unfortunately it is a trial and error sort of ordeal, but fortunately there are many, many medications to choose from. In fact, many of the antidepressants help anxiety as well.
There are many ADs out there ~ MAOIs, SNRIs, SSRIs, TCAs and a few atypicals. Have a talk with your doctor and let him know how you're feeling. A dose increase might help, or a trial on a new med. It can take a while to find what works for you, but don't give up. Over the years I've been on quite a few but Effexor is the one that works for me.
Sometimes the doctor might add other types of meds to create a *combo* or *cocktail*.
Best wishes and I hope you're feeling better soon. WC
wishfulpink15, Hello, and welcome. You have been given several good examples to ask your Dr. about. I just want to share what's working for me. Everyone is different. I was sunk down in deep depression. I had many things happening with me and my children, and needed some desperate help. I have been diagnosed, Major Depression with Reoccuring Episodes, PTSD, ADHD, Panick and Anxiety attacks, etc... I had tried many antidepressants. But the change, for me, happened when they put me on Pristiq. Still some up and down mood swings, so they added Lamictal, which one of the things it helps the most, in my opinion is its a mood stabilizer. Best thing that has ever really made a difference. I take Vyvanse for ADHD, and Klonopin for the intense anxiety. I hope this helps a little, or something to just ask you're Dr. About. Take care, Ruthie
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