I have massive anxiety and panic attacks. For the past year I have had major life stressors. I have been waking up with the shakes and night sweats for the past 2 weeks. It has been awful. I am seeing a therapist and my Dr gave me 5 mg of Lexapro. My husband works out of town and I'm terrified to take it. I have read the horror stories and I'm afraid to get more anxiety. Any positive feedback would be appreciated. I just don't want to feel like crap anymore. Thanks!
My heart goes out to you. I too suffer from major panic and anxiety. I haven't found a drug that works in five years. Every time I try a new one I panic and call my sister and she just so says swallow it until I do. Then once the first one is in I wait anxiously. With ssris like lexapro I usually get heightened symptoms after 3-5 days then they settle down again. Lots of people love lexapro. It's worth a try for sure. This is no way to live. I have severe agoraphobia also so if I could find a med with little side effects I'd take it if it meant my anxiety wouldn't cripple me.
Good luck to you on this journey! You're definitely not alone as so many people suffer with you.
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