my doc doesbt know what to do for me, i have constant anxiety two weeks or less before my period i "lose " it i feel like im losing my mind i get hopeless and depressed i feel like my world is ending, originally my doc wanted to pull the antidepressant (she is consulting with psychiatrist) cause they thought i could possible be bipolar, and they got me down to 5mg of lexapro And added zyprexa which did stop my spiriling i was dealing with, but i gained so much weight on it, and recently i feel like im spiraling again, major anxiety barely eating tons of ocd intrusive thoughts not wanted to leavr bed or house, so i begged my doc to up my lexapto cause i thought it would help ocd she did, and sadly i feel like ive gotten worse which i didnt think was possible it was upped five days ago,
Increased anxiety when first starting an antidepressant like Lexapro is not too unusual. If you can hang in there, it should get better over the next week or so.
Laurie's right! It's not unusual to feel worse before you start feeling better, but it usually doesn't last for more than a few days to a week or so. Things should changing for you shortly.
I have taken lexapro and up it to 20 after a month. I just started on zoloft about a month ago and and am feeling a lot better. Try to take a couple of deep breaths. I know you are scared but try to calmn down. If you have any advil pm this will help you to sleep. I wish i could be of more help.
As always great answers from my friends, Just some food for thought, Try very hard and don't pick on yourself this is not your fault. I would suggest that you ast the doctor about these medications, I have seen many many people do so well on these for OCD, the first choice is Anafranil and the other is Luvox tablets these are chemically made more for OCD if you have the doctor working for you with these he or she can look them up and see what they think. There is a good life with the right medications and OCD don't take it out on yourself and breath deep. and slow listen to some nice music keep your mind busy you can and well get through this my friend.
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