I started 5 mg of Lexapro for one week and then moved up to 10 mg. I’ve been at that dose for 9 days. I have severe anxiety and depression. I had some pretty brutal nocturnal panic attacks that got worse when I increased the dose. I think they are slowing down but I had a really bad attack at 6 am today and this has me feeling so discouraged. Is it common for this to happen? Yesterday, I felt like I was starting to see my improvement in my anxiety and depression but then this happened.

I’m also having a lot of palpitations with this drug and my resting heart rate is really low. My doc sent me for an ECG and said all was ok but I’m still freaking out.