I am on 20 mg Lexapro, 1 mg Klonopin am and pm, 400 mg gabapentin 3 times daily, and 60 mg Buspar, and I still have anxiety! It's the worst in the morning when I wake and slowly gets better throughout the day until it's time to go to bed and start again. I'm 55 and menopausal/post menopausal. I already had anxiety but it wasn't constantly. Then recently my last child left the nest, and my daughter who lived nearby moved away with my grandsons of course. I've had a child living in my house for 35 years so this is new to me. I told my psychiatrist I was having anxiety all the time. I've already tried Zoloft, Prozac, Cymbalta and Effexor and have gone back to Lexapro every time. I've taken Lexapro about 11 years, the first 9 of which it worked great. The gabapentin is also for anxiety. I so tired of having anxiety I just want to feel normal again! I don't know if it's empty nest, menopause, or what, I just need help. I see a psychologist also. Also I take phenytoin because I had two seizures about 14-15 years ago. Just looking fora y words of encouragement.
I am sorry you are experiencing this. I have dealt with severe anxiety in the past and I know how painful and despairing it can be. All I can say to you is hang in there. It sounds as though you are getting all the medicinal help you can get. The only thing else I can offer in way of suggestion is exercise and meditation. If you have or can formulate a belief in a benevolent power greater than yourself that you can turn the things you may be trying to control over to - that could go along way towards providing some relief.
I wish you all the best on your journey and take care for now.
I'm so sorry, sounds like youve had an awful time.
Have you had your hormones or thyroid tested? If all these medicines aren't working there may be another underlying problem. It's possible it could be menopause, or maybe even some of the medicines having an adverse effect? Did you notice it getting worse after any certain medicine was added in?
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