I have been on Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft and now Lexapro. All this in the last 20 years.
I was on Zoloft the longest. That started not working after months and up to a year adjusting dosages. I started on Lexapro 60 days ago and found in the last week of that 60 days was very off. Off like anxiety spiking . So dr agreed to have me up dose to 15mg Lexapro. In the last 1 1/2 anxiety, chest palpitations, eating , sleeping, depression and anger have spiked to point where not only do i struggle with social anxiety has caused me to hide so the symptoms dont escalate.
I know there is an adjustment period but the anger is so bad i dont want to do anything because everything triggers that anger. Then that turns into depression and downhill from there.
I have not had much luck in the long term with SSRI's. I have been reading about SNRI and MAO.
Do i keep trying everything until something works. If so thats even more depressing than taking anything at all. Anyone have any advise as to how to determine what way to go next. My biggest issues : #1 Social Anxiety then that leads to depression , eating issues, sleeping issues, biggest thing those trigger is COncentration , focus, thinking issues. I dont know what to do. Do i try to stay on this longer. BUt i dont know how much longer i can stand feeling this way. Its severe. Chest tightness- i know its not cardiac issues ive been tested. its all anxiety driven. Ive had it so long i can predict it coming on.
Anyone got any insite on this ?
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