I was on Lexapro for 2 years and it worked great. Then I got my anxiety back and was put on Effexor XR (which I was fine with for 6 months) and got back symptoms again. The Dr.cross tapered me from Effexor and put me on Prozac 20 mgs and now upped to 40. It is doing nothing. I am so upset. This has been going on for 2 months. I am beside myself. Do you think that another SSRI like celexa could work? I was on Paxil at one time, which worked great, but I gained so much weight.
Hi, mary! I guarantee that just about every person on these boards understands your frustration! Every one of the psychotropic drugs from antidepressants to antipsychotics works differently for each and every person and you just have to resign yourself to keep on trying. Eventually, you'll hit the right drug or combination and you just hope it doesn't "poop out" on you. I did exactly what you're doing until I started Effexor, the only drug that works for me ~ and has for over 5 years.
Weight gain is something you may have to face up to at some point as all these meds can potentially cause you to gain weight. Effexor was such a life changing drug for me I decided that the 15lbs was something I could easily live with for the sake of my sanity!
Best Wishes and Good Luck to you! WCV
The same exact thing happened to me on lexapro 2 years and it just stopped out of nowhere I then switched to Wellbutrin with a lamictal kicker the Wellbutrin helps get you a little motivated with out throwing you into a full fledged manic episode I would look into Wellbutrin it has worked for me for 3 years now
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 28 Jan 2011 • 4 answers
Posted 3 Jul 2014 • 3 answers
Posted 1 May 2015 • 4 answers
Posted 26 Apr 2016 • 1 answer
Posted 3 Sep 2016 • 1 answer