Hi All, I am new to this page.
I have bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder. After a year plus of bouts of severe depression alternated with up states, and then recently 2 severe manic episodes after addition of Wellbutrin to Lexapro 30 mg, I was taken off Lexapro and changed to new mood stabilizer. A month later, I fell into a severe depressive state with intense anxiety. My doctor started me on Zoloft. I'm now on 150 mg Zoloft, but feel like my anxiety is worse than it ever was on Lexapro and am having to take Clonapin more than I ever have, and depression hasn't improved either. My current doctor in a partial hospitalization program suggested Viibryd, but barely spends any time with patients. I am thinking given that I have to go back to work in a month, of requesting to go back on Lexapro, but wondering if I should give Viibryd a try for possible greater help for depression. However, like the Zoloft, perhaps it will not be as helpful for anxiety. Just thought I would throw out the question in regard to Viibryd and help for anxiety, and perhaps also for people who also have tried Zoloft. Or maybe it just completely depends on each person's individual experience (which doesn't make getting back to good functioning easier). Thanks in advance.