Antidepressent questions

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Hi everyone

I have posted on here before in regards to my anxiety. But now I have a new question. tomarrow I go to my psychiatrist for a script for new antidepressents but before I get to my question let me explain a little bit whats going on. I have suffered GAD/Panic disorder for 8 years now. I have always taken antidepressents for it. My first one being lexapro that worked great for about 5 years then pooped out. Then I was put on celexa which worked great for about 3 year and now just recntly has pooped out. and here I am now. MY anxiety has been kicking my but for a month in a half now with no relief from meds except from klonopin which helps some what. My old psychiatrist tried me on paxil and effexor this last month in half which  I  had bad side effects fromboth. Now I am going to see a new psych tomorrow to try and get my antipressents under control and was thinking about asking her to try me on lexapro again sense it worked so well before. So my question is has anyone ever been on a med that pooped out on them and then went back to it some years later and it worked again?


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    Hi Rachael..


    Sometimes it takes a few weeks for meds to level out in the blood to become active .

    sometimes it's an increase in dosage and sometimes it may tale a combo of meds. I had Sam issues. I have to rotate my meds.

    healing prayers sent UR way


    HOPE confused

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    I have had ati depressants stop working for me a few times. Usually my Gp increases the dose. Not happy about that but am learning to live with it.

    on three occasions I've just switched to a new one which ,fortunately, has worked for me. I am taking 150 setrelene which is pretty good most of the time.

    good luck, try not to worry, trust you specialist or change them them till you get one that you can trust. I have never gone back on to tablets I have been of before. I v ery . rarely pop a Valium 2mg. For a couple of days about twice a year,this works for me

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    antidepressants take 6 weeks to reach the therapeutic level which is why all medications should only be increased after 6 weeks and build it up until tolerance level is reached and the benefits are gained. with every medication your body can get used to it or the way are psychologically can alter the therapeutic level that works. changing isnt good practice unless its due to side effects. but needed sometimes and should be after at least 3 months on a medication.  going back can work but this means starting ovet and having 6 weeks with reduced levels of drug which can increase risk of relapse x
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