Escitalopram/Depersonalization need help😢😥

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Need help!!!! I think I can't do this anymore😢😥

Here is my story,

I was on Velantafaxine 75mg for seven weeks for 

Not being here feeling


Feeling in a dream state

Not feeling like my self

Forgetting things

And i had good hours a day for a couple of days and calm momments  in those 7 weeks the sidde effects were awful. Last week i went back to my dr and she changed my antidepressants from Velantafaxine 75mg to Escitalopram 10mg and some drops to lower my anxiaty and been on it for a week and all those symptoms I mentioned came back all day plus the sidde effects of feeling shaky, nervous, sleepy and dry mouth. I think I am just starting all this all over again😪😥 Idk if I can take this anymore I feel soo frustrated I dont like to feel confused and the Depersonalization all day. I need some advice of what to do I think this is just too much for me now.

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    Hi Hilda

    I had a deep depression 2 years ago after the loss of my business, and the doc put me on venlafaxine. It didn't help and the side effects were terrible.

    They then tried me on all sorts of stuff, including benzos. Finally they put me on escitalopram, and I weaned off  the benzos and also gave up drinking, and now I feel almost back to normal and not depressed. So escitalopram seems to be working for me after all others failed, I hope this gives you a bit of encouragement.

    best wishes, Rodders

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    Yes ik i been feeling spaced out all day i feel you its really sad i just wanna cry
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    Hi don't forget it takes time for a new med to get fully into your system so it won't be after only a week.  The side effects should pass and it should be working in a few more weeks or so.  Have patience.

    If the side effects are too severe though it's best to go back to your doctor and try another med.  Good luck.  x

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      Thanks for your help! I been on escitalopram 10 mg for 1 week and half. I been feeling confussed and not feeling like my self from the momment i wake up but i have noticed that this past two days those feelings lower in the afternoons
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