Escitalopram.. do I increase or change

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Hi, really need some advice, I’ve never suffered from mh before but in April I was hit hard with depression and anxiety, doctors prescribed me with 5mg of escitalopram, only a small dose as I’m very small and very sensitive to meds, first 2 weeks were hell but by week 3 I was definitely improving, hit week 4 and slumped a bit.. slowly started to improve, then hit week 9 and have completely crashed, intrusive thoughts n full anxiety, have taken myself to a safe place and not moved, I tried to go back to work this week and it didn’t go so well , still got a fuzzy head and dnt feel overly myself anymore, I’m usually a happy person n I just feel sad and exhausted, are the meds making me worse or are they just not enough , I’m so confused x

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    Hi Mia, I would say 5mg is really really low, even if you do have a small body size. I would talk to your doctor and ask if you can up the dosage. I hope you feel better soon xx  
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    HI I was on them for 5-6 weeks for the same, got rearly bad sweats in the morning, and anxiety as well lost all appertight could not eat till around 5 pm, had cups of tea , half banana and toast, was on 5mg, never intrusive thoughts, had to sleep on the sofa in the mornings till 12, as I could not face the day, came of them my choice, but now on prozac 10mg week 8, not much better rearly, but I don't wake up with sweats, I do have the thoughts with prozac wake up at 5 , with rushing heart beats and take my propranolol, try to go back to sleep, going to keep on them bit longer but starting to feel angry on them also, I was thinking of asking doctors if I updose but what I have read it sounds rotten not sure if I will cope,

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