I've been on antidepressants for 5 weeks, but it's not helping and I feel MUCH worse -continue/stop?
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I have been taking 5mg Lexapro (the antidepressant for sensitive people) for 5 weeks now for generalized anxiety, but do not see ANY change. My doctor increased the dosage to 10mg, but I do not want to take it because 1) I just started a new job and I don't want side effects to get in to the way and 2) I am afraid of the side effects because I just recently have been developing depression, suicidal thoughts and obsessive instrusive thoughts. I have never had a problem with disturbing OCD thoughts/depression before.
I see a cognitive behavioral therapist once a week and she has great tools, but it takes a long time to train the brain. My doctor is quick to prescribe medication. My acupuncturist said I should get a second opinion. My friends are 1/2 and 1/2: some say to increase the dosage and to deal with side effects, others say to get off because they cause more harm than good.
Any opinions would be wonderful!
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