Worried. Need reassurance!

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Hi Everyone,

Justvambupdaye on my experience so far and wanted some input or reassurance from the group here.

I am on day 14 of 50 mg and was 25mg for 13 days prior to that. I seem very up and down this second week of 50mg. It was like that in the first week too but almost seems worse this second week. My sleeping has gotten worse. I have had a couple days of feeling good and pretty positive but some very down days. Like yesterday. I felt so depressed most of the afternoon and evening. Like I am flat and sad. Just want to cry. I feel like I am getting worse. I am taking for anxiety and have had the increased anxiety too along with other side effects. I feel like the nausea is subsiding and appetite may be increasing some. I just am not sure about feeling so down and sad.... I am waking on the morning at about 5:30 every day with a racing heart. I was not this depressed prior to starting and those down days are so long and brutal. I am walking about twice a day too. I just can't get the sadness and flat filling to lift on the days it is bad no matter how hard I try. Like I am in a haze with fear and sadness.

Is this normal and did you feel the same. I just worry it isn't going to stop.

Any input and experience appreciated.

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  • Posted

    Hi Holly

    hang in ther! I have been on Lexapro for awhile and I am just starting to feel better! I too suffer from anxiety and depression and found it gets worse when you increase the dosage each time! I am also on Klonopin for the anxiety when I need it!

    • Posted

      Thanks wilb.

      How long have you been on it? The down feeling is god awful and I feel so hopeless. It feels like the med is taking over my sanity. How long until you notice that subsiding some? I know it takes awhile but geez...

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      I have been on it for 2 months! Took a long time to feel somewhat better! Will be seeing a psychiatrist next week and I think he will be adding another med to the Lexapro, as I am not feeling 100% and I should be feeling much better after 8 weeks! Not having any side effects but want to feel much better than I am!
    • Posted

      The heightened anxiety is killing me too. Its so extreme. I actually had a good evening last night. Felt pretty normal and released for about 4 hours. Now today my anxiety is off the charts. Its just debilitating. Can you increase your Lexapro dose versus adding another med? Also you may feel much better in another couple weeks even if you stay as is... How long is a long time until you felt better? When did the side effects go?
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    Hi Holly,

    I had the exact same symptoms from beginning sertraline.  It was indeed a crushing depression like i have never in my life experienced.  I was able to ween myself off the med entirely.  Having gone through the hell of those side effects, now returning to to where i was before seems miraculous.  My normal state of anxiety and depression seems like nothing compared to what this med did to me.  The fixation on negative thoughts and lack of sleep had me at my wits end.  Maybe you should ask your doctor about wellbutrin, i think it is a bit milder.  Remeber to keep hope!  During the horriblr episodes I found the only thing that helped me repeating in my head "it's going to be ok, it's going to be ok, it's going to be ok..."

    • Posted

      Hi there,

      How long where you on the sertraline? I have taken this med before but it seems very difficult this time. Are you on anything currently?

      Thanks for your reply!

  • Posted

    Hi Holly, I was on sertraline this time for about two weeks.  The flat feeling and suicidal thoughts that came frightened me so bad I got off it.  Maybe had i persevered taking the medication the storm may have blown over.  It was just a risk i couldn't take.  I currently take 50mg tramadol for pain once  day.  I had tried also taken xanax when the anxiety began on the zoloft.  Once i ran out of xanax the anxiety hit its peak and scared me so bad I quit taking the zoloft as well.  I am going to be trying wellbutrin in a few days i think.  I'll be sure to let ya know how that works out.  So how are you doing?

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      I am still getting extreme heightened anxiety. Having it right now actually. Its horrible. I am on 4 weeks total. 2 weeks at 50mg. Trying so hard to keep going but it is so difficult. I hope the wellbutrin works out for you. I do have Xanax as well. Trying not to take it much. I also wonder if it makes me feel that depressed feeling? Let me know how the wellbutrin goes. Are you taking it for depression or anxiety?

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