It's taken 6 months for me to feel somewhat normal now that I'm entirely off lexapro.
I was switched to Buspar but at first it wasn't working so they tried Effexor but it felt like the panic attacks were worse.
Now I'm only on Buspar (45 mgs a day) and Lorazepam. Buspar or Buspirone is a sort of sedative but very very slow acting, not anything like Lorazepam, Xanax, or Vallium for example.
I have been SO panicky lately though. The upside is I actually feel emotion again instead of being a numb zombie.
It's nice to feel happy or sad, angry, or a little down. Lex turned me numb.
My questions are...
Is anyone on Buspar?
If you got entirely off an anti-depressant without being put another, was the withdrawel horrible? Mine was.
Do you occasionally have bouts of extreme panic now being off the anti-depressant, and then have the attacks subside for some time, and then re-emerge for a few weeks at a time ? (That's how I've been feeling)