5 mgs of Lexapro in my personal opinion is SUCH a low dose. Most docs start people out at 10 mgs of Lexapro.
I am currently on 20 mgs of Lexapro. 10 mgs did NOTHING for me, so gradually you may have to increase your dose, but don't be nervous about
taking such a low dose.
Welcome to healing well by the way. *BIG HUGS*
Panic attacks are scary, I haven't had one in a week, but when I have one it is just plain AWFUL!!!
It's hard to fight through the panic attacks too... so I would suggest learning some breathing techniques or meditation or cognitive behavorial therapy.
Breathing techs can be found at : www.pe2000.com
CBT can be found at : http://www.angelfire.com/planet/cbtonline/
These sites are BOTH FREE so just take a look and see if it helps.
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."
DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
RX: Lorazepam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (20 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines