Hi All! I have had anxiety for about 12 years.. and just recently it has upgraded to full blown panic attacks everyday.. I always hated taking medication( I tried several anti-depressants but only for about 2 weeks because I hated the side effects!) So this time I am totally sick of the way I am feeling! My doctor has given me Cipralex and I have started it at 2.5mg. I have only been on it for 3 days but I am sooo sensitive to medication that I have several side effects already! I have the dry mouth, increased anxiety!, INSOMNIA (which is awful), dizziness etcc.. I know that people have said the side effects will usually go away after about 2 weeks, but is this really true??!! Especially the increase anxiety ( which I take ativan also for) . The insomnia is killing me too! (which I also take the ativan for). Can anybody give me any reasurrance that this is what you went through and that in about a month I will be anxiety free???
I am trying my best this time to stick with it and stay on Cipralex.