I've been through two weeks of insurmountable hell. Urgent care twice, therapy sessions repeated, ER visits, Hospitalization has been offered three times and I am still considering taking it. And I've been tried and tested on a lot of drugs lately too. Prozac was one of them. I was on it for a week and four days in which I was very sick. I don't know whether it was the Prozac or other influences, but I've felt much better (more depressed but better) since going off. Anyway, I had nausea for days, diarrhea, and attacks of such fear and anxiety I... have never felt like that before. Baseless, terror. For no reason. I am afraid of my grandpa and men in general but have been staying almost exclusively in my grandmas den, clinging to her constantly, afraid to be alone for even a moment... and I am one of those ppl who locks themselves up when they're going crazy. I am pretty sure it was the Prozac hat did this, maybe because I went on it only days after going off of Lamictal or maybe because I was on other medication at the time too. IDK. Anyway, two days ago a psychiatrist told me to go off of the Prozac and the Valium I was on and prescribed me Lexapro and Ativan. Now I've given it few days free of anti-depression meds, I'm depressed and still a bit sick to the stomach, and once again this morning I woke up scared. Not as scared as when I was on the prozac though. But I'm thinking I should prolly start taking the Lexapro tonight. But I am really terrified to do it. That Prozac or whatever coincided with me taking the prozac made me feel in a way I can't cope with feeling. I really can't take it. I'm afraid Lexapro will do the same. I
Ive heard others say that Prozac made them anxious too. But has anyone tried Lexapro and felt this? For me, who is disturbingly sensitive to medication, the effects happened within days. What has been your experience. Also, question: if I take the Lexapro and I do have anxiety and I take ativan everyday, will the anxiety side-effect eventually subside and I be able to stop taking Ativan? I don't like taking too many of the anti-anxiety meds because they make it hard to function right at work but if I have too for a few months and their is hope of being able to quit and the Lexapro actually working... AHHHHH! I just don't know!