More depressed since upping my Lexapro

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   Posted 5/3/2017 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone. I usually post in the Anxiety/Panic Forum, but I figured I would post here today since it seems to be my depression bothering me more and more.

My PDoc upped my generic Lexapro last Thursday from 5 mg to 10 mg...ever since doing so, I have felt more depressed, my head has a weird, fuzzy sensation in the forehead, and I just don't want to do ANYTHING.

Usually I can push myself through, but I'm not having any luck.

Is this normal and should I give it time, or is NOT normal and should I call my PDoc? I'm very irritable and tired along with being depressed and zombi-ish.

Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated...I feel so alone at the moment.

Below are a list of my medications and all are correct except for the change in the dosage of the Lexapro.


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Medications include: Effexor XR 150 mg, Klonopin .5 mg 3x/day, Lexapro 5 mg, Trazodone 50 mg, Protonix 40 mg 2x/day, Synthroid 25 mcg, Folic Acid, MultiVitamin Daily

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   Posted 5/3/2017 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Was hoping to get a response this evening, but oh well.

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   Posted 5/4/2017 4:42 AM (GMT -7)   
The only thing I can think of is maybe it is your body adjusting to the medication. I would let the doc know though as you don't want to become more depressed. I hope that you feel better soon.

Hugs, Karen...

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   Posted 5/4/2017 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
There are so many variables that could cause this.

Call the doc and let them know how you are feeling, perhaps it is a side effect of the med.

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   Posted 5/7/2017 3:34 AM (GMT -7)   
it may not be the right med. did the same for me on 50 from 40. shrink said this it's effect when pooped or not the right med. mine pooped. sorry, but i got some sh1t going on and bad net.
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