Posted 9/24/2006 2:30 PM (GMT -6)
I cant figure out what is going on with my meds. I’m on 10 mg Lexapro daily and .5 mg of klonopin as needed. That was keeping my anxiety pretty low, but I just never felt right on it. I cant explain what I mean, but things physically and mentally I felt something was off. This was further supported by the occasional days where I’d either take my lexipro late or forget to take it entirely. Ironically I felt better on the days I didnt take it, and Id notice that when Id take the daily dose in the middle of the day I’d feel fine until just after taking it. I decided about 5 days ago to stop taking Lexapro. I havent felt this good in months. (Having a sex drive again doesnt hurt that) My anxiety is actually lower and I feel happier. Lexipro is supposed to treat depression and anxiety but I feel like it added to my anxiety and made me depressed when I previously hadn't been. Any possible explanation for this?
I also remember my doctor telling me that klonopin is most effective when dissolved under the tongue, and again, I feel like when I do that my anxiety gets worse and I just physically don't feel right. Just swallowing the pill seems to calm me without all the weird side effects.
Everything thats going on seems to contradict what my doctor says.