I was already severely depressed because of my panic... but when I started taking the meds... I felt hope.. but would have bouts of depression... it does wear off... but occasionally I still do get so depressed that I want to cry... but then again.. I have become so emotional since I started getting panic attacks again.
I was so emotionally detached before my panic disorder.. almost numb... and now I'm so dang emotional (tears and all) I have to giggle at myself because I never felt so alive I guess.
You said you haven't been on the Lexapro very long... well it does take about
4-6 weeks to feel the full effects. I wasn't having all the normal side effects (that and it wasn't doing very much for me) when I started on 10 mgs so I had to have my dosage upped. My doc wanted me on 20 mgs and I did up it to that but it was too much, so I lowered it to 15 mgs.
I hope this helps somehow.
"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: Ativan/Lorazapam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (15 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines