all 3 antidepressants mentiomed in the first post are prozac type, there are still several other types to try if they dont work
for some reason some docs only ever think of the prozac type ones, but often if they dont work, then another type will
Thanks for the replies, everyone. I do have alprazolam to take, as needed. My doctor called me in some wellbutrin xl a few days ago, against his better wishes. I have to agree with him...I don't think it can help me, as my anxiety issues are pretty bad.
I feel like I've given cymbalta a fair shot. It helps, but I just would like to try something else. I have some lexapro left from last time, so I might start up on that again and see how I do. If I'm okay, then I'll call and ask it I can get more. I don't mind the weight gain, if it's only a few pounds, but I read these horror stories about waking up 20 pounds heavier! It does make me itch, though. Has anyone else had this problem with lex? It's not like a rash or hives, just itching. Even on the bottom of my feet. I never gave it longer than a week or so. Maybe it's a se that will go away the longer I'm on it.
Anymore advice would be great! Thanks, all!
I just joined the forum so I could respond.
I sound a great deal like Nan above me here. I'm a Male,however.
I have been taking Lexapro for three months. 20 mgs for two months. For "Pure O" OCD. I'm beginning to taper. It's not providing much relief and the side effects are getting worse not better. Too much medication induced anxiety. Heart pounding is the most obvious. Zombie like state when I awake. Dizziness at times. Mental confusion. It doesn't have to be this way.
I switched from Prozac after 17 years of success. It "pooped out" this past summer after we went to 80 mgs. But for 17 years I had relative bliss. Most of the time at only 20 mgs of prozac. That's a low dose for OCD. I know SSRIs work for me. I gotta go to Plan B. Had high hopes for Lexapro. It seems to work well for many. Not me. I don't want to have to fight my Meds.
Taking small dose (less than 1 mg usually a quarter or half mg) per day while dealing with side effect anxiety. I'm thinking I need a small dose of an SSRI and Klonopin as needed. May try Luvox next. Supposedly, great for OCD.