and wecome to HW, And we all know how you feel right now P/A's feel like heck and hard to understand it sound like Lexapro is not for you as you should get some help from it by now but sometimes it dose take time for it to work, but if you feel that bad on it you may wish to see your pdoc and try a differant one as for the help you need for there are miny ways of getting help from the anxiety and P/A's here you will learn how others deal with it and can help you as well, to the right is some resources that can help you to understand it better and know that we are here for you, as we have and still are in the same shoes as you.
lexapro is an antidepressant and these often are a big help for anxiety and panic attacks, but they usually do make you feel worse at first, I would have started on 5 or less then worked up to 10 or more gradually
xanax as needed will always help so carry a few tablets with you when out, fastest help if disolved under the tongue, also it helps to relax, dont tense up or fight back and do breathe deep and slow
there are many self help books on overcoming panic disorder and agoraphobia, get some and follow their advice
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Hi again Kikii
When I frist started on Lexapro as had alot of ppl here had had some kind of side affect from it at first and as time when't by my sleep was better and that terrirble feeling was gone some do take up too 6 to 8 weeks to full work. The lack of sleep was so bad that I just wanted to throw them out the window but the pdoc gave me some Ambien CR for sleeping and everything esle just when away from that time on
anxiety can have a lot of differant faces. To me mine is more like I'm always nervus, hard to breath, shaking, dizzyness and a lot of confussion and thinking the worst about everything. Like if the phone rings I automaticly think it is bad news about some one I love. Some of it is also caused by the fibromyalgia I also have as for the confussion and brain fog. Hope this help hun and keep reading the fourms they are so helpful.