Hi there wtcmlife. Welcome to healingwell.
I am on Lexapro, and have been since June. I went to the doctor with severe anxiety, panic attacks, and agoraphobia. He put me on Lexapro, and Xanax...as needed. I started on the 10 mg of Lexapro at the end of June, and by mid July, I was coming out of being agoraphobic. I was able to leave my house, but still not go too too far without taking .5 mg of Xanax. In like August he upped my Lexapro to 20 mg, because my panic attacks were still pretty severe.
He then suggested I go to a psychiatrist, which I did, actually yesterday was my 1st appointment with her.
Anyway, Lexapro helped me to get over the most severe part of my anxiety, mainly with the agoraphobia, but seems to have already "pooped out" on me, as my symptoms are starting to return. So, I am in the progress of weaning off Lexapro, and my Pdoc wants to try Effexor XR.
I am grateful to Lexapro for helping as much as it did, I only wish it could have lasted longer.
I do hear though, it is a wonder drug for some, as everyone is different.
Are you thinking of going on this drug??
Wishing you all the best!
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Diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Panic Attacks.
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