Howdy i'm new here,
Question. I'm on 10MG lexapro on week 7 (prescribed for anxiety!) and I never have really felt anything much either way from this stuff- (a good thing?) my anxiety continues (but perhaps not as bad?) and in some cases I wonder if if it's Lexapro causing anxiety...I feel like 7 weeks in I should be seeing results and as such I wonder if this is a wrong drug for me...I've taken it in the past and I don't really seeing it doing much either way.. The anxiety feeling is vaguely different- it's not a mind thing but a body high sort of thing- my mind is solid and not choosing to go to dark places or anxious about stupid shit, but my body anxiety is pretty significant- enough to make me lose my appetite and not want to eat, etc.... it doesn't push me enough to feel like I have to get up and go for a walk or run 500 miles or whatever...thank god..And I don't crash too hard after it goes away.. In fact sometimes I feel quite good after it disappears-- who wouldn't?
I'm trying my very very very best to not take benzos but I get so damn tired of the symptoms that I just feel like I need relief- Benzos def work and in fairly small doses- 1mg of ativan is probably overkill, .5mg xanax will relax me, and/or .5mg of klonopin....(hours later of course)...I do not take benzos daily/frequently so whatever's happening isn't a withdrawal from one..
Thank you to all,
sometimes i get this reeeeally weird sensation that i can only describe as a warm, fuzzy feeling that starts in the top/back of my head and goes down to the back of my neck and shoulders. my brain "spins" and i get double vision, everything seems far, or "fake", and i feel like i have to struggle not to faint or die (? drama?) so i get up, talk to people, drink water or whatever keeps me awake.
there are some that happen when i'm about to fall asleep too. these happen more often, but they're "milder": it's just the "feels like i'm gonna die" bit. lol
i know for sure they're not related to panic attacks because they happen out of nowhere, when i'm not stressed at all; when i'm having lunch, watching a movie etc. and i know what my panic attacks feel like very well.
i'm worried because i've had a terrible "brain zap" before that was not related to any brain zap-inducing-drugs and i have some symptoms that match MS.
has anyone experienced this too? or any idea what this is?
thanks in advance
edit: forgot to mention i have bipolar II, fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis, hypothyroidism and the list goes on.
i take 250mg of lamictal, 100mg of topiramate, 1mg of clonazepam, 20mg of cyclobenzaprine and 125mcg of levothyroxine. oh and the occasional tramadol for the stenosis.