This is my first attempt to discuss this via the internet. Thanks all who make this available.
I do not believe I should be on an anti-depressant, however, due to a series of events, I am suffering the "cure" of Lexapro and Klonopin.
I had been on a med for digestion, which after 11 days, had me in such a confused and anxious state that I wound up in the emergency room. Checked out healthy and sent home. At the advice of friends I called my Gyno who said it sounded as though I needed something for anxiety and prescribed Lexapro, 10mg. Took one that evening, and the next morning was seriously wanting to harm myself. Back to the emergency room, admitted to "Behavioral Medicine" wing. Seen very briefly by a psychiatrist, who said "You've had a panic attack, take Lexapro"
After discharge, went to see his associate who takes my ins. (he doesn't), and she simply concurred with him and has me on Lexapro and Klonopin. I have never been more miserable in my life! It has been three months. The first month was slow going up, the second month level, this past month is nothing by crying and thoughts of, well, you know. I WAS NOT LIKE THIS BEFORE THE DIGESTION MEDICATION AND THEN LEXAPRO. Am I off the mark thinking I need to be off this stuff? I am not funcioning like a normal human being, and am dragging my family down with me. When I last spoke with the Dr. she thought upping the dose might help, but I think that's the wrong direction.
Any thoughts from those who made it through this long question? Thanks.