My doc gave me samples of Lexapro and I took 10 mg for two days before the nasty side effects occured - extreme sleepiness, I felt drowsy, disoriented, sick to my stomach, and had a skin rash on my face. I was also taking Klonopin 1mg/day and I wonder if those two drugs just potentiated their effects and that's what happened. He's a GP and I don't think he knows that much about treating panic disorder with depression brought on by chronic pain.
I liked the way Lexapro made me feel the first day - calm, relaxed, no anxiety, I felt more outgoing.
Should the Lexapro be taken by itself? If it's anxiolytic then I wouldn't need Klonopin as well, correct?
Please Doctor F. advise.