ADs meds (SSRI/SNRI/Trycyc) all have side effects that occur on increase or withdrawal. It sounds like you may be getting these side effects because of the increase in dose, or because these particular med is not suitable for you. Normally the side effects you mention are when you first start taking the meds and last for 2-3 weeks.
So have a chat with you Doc as an emergency and get some support from a good freind to keep you under a watchful eye.
We are not professionals here so always see your Doc.
Thanks for reminding me of the side-effects on increase or withdrawal - i've been on Zispin for about 9 years now, so i've probably forgotten what happened when i first started on it. Thanks again for the reassurance.
I noticed more so with SSRI's that anxiety can get worse before it gets better. (a few weeks) It feels colloquially like the angst monster puts up a fight before it gets put to sleep.
I like the way you put that old friend
I think you're right about the anxiety getting worse before getting better - it's very strange that, but that's how its been for me.
I do notice a decrease in overall anxiety now, but i don't like the extra numbing feeling that comes with taking Zispin - i guess it's something we have to live with when on ADs
hey my Doc put me on them. i am already on Lexapro 30mg a day and zimavane 7.5. However when I look one of the ones (mirap) I literally was like the walking dead for two days! I odn't know how anyone can handle these.
I know what you mean about the walking dead. For me it was like i was so numb i couldn't think - i just stared straight ahead a lot of the time. I hope you are doing better now Pamela and the cocktail of drugs is working for you.