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  1. I'm on Trintellix 20 mg daily in the morning. Every afternoon around 1 I experience a bout of chills and shivering that lasts for about 1.5 hours. Has anyone else experienced this?
  2. I've gone through about six antideprssants to try and manage my anxiety. I'm currently on Lexapro 20 mg daily. My doctor has added 5 mg of Buspar 3 times a day. I'm also on Klonopine 0.5 mg twice a day. Could anyone who has been on Buspar share their experiences with me as to if it worked for you, how much relief did you receive and how long before you started to see an improvement. Thanks Bill
  3. Thanks for your helpful reply Epictetus. I've noticed a dramatic increase in my anxiety as soon as my dose was increased. I was on 10 mg for 6 weeks and just got an increase in dose last week. I also had an increase in my anxiety when I first started at the 10 mg level. Bill
  4. My psychiatrist increased my daily Lexapro dosage from 10 mg to 20. Could someone share their experiences with any side effects that they had with an increase in the dosage? Thanks! Bill
  5. I have been battling anxiety for over two years now. I'm on my third or fourth antidepressant after being on Paxil for over 20 years before it gave out. I'm currently taking 10 mg of Lexapro and have been on it for 19 days but I haven't seen any improvement. Also taking 0.5 mg of Klonopin twice a day (was prescribed three times each day) and I'm terrified of becoming dependent upon it, but I can't function and go to work without it. I need to hear success stories especially from people who took Lexapro. Everything that I have read says that if it is going to work, you should see an improvement after two weeks. I see nothing.
  6. Thanks so much for your encouragement. Did you anxiety worsen when you first took lexapro. My psychiatrist has me on Klonopin and it has me worried about building up a dependance.
  7. I have had a longterm history of depression but about two years ago, after a kidney transplant, anxiety became almost crippling. Over the last six months, I have tried Zoloft and Trintellix with no improvement. I switched from a nurse practioner to a psychiatrist who now has me on 10 mg of Lexapro as well as 0.5 mg of Klonopin three times a day. I am fearful of developing a dependency on the Klonopin, but I have been unable to manage my anxiety without it. I am a college professor by trade and I struggle to get through my classes each day. Since starting the Lexapro, my anxiety has worsened, which I understand is a common side effect for the first two week (I'm on day 9). I'm looking for stories of success with Lexapro and suggestions of how to deal with the resultant increase in anxiety. I'd also like to hear from anyone who has been on Klonopin and if they had any dependency issues with it. Bill
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