Lexapro and social situations
I was wondering if anyone here could give me some advice. Ever since I was around nine or ten, I suffered from social anxiety, but didn't know it. All of my friends and family just thought it was normal for me to avoid every single possible social situation that I could because I kept anticipating all the bad things that could happen, like me panicking. Anyway, I've been taking 10 mg of Lexapro for about two years now, and it seemed like I was doing better, but now it seems like I've developed a type of tolerance to it. I no longer want to go out and socialize, am skipping activities that I love for no good reason, and the thought of dating is giving me mini-panic attacks. In fact, the only way I can go out with a guy now is if I take some sort of opiate like percocet or if I drink a lot of alcohol. Both options that I would rather avoid of course.
Should I talk with my doctor about increasing my dosage or switching to another medication? I was on Celexa for a short while, but that drug made me extremely irritable and achy. I'm worried because I'm supposed to leave for Europe in four days, and am thinking of ways where I can "accidently" not go, like maybe injuring myself, even though I know that this is a trip I've really been looking forward to for the last few months. Please advise me!