Re: Extreme GAD
I've had GAD for awhile now. When it first started they put me on Prozac when I didn't really know what anxiety was. Took it for some time till I quit my job and lost insurance. I was doing ok with out it till last few months it started getting worse (like every day all day) Now on wife's insurance so went to a new doctor and she gave me lexapro.
I'm going on my third week now. The first week was he'll cause the anxiety jumped, had absolutely no appetite and was tired all the time. Was taking lorazepam during the second week just so I can get some work done and see clients (self employed). This week seems better, I don't really have the anxiety I was having but if I'm active (not laying in bed) I get tension in my shoulders and chest and back of legs. I can work through that but wider if it's another anxiety symptom or a side effect.
Meds effect people differently. And what I have read is that lex can take 2-4 weeks in most people to start to work. So give it time.
What has helped me as well is education. Reading sites like this and self help sites and books. Deep breathing techniques have helped me through some of the worst of it and I'm starting meditation and changing my diet.
I wish you luck and success, just know you are not alone.
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