Lexapro making me feel worse after 2 days?? HELP!
Hi..I have posted before about my ongoing anxiety and panic problems. I was having to take my xanax more than usual and was having really bad attacks, so gave in to my doc to take lexapro. I started taking 1/2 of 10mg pill on Tues nite. Nothing too bad except bad stomach ache and I had trouble getting to sleep, then woke up in the middle of the nite wide awake for 2 hours. I took it for the second time last nite and after about 2 hours I had this slight pain in my upper chest, then a really bad burning feeling in my chest, which went to my head and I felt like I was going to pass out. My head and chest felt like they were on fire, not to the touch, just an inside feeling, if that makes any sense? I woke up my husband for sure I was having a heart attack (I always worry about my health) because I'd never had those kind of panic symptoms before, although I've been getting new symptoms the last few weeks. I took a xanax and he calmed me down, then I crashed out and slept till morning. When I woke up this morning I felt soo groggy and ickey. I felt a panic attack coming on around 11:00, so I took 1/2 of a xanax and felt better, but I'm still groggy feeling, with no motivation.
I called my doc and he said to give the pills at least a week and see how it goes. I am so down, I can't even function anymore, but wasn't doing well before either with all the dreaded panic attacks and anxious feeling all the time.
Sorry to ramble on, was just wondering if anyone has had these kind of problems and if they will go away soon?? I feel I can't even take care of my family properly the way I feel.