Well it seems that I can't quite get the right med combo for me. First of all, I suffer mainly form anticipatory anxiety along with social/generalized anxiety and depression. I have been on Paxil (gained 40lbs. on that crap), Celexa, Lexapro and now in my 4th week of Effexor XR (150mg currently) with still the possibility of increasing. All of these in combination with benzos. Of course there have been several other small attempts on different meds throughout the years not worth mentioning cause nothing really worked that great. Or did I give them enough time? I am too much of an instant grat. person because the depression and anxiety that I have to endure during med changes are almost unbearable to where I start to have suicidal ideations. OHHHH the waiting game of a med to kick in! Lexapro in combination with clonazepam seemed to work well for awhile. I was actually able to go on vacation and a few dates with anxiety that was manageable. My anxiety was kinda under wraps but I was feeling more depressed and my Dr. thought maybe the med seemed to stop working I guess. I am concerned with the side effects of Effexor (bad headaches) and have had more anticipatory anxiety on it than anything else. Actually had an anxiety attack over simply going out to dinner with my family (which never happens) I don't feel the clonazepam is working anymore..only on 1mg a day. Should I wait to see if an increase of effexor helps? Maybe I should go back on Lexapro and deal with it? I don't know what to do. I feel hopeless!!!!!! If anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.
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