So I was put on lexapro just yesterday not a big dose only 5mg to start with for the first week. But after taking it for the first time yesterday I don’t know what to say really, the attacks seem to be worse, I woke up this morning & completely felt like I couldn’t breath even though my heart was beating normal I just couldn’t catch my breath, and the panic sat in like “wait what are these doctors missing from all these test” I’ve gone 9-10 times I’ve lost count by now to 2 different hospitals had ultrasounds, xrays, blood work & everything comes back normal. Finally for the first time in a while I got a ER doctor that sat down in the room with me and listened to all my concerns & made me feel better. But today just felt so real, just want to get better with this anxiety.
For anyone who is or has been on lexapro have you had any side effects like increased anxiety when first starting it ?