Ok, so I had an appointment with my doctor last week, and although I felt like she wasn't really listening to me that well, I left the office with a prescription for lexapro. I had been on that in the past, so I thought it was a safe bet, and I asked to start with a really low dose, so I thought I'd be safe with that.
That same day, feeling frustrated with my doctor's lack of interest in listening to me, I made an appointment with my old therapist, Noreen Salzman. I don't know if it's OK to name-check her like that on here, but I love her! And I knew that she would at least listen to me and help me figure out what's going on with my body.
Anyway, so I started taking the lexapro, and it made things WAY worse. I started having full on anxiety attacks almost daily, my worst one woke me up in the middle of the night, lasted 2 hours and ended up with me throwing up. I knew something was wrong. I saw my counselor yesterday and told her about it, she told me what I already thought: something was way off, my body wasn't responding the way it had in the past.
So I called my doctor again, explained about the horrible panic attacks etc, and now she's got me on something called viibryd. We'll see how this goes, but I slept through the night last night which is pretty good!