Does Lexapro (escitalopram) & klonopin make depression / anxiety worse?

Lexapro/Klonopin. This combination can safely be used initially to combat anxiety in depression, as Klonopin is used for short period of time to calm anxiety until Lexapro (escitalopram) kicks in & starts working for depression & anxiety within 2-4 weeks.
Klonopin (clonazepam) may. Medications like Klonopin (clonazepam) depress brain function to some degree and may result in depression symptoms. They may be helpful for short-term treatment of some anxiety symptoms, but also may prevent you from learning better ways of coping with stress, so as to prevent anxiety.

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Oh Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg and klonopin 0.75 mg for 6 yrs for gad and depression. Partial benefit. Frequent anxiety attacks? Cog therapy hasnt helped.

Eclectic Approach. Suggest finding clinical psychologist who is anxiety specialist - someone who (a) uses behavioral & cognitive-behavioral techniques, esp. To help u build skills to gain control of anxiety/panic; (b) uses experiential & mindfulness techniques to help u identify & experience ur emotions as u're feeling them; & (c) uses techniques that trace roots of ur feelings & explore patterns in ur relationships. Read more...

I've been having depression and increased anxiety. I take 10mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) my mood is better but anxiety worse in certain situations. What wi help?

Depression Anxiety. Lexapro (escitalopram) is a good med to address depression and anxiety.The dose has to be adjusted to address symptoms.There can be a combination that work better for some folks.Discussed with your psych to adjust/combine med to get all symptoms in control.The best treatment is remission of symptoms not only a response to meds. Read more...
Discuss with your MD. It takes about 4-6 weks before you get the full effect of lexapro (escitalopram). You have to wait. Then the dose can be increased to 20 mg. Anxiety usually requires a higher dose than depression. Also the anxiety emerges while depression lifts because you have to face the stressors of world as you get better. Read more...

I am being treated for depression and anxiety... I'm taking a generic version of lexapro (escitalopram) but I feel nervous, angry & suicidal... Any better meds out?

Please seek help Now. First and foremost, please get to an ER or call 911 if suicidal thoughts have worsened or if you feel the desire to harm yourself. To answer your question, yes there are other medication options availble that can be discussed further with your provider. This will depend on your history, health and symptoms. Please discuss with your provider after the safety concerns are addressed. Read more...
Therapy? Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. Read more...
Lexapro (escitalopram) and SI. I believe that any ethical and FDA approved pharmacological product has an appropriate and standard dose scale for a specific target problem. At the same time, if the medication has been prescribed for depression, there is a warning about the possibility of suicidal ideation, which might be activated by escitalopram and other antidepressants. You need to consult with your prescriber right away. Read more...
DEPRESSION. It is important to find the correct combination of medications with your Psychiatrist. But medications alone are not sufficient because they do not teach you coping mechanisms for stress. Psychotherapy with a Clinical Psychologist can help you find ways to handle stress that will help your medications to work better. It is time well well-spent to invest in well-being. Read more...

I have anxiety & depression I take Lexapro (escitalopram) 10milligrams for both of those and have a son and I lose patience with him?

A little more info. Please help me understand your question so I can work out an answer that will be helpful. Are you wondering about the medication, your feeling of impatience with your son, or something else? Read more...

Started Lexapro (escitalopram) 3 wks ago. Seems REALLY helped my depression. However, WHEN will I see the help for my Anxiety?! I just started 20mg after 2wks of10mg

Take time to enjoy. Don't be impatient. Take pleasure in the relief you've gotten. How many years did you suffer? Let the success have it's day! Also, no one really expected an anti-depressant to resolve anxiety - it may, but may not. Anti-anxiety drugs do that short term. They are not good long term tho - for that CBT therapy and skills are needed. Read more...