- Aug 14, 2021
Hi everyone. I’m a first time mum , went to my GP with mild anxiety ( worry about my baby etc) but definitely not postpartum depression . He put me on 10 mg Lexapro a day ( it’s my first antidepressant) and Ive never felt so bad in my life , constant panic attack - both physical and mental symptoms, extremely depressed , Muscle spasms,can’t get out of my bed let alone look after my 3 months old . Ive stopped the medication after 2 days it’s been 72 hours and I still feel horrible . I’m starting to feel hopeless like this is my life now and permanent damage was done to my brain ! Can you please let me know if the symptoms will stop and when and will I ever feel myself again ? I’m terrified GP asked me to stop the medication and gave Valium which is helping but not a lot. The symptoms are always worst in the morning or when I wake up from the nap . I really need some hope to go through this hell, I want to feel like my old self again .