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Hi, I am currently takeing 40 mg of lexapro a day plus klonopin,

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Hi, I am currently takeing 40 mg of lexapro a day plus klonopin, I still have days that I do not want to get out of bed or leave the house. I am afraid my oldest son has this "disease" also. is there anything that you reccomend that might help me more then the 2 meds I am already taking? I also take topomax for migrianes and ambien. she has prescribed me zofran for being nausas and celebrex for pain. but I only take them when needed. I want to get better and I hate taking all this meds, I miss all my kids activites because I can't leave the house with out a panic attact

Dr. D.J. :

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Dr. D.J. :

Hi there,


This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr. D.J. :

For panic attacks, it is better to consider paroxetine ( Paxil) if never tried before.

Dr. D.J. :

Lexapro and Paxil belong to same class and can be switched easily.

Dr. D.J. :

Hence, this is an option for you to switch to paxil.

Dr. D.J. :

Another option will be to increase the dose of klonopin if possible max 3-4 mg daily.

Dr. D.J. :

Please also get checked for thyroid disorder --hypothyroidism is one possible medical cause.

Dr. D.J. :

Iron deficiency also can cause psychological symptoms.

Dr. D.J. :

Serum TSH, ferritin levels should be checked.

Dr. D.J. :

Best wishes,

Dr. D.J. : The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
Dr. D.J. : Hi there,
This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Dr. D.J. : For panic attacks, it is better to consider paroxetine ( Paxil) if never tried before.
Dr. D.J. : Lexapro and Paxil belong to same class and can be switched easily.
Dr. D.J. : Hence, this is an option for you to switch to paxil.
Dr. D.J. : Another option will be to increase the dose of klonopin if possible max 3-4 mg daily.
Dr. D.J. : Please also get checked for thyroid disorder --hypothyroidism is one possible medical cause.
Dr. D.J. : Iron deficiency also can cause psychological symptoms.
Dr. D.J. : Serum TSH, ferritin levels should be checked.
Dr. D.J. : Best wishes
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