i just quit lexapro a few days ago (after 45 days). at first i just loathed the sexual side effects, but after a while i started having these crazy mood swings. cycling between hypomanic paranoia and major depression and lethargy. sounds like classic bipolar, right? my p doc said it is common for ssri's to exacerbate these symptoms in already bi-polar types-- only i've never received a bi-polar diagnosis! i was only scripted lexapro for anxiety. i felt more depressed on lexapro than i did before it and it made me manic. now it seems like a gross oversight on the part of my doc... but we are all just guinea pigs aren't we? anyone else go crazy on ssri's?
dx: bipolar ii, panic disorder, PMDD, SA
rx: mirtazapine 30mg, lamotrigine 200mg, levonorgestrel 150µg, clonazepam prn, propranolol prn.