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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    I have severe anxiety, taking escitalopram for over a month

    I have quite severe anxiety, possibly even PTSD, caused by finding my mother during a suicide attempt (mental health problems are very common on my mother's side of the family). My mother is thankfully alive and well today, but the trauma of what happened still resides in me almost constantly. This anxiety didn't gradually sneak up on me, it hit me like a brick in the face. One day I basically woke up feeling absolutely anxious about everything and everything.

    I was prescribed 10mg tablet of escitalopram every morning by my local GP after explaining to him that my anxiety was severely interfering with every aspect of my life. That was over a month ago, and I feel as if the escitalopram is not working like it normally would with others. Why would this medication not be helping with my anxiety by now?
    Any replies are deeply appreciated.
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