I am pretty desperate for help. If someone could even point me in the right direction, I would be eternally grateful.
I tapered off Lexapro
over a 2-week period in March (likely way too fast after taking it for 2 years, as I now know.) I got the traditional withdrawal
- head zaps, fatigue, emotional instability - as well as a feeling of burning skin and overall heat, despite no increase in temperature, sweating or any hot to the touch feeling. I started Zoloft
a few days after this (a very low dose - 50 mg) but the withdrawal symptoms never went away. I am still extremely depressed, hopeless and irritable; I have consistent stomach upset and constipation; I have no energy and can barely get out of bed in the morning; my muscles ache and seem weak; and worst of all, I feel incredibly hot in a room that's even a little warm, as though my skin is burning and my body is hot inside.
It is now the beginning of May, so all this has lasted roughly 6 weeks. My doctor has no idea what this is from and can only suggest that I take a higher dose of Zoloft. I'm seeing a neurologist as well, and he put in extensive bloodwork, so we'll see if anything comes up there. (The bloodwork my main doctor did showed slightly lowered testosterone levels, but nothing else.) Does anyone have any idea what might be going on? Is it possible the Lexapro caused this because I came off it too fast? If so, will a higher dose of Zoloft help? 50 is doing nothing. Or is there something else I can try, some doctor I can see, some test I can have done? I feel completely horrible and it's frustrating getting no help from my doctor. I greatly appreciate any advice at all!!!