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Suffering from anxiety and depression. Feeling fatigue all the time, body ache. Had a major trauma in life. Taking lexapro. Need a cure

Hi, I am 39 year old female. I suffer from anxiety , depression , can never wake up one morning and say I feel good today no matter how many hours I sleep, I feel fatigue . I either have gastro issues, or zaps in my body, and the most recent one is a few days before my mentrual cycle, My whole body aches...including my shoulders, arms, back and neck. have no energy and want my life back...I lost my 7 year old daugter in a car accident 5 years ago, so have had a major trauma in my life. I am taking 10mg of lexapro . any ideas on what this could be?
Asked On : Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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Thanks for your query. The symptoms you report of anxiety, depression, bodily symptoms lack of energy and fatigue in the aftermath of a stressful life event point towards an underlying chronic depressive disorder or somatoform disorder with an overlay of depression. I would suggest you undergo a thorough psychiatric evaluation for the above disorders. Lexapro is escitalopram, an effective anti-depressant that should work in any of the above disorders. There is always scope for increasing the dosage substitution with other anti-depressants as well as psychotherapy (eg cognitive behavioural therapy). Hence there is no reason to lose hope. Wish you early recovery.
Dr Sundar Gnanavel
Answered: Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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