I’ve been thinking a bit. I’m not diagnosed with MAV, but it seems quite possible that I have it. Anyway.
My condition took a turn for the worse about the same time I started on Ciplalex (aka Lexapro, Escitalopram), an SSRI, for anxiety which was my biggest problem back then, in May 2007. I became bedbound the first week due to both anxiety and physical symptoms. At that point, my doc gave me some anti-anxiety meds (Xanax XR) for 2 weeks + taper down 1 week. After those 3 weeks, I was almost as bad again. This continued for a while until we added Remeron (Mirtazapine) to my med list, another serotonin-increasing drug (also for anxiety in my case). I started sleeping better, but that’s pretty much all that changed.
Now, I’ve been thinking a bit. Do you think it might help me to remove any of those? I’m thinking back if they’ve done any good, and it’s possible, but in any case I feel way worse now than I did before.
It’s certainly possible that they’ve both done nothing wrong, but it’s also possible that they’re actually what makes me feel so damn horrible at the moment!
It would be great to hear any experiences - I’d rather not suggest (to my doc) removing them, or one of them, for no reason at all.