I am new to depression /mental health problems, but for last year have experienced anxiety issues which worsened and turned into depression beginning of Nov. I think must be realted to my recent divorce which has radically changed my life (worst part being not living with my children) but is all operating sub-conciously as I dont \"worry\" about things. I tried to cope without medication (Rescue Remedy was ok) but as it got worse I tried hypnotherapy and then succumed to medication. I tried Setraline (20mg dailiy) for two weeks but found it was flipping me happy / sad and the sad's were VERY bad including thoughts of death (never had those ever before). Three weeks ago I swithched to 10mg daily of Escitalopram (Seroplex but with a sticker over it saying Cipralex). In first two weeks I improved and had no real side effects so was quite heartened. Now at end of third week, the last 4 days have been dreadful with all the improvements having vanished.
I know some medications make you worse before making you better, but this \"better now worse\" situation doesnt make sense to me. Anyone else had this?