I've had GAD for 12 years. I've been on 20mg lexapro for 12 years as well.
My anxiety has been AWFUL and DEBILITATING since I hurt my shoulder at work, and have been off work. It's really gotten bad for the last 4 days. My psychiatrist moved her office to the city, and pulled out of affiliation with all hospitals near me. I'm looking for a new doctor. I've also been taking buspar 5mg 3x daily for 4 days.
In the meantime, my general doctor, old psychiatrist, ER psych nurses, and pharmacist cousin all recommend upping my BuSpar dose from 5mg 3x daily to 10mg 3x daily. I'm terrified of getting serotonin syndrome.
Does anyone have any advice?