Posted by CindyLou on January 19, 2003, at 18:34:07
In reply to Re: New to Lexapro » Anomar, posted by leslieg on January 18, 2003, at 11:01:40
I have a few questions about calcium and PMS ...
1. How many mg. are you supposed to take?
2. What form of calcium is best (e.g., calcium citrate, calcium carbonate, etc.)
3. Do you take it all month long, or just during PMS?
> My PMS was getting quite bothersome ... then I started taking more calcium, as I'd heard it helped. It did! I like those calcium chews. My GYN suggesting taking it before bed as I take my multivitamins at dinner, so I keep a supply in the bathroom and chew one while I'm washing my face (I do my teeth last). It really made quite a difference, and there are studies that show it works. Try it! [My PMS "went away" before I started Lexapro, so I can't say if Lex helps with PMS or not...]
> > I am taking Lexapro to help with PMS. I have read so many postings and I am wondering if this is a drastic measure from my pdoc - to be taking Lexapro for PMS. However, I get so impatient during those 8 days and I am sure my husband would like something to change. I was given 10 mg and told to cut it in half, so I am going to take my first 5 mg tonight. With the winds so bad out here in California, I am hoping that this will help me sleep. I will let you know how it goes. Oh, I was given Zoloft to start with and that stuff made me feel like I was drunk. Then it made me very tense and I was clenched my jaw. Okay, enough babbling. I will let you know how it goes.