Posted by lil' jimi on July 25, 2003, at 13:06:49
In reply to Re: First few days on Lexapro, posted by mph-speedy on July 25, 2003, at 12:13:02
> Background is did not even realize it was depression until almost had a "melt down". On the Lexapro have started feeling like my old happy self and recognize that the behavior I was attibuting to others either didn't exist (on their part) or was in reaction to my own disfunction. Where do I go from here is - am I to stay on ADs forever, or should I just go with the flow and not worry about it for now? Family history is - grandmother institutionalized for pychotic behavior after post partum depression. Father alcoholic. Son is bi-polar.
> Looking back, I believe I've had bouts of depression before but was untreated.
.. ... .. again, it is wonderful to read here about folks getting good relief from lexapro ... ... love your "Benefits out-weigh the SEs" attitude .... .... great to hear it is working for you!
... ... and i hear you about the where do you go now ... ... like, do i take this from now on? ... ...
(i have read that the average time of ssri use is 11 months ... ... more recently i read it is 3 years ...)
for my part, these are non-issues for me ... (unless "poop out" occurs) .... .... since it is working for us now, i recommend enjoying the new perspective ... and learning about ourselves,
("Hey, is this what it's like to not be depressed?") ... ... and accepting that we may need help from meds ... for however long ...
... diabetics need meds ... ... epileptics need meds ... and our depression(s) may be biochemical or neurochemical dysfunctions for which we may need meds ... ... Especially, if they can make life worth living ... ... hang in there ... and try to let us know how you are doing, Please ...
TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF!!