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Patty visited her doctor

Posted by PHV on October 13, 2003, at 22:43:14

In reply to Anyone switched to Lexapro? ggrrl, posted by Dr. Bob on June 11, 2002, at 7:52:48

Hi all -

I went in for another visit w/ my doctor over the weekend. I wanted to follow up with her after 30 days of anxiety resulting from Lex. Since I'd seen somewhat of a significant decrease in the anxiety from 10 mg Busbar - she increased the dosage from 15 mg to 30 mg twice daily - topping out at no more than 60 mg daily of Busbar, if necessary. I initially thought 15 mg 2 x daily would suffice, but anxiety levels have risen greatly and I've been at 30 mg 2 x daily w/ effective results. I had to take .5 mg of Xanax yesterday - as it was just a bad day for whatever reason. Due to lack of sleep issues that I've been dealing with for years - she put me on 10 mg of Ambien to try to calm down my evening anxiety. Along w/ the hope the 60mg of Busbar daily will lower the anxiety levels too. Thought I'm starting to feel somewhat like a "junkie" I'd like to share some of my happier moments that I can now face in my life as having made some achievements.

I finally wake up every morning with a positive outlook on life. I am noticing the beauty of the simple things in my life that mean so much. I actually went to church today to thank God for the many miracles in my day to day life that I have overlooked for so very long.

But the best and most significant part of my Lex treatment is . . . I don't go to bed each night begging for God to take me during my sleep. I would wake up every morning so angry that I was forced to live another unwanted day. It just recently occured to me how long it's been since I've had those thoughts in my head. I hope that others can find that peace within themselves as well.

After reading others posts, I'm grateful that I have a doctor who is willing to listen to my body and work with me very closely until we find a treatment that works perfectly for me.

I hope you are all doing well.

Regards,

Patty


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