Posted by ddev99 on November 29, 2003, at 0:00:30
In reply to Re: Lexapro clinical data, posted by maxamillion on November 6, 2003, at 20:50:44
Hello everyone. First-time poster, long-time reader. Thank you all for providing "real life" reports on trying to manage depression and anxiety, two evils that have haunted me for close to 50 years now.
I have been taking SAMe since April, '03, when I lost my health insurance. I had been on Effexor XR and the usual SSRI trials for about 10 years prior to that. Never had more than a partial response from any prescribed AD, but still was scared to death to go without. The SAMe was awesome, at first. I felt better than I had for the previous 10 years! And no side-effects! Just felt clean and bright!
I've gradually gone from 400mg SAMe to 1400mg to maintain a decent mood. Seems my depression eventually adjusts to whatever I throw at it. It's getting too expensive to stay on SAMe and I'm just about at the suggested limit, anyway.
My new plan: I ordered Lexapro on-line without a 'scrip. Have been starting slowly: 5mg every other day. My hope is to find a balance between an affordable amount of SAMe and as little Lex as I can get away with. Just began this protocal on Monday. Would be happy to keep anyone who's interested informed on my progress and would love to hear any and all thoughts on this plan of mine. Thanks again for all the valuable info you provide.