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Posted by KathrynLex on January 13, 2004, at 17:56:18

In reply to Re: IS IT THE DREADED *POOP-OUT*???, posted by Mariposa on January 13, 2004, at 16:42:12

Hi Mariposa,

I've only been on Lex for a little under a month. But I do have a few thoughts on "the dreaded poop-out."

Feeling inactive for only 3 days might have been a temporary slump, it might not mean you need to increase your meds. You should keep an eye on it for a few more weeks and see if your mood improves. Hopefully it will.

While I am a Lexapro "newbie" I do have some experience with other meds. When I was on Prozac I had a similar experience to yours. I took 10 mg for a year and noticed that it wasn't working as well so my pdoc increased my dose to 20 mg. That stopped being effective after about 6 mo, and I started taking 40 mg. I was horribly worried that this was the beginning of a cycle where I would have to increase my dose every six months. However, my mood was great at 40 mg for the next three years that I took it.

It's entirely possible that you simply haven't found an ideal dosage yet. Also, there are probably other drugs you can take in addition to the Lex that increase its effectiveness.

Having a drug poop-out on you is frustrating, not to mention disappointing. I hope that your mood slump is temporary.





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