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lowering the Lexapro--10 mg.

Posted by jessers11581 on March 22, 2005, at 16:46:15

So get this. My doctor had one of his nurses leave an urgent message on my cell phone requesting that I call the clinic. When I did, she said that he would like to urge me NOT to make the icrease to 20 mg. of Lexapro and to remain at 10 mg. (I was actually taking 15, but he didn't know that). He seems to be spooked by something. Why would he reccommend that I do this? During my last appointment, I was complaining a great deal about extreme apathy, low sex drive, and various other SSRI side effects that I CAN'T FREAKING STAND. So maybe he thinks that this will help? Anyway, I took 10 mg. last night just to see. This is what I'm experiencing today: mild "zappiness", difficulty concentrating, spinning thoughts, minor forgetfulness (which is fairly normal for me), obsessive picking and chewing, and tension (in head and jaws). HOWEVER, I also feel like I have more motivation, more impulse control (particularly over eating sugar), more energy, and a slight increase in libido. Of course, it's also a sunny day, and I always do better on sunny days. But anyway, what do you guys think? I have an appointment to see an actual psychiatrist on the 28th (I haven't been to one in over 2 years). So I'll be really interested to see what she thinks about Lexapro. Is it possible that the more negative effects that I'm experiencing right now will subside as my body adjusts to the lower dose? Because I'd really LIKE to be on a lower dose and would love to be able to function at 10 mg. I don't know. I feel very confused right now. I'm sure this message is very disjointed, much like my mind is at the current moment. Oh well! Any input?




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