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RE: Edna

Posted by mystic on March 27, 2004, at 9:56:47

In reply to Re: dealing with things, posted by ednababish on March 27, 2004, at 9:50:50

Edna...I was just thinking that this morning at how powerful my positive thoughts are slowly becoming from the lex I think..and the bad thoughts are starting to fade...It is strange the things that you think about and how happy you are when you feel good...Have a great day...Mystic

 

RE: EM

Posted by mystic on March 27, 2004, at 9:58:01

In reply to RE: Edna, posted by mystic on March 27, 2004, at 9:56:47

Hey EM how are you doing today???>...a little worried about you...Did you start the 20 last night??...please just quickly post to let me know how you are doing...Take care and I'm praying for you...Mystic

 

Re: not doing well...kathryn edna...

Posted by ednababish on March 27, 2004, at 9:59:11

In reply to Re: not doing well...kathryn edna..., posted by want info on March 26, 2004, at 13:12:36

Dear EM, Twenty might just be the key--it's working very well for Lexy. Most docs agree that 10 is just not enough.
Keep us posted.
Edna

 

hey all...

Posted by wantinfo on March 27, 2004, at 10:12:15

In reply to RE: EM, posted by mystic on March 27, 2004, at 9:58:01

hi guys. i feel a bit better today...thank you all for being so sweet! i took my last 15 dose last night and will start 20 today. i really hope this will be the key... EM

 

re: EM KathrynLex

Posted by wantinfo on March 27, 2004, at 10:36:42

In reply to re: EM want info, posted by KathrynLex on March 26, 2004, at 17:06:00

thank you K. i do feel better today and am actually going to see a broadway show with my boyfriend and his mom. i am also starting 20mg tonight. thanks so much for your support! e

 

re: EM

Posted by wantinfo on March 27, 2004, at 10:39:37

In reply to re: EM, posted by sexylexy on March 26, 2004, at 20:16:43

thank you lexy! and i'm so happy that you are feeling so much better. the only reason this is my first cycle on this med is bc i messed up my pills last month and didn't get it. i feel somewhat better today. i will miss you on the board and hope you keep in touch. bless you. emily

 

Re: not doing well...kathryn edna... Mrs. C

Posted by wantinfo on March 27, 2004, at 10:41:03

In reply to Re: not doing well...kathryn edna..., posted by Mrs. C on March 26, 2004, at 16:24:56

thank you mrs c. i feel kind of better today and am going up to 20mg tonight. you are all angels! em

 

Re: Lex Fam (please read)

Posted by kellieann7 on March 27, 2004, at 15:58:58

In reply to Lex Fam (please read), posted by sexylexy on March 26, 2004, at 20:29:14

Lexy,
WTG! I am so proud of you!!! I know we both started posting around the same time, and it is GREAT to hear that you are doing so well. December seems like such a long time ago, and like such a different place. Congrats on the job, too. I wish I had the drive to go back to school and get my darned MSW, but the thought of studying again... BUH! I am definitely impressed with those of you who keep it all together dealing with depression and school.

 

Re: Kellieann7's Lexapro update..Thanks ya'll!

Posted by kellieann7 on March 27, 2004, at 16:07:29

In reply to Kellieann7's Lexapro update, posted by kellieann7 on March 25, 2004, at 17:37:57

To Lexy, Kathryn, Mrs C, and bride2be (and anyone else who read my ramblings):

Thank you for reading through and commenting on my post. It has been a struggle to get to this point, and I hope that some of the newbie Lex users might find my experience helpful in those first few weeks. You know, as they wander aimlessly around the house because they can't keep a thought in their head, but HAVE to walk. Or when their brains start that "You need a nap, you want a nap, you must nap" crap. It does get better. Reading this board has helped me so much. I usually feel like no one understands what I am going through. It turns out that depression is one of the most normal and common things I have experienced! I have been very surprised at how similar many of our situations have been, and this makes me feel like we are all in this together. This is especially helpful when the PMS monster comes and reminds me (a little, anyway) of how life can be without Lex.

 

How do doctors determine when to stop your a/d

Posted by peace123 on March 27, 2004, at 19:30:06

In reply to Re: Kellieann7's Lexapro update..Thanks ya'll!, posted by kellieann7 on March 27, 2004, at 16:07:29

Hi all,

I was asked by a few family members, how will your doctor know when to stop Lexapro.

I had no answer for them, guess i was not thinking that far down the line..,as i have been feeling so good on this medicine..that stopping is something I have not given much thought to.

Can anyone answer this question?

thanks,

Peace123

 

Re: How do doctors determine when to stop your a/d peace123

Posted by trucker on March 27, 2004, at 22:00:01

In reply to How do doctors determine when to stop your a/d, posted by peace123 on March 27, 2004, at 19:30:06

WELL ACTUALLY I DON'T THINK THERE WILL BE AN OFF. FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND AS LONG AS IT WORKS FOR YOU UNTIL THERE IS SOMETHING BETTER WERE ARE HERE FOR THE DURATION... LIKE YOU I ENJOY MYSELF ON IT AND AM HAPPY MY DOC RECOMENDED IT FOR ME. HELLO TO ALL I HAVE BEEN GONE FOR A LONG TIME. 70 HOUR WEEKS ARE A ROUGH ONE NOT ALLOT OF TIME FOR ANYTHING ELSE!!!

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> Hi all,
>
> I was asked by a few family members, how will your doctor know when to stop Lexapro.
>
> I had no answer for them, guess i was not thinking that far down the line..,as i have been feeling so good on this medicine..that stopping is something I have not given much thought to.
>
> Can anyone answer this question?
>
> thanks,
>
> Peace123

 

Re: How do doctors determine when to stop your a/d

Posted by Mrs. C on March 27, 2004, at 22:38:16

In reply to How do doctors determine when to stop your a/d, posted by peace123 on March 27, 2004, at 19:30:06

I have absolutely no idea. Good question. I never want to stop taking mine. Mrs. C

 

re: Searching for Specific Information on pBabble Mrs. C

Posted by trucker on March 27, 2004, at 22:52:23

In reply to re: Searching for Specific Information on pBabble, posted by Mrs. C on March 27, 2004, at 22:41:02

WELL NEAR AS I CAN TELL I'VE BEEN GONE SINCE AUG OR SEPT OF LAST YEAR. I DON'T SEE ANY POSTS FROM WAYNE OR JIM ON HERE, HAVE THEY GONE AWAY? I LOVE LEX... IT IS WONDERFUL.... I FEEL LIKE MY OLE SELF ON THE STUFF. I HOPE THEY NEVER TAKE IT AWAY FROM ME...

TRUCKER


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> Trucker, I am not sure who you are looking for. When I first started on this board five months ago, I don't remember seeing your name. How long have you been gone? How are you doing on Lex? Tell us more about yourself? Mrs. C

 

re: Searching for Specific Information on pBabble Mrs. C

Posted by trucker on March 27, 2004, at 23:16:20

In reply to re: Searching for Specific Information on pBabble, posted by Mrs. C on March 27, 2004, at 23:03:25

I WAS FIRST ON ZOLOFT THEN SWITCHED TO LEX AND I DO LIKE LEX ALLOT BETTER. THE ONLY THING I NOTICE IS THAT WHEN HAVING SEX THE DRUG MAKES MY LEGS ITCH NERVOUSLY... STRANGE STUFF, HOWEVER NO ONE CAN HAVE MY LEX... ALL MINE FOR NOW... HA! HA!

TRUCKER

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> Trucker, Wayne sounds familiar but has not been here in quite a while. I have no idea who Jim is. Sorry. I am glad the lex has been working for you. Hope you find the guys you are looking for. Mrs.C

 

Re: How do doctors determine when to stop your a/d

Posted by sexylexy on March 27, 2004, at 23:37:43

In reply to Re: How do doctors determine when to stop your a/d peace123, posted by trucker on March 27, 2004, at 22:00:01

Peace,
These meds are not meant to be taken forever unless you have chronic depression/anxiety. These are learned traits that you literally must learn to forget. Something triggers your anxiety/depression and your brain begins thinking this way, once it does, you forget how to be "normal" and your brain feels normal thinking anxious and depression. You take the medication to stop the thinking and return your thought process to normal. Usually this takes 6 months to a year. This is about how long most non-chronic persons stay on medication. It is important to not rush off the medication because the sooner you get off the higher chance your mind will be able to remember depression. Hope this helps, good luck!
Lexy

 

re: Searching for Specific Information on pBabble

Posted by sexylexy on March 27, 2004, at 23:42:12

In reply to re: Searching for Specific Information on pBabble, posted by trucker on March 27, 2004, at 22:27:57

Trucker,
A lot of times when people start feeling better they get more involved in other things and move off the site. New people pop up everyday. I was new in December and now am getting to be an oldie...hehe. I love this site and my lex family, good luck and welcome back.
Lexy

 

Trucker, before you leave again . . .

Posted by jlynne on March 27, 2004, at 23:46:28

In reply to Re: Trucker . . . jlynne, posted by trucker on March 27, 2004, at 22:56:26

I'm jealous . . . how long have you been on Lex, and how long before you got past the s/e's??

(If you say "what s/e's?" I will be very resentful:~)

I am in my 7th week and questioning whether or not to tough it out a little longer.

Thanks ...jlynne

 

Re: Trucker, before you leave again . . . jlynne

Posted by sexylexy on March 27, 2004, at 23:56:47

In reply to Trucker, before you leave again . . ., posted by jlynne on March 27, 2004, at 23:46:28

Hey its Lexy,
What dose are you on? Things did not get really better for me until I upped my dose. I was on 10mg for like over 9 weeks seeing some results but only go up to feeling about 60%, went up to 15mg for a week and now been a 20 for a little over a week and feel MUCH better. I know this is a slow process but feel like if I continue improving that I will be back to me in the next few months. I wish so much I would have upped my dosage after like 6 weeks or so, would have saved me a lot of sadness.
The side effects I had were extreme fogginess, sensitivity to light, insomnia, light twich, tired but wired feeling, a little irriatable. Nothing like the hell I experiened on my 3 weeks of Zoloft. The side effects seemed to go away after like 5 or 6 weeks. Good luck and God Bless you.
Lexy

 

Lexy

Posted by jlynne on March 28, 2004, at 0:19:31

In reply to Re: Trucker, before you leave again . . . jlynne, posted by sexylexy on March 27, 2004, at 23:56:47

Lexy, I have been at 15mg for about 2wks; was on 10mg for the first 5wks. At 5wks the tears and social anxiety came back full force, and that is why I upped to 15mg.

Before I upped, the s/e's were getting tolerable, but since the increase they have not let up. Then last night the tears came back again. My doc told me to increase to 20mg as I need to, but I am so afraid that the s/e's will just get worse and worse, and that the tears will just keep coming back anyway.

I have been doing better today; trying to keep myself busy, physically and mentally. I'm trying to tough it out, but this is all so exhausting.

Thanks for listening . . . jlynne

 

Re: Lexy

Posted by sexylexy on March 28, 2004, at 1:03:28

In reply to Lexy, posted by jlynne on March 28, 2004, at 0:19:31

Jlynne,
I just wrote you a long message and the computer erased it... ughh. Here I go again.
I am assuming you are on your period and that is making things a lot worse. Here is how it was for me.
Period one: lots of tears, felt like someone was doing a bad job of rewiring my brain. I would be and content then a second miniute I would be in tears, then picking a fight with my poor boyfriend (over and over again). I mean it was TERRIBLE.
Period two: Moody, two major crying spells for no reason, one fight with boyfriend, much better than first but still pretty bad.
One and two were on 10mg.
Period 3: On 20mg. Much better, no fights, no crying spells, actually teared up at a stupid commercial but was able to laugh at myself. Also had a few bad things happen during PMS and handled it OK. Much, much, much better. I have heard that each month gets better.
Also you are only on week 7, most people, Mrs C, LynneDA effects till week 8 and 9.
Getting better is SUCH a process, it is so hard to be paitent when you are sick. I cannot tell you that lexapro is the drug for you, however I can tell you for a while I thought it was not helping me. I gave it a chance and am so glad I did. Good luck and God Bless. Please feel free to ask any questions!
Lexy

 

here we go on 20mg...

Posted by wantinfo on March 28, 2004, at 10:17:03

In reply to Re: Lexy, posted by sexylexy on March 28, 2004, at 1:03:28

hey all! i started 20mg last night. i'm keeping my fingers crossed. i guess i am starting my 8th week? and i do feel better but still not like "me"...i'm just not sure this is the right med. i SO hope it is though! thanks for everyone's support...emily

 

Re: here we go on 20mg...

Posted by mystic on March 28, 2004, at 10:52:02

In reply to here we go on 20mg..., posted by wantinfo on March 28, 2004, at 10:17:03

Hey EM>>just got my answer from the other post...good luck on the 20mgs..WE are here for you so keep us posted we care...!!!>>>Mystic

 

Re: dealing with things peace123

Posted by KathrynLex on March 28, 2004, at 11:35:44

In reply to dealing with things, posted by peace123 on March 26, 2004, at 17:41:45

Hi Peace123,

Before starting on Lexapro very minor things would cause me to get anxious. This has gotten much better in the past few months. (I've been on Lex since December.) I think in a couple of weeks you will start to notice that injustice and inequality in the workplace doesn't effect you as much.

K.

 

Re: here we go on 20mg... wantinfo

Posted by KathrynLex on March 28, 2004, at 11:48:36

In reply to here we go on 20mg..., posted by wantinfo on March 28, 2004, at 10:17:03

Hi EM,

I really hope the 20 mgs works out for you! You're in my prayers.

K.

 

Re: How do doctors determine when to stop your a/d sexylexy

Posted by trucker on March 28, 2004, at 12:17:43

In reply to Re: How do doctors determine when to stop your a/d, posted by sexylexy on March 27, 2004, at 23:37:43

according to the doctors i have spoken too you are on it til it nolonger works for you then they put you on something else. its not a thought process it is an imbalance of chemical/hormons etc... in your system that has malfuntioned for what ever reason.

trucker


///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////> Peace,
> These meds are not meant to be taken forever unless you have chronic depression/anxiety. These are learned traits that you literally must learn to forget. Something triggers your anxiety/depression and your brain begins thinking this way, once it does, you forget how to be "normal" and your brain feels normal thinking anxious and depression. You take the medication to stop the thinking and return your thought process to normal. Usually this takes 6 months to a year. This is about how long most non-chronic persons stay on medication. It is important to not rush off the medication because the sooner you get off the higher chance your mind will be able to remember depression. Hope this helps, good luck!
> Lexy


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