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paxil lex - mystic mystic

Posted by want info on March 16, 2004, at 13:34:40

In reply to RE: Magdalena, posted by mystic on March 15, 2004, at 19:59:14

hey mystic. i am not on paxil and lex...i was on paxil for 8 yrs and am in my 6th week on lex. still feeling pretty spaced and anxious...i tapered off the paxil and havent had any of it since feb 4...EM

 

Re: Mrs C. Mrs. C

Posted by want info on March 16, 2004, at 14:33:13

In reply to Re: Mrs C., posted by Mrs. C on March 15, 2004, at 20:56:56

hey mrs c...how long til things cleared up for you? im starting week 6 and am still fuzzy :( been on 15 for about a week and was on 10 before that...thanks! EM

 

RE: emily

Posted by mystic on March 16, 2004, at 17:23:53

In reply to Re: Mrs C. Mrs. C, posted by want info on March 16, 2004, at 14:33:13

Hey Em..sorry you are still have such a hard time...hopefully soon it will get better...was a little worried with one of your posts as I thought you were doing both and you were like me I never weened off the paxil though just stopped that one night and took the lex the next think that is why we had such a hard time with the lex...How many mgs of the paxil were you taking at the time that you switched to lex?...I'm having somewhat of a bad evening...Just found out the I broke my wisdom and I have to have it extracted tomorrow along with a crown on another tooth and a possible root canal...No need for me to share anxiety and dentists with anyone...and I work for one...Hope you had a better day talk to you soon...Mystic

 

RE: Mrs C..

Posted by mystic on March 16, 2004, at 17:30:07

In reply to RE: emily, posted by mystic on March 16, 2004, at 17:23:53

Hey Mrs C...how are you doing today??..still on the up and up I hope...It is snowing really bad here just made it home glad I have my jeep...this should be the last storm of the season I hope...Feeling a bit frazzled at the moment just found out that I cracked my wisdom tooth and have to have it extracted tomorrow and a crown on another tooth which could possible be a root canal..and Like I said earlier dont have to explain anxiety and dentists to anyone...And I work for the dentist...SO reallllyyy really nervous about this and not sure I will be able to do it...Afraid I will be right in the middle and flip right out...not doing that great tonight...SO I think I will take a break...Talk to everyone soon..Hope you all had a great day...Mystic

 

RE: jlynne

Posted by mystic on March 16, 2004, at 17:30:44

In reply to RE: Mrs C.., posted by mystic on March 16, 2004, at 17:30:07

Hey jlynne hope your day was good and you are feeling ok...Mystic

 

RE: Mystic

Posted by LynneDa on March 16, 2004, at 17:55:33

In reply to RE: Mrs C.., posted by mystic on March 16, 2004, at 17:30:07

Hi Mystic - Sorry about your tooth - yuk! I am very afraid of the dentist too, irrational as it may be. But, it's better than having to get wooden teeth I guess (hee hee).

Hang in there and try to get through it the best you can! I'll be thinking of you, let us know how it goes :-)
~ Lynne

 

Mystic

Posted by jlynne on March 16, 2004, at 17:56:33

In reply to RE: jlynne, posted by mystic on March 16, 2004, at 17:30:44

Mystic, I'm sorry to hear about your day. That is too much to have happen to you all at once. I know about dentist anxiety, too. Did you go through Lamaz(sp?) when you gave birth? It might help to do the breathing . . . just a thought.

I don't have much time right now. I'm off work early so that I can go celebrate my son's 34th birthday with him (45mi away). Much to do. I will try to post later tonight. But here's a BIG HUG! ...jlynne

 

P.S. Mystic

Posted by jlynne on March 16, 2004, at 17:58:29

In reply to Mystic, posted by jlynne on March 16, 2004, at 17:56:33

Did you notice that Simus posted on our old site? Thought you might like to know:) Take care ...jlynne

 

RE: jlynne

Posted by mystic on March 16, 2004, at 18:11:05

In reply to Redirected Lexaproers, posted by jlynne on March 13, 2004, at 1:31:16

Jlynne...I went to the old site and didnt see any posts from her maybe I'm all confused and there is another old old site...I came from the one that was redirected..and now i'm in the redirected lexapro site and didnt see her on either one...But anyway I hope that you had a safe trip and that you had fun with your son for his birthday...Catch up to you soon..Mystic

 

Re: So glad I came here!

Posted by susielalala on March 16, 2004, at 18:15:38

In reply to Re: So glad I came here! susielalala, posted by jlynne on March 16, 2004, at 1:39:59

thank you so much jlynne. You may call me ali that is my name. :)

 

Re: So glad I came here!

Posted by susielalala on March 16, 2004, at 18:16:29

In reply to Re: So glad I came here! susielalala, posted by jlynne on March 16, 2004, at 1:39:59

Oh by the way I live in Illinois, central time zone

 

RE: jlynne mystic

Posted by jlynne on March 16, 2004, at 18:34:07

In reply to RE: jlynne, posted by mystic on March 16, 2004, at 18:11:05

> Jlynne...I went to the old site and didnt see any posts from her maybe I'm all confused and there is another old old site...I came from the one that was redirected..and now i'm in the redirected lexapro site and didnt see her on either one...But anyway I hope that you had a safe trip and that you had fun with your son for his birthday...Catch up to you soon..Mystic

She's in the old, old site - where we started originally. Sometimes if you click on the last post at the bottom, it will bring up more that come after. Good luck. I'm out the door:) ...jlynne

 

jlynne have a blast

Posted by Magdalena on March 16, 2004, at 19:05:56

In reply to Re: wantinfo (jlynne, lynneda) want info, posted by jlynne on March 16, 2004, at 11:11:07

Hey Jlynne, how was your sons birthday? i hope you had a blast, i just got home from work and i had a really hard time falling asleep last night:S so work felt even more stressful because i felt really out of it.
i know you spoke about it before , i think you mentioned how you dissociate?(sp?) anyway that is what i do most of the time, i feel this almost everyday, some days are worse than others. What kind of feelings do you get? I mainly feel like im moving in slow motion, or im sinking in the floor, things like that...ok yeah i also look in the mirror a lot, i used to collect mirrors and clocks a few years back and someone suggested that i was a narssisist but i thought, no it just helps to ground myself when i am feeling out of sorts, or to make sure i dont make a fool of myself by forgetting to put an article of clothing on! haha, well it happens to the best of us;)

Have a good night, sweet dreams.

 

RE: emily mystic

Posted by Magdalena on March 16, 2004, at 19:20:44

In reply to RE: emily, posted by mystic on March 16, 2004, at 17:23:53

i have to get all 4 of my wisdom teeth out too, and i am procrastinating because i am terrified of it. Im scared of the operation and just as scared of the recovery!!
You will be fine, you sound like a strong girl we are all praying that you will feel calm and good, you can do it.:)

sweet dreams.

Magdalena

 

RE: magdelena

Posted by mystic on March 16, 2004, at 19:29:13

In reply to RE: emily mystic, posted by Magdalena on March 16, 2004, at 19:20:44

Thanks Magdelena...It would be worse if I didnt work for the dentist but wish he wouldve just did it right then and there but I didnt ask he just said we will do it tomorrow..with the snow there should be a lot of cancellations..So will let you know what happened tomorrow night...My first session with my new therapist after work tomorrow also..all kinds of good stuff..thank you so much for the post...Mystic

 

Re: Susielalala

Posted by susielalala on March 16, 2004, at 20:53:29

In reply to Susielalala, posted by Journeyman on March 15, 2004, at 21:49:49

Thank you so much journeyman. You sure do have a way with words. I am really struggling with this anxiety. I finally took a xanax tonight. Thanks to mystic. :) She is the best. I am not a pill person. I actually think I have kind of a pill phobia. Anyway I want to let you know your words are very inspiring to me thank you again Journeyman.

 

Re: Susielalala susielalala

Posted by Journeyman on March 16, 2004, at 21:48:59

In reply to Re: Susielalala, posted by susielalala on March 16, 2004, at 20:53:29

You're very welcome. I'm glad to hear that you're continuing to try things that will perhaps help you to feel better.

Based on a lot of the posts here, I'd say lots of us, maybe even most of us, are not 'pill people,' but the general consensus is that those pills have a way of helping us restore the balance we've lost, and if that's the case, then hand us the foil package and that glass of water.

Good luck with the Xanax. Hope it helps.

And yes, Mystic is a treasure.

Journeyman

 

Magdalena

Posted by Journeyman on March 16, 2004, at 21:56:19

In reply to Re: Lynne Journeyman, posted by Magdalena on March 16, 2004, at 0:31:14

Magdalena,

What beautiful words; thanks for sharing them with us. There are certainly a lot of good souls here. It often seems to me that people who post here function as family members would in an ideal world. Such a wonderful resource!

Best of luck with your progress.

Journeyman

 

The Perfect Metaphor jlynne

Posted by Journeyman on March 16, 2004, at 22:03:35

In reply to Re: Hi everyone (long!), posted by jlynne on March 16, 2004, at 0:01:35

Hi jlynne,

Congratulations on the huge shift that has taken place in dealing with the loss that comes from a close relationship that loses its closeness.

I can't think of a better metaphor for what's happening, then the image of you taking out your own garbage. Yes, you can.

Every day is trash day when you're dealing with depression. May your sanitation engineering continue to go smoothly.

Journeyman

 

Re: jlynne have a blast Magdalena

Posted by jlynne on March 17, 2004, at 1:02:51

In reply to jlynne have a blast, posted by Magdalena on March 16, 2004, at 19:05:56

Hi, Magdalena. Had a good time with my son - my older daughter and two grandsons (hers) were there,too. (I have three children, ages 32, 34 &35.) My younger daughter, who lives in the same town as I do, couldn't make it tonight. (I have a story about OCD and my younger daughter that I think Mrs. C will be interested in - you can read my post to her tonight:)

When I talk about dissociation, it is a way of separating myself from unpleasant situations. [This part is hard for me to say, but I will say it and get it over with . . . I was sexually abused by my father when I was very small, and that is when it started]

When I feel threatened emotionally, I sometimes flee to a place inside myself where no one can reach me. I do experience the feelings that you mentioned sometimes - the slow motion, the sinking feeling - but mostly I am in a trance and feel nothing; sometimes I am able to imagine myself in another place, or doing something different.

When I start returning, I sometimes feel disoriented and numb; when that happens, it sometimes takes days to come all the way out of it. But sometimes I just feel angry - when that happens (the anger) it is probably during a time when I am feeling stronger. Sometimes I am just glad that it is over (the unpleasant or threatening situation).

I don't do this nearly as often as I used to, and it is usually on a smaller scale now. I think what you described sounds like it could be a form of dissociation. Can you think of something that triggers it in you? What happens to your anxiety at the time? When did it start happening to you? What do feel during those times? Does it affect your ability to function?

Nothing like putting an anxious person on the spot, eh? Sorry. You don't have to answer - just some things to consider, if you like.

I hope you get some good, restful sleep tonight. Tomorrow can wait for us, yeah? ...jlynne

 

Hi

Posted by Simus on March 17, 2004, at 1:05:15

In reply to P.S. Mystic, posted by jlynne on March 16, 2004, at 17:58:29

Hi to everyone. I hope you are all well.

I have been better. I am going to the pdoc tomorrow - trying to figure out whether to give up on Lexapro or supplement it with something else. I don't want another med change, but I can't keep going on like this. I will let you know how it goes.

Take care and God bless.

 

A Story for Mrs. C

Posted by jlynne on March 17, 2004, at 1:43:46

In reply to Re: mrs. c re: OCD, posted by Mrs. C on March 15, 2004, at 20:52:44

Mrs. C - - you said you would like to hear about my OCD; I will begin with an amusing anecdote that probably a lot of us can relate to.

I went to see my son tonite; he lives 45mi away from me. I had gone through the house several times before I left, making sure that I had done everything I needed to do before leaving. I do everything the same [EVERYTHING], every day, before leaving the house. If anything gets interrupted, I risk things like wearing the wrong shoes, leaving my briefcase in the dining room, or forgetting to turn off the coffee pot, or . . . Well, I had to do something different tonight . . .

I had forgotten to check my mail earlier in the day, and I had to load up the car with my son's birthday cake and presents. I didn't know where in my order to fit this part of leaving. Well, I got the car loaded, and checked the mail . . . but it just didn't feel "right". Halfway down the freeway, it occured to me that I had forgotten to turn off the coffee pot. I tried to put it out of my mind, but I started getting sick to my stomach. All I could think of was my house in flames, and would my kitty have sense enough to go out her little door. I ended up calling my daughter and begging her to go to my house and turn it off for me. The sad part is that she knows this part of me so well that she didn't even try to argue with me:) What great kids I have!

Anyway, as you probably already guessed, when I got home tonite, there was a note from my daughter accusing me of being crazy - yes, I had turned off the pot AND unplugged it.

I know this is nowhere near what you go through, but it is an example of one of mine. I thought I would start with one of the lighter ones:) Have a good night:) ...jlynne

 

Re: Hi Simus

Posted by jlynne on March 17, 2004, at 1:50:31

In reply to Hi, posted by Simus on March 17, 2004, at 1:05:15

Simus, I am so sorry you are not doing well. I hope you find the right combination. You have given hope to so many of us, I wish I could give some to you. You made me smile when I felt like crying, and that is special.

You will be in my prayers tonight. God bless you. ...jlynne

 

Re: The Perfect Metaphor Journeyman

Posted by jlynne on March 17, 2004, at 2:00:16

In reply to The Perfect Metaphor jlynne, posted by Journeyman on March 16, 2004, at 22:03:35

> I can't think of a better metaphor for what's happening, then the image of you taking out your own garbage. Yes, you can.
> > Journeyman

Journeyman, thanks for putting things into perspective for me:) I never would have made the connection, but you are so right! Heck, I even ordered a second yard debris bin last week so that I can dispose of more! Is that great, or what?? I love it! ...jlynne

P.S. just curious, because of the time differences - what time zone are you? I am Pacific Standard.

 

Re: So glad I came here!

Posted by jlynne on March 17, 2004, at 2:21:42

In reply to Re: So glad I came here!, posted by susielalala on March 16, 2004, at 18:16:29

> Oh by the way I live in Illinois, central time zone

Ali, what a pretty name:)

Gosh, I must be the only one up when I finally get around to posting.

I hope you are doing okay with the anxiety. That is a tough one; we've all done some pretty scary things because of anxiety, as you can probably relate. Do you have someone to use as a life line? Are the meds helping yet?

I have a favorite perfume I wear when I need to mellow out. It is very expensive, but I get those tiny little sample bottles at the local department store for around $8.00. I only wear it when I want to pamper myself, and it especially helps when I need help grabbing some pleasant thoughts on my way to sleep. I put it on my wrists because I rest my head on my hands a lot.

I hope you are sleeping right now (it is after midnight here) and I will ask the sandman to send you a really nice dream:) ...jlynne


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