Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 338246

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Posted by allynorcal on April 20, 2004, at 21:55:23

I hope i'm not being rude by jumping into a new thread as I am new to this site. sorry.

a little background: i was diagnosed with major depression about a year and a half ago. After playing Human Lab Rat for several months with different drugs, I ended up on Lexapro, 20mg/day. This has been working out pretty well. I even got to a point where my therapist "kicked me out" about six months ago...a great day. I continued to see my pdoc about every six to eight weeks.

Then I changed jobs, relocated, and lost my health insurance. Eventually the drugs ran out. This was last week. I've been feeling like hell and I feel like I am almost back to where I was about a year and a half ago, eyeing razors and wondering what the hell is wrong with me. Also, I've been hella tired and I've been having these dizzy spells. Is this what going off meds is like? I hate this! I finally broke down and made an appointment in my new city with a pdoc and I'm seeing her on monday. What do i do in the mean time? The mental crap, though it sucks, I have learned to deal with, and I've got a helluva better support system around me. But what about the physical stuff? Why am I so dizzy and spaced out? I feel sick, like i have the flu sometimes. I feel so up and down, almost manic-depressive....if you have any ideas or thougths on this, it would greatly be appreciated.

thank you so much


Re: here and going off meds

Posted by Bill LL on April 21, 2004, at 8:30:58

In reply to here and going off meds, posted by allynorcal on April 20, 2004, at 21:55:23

Your symptoms are very typical of stopping a drug such as Lexapro. It's not dangerous, just annoying. One is suppose to gradually stop it, not all at once.

You should call your p-doc or your regular doc and ask for a few pills to get you through Monday.

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