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Re: Lexapro- anonymous13 dms777smd

Posted by Mariposa on November 20, 2003, at 22:06:14

In reply to Re: Lexapro- anonymous13 Mariposa, posted by dms777smd on November 20, 2003, at 19:14:08

> > > I know what you're talking about.I started on 10 mg and I felt very tired for about two weeks.It did subside though.It is helping my panic and depression and I think I'll be on it for a while.I'm just kind of scared of the withdrawals.I've only been on it for a couple months,but I didn't take it for five days one time,and I felt like shit.Very weird,so I took it again and I felt fine.I really don't want to get addicted to anything again.
> >
> > I don't think Lex is *addictive*, rather your body adjusts to having Lex in it, and to suddenly take it away will surely cause a reaction. If you want to stop taking Lex, you would probably have better results weaning off slowly.~~~8|8
> >
> Then what is *adiction* really?I mean I was badly addicted to alcohol before,and when my body didn't have it,I went through major withdrawals.Lexapro is an SSRI,and I've been on a couple before but that was when I was Drinking a lot and it just caused very bad reactions.But anyway,Ive read about all these people that have been on them for a while(like Paxil in particular)and when they stop,they describe symtoms that sound very much the same as the hell I went through with alcohol withdrawals.Some instances even sound close to the D.T.s.It just scares me.I,,,,And everybody else i think,want something to totally stop the panic and depression.But I know there is no miracle drug that works without the side effects and addiction.Wish there was though.
>

I associate the term addiction with a desire for the drug mentally as well as physically. I do not desire to take Lex, I don't want to take anything. I don't think drugs are the answer.

But for the time being, I can function as a normal hard working individual and a caring and considerate spouse, thanks to Lex. Without it I am a raving a**hole.~~~8|8


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