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Re: okay, here we go... cpallen79

Posted by chemist on July 12, 2004, at 17:05:23

In reply to Re: okay, here we go... chemist, posted by cpallen79 on July 12, 2004, at 16:42:51

> Hi Chemist,
> Thanks for the information! I've been on Lexapro at 12.5 for about a month or so now, so hopefully the anxiety isn't from that. My PDoc wants me to titrate up to 15 mgs. I'm a fan of the Lexapro because it's supposedly "cleaner" than other SSRIS, though I wish it was one that caused more sedation. I went back to a lower dose of adderall XR at 5mgs. I'm ditching the Buspar and will try Trazodone for sleep (PDOC called it in for me). I've also heard that it has mild anti-anxiety properties, but at this point I'm not keeping my fingers crossed. I just want some darn sleep and to have the agitation/anxiety stop. I was also given some ativan on hand but have had negative experiences with rebound anxiety from xanax so I'm a bit weary of them, plus there's the addiction potential of course.
> What do you guys think? Think that I'll be able to actually settle down one of these days? ugh

hello there, chemist here....i think your plan - and i highly endorse and commend your consultation with your pdoc, by the way - has all the potential to work just fine. lexapro is pretty clean, in that it is a pure, single active enantiomer rather than the more side-effect prone racemate that is celexa, and i think maybe more than one month is called for in re: getting adjusted. remember, these things take time. you're right about anti-depressant activity of trazodone (pardon my earlier typos), lovingly dispensed in the 1970s and 1980s as Desyrel for depression. your worries about ativan are, in my estimation, a little bit overblown, and if you keep it to prn dosing, you'll do fine. xanax is a real tough one to bounce back from (see my post to Buckeye Fan) and you can rest assured (literally) that trazodone will have you slumbering away. please keep us informed, will you? all of this information is of great value to all of us, as we jump from med to med to med......all the best, chemist




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