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Re: If I change am I still me? James K

Posted by JenStar on March 7, 2006, at 16:49:23

In reply to If I change am I still me?, posted by James K on March 7, 2006, at 15:45:12

hi James,
I was TERRIFIED of those kinds of changes before I started taking Lexapro for anxiety. I was worried that I'd become a zombie, lose my sense of humor, lose my sense of ME-ness, become clone-like. And even more worrisome was that I might not recognize the changes, and therefore would not be able to back out of the meds.

But I took the Lexapro anyway because my anxiety was quite bad, and decided that hopefully any changes would be gradual enough that I would "notice" them and be able to act if I didn't like them.

The thing is, though, for ME -- the only thing that really changed was that my anxiety went away. I was still the JenStar I knew. Maybe even more distilled, MORE Jen-Star-ish than before, because I no longer had to waste time and energy on my anxiety and depressions. I had more time to concentrate on being me and doing my stuff. I felt like I was able to show more of my good traits.

So for me, luckily, my fears were not founded.
I'm not sure if that's the case for all meds or treatments, but I've heard a lot of people say things similar to what I have.

Hopefully that would be the care for you, too!
JenStar


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