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first posting, transitioning to lexapro (nm)

Posted by mollymorph on April 4, 2003, at 13:09:51

In reply to Re:new to this, anyone had trouble with Lexapro? Luziluna, posted by 88ivories on April 3, 2003, at 16:22:44

 

Re: Advice please....

Posted by jdgal on April 4, 2003, at 17:32:57

In reply to Re: Advice please...., posted by Donia on April 3, 2003, at 22:28:23

To Everyoone who replied to me:

Thanks for your support, I am now thinking I might still be having panic attavks, badly, the lexapro should definitly be out of my system by now, or mabye Im having withdrawel from the xanax, I forgot to mention I was taking .05 everday, up to four times a day, I quit the xanax a day or two after I quit Lexapro. I dont know, I can talk ok today, but I feel like I have tio think about what Im saying when Im saying it, Does that make any sense? I also drank a whole bunch on Lex and Xanax, I now know that was a big mistake, I am still drinking heavily. I know now I am an alcoholic as well as being a depressed , panicked person. Im scared to death.

 

Re: Advice please....

Posted by blkvettes on April 4, 2003, at 17:42:47

In reply to Re: Advice please...., posted by jdgal on April 4, 2003, at 17:32:57

> To Everyoone who replied to me:
>
> Thanks for your support, I am now thinking I might still be having panic attavks, badly, the lexapro should definitly be out of my system by now, or mabye Im having withdrawel from the xanax, I forgot to mention I was taking .05 everday, up to four times a day, I quit the xanax a day or two after I quit Lexapro. I dont know, I can talk ok today, but I feel like I have tio think about what Im saying when Im saying it, Does that make any sense? I also drank a whole bunch on Lex and Xanax, I now know that was a big mistake, I am still drinking heavily. I know now I am an alcoholic as well as being a depressed , panicked person. Im scared to death.
>

Hi there, dont want to be rude or anything like that. But you need to quit drinking, Mybe your problem was not the med but the drinking. Quitting is hard, I did drugs for 10 years and quit 18 years ago. PLEASE STOP!!!!!!! Go back to your doc and start over!!!!!!! Does the doc know you drink!!!! You have to be honest with the doc!!! You can do this and dont give up hope!!! Go to AA meetings, call a friend instead of drinking, whatever it takes!!!! HANG IN THERE!!!!

 

Re: Really tired at 3 weeks on Lex

Posted by Okpolosi on April 4, 2003, at 18:33:36

In reply to Re: Really tired at 3 weeks on Lex, posted by mmcleod on April 4, 2003, at 11:04:28

> I am into my 3rd week on 10mg of Lexapro. I take it at night and sleep fine but can barely get out of bed in the morning and am sluggish till the afternoon. Someone said this goes away the longer you are on it? Anyone else have any similar responses with longer use? The fatigue is my only side effect (so far).

What time in the evening are you taking Lex? I started off taking it in the morning, and I was falling asleep around 7-8PM. Switched to 1-2PM and now I fall asleep easily around 11PM, sleep soundly through the nite and get up much easier. I was an insomniac befor Lex and had a terrible time getting up to go to work. Just starting on Lex I felt much more tired than usual, but that SE did go away for me - into week 10 now.

 

Re: Really tired at 3 weeks on Lex

Posted by Donia on April 4, 2003, at 18:44:04

In reply to Re: Really tired at 3 weeks on Lex, posted by mmcleod on April 4, 2003, at 11:04:28

I have been very tired and unmotivated on lexapro. I have been on it for two and a half months and this is subsiding finally. I was ready to give up, but it does help with the depression and anxiety so I stuck it out and am having more energy with less sleep.

 

Re: Advice please....

Posted by Donia on April 4, 2003, at 18:46:37

In reply to Re: Advice please...., posted by jdgal on April 4, 2003, at 17:32:57

How long were you on the xanax? They are addictive and I would assume that is where your symptoms are coming from. I love xanax but will not take it because I love it. I was on it for a little while when I took zoloft while I was adjusting to the zoloft.

 

Re: Advice please....

Posted by jdgal on April 4, 2003, at 21:02:03

In reply to Re: Advice please...., posted by Donia on April 4, 2003, at 18:46:37

I was on xanax for a full month, but in that month I had 3 prescriptions filled.
Thanks for caring. So do u really think thats what it is?

 

Re: Advice please....

Posted by 88ivories on April 4, 2003, at 21:02:19

In reply to Re: Advice please...., posted by jdgal on April 4, 2003, at 17:32:57

> To Everyoone who replied to me:
>
> Thanks for your support, I am now thinking I might still be having panic attavks, badly, the lexapro should definitly be out of my system by now, or mabye Im having withdrawel from the xanax, I forgot to mention I was taking .05 everday, up to four times a day, I quit the xanax a day or two after I quit Lexapro. I dont know, I can talk ok today, but I feel like I have tio think about what Im saying when Im saying it, Does that make any sense? I also drank a whole bunch on Lex and Xanax, I now know that was a big mistake, I am still drinking heavily. I know now I am an alcoholic as well as being a depressed , panicked person. Im scared to death.
>
I agree with blkvette, the majority of your side effects are most probably coming from the Xanax. Actually benzos, such as Xanax and alcohol have very similar effects on your body, that's why using one or the other makes you feel better when you are w/drawing. I withdrew from Klonopin and was very hard. Xanax, like Klonopin, has a short half life which means the w/drawals hit you a little harder. Give it 7-10 days. I had to come clean with my doctor about some substance abuse things and when I did, that's when I really got the help I needed. You CAN do this. You need some good support and the will to follow through. Good Luck!

 

Re: Advice please....

Posted by blkvettes on April 4, 2003, at 21:21:48

In reply to Re: Advice please...., posted by jdgal on April 4, 2003, at 21:02:03

> I was on xanax for a full month, but in that month I had 3 prescriptions filled.
> Thanks for caring. So do u really think thats what it is?

Hey there, the xanax is bad news if you take to much and you can have bad withdrawl. I was on about 2 to 3mg per day along with the zoloft at one time and quit cold turkey. It took about a month to get everything out of my system. But you need to get with the doc and start over and tell them you have a problem with alcohol if you have not. Do you have family and friends to help? You can do this but it wont be easy. Dont give up!!! Here is a link about withdrawl from xanax that I got months ago when I was coming off the stuff. TAKE CARE!!!!!!
http://www.geocities.com/benzobusters/xanaxbusters1.htm

 

Re: Advice please....

Posted by Donia on April 4, 2003, at 23:11:03

In reply to Re: Advice please...., posted by jdgal on April 4, 2003, at 21:02:03

I was on xanax for three months. Dosage was I think .25 mg and I had to take about 4 or 5 at a time to get them to work. Usually took a few in the morning and a few at night. I had no trouble quiting after the three months, but sure liked them when I had them. I would say your symptoms are the regular symptoms most of us are dealing with also when we dont have a proper medication that is working. I know I was a mess for three months before starting lexapro. Always some weird thing going on with me from sleeping way too much, headaches, trouble breathing, chest pains and back pains. This has resolved for the most part since taking lexapro.

 

Re: Advice please....

Posted by jdgal on April 5, 2003, at 8:32:57

In reply to Re: Advice please...., posted by blkvettes on April 4, 2003, at 21:21:48

Thnaks, that link did really help. Today, I feel depressed again.... its so sunny here in Fl, and I dont even want to leave the house. I am a single mom of an beautiful 9 year old girl , and I feel horrible that I cant even take her somewhere. I know I am also depressed becuase 2 weeks ago I cut my left knee open and got 8 stitches, so My leg is ugly, now, Im also PMSing and feel HUGE. I feel like everyone is staring at me if I go outside. I cant take this anymore. Suicide thoughts. Scary.

 

Re: Advice please....

Posted by blkvettes on April 5, 2003, at 11:26:36

In reply to Re: Advice please...., posted by jdgal on April 5, 2003, at 8:32:57

> Thnaks, that link did really help. Today, I feel depressed again.... its so sunny here in Fl, and I dont even want to leave the house. I am a single mom of an beautiful 9 year old girl , and I feel horrible that I cant even take her somewhere. I know I am also depressed becuase 2 weeks ago I cut my left knee open and got 8 stitches, so My leg is ugly, now, Im also PMSing and feel HUGE. I feel like everyone is staring at me if I go outside. I cant take this anymore. Suicide thoughts. Scary.


Hi there, I live in orlando and also have a 9 year old daughter. NOT KIDDING!!! She is what has kept me going through all this crap. I had suicide thoughts for months. I am on my 3rd med and doing so much better. You just get back to the doc and find something that will work. Your daughter will not be better off without you either if you have thought that. You could set her up with the pain you feel right now. So you keep trying, you keep dragging yourself through each horrible day until you feel better. DONT GIVE UP HOPE!!!!!!! Your daughter needs you!!!!

 

Re: Advice please....

Posted by jdgal on April 5, 2003, at 12:46:33

In reply to Re: Advice please...., posted by blkvettes on April 5, 2003, at 11:26:36

Thanks. I actually forced myself to get dressed today, put on makeup nad blow out my ahie, my freind is picking me up to do something, i know I desperatley need to get out of teh house, but it scares me so, i feel like everyone is staring at me, but hes on his way, so im gonna go, this forum REALLY helps. I check it loyally, I dont feel so alone that way, I still hate this day...

 

Re: Advice please....

Posted by blkvettes on April 5, 2003, at 12:52:39

In reply to Re: Advice please...., posted by jdgal on April 5, 2003, at 12:46:33

> Thanks. I actually forced myself to get dressed today, put on makeup nad blow out my ahie, my freind is picking me up to do something, i know I desperatley need to get out of teh house, but it scares me so, i feel like everyone is staring at me, but hes on his way, so im gonna go, this forum REALLY helps. I check it loyally, I dont feel so alone that way, I still hate this day...

Hi there, you dont feel alone coming here because everyone understands what you are going through. I am glad you are leaving the house and hope you have a decent day. Feel free to email me if you ever want to chat I always answer. TAKE CARE!!!!!

 

Re: Advice please.... jdgal

Posted by susan b. anthony on April 5, 2003, at 13:53:50

In reply to Re: Advice please...., posted by jdgal on April 5, 2003, at 8:32:57

> Thnaks, that link did really help. Today, I feel depressed again.... its so sunny here in Fl, and I dont even want to leave the house. I am a single mom of an beautiful 9 year old girl , and I feel horrible that I cant even take her somewhere. I know I am also depressed becuase 2 weeks ago I cut my left knee open and got 8 stitches, so My leg is ugly, now, Im also PMSing and feel HUGE. I feel like everyone is staring at me if I go outside. I cant take this anymore. Suicide thoughts. Scary.

PLS CALL YR DR ASAP - YOU NEED MEDICAL HELP - YR PMS IS PUSHING YOU OVER THE EDGE - PLS LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN HELP YOU.........

 

Hey, update forwarding...

Posted by pumpkin on April 5, 2003, at 18:40:45

In reply to Re: Advice please.... jdgal, posted by susan b. anthony on April 5, 2003, at 13:53:50

I'm sitting here reading the latest posts.

I'm now on 10.5 mgs. of Lex, and .25 mgs. of
Klonopin in the mornings. Reading a previous
post- part of the battle is the stupid thoughts
that seem to come from no where! Although, they
are from the depression/anxiety- the brain!

I have my hands full with 3 daughters/grand-daughter/husband, and a mom in whom ended up
back in the hospital again the other day. I'm
in charge of all of it! Lord knows what's going
to happen.

I feel more myself on the Klonopin. Although it
might be alittle strong this time around- it keeps
me from going up and down. In my situation, it
helps. Whether I'll get off of it in the future-
I honestly can't say. I was on it for 10 years
in the past. Now, I can tell whether I'm having
straight depression without the panic. The
"battle" doesn't seem to take me everywhere at one
time! If you know what I mean. As far as sleep
goes, just being on the Lex- I didn't wake up till
the afternoon it seems. I am a night person
anyway, but we can't always have our own way. If
we did- husbands, children, moms, etc..., would
come packaged in a jar or can! I'm just being
nasty!

Well, I'm hanging on by the Lords grace, and
enjoying the rays of hope that is sent my way.
Keep up those posts- they really help!

 

Re: Hey, update forwarding...

Posted by blkvettes on April 5, 2003, at 19:35:50

In reply to Hey, update forwarding..., posted by pumpkin on April 5, 2003, at 18:40:45

> I'm sitting here reading the latest posts.
>
> I'm now on 10.5 mgs. of Lex, and .25 mgs. of
> Klonopin in the mornings. Reading a previous
> post- part of the battle is the stupid thoughts
> that seem to come from no where! Although, they
> are from the depression/anxiety- the brain!
>
> I have my hands full with 3 daughters/grand-daughter/husband, and a mom in whom ended up
> back in the hospital again the other day. I'm
> in charge of all of it! Lord knows what's going
> to happen.
>
> I feel more myself on the Klonopin. Although it
> might be alittle strong this time around- it keeps
> me from going up and down. In my situation, it
> helps. Whether I'll get off of it in the future-
> I honestly can't say. I was on it for 10 years
> in the past. Now, I can tell whether I'm having
> straight depression without the panic. The
> "battle" doesn't seem to take me everywhere at one
> time! If you know what I mean. As far as sleep
> goes, just being on the Lex- I didn't wake up till
> the afternoon it seems. I am a night person
> anyway, but we can't always have our own way. If
> we did- husbands, children, moms, etc..., would
> come packaged in a jar or can! I'm just being
> nasty!
>
> Well, I'm hanging on by the Lords grace, and
> enjoying the rays of hope that is sent my way.
> Keep up those posts- they really help!


Hi there, got a grandaughter myself and another due in october dont know if it is a boy or girl. I to am a night person, kind of like the silence when everyone is asleep. I hope all goes well for you!!!!! TAKE CARE!!!!!

 

Very Nice Post! :0) and nope you're not alone! (nm)

Posted by Krissy P on April 5, 2003, at 23:04:52

In reply to Headaches . . . Susan B Anthony dawne, posted by handmemymidol on April 2, 2003, at 7:57:06

 

Re: Lexapro and Wellbutrin SR

Posted by LKayn on April 6, 2003, at 14:17:32

In reply to Lexapro and Wellbutrin SR, posted by bridgette on February 9, 2003, at 9:59:48

> Is anyone on the combination of Lexapro AND Wellbutrin SR/ I am on 10mg Lexapro and 150 mg os Wellbutrin Sr. I like combining them because of the sexual side effects of the SSRI and I think Wellbutrin enhances it---anyone else trying this???


I am on Lexapro 10 mg/day and Wellbutrin SR 200 mg/day. Has anyone had any side effects from the two meds combined? Hair thinning? Constipation?

 

Re: Lump in throat, sweating donia

Posted by Mystical33 on April 6, 2003, at 19:08:34

In reply to Lump in throat, sweating, posted by donia on January 30, 2003, at 17:14:01

OMG- The lump- what is the heck is it???? I notice it a lot when I bend down or lifting something- is it like that with anyone else? Also- I have noticed my skin is so dry- my mouth is not as dry as it was in the beginning- but still a little uncomfortable. Any replies would be great. Thanks

 

Re: Lexapro and Wellbutrin SR

Posted by EGR on April 6, 2003, at 22:01:00

In reply to Re: Lexapro and Wellbutrin SR, posted by LKayn on April 6, 2003, at 14:17:32

I WAS on 20 mgs of Lex and 100 of Wellbutrin SR, but the Wellbutrin was raising my blood pressure... I had ringing in my ears, etc. The sse goes away... it took almost 3 months for me, but I'm getting back to normal in that regards.

EGR

> > Is anyone on the combination of Lexapro AND Wellbutrin SR/ I am on 10mg Lexapro and 150 mg os Wellbutrin Sr. I like combining them because of the sexual side effects of the SSRI and I think Wellbutrin enhances it---anyone else trying this???
>
>
> I am on Lexapro 10 mg/day and Wellbutrin SR 200 mg/day. Has anyone had any side effects from the two meds combined? Hair thinning? Constipation?

 

Re: Poll of when you're taking Lexapro (PM v. AM)

Posted by meadowlark on April 7, 2003, at 11:17:14

In reply to Re: Poll of when you're taking Lexapro (PM v. AM), posted by hok on April 3, 2003, at 14:05:12

> Would like to know who has taken Lexapro at night and still getting a good night's rest. I'm having problems with tiredness throughout the day and am considering taking it at night but am worried about sleep disruption. Any suggestions?
>
>
> I began taking Lexapro in the mornings but was so sleepy during the day that I switched to taking it in the evening with my dinner. The first couple of nights I didn't sleep very well....lots of tossing and turning and waking up. But that went away after the first few days and now I'm sleeping well. I'd give it a try! Good luck!!

 

Re: Poll of when you're taking Lexapro (PM v. AM)

Posted by EGR on April 7, 2003, at 11:58:35

In reply to Re: Poll of when you're taking Lexapro (PM v. AM), posted by meadowlark on April 7, 2003, at 11:17:14

PM... AM made me too sleepy during the day. I still haven't trained myself to take it early enough in the evening though, so sometimes I'm still too tired during the day. I think 8pm works the best for me.

EGR

 

JDGAL...Re: hey disfunk jdgal

Posted by Dysfunk on April 7, 2003, at 15:02:03

In reply to Re: hey disfunk, posted by jdgal on March 31, 2003, at 14:35:29

Hi. Sorry it has been a while since I answered. I am going through my own personal hell. I broke my leg and just put my cat to sleep yesterday. BUT, about you....my guess is that the medicine just wasn't right for you. It took a long time for it to work for me. I just hope it still holds up with the worst of times. How are you feeling now? Some people complained that it made them very lazy. Maybe that is what your haziness was.

In a way, these drugs are very scare cause they are so strong. If they work we are lucky.

Good luck. -dysfunk

 

RE: Welbutrin

Posted by pumpkin on April 7, 2003, at 16:08:45

In reply to JDGAL...Re: hey disfunk jdgal, posted by Dysfunk on April 7, 2003, at 15:02:03

Just wanted to know why are you guys taking
Welbutrin too? Isen't that an anti-depressant?

Saw the doc today myself. I'm staying on my
dosages for now.

Take care, God bless, and nice to see some old
timers still around!


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