Yeah, and you are new to it too! I have been on it for over two years. I think the family stuff would have always triggered me but perhaps readjusting my mood equilibrium made it worse. Who knows? But I’m good again and still determined to taper off. <3
Gah - I’m very sorry it hasn’t worked for you. I had the exact same experience when I got on it last month except I only took it for two weeks and said fuck this. It worked for me years ago for anxiety and I don’t remember having the constant tiredness then, but this time it made me a complete zombie and like you,…
MMA is now tainted forever.
Agreed. It sometimes takes a couple of tries to find a good fit for anxiety medication and a good psychiatrist can help with that. If you have any immediate family members who are on anxiety medications, it might be helpful to find out what they take. The only reason my psychiatrist and I got me on something that…
Please do taper and get your doctor’s help in figuring out how to do so. It used to be that MDs didn’t think there were negative side effects of going off anti-depressants - but there really are. Some people may have no ill effects, and some may have horrific ones. Take care to do it carefully.
Yes, I also absolutely recommend a psychiatrist if you’re only seeing a GP, assuming things don’t improve once you’ve tapered off.
I would definitely taper and not quit cold turkey if you have the option. Anecdata, but coming off similar drugs has always been hard for me because I get the “brain zaps.” Better safe than sorry IMO because those are a nightmare and there’s not a lot you can do to stop them. I’m looking to taper off a couple of…
I quit cold turkey with no side effects. YMMV.
I was the small minority where Lexapro caused me to loose weight. Unfortunately, I’m already very skinny naturally and couldn’t afford to.
I stopped taking Lexapro because I experienced those same side effects. I didn’t taper properly because, depression, but I didn’t have a hard time with it. Although, that could be because my next med (celexa) worked better for me. Good luck!
There’s a looottt of med options out there. I recommend finding a good psychiatrist to help you find the right med that won’t mess with you. Brain meds aren’t well understood, and everyone is different. We’re still tweaking mine, but my psych is lovely and listens to me and always has something else to try.
Ugh, the weight gain. My doctor neglected to mention that was a side effect, and then I gained 15 pounds, and she was like, “oh, yeah, I decided not to tell you since you had lost a bunch of weight from not eating.” Um, thanks.
Can you at all fathom that someone with mental health difficulties might not make the decisions you think are proper?
That’s great about the self-employment thing working for you, and you’re taking steps to bite burnout before burnout bites you.
I work for software that affiliate marketers (very often email marketers) use and I would also add this:
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When I was younger, my family had a vegetable garden with some tomato plants. Every day in the summer I would grab a bunch of grape tomatoes right off the vine and snack on them while walking to work. Good times.
But these people are brown.
Dazed and Confused was a remarkably accurate depiction of a suburban high school experience in Texas, even well into the 80s.