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Wed Jun 19, 2019, 11:01 PM

Lexapro is a lifesaver

It's been nearly a month on the Lexapro and I've seen a remarkable reduction in the physical manifestations of my anxiety with minimal side effects. I still have some tough moments, so the doctor prescribed an additional medication for those few occasions, but the bottom line is I am finally feeling human again. So if your physician brings it up, don't dismiss it out of hand.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 11:06 PM

1. Glad to hear you're feeling better, even if you still experience some rough spots. nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 11:16 PM

2. Happy at your good news! Sometimes it takes a bit of time to find the right medicine.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 11:31 PM

3. people should absolutely give meds a try.

 

it is hard to sort through all the info and disinfo out there about meds. but shit, try them. and if one doesnt work, try another.
i went through many diff meds before finding one that has really helped.

i am excited that there is starting to be science about drug efficacy based on genes. hard science is slowly working it's way into mental health, and that is important for everyone and everything.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 01:52 AM

4. Happy to hear

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 10:59 AM

5. My son has been on it for 5 years and it probably saved his life.

It doesn't work for everyone but when it works, it really works. So glad you found it.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 03:17 PM

6. Glad for you

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 11:28 AM

7. My daughter has been on Lexapro & it's working well for her.

But when her pdoc prescribed Ritalin for her a month ago she fell apart and had a psychotic break just 5 days later. Needless to say, the Ritalin is gone now.

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Response to elocs (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 01:23 PM

8. I'm no doctor, but if she had a psychotic break

then she may need something besides Lexapro.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 01:41 PM

9. She's been schizoaffective for 11 years now,

so she is on way more than Lexipro, but no more Ritalin.
Two days after her break and going missing for 3 days with no money or ID, getting tased by the police and breaking her arm when she fell, she was doing well and still is nearly a month later.

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