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bucci
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   Posted 5/29/2006 4:38 AM (GMT -7)   
hi
Is anyone out there taking lexapro?

or ever did try it?

I'm getting shreaking pains down my legs?

not sure if it's from medication?


bucci

HelenMc
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   Posted 5/31/2006 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I took Lexapro for a short time when I was going through a rough time. It definitely helped me deal with my depression. The only thing I felt was a problem was my lack of interest in having sex. Other than that I  nly had a headache when I first started the medication that went away after a couple of days. I hope this helps. :-)

bucci
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   Posted 6/1/2006 4:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Helen,
thanks for your reply.

My pharmacologist doesn't really like the idea of me taking lexapro because she
thinks it could set off a manic episode.
But lamictal made me feel like i wanted to kill myself
and lithium????? i can't remember why I didn't like that. Maybe because of the thyroid
thing.

but I am so flattened out and in pain that she gve me the lexapro.
I been getting insane leg pains, like double sciaticaa down both legs.
But it could be from cutting back on cortisone.
OR maybe because I'm in bed all the time.

I felt the lexapro the second day. It help clear brain fog. I didn't take it yesterday
and still had the leg cramps plus was really flattened out.

I have hep c for too long now.

anyway thanks for the input.

So did you stop taking the lexapro and were fine after that?

bucci

HelenMc
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   Posted 6/1/2006 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I am no longer taking it. I took it for a period of about 3 to 4 months last year. I still feel as if my depression is still there, I just try to control it myself. It is very hard to be optimistic when so many things are getting you down. I haven't been officially diagnosed with depression but my doctor felt it would help me "get back out there" and be more like myself again. I felt like it did do that for me. I am a diabetic and have been since 2000. I have trouble with depression because of my diabetes. I often think about taking it again to help me feel better. I feel that if I did I would be okay on it. I hope this helps.

bucci
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   Posted 6/2/2006 4:49 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Helen,

I took the Lexapro 2 yrs ago for about 3 months and it got me in a very good mood.  I was in a black hole with Hep C and my Mom had leukemia.  I stopped taking it because I felt like it was giving me urges to drink wine.  Maybe I was getting a little too up. anyway,  i stopped taking it and remained pretty cheerful, so cheerful that I got on a plane to India!  I was too sick for a trip like that but perhaps a little delusional from the lexapro even though I was no longer taking it.  I was in India for aover 6 weeks, the las 3 I checked myself into an Ayurvedic treatment facility in middle of nowhere because I was too sick to get back on a plane.  Just very run down from liver stuff.

I realized later that I would be considered more of a bipolar type and ssri are not good because they create manic episodes.

Now I see a pharmacologist who is great but I don't like to take meds either.

I tried lamictol in a desperate moment but I was actually having visions of killing myself the first day.  I thought it was all in MY MIND so stayed on for2 more days and quit.

 

Now  being so depressed and flattened out I begged my Dr to let me go on Lexapro for short time with xtra close monitoring.

 

I took it for 4 days.  I had instantly felt a little brighter in the head even though still flattened out but then stopped.

Have you ever tried a rebounder.   The mini trampoline.  it is best workout for lymph and happy cells.

I was at this place Tree of Life for a couple of months and they did a movie about 6 diabetics who worked with the Dr. there (Gabriel Cousins)

for 30 days and ate only raw food and suppliments.

 

I have seen also in otehr raw food places like Ann Wigmore programs unbelievable resuts for diabetics.  There is a place in upstate NY that has retreats only in summer time that is beautiful and clean and less expensive than any other place I've been to.  Most people book a year n advance.  It was called bodymindretreat.com

Might be worth looking into for your diabetes.

 

Thanks for you feed back.  Much appreciated.  A lot of these sites people look in but don't write in.  It's good to hear you.

 

have a great day, Helen.

 

Bucci

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