Welcome to HealingWell. Thank you for the positive post about your medication and I know others will read your words and see that hanging in there for the 4-6 weeks really does work.
It is easy to give up when the med makes you feel ill and you already have depression, so kudos to you.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Hi and glad to hear from you. I agree that many members come with their issues and bad experiences so to have members come back and tell of their accomplishments is awesome.
Depression is a tough disorder but we are trying to put some fun things on the forum so we have some "feel good" things to read and maybe put a smile on your face.
Lexapro, I tried it but I ended up on Cymbalta. I thought Lexapro was a good med and I read many good reports about it. I just have a Pdoc who thinks I do better on Cymbalta. I am not sure how she knows
Everyone reacts different so I am freqently falling for someone elses success stories and then I am right back to Cymbalta.
HOpe this helps you.
Stay in touch.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Hi Everyone! I am new here...new to "forums" in general. I’m sitting here at my computer at work letting the grip of GAD work it's horrible hands over my body and mind.
Getting married in 5 weeks to "the one". Stopped taking lexapro 6 months ago, and came to a blow on the weekend when my always understanding partner stated "I just cant deal with this anymore, always having to check and see if you are ok" In 3 years he has NEVER said anything like this. He stated he was in a very angry mood as we had had yet another fight instigated by my anxiety. He came to a point where he said he just couldn’t handle it. (I can be very abusive when anxiety triggers an outburst). Could I blame him though?
I have now been back on Lexapro for 3 days (taking 10mg for the first week then uo to 20mg). Yesterday I was ok, today, fear has gripped my stomach, throat is tight. Horrible thoughts plaguing my mind. What if he really has had enough and changes his mind? Waiting for a re-assuring text message or something from him (I have not "waited" for a text message from him since we were first dating!)
I’ve tried having a green tea, breathing techniques, but my stomach is still just in knots! I know it's the lexapro setting into my body...but it's still not helping the thoughts!
I’m fighting all sorts of urges to ring him or tell him I'm having a bad day, so afraid this will just bring back the weekend and have him thinking....this is ridiculous, I cant even work without her contacting me to tell me she is having a "bad" day.
I am meant to be doing last minute wedding bits and pieces, music, finalizing vows, etc and I can't even bring myself to do it
Any tips on just "getting through the day" and trying to be more self sufficient rather than turning to my finance every 5 seconds?