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Tabbee
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   Posted 10/14/2004 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been taking Lexapro for approx. 6 weeks now. I think I have been feeling better. I have had increased sweating, feel bloated and uncomfortable and have had headaches and many sleepless nights. I can deal with most things, but I have been so tired. I am someone who has Incredible energy from 4am to 9pm nonstop. All of a sudden, I have to take naps and force myself to do things I had always done. DOes anyone know if the sleepiness ever goes away? I am considering getting off,but dont want to stop too soon if the side effects might go away. Any advice? My Dr. will probably leave it up to me.
Thanks

AuSsieG1rL
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   Posted 10/15/2004 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   

Gosh.... that name haunts me.  I don't know about you, but you seem like you are doing well with being on Lexapro.  I was on it and it just made me feel worse and more depressed.  I dunno.... it was just MY experience.  I guess your doc should know what is best.  However, I think, that a psychiatrist is better with distributing medication to a patient than a normal family doc/practioner.  Just my two cents.

AuSsieG1rL


Tabbee
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   Posted 10/16/2004 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Guys. I am seeing a Psychiatrist almost every two weeks and also doing CBT. I just wished I felt much better. I have been waiting for my husband to say he loved me again (tension over the last year and a half). He finally did and wrote me a note saying how hard I was working and all the positive changes he has seen. I honestly dont feel like I have been any different. I think he just sees me in a different light becasue he knows I am on meds now. I just hate feeling hungry and bloaty. I work out all the time and feel like I am gaining weight. Thanks.

AuSsieG1rL
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   Posted 10/16/2004 7:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Not to be nosy or anything, Tabbee, but how old are you and how long have you been married? See, I have a friend of mine who is 31 and hasn't even been married a year and still thinks that her husband made a mistake in marrying her because she is always sick (FMS). He didn't though!!! They can get in a pretty bad agrguement/fight but in the end she knows that he's there for her even if he doesn't say anything or act like it. I am glad that your husband did write you that note :). Hearing things like that make me still believe that when I get old enough (out of college!) I'll be able to find a great guy and marry him and he will be with me through the good and the bad. If you ever need someone to talk to, I'm here.

AuSsieG1rL

Tabbee
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   Posted 10/17/2004 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Aussie. I am 34 years old. I have Ulcerative Colitis too and have had some pretty nasty flares. I even drop to under 95 pounds at times. My husband had alwasy been there for me. The last couple of years, I found myself unable to be happy no matter what. We had to move away from family, but we moved to a wonderful climate which I love and bought a beautiful house. I did hate the job I had for the last 12 years and am in the process of leaving now. That seemed to help tremendously. I am going to start working with animals which is what I always wanted to do. I am so glad that things are so much better in my marriage. I just really hate taking any kind of pills and am not sure if I feel side effects or if it is in my head. I am sure that you will find a wonderful man to love. You sound extremely intelligent and you are a very caring and thoughtful person.
Tabbee

feelsoalone512
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   Posted 10/28/2004 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
hi everyone. im new in this site.  im just thinking that if i talk with people that are also depressed it may help me feel less alone.  i saw my psychiatrist today for the first time and she is putting me on Lexapro.  I hope something works for me.  I am going crazy.  I feel like i dont love anyone anymore, even my fiance.  But deep down i remeber how i once was and know that i love her.  I used to be so caring about everyone and trying to help people...now i am the one that needs the help.  My fiance sticks by me the whole way she says.  All i really want to know is if relationships go back to the way they once felt once you start feeling better from your depression???  I dont want my depression to ruin what her and i have...im not going to let it.  She is kinda upset with the whole thing and thinks its her fault.  Whenever we plan to do something i always end up falling asleep because i am so fatigued.  Anyways im just rambling on and on right now....i hope i can read some posts with some words of inspiration.  If you cant help at all thats ok...just someone saying hello may make my day feel that little much better.  Thanks MJC

Tabbee
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   Posted 10/29/2004 5:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi MJC. Hang in there. I didnt think Lexapro would work for me. It doesnt work for everyone. I hung in there past some side effects such as sweating and being tired and some headaches. I still have so many dreams at night that I feel like I dont sleep well at all. It is all worth it. I havent felt this good in years. I feel so much better. I have been on Lexapro for almost 2 months now. I really do feel less stressed and calmer. Good Luck to you.
Tabbee

feelsoalone512
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   Posted 10/29/2004 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you Tabbee, i start taking it today. I just want things to get better for me. I am always anxious and think the worst of EVERYTHING. I want to be my caring self again and want to find the reason WHY i became so depressed. I really do feel alone and im glad i found this web site because i know now that i am not...just in my head i do. I feel like people cant understand what i am going through unless they have or are going through it. People ask...well what do you feel like and how are you feeling right now? If i could tell them that easily i would. Im going nuts. Im gonna go into the Lexapro thinking that its going to work for me...im gonna try to think possitive and not negative. BUt its hard NOT to think negatively when you are in this state of mind. Well thank you all for listening and thank you again Tabbee. -MJC-

AuSsieG1rL
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   Posted 10/30/2004 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Feelsoalone512,

I have a dear friend that I mention a lot in practically every post I've ever posted here. She hasn't even been married a year (this December 2004 will be their 1 yr anniversary.). Anyway, She for the longest, still believes that her hubby made a mistake in marrying her. I'm glad that your fiancee is by your side through everything. Because that is like her now husband. See, she has something called FMS (Fibromyalgia) and is sick a lot. Her hubby told her that even when they were dating he knew that she was sick and no matter what he is there for her. He really cares! This is just my opinon but it seems like your fiancee feels the same way about you and loves you no matter what. Just hang in there and it'll be ok.

AuSsieG1rL
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