Hi Sue, I am very sorry about what you’re going through. I too have went through many different medications in order to find the right ones that work for me and understand that this is a difficult and painful process.
There are several things about your post that stood out for me. One of those was that you have depression with a past history of suicide attempts, so in all honesty it may not have been the Lexapro that was causing these feelings for you. There is nothing in Lexapro's literature to indicate that it shouldn’t be given to someone who has suicidal tendencies. This is a symptom of worsening depression. I know I have said this to you before in a post that all medications work differently for everyone so there is no guarantee or way for you physician to assess how something is going to work for you...unless you communicate to him effectively.
The second thing that stood out was that you stopped the medication on your own "abruptly". I do hope you realize that this is extremely dangerous to do. And perhaps this is also why your psychiatrist wasn’t very sympathetic to you with your side effects. This is what happens when you stop your medication like that and doctors do tend to find it difficult to help someone who doesn’t follow their treatment plan or at least communicate any problems they are having with them.
ElishaCo~Mod: DepressionModerator: Heart & Cardiovascular Diseasehttp://www.healingwell.com/donate
Post Edited (Maude) : 10/3/2006 4:36:57 AM (GMT-6)