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ediekristen
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   Posted 6/13/2007 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I'm on my fourth week of Lexapro now. It's amazing how fast time is flying, it feels like I was just posting here the other day about being nervous about my first appointment!

I definitely can say I feel some improvement. I'm not running around making friends and talking to everyone I meet, but I can go places alone without having a panic attack, I even joined a yoga class that I go to twice a week and really love it. I invited a girl from work to go but she was doing a hip hop dance class or something and the times conflicted, but oh well. It's better to not have anyone that I know there because I don't feel as self conscious!
 
Other than that I can say I feel in a better mood, I don't just sit around at work hemming and hawing or whatever the expression is :) and my boyfriend and I have generally been getting along a lot better. I bought a scale because I was terrified of weight gain but I haven't noticed any- if anything, I've lost a few pounds which is great. And no dimished sex drive or emotions which is cool too- I thought I would turn into a zombie, but so far so good.

Anyway, I just thought I would share with everyone. It doesn't feel so much like a really drastic change, but it's definitely an improvement, and that's all I wanted! Even better, I think it may be helping my colitis. Maybe that's wishful thinking, but the bleeding has stopped and I hardly ever go to the bathroom *knock on wood*
 

djdaz_1985
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   Posted 6/13/2007 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi there,

It is great news to hear that you are making an improvement. The yoga class was a great idea because not only do you get to meet people but you get to get fit as well! (I hear that yoga is hard work, hence why I hide everytime someone suggests it! :-) ) My only thought is that I would not be surprised if there was a small weight gain, simply for the fact that muscle weighs more than fat and by doing yoga, you burn off the fat and build up the muscle.

Its nice to hear that you are doing so well, keep us posted!

Darren


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ShynSassy
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   Posted 6/14/2007 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hardspace
I was wondering how you were doing. I am so glad that things are looking up for you!

Please keep posting we all need the encouragement!


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ediekristen
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   Posted 6/14/2007 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I had a bit of a setback yesterday, but it's my own fault. You may remember in the beginning I was concerned about how my boyfriend would feel about it because he's completely against antidepressants. I had eventually come to the decision to start taking them and then tell him, but... Well, days kept passing and I just didn't think about it I guess. Yesterday he was playing Oblivion and needed a pen to write down an important peice of information, and he couldn't find one so he checked my purse (I always have pens) and instead he found a half empty pack of Lexapro.

So you can imagine how that went. He was upset that I didn't tell him and that I was taking antidepressants. He felt (just as I'd suspected) that he wasn't making me happy any more so I was taking drugs to fill in where he can't, but that's not it at all! It's cliche sounding but it really IS me, and not him. I am so in love with him and it makes me even more depressed that even though I have everything I want I'm STILL not happy. He tried to argue that feeling sad is normal and you shouldn't take medication to stop that, but I've been depressed continuously for years, and that's not normal.
So, he went on about his personal opinions about the pharmaceutical industry and antidepressants and how they will cause more damage than good, and I told him I understand his feelings but I really think this is helpful for me, and eventually after maybe 20 minutes we kissed and made up and that was that.

It was pretty stupid of me to hide it from him in the first place and I feel bad about that, but I'm glad it's out in the open now. I wish I could make him understand, but I have a feeling that's a long ways away.
Female, 21, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia from long term prednisone use

Currently taking 5mg of prednisone (down from 40! Almost done...)
10 mg Lexapro
Waiting to start back on Azathioprine...


djdaz_1985
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   Posted 6/14/2007 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi there,

Im glad that you managed to get everything sorted out with your b/f. Its a shame that he found out in that way but these things happen occasionally. The main thing is that you managed to sort it out. It must be a great weight off your mind now.  


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   Posted 6/14/2007 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
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We he found out,and now after he starts seeing a change in you he might not be so against meds.


good luck!


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