antidepressant withdrawal?

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ediekristen
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   Posted 7/2/2007 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I'm officially an idiot. My doctor gave me 6 week's worth of Lexapro samples and I was supposed to make an appointment before I ran out to get a prescription if I was doing well on it.

Well, time just flew by and I didn't realize I was on my last pack until I took the last pill this morning. Whoops! I called the doctor's office and they said they'd call in the prescription today, which is great and all except... Well, my copay for it is $50 and I'm not going to have that until this weekend.

Normally, I wouldn't be too concerned but I'm going out of town for my new tattoo Thursday and Friday, and I really don't want to have weird side effects or a depressive episode or something while I'm there. What are the chances that I will be fine until then? Is there any way to even estimate that? Or should I suck it up and call the doctor and see if they'll give me a sample pack for this week?
 
 

ediekristen
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   Posted 7/2/2007 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Also, Celexa is the same thing is Lexapro, right? Because Lexapro doesn't have a generic, but Celexa does, and that's only $5, which I could definitely do. I wonder if I could just switch to that...
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...


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   Posted 7/2/2007 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Oops I have done that before and had to go a whole weekend ..it wasn't pretty.

I would call your doctor and explain to them,and see if you can get a sample pack...at least to last you until you can get your meds.


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   Posted 7/3/2007 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
sad  Withdrawls are awful!!  Especially something that you just started.  It is definately a priority to get you medicine first and foremost!!  Your tattoo is second.
 
If your meds effect you in a negative way, your mindset and mood could not be good when traveling, try your best to take care of yourself first!
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ediekristen
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   Posted 7/10/2007 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I spoke with my doctor and she said I should be fine because it's a "long lasting" drug or something of that nature. So I decided to take the chance and go a few days without. I was indeed just fine, I think the excitement of the whole trip balanced things out maybe, but the stupid thing is, I called my pharmacy today and the medication only costs me $5!! For some reason the medco website told me $45, but the actual copay only ended up as $5 so I could've had it the whole time! Duh. Oh well, at least it all went okay :) And I've got an awesome new tattoo to make me happy (even though it hurts pretty bad at the moment!)

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   Posted 7/10/2007 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Yikes! That sucks,guess we should all know better than to trust that site huh?

I am very glad that you were fine..such a relief I am sure.


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ediekristen
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   Posted 7/10/2007 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, that's who my pharmacy coverage is through so the prices are always accurate so I was really confused... But when I went to pick up the medication, I found out that Lexapro is no longer covered by my insurance so they replaced it with Citalopram, the generic of Celexa, which is why it was only $5. I'm nervous about taking it though because I notice now that they gave me 20mg and I was only on 10mg of Lexapro; though it may just be because Celexa needs a higher dose. I just hope the (lack of) side effects are the same.

ShynSassy
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   Posted 7/11/2007 4:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi
I found that sometimes the generic drug is given in a higher dose to give you the same amount as the other drug.
But,just to be safe I would call your doctor to make sure that is the case.



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