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Jenny S.
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/29/2008 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
As if Lupus isn't enough to deal with, I also battle with anxiety.  My PCP has me on 5mg of Lexapro a day which helps, but I really feel I have a disorder or phobia.  Is this something as simple as increasing my Lexapro doseage or is there a specialist I should be seeing?
Thanks for reading,


I have Lupus ... Lupus doesn't have me. 

Dx: Raynaud's(2000)·Lupus(2001)

Rx: Pletal 100mg·Norvasc 10mg·Prednisone 5mg·Plaquenil 400mg


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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 102
   Posted 10/29/2008 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jenny, I take 20mg of Lexapro and it has really help my anxiety but we all are not the same. Hope this helps, Linda
Lupus, RA, OA, Raynard diseases, Hypothyroidism and a Breast cancer survivor.
Meds. Plaquenil,Synthroid,Lexapro,Mobic,Hydrocodon5/500 for sever pain.

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   Posted 10/29/2008 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jenny,
I have multiple anxiety disorders.  I am on medication, Zoloft, and I'm also getting psychotherapy.  My anxiety is severe (post traumatic stress disorder) being the main culprit.
I think if you're not getting relief from your meds, you should try to talk to someone. I find that talking about my anxiety really helps, and I get good feedback and methods to help me overcome my anxiety.
I wish you well, I know how debilitating anxiety can be,
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus

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