Terribly afraid of medications for 2 years...but they work!

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badgenetics1
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   Posted 2/16/2008 6:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
I just wanted to give a bit of info to anyone (like me) who is terrified of taking medications.  Although my terror began with a really bad rxn to zoloft and so it is a bit justified.  I have had crippeling anxiety, which led to an amount of depression for 2 years.  I have been taking Lexapro for a few weeks.   I am less obsessive, there is not non-sense raceing through my head all the time, I no longer have night sweats, and I CAN SLEEP!  Well, most nights...a few times I have had to take extra klonopin.  So just sharing my experience, I did not have any horrible side effects, I have been slightly nauseous (but that has led to a few shed pounds!) and the first few days felt kinda hyper-caffinated.  Which was weird b/c I had a very important lunch with the Director of my department at work and was talking a mile a min...oh well, perhaps he thought it was amusing.  So, just wanted to share, don't be afraid to try differrent meds, there will be one to work for you.  And trust me, 6 months ago I would have been the last one to believe this.
 
Best wishes to each and every one of you!

Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/16/2008 6:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Morning to you

I am so PROUD of you and so bleeding happy to read a success story first thing in the am ....
This is GREATTTTTTTTTTTT
Others when the read of someones happiness and finally some success will fight ( imho) more and try to get to that point too ........
Stories like this are inspirational and always needed to help SUPPORT and show others there is a light at the end of this dang tunnel
Thanks for letting us see the light
LYN
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stkitt
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   Posted 2/16/2008 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   

Thank you so much for sharing your success story. It is good to know that the medication works and coming here to encourage others to keep the faith is what sharing and caring about the members of HealingWell is all about.

You are a really nice person..........Kudos to you.
Kitt


 
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Panike
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   Posted 2/16/2008 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
HI BadG,i too have fears about taking new meds even though i have not really had a bad reaction to any meds.Recently i had an allergic reaction to Paxil but it was not that bad and i have been on celexa for almost a week now.It also seems to be working very well or either i've been too busy to have any anxiety!(got a new job) The reason i hate to start on a new meds is because of the side effects but fortunately with this one i havent really had many side effects just feeling kind of wierd is all.But today i didnt really feel as weird.I cant really describe the weird feeling,it just feels funny.You know what i mean.But like i said i can tell it is working and i'm glad to here yours is too.I read somewhere that lexapro and celexa are some kin,seriously.Like Kitt said it is great to hear someone say they are doing good for a change! Oh ,and i meant to ask you.Do you think anti-anxiety meds make you talk alot.I mean i saw you metioned you were in a meeting and you talked someone to death.People say since i've been on anti-anxiety drugs i talk alot,do you think there is some connection??? Maybe i need to post a thread about it!

badgenetics1
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   Posted 2/17/2008 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your kind replies :) about the talking too much, only about the first week or so did I notice this, but it just seemed like I had too much coffee, it went away. It was just funny, I was also quite spacy, but I was aware of all of this and found it kinda amusing! SSRI's are very stimulating drugs at first.

stkitt
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   Posted 2/17/2008 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   

Glad you made it through..............and I hope you continue to do well on the med.  Please stick with us and here is a great place to vent, share and find support.

Kitt


 
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