Hey everyone, been a long time, and I'm off the lexapro

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   Posted 8/26/2010 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
It's taken 6 months for me to feel somewhat normal now that I'm entirely off lexapro.
I was switched to Buspar but at first it wasn't working so they tried Effexor but it felt like the panic attacks were worse.
Now I'm only on Buspar (45 mgs a day) and Lorazepam.  Buspar or Buspirone is a sort of sedative but very very slow acting, not anything like Lorazepam, Xanax, or Vallium for example.
I have been SO panicky lately though.  The upside is I actually feel emotion again instead of being a numb zombie.
It's nice to feel happy or sad, angry, or a little down.  Lex turned me numb.
My questions are...
Is anyone on Buspar?
If you got entirely off an anti-depressant without being put another, was the withdrawel horrible? Mine was.
Do you occasionally have bouts of extreme panic now being off the anti-depressant, and then have the attacks subside for some time, and then re-emerge for a few weeks at a time ? (That's how I've been feeling)

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   Posted 8/27/2010 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Twiggygal, sorry I don't have any experience w/ meds, but I did want to say hi:) I hadn't been around for a long time either, but I think I remeber you from before. It's good to be back and see the familiar names.
I hope that the attacks ease up for you soon!
Take Care,
Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 8/27/2010 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah me too. Now I've been freaking out because I had lipodissolve and my stomach pain keeps getting worse.
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