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slgttc
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 10/10/2006 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone, I'm begining to think of this board as my sanctuary. I can't wait to visit especially when I have a bad day. Ever since I have came off my lexapro I have been horrible. I feel like crap all the time, I'm constantly dizzy and feel like I have the flu only no other flu symptoms. I am so hateful to everyone. It's like I am staying in this mood to where I hate everything and everybody. I'm so argumentative. I hate myself like this, it just isn't me. I'm so sick of not feeling well I could pull my hair out. I have this attitude to where I don't care about anything, my marriage, my friendships or even myself. The drop of a pin gets on my nerves and it sends me into a ravenous lunatic. I can't sleep or enjoy anything. What should I do? Could this be from the lexapro getting out of my system, I've been completely off for three weeks. I feel like I'm at my wits end.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 10/10/2006 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi slgttc, I'm sorry to hear that you are not feeling like yourself. I don't have any knowledge about meds, but I know that anxiety alone can cause my moods to go haywire! Why are you going off of lexapro? Is there an alternative that you could try? I'm taking St. John's Wort (an herbal mood stabilizer thought to help anxiety and depression) I have had great results. If you do choose to go herbal check with your Dr. since meds and herbs sometimes don't mix. I hope that you can find something that works for you and feel better soon!

Take Care
Scaredy Cat
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honeypie
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/11/2006 12:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi slgttc, i also dont know anything about lexapro so i cannot comment, am just wondering if you were like this when you were taking the medication or not? I know how hard it must be for you as we all dont like feeling unwell... I know that there are some days where i just hate everything that i am going through,and wish to be well again...No body can ever know the full extent of what it is that we go through, and i know that sometimes i get very moody and angry that everyone else seems to be ok and im not,but i have learnt to accept that i will not be like this forever,and that i am going to have some good days and some bad days... It is not by choice that we are,how we are, but we do have a choice of how we deal and cope with it...Be kind to yourself,and love yourself for who you are no matter what...Take care,you are in my prayers... :)



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                          We have one Father,
                          In a circle of friends,
                         We share this prayer,
                If you weep,we will weep with you,
  If you sing for joy, the rest of us will lift our voices too.
But no matter what you feel inside there's no need to pretend,
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Post Edited (honeypie) : 10/10/2006 11:39:38 PM (GMT-6)


greyhound
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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 10/11/2006 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I was tapering off my Serzone and started feeling like I was going to jump out of my skin. I was snippy and upset all the time. After talking to my doctor, she not only told me to get back on it, but to increase my dose.

I wish I had answers for you. Please know that you will be in my prayers. Please keep us posted on how you are feeling.
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slgttc
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 42
   Posted 10/11/2006 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, thanks for posting. I came off of lexapro because of a few side effects I didn't like, plus we are talking about having a baby. I'm also a little medaphobic. I guess I just want so bad to be the way I used to be. I miss the old me so I know everyone else does. I just try to explain to my husband to please have patience with me because I'm going through a hard time and I keep trying to tell myself that it's not his fault I feel this way and sometimes even though it's hard I need to take the high road. I just want to love life again, I guess I do love life but I want to feel good enough to enjoy it. I'm so glad I have this forum to come to it really helps me.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/12/2006 5:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I would really think it is the meds coming out of your system
I really admire your strength and your will power to do this I really do
It is not you you are right it will be you right soon I am sure of that it will prolly still take a wee bit but you will once again be back to your self
Remember what your goal here is and I can think of no better goal in life really for quitting those meds other than to bring a babe into the world to love it to pieces .......and you have wanted this for so long
When you get pee'ed of at self ....remember be proud of self
When you get irritated with hubby ( am there lol) tell him it isnt him and that you love him
You might need something mild quick acting for a wee time and it would not hurt nor harm baby
Talk to your doc and see what can be done to help you get past this ........Proud of you I am
Take care we are here for you
Lyn
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