New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

crying
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 263
   Posted 11/12/2006 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a question,
My crazy thoughts and fears have incressed since the summer and I am now ready to admit I think I either need a differnt med or a different dose. I have been on lexapro 10mg a day for a while now, I was talking to my kids doctor the other day and she said there is only 2 doses of lexapro either 10mg or 20mg a day,
My question is there a 15mg cause i dont want to go from 10 -20 just like that.

Twiggygal
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 924
   Posted 11/12/2006 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm on 15 mgs. I cut the pills in half. (the 10 mg ones) (you can get a pill cutter for like $2 at walgreens)

20 mgs was too much for me.

Hope this helps.

Twiggygal~


"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."

DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
 
RX: Ativan/Lorazapam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (15 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines
 


Post Edited (Twiggygal) : 11/12/2006 8:58:05 PM (GMT-7)


harry4
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 1449
   Posted 11/12/2006 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   

I agree with 15 via the pillcutter, all tablets can be cut, time release versions may lose this feature

crazy thoughts can be unwanted unpleasant thoughts from OCD, which I suffer, a higher antidepressant dose may help, I would eventually work it up to 20

BTW tranquillisers are better in a tablet which can be cut, rather than a capsule which difficult is to divide the contents


recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional


Howlyncat
Elite Member


Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 11/13/2006 5:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Please do talk to your doctor before doing this though okay so that he /she is aware of what is going on as well ..........
    Contribute today to support Healing Well Forums...Donate @
 
         Don't Comprimise Yourself :you are all you have    
 Never Give up on Yourself ,Your True friends nor your Dignity
   


crying
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 263
   Posted 11/13/2006 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks yall so much for the info. My reg doctor wanted me to go up to 20mg from the 10mg I have been on for almost 2 years now, So when I took my kid to the doc, I myself was not feeling well and the whole meds thing came up when the dr. asked what was wrong with me. And then she said only 2 doses but then again she is a kids doc and may not deal with these type of meds to much.

But I dont like my reg doctor cause she treats me like a pill pusher and acts like I am crazy even my husband wants me to go to another doc before uping my meds. So I am on the look for another doc. Any ideas on what type of doctor would be the best???

Also I am so glad to know that I dont have to go strait to 20mgs!!!!!
Thanks for the great info, And dont worry I will talk to doc before changing my meds, Cuz while I know they help me, I am also kinda a skidish about taking meds too!

Green Lantern
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 105
   Posted 11/13/2006 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Lexapro comes in 10 mgs. that have the split down the middle so you can just break them in half (at least the samples, which they should have plenty of on hand). 
Bipolar Mixed


Twiggygal
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 924
   Posted 11/13/2006 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Green Lantern- it also comes in 20 mg pills.

Twiggygal~
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."

DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
 
RX: Ativan/Lorazapam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (15 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines
 



GFK
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 275
   Posted 11/13/2006 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
As to finding a new doc - I'd ask around. Say your looking for a new doc cause yours doesnt have very good bedside manners, isnt understanding, etc. Thats how I found mine. When a few people mentioned how nice he was, how patient and that he really LISTENS, I just had to give him a try. That was many many years ago. (You dont have to mention A/P - leave that to your first visit with the new doc).

Karen

crying
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 263
   Posted 11/13/2006 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for the advice. Do you think I should look for a Family doc or a different type of doctor. I have to find a new cause I really think my doctor REALLY does NOT like me. Really has a bad way of going about things and makes comments about things she should not!
Treats me like a child and acts like I pill pushing nut case and always refers to me as having mental illness problems even when I went there with my husband when he was sick, He was not in the room or he might have gave her a tounge lashing!!! I miss my doc I use to have she was so sweet and really listened and cared and wanted people to get better!
I would still be going to her if I would have not moved out of state.
Sorry for rambling on
But I do want to thank you guys for your advice!!!!! I thought a few of you might have taken Lexapro in the 15-20mg range.

Twiggygal
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 924
   Posted 11/14/2006 12:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I went to a regular medical doctor, but a psychiatrist can be more helpful, but more spendy.

I personally can't afford a psychiatrist, hopefully you have health insurance.

My doc also wanted me to up my dose to 20 mgs, too much for me, too much pain in the legs and too much restlessness and rage. ha

Make sure to stay on your meds while in the process of looking for a different doc, and explain what you're on and what you're going through.


Twiggygal~
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."

DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
 
RX: Ativan/Lorazapam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (15 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines
 


New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:06 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,695,428 posts in 297,560 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 152237 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Bookjunkie19.
339 Guest(s), 16 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Krimpet 🍔, kenna, George_, Michelejc, 81GyGuy, Tone28, Scaredy Cat, Girlie, pmm73, Old Mike, franko63, Blu's Mama, artermix, Going for brachy, Tim Tam, julymorning


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer