I don't think my meds are working anymore...

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Twiggygal
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   Posted 11/14/2006 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
redface  
 
I've been on my Lexapro for three months and all the anxiety and panic is coming back when I don't take an Ativan/Lorazepam. 
 
I am starting to get sick again.  My stomach hasn't been feeling right, and I stare at my body and am disgusted by how thin I am.  (I thought weight gain would be a side effect :( but I can't put on ANY weight and I don't think I am)  I saw a picture of myself from a year ago and I was so much healthier looking, you couldn't see the bones on my chest like you can now.
 
How do I tell my doc? What do I do?
 
Help me.
 
 
The panic is coming back again and I don't want it to because I thought I was doing good and now I'm not, and I've been having insane thoughts again like I did before I was on meds.
 
I can't tell you what the thoughts are as they aren't allowed to be spoken of due to HW forum rules, but I heard that suicidal thoughts can be a side effect of my Lexapro?
 
I thought my depression was going to be helped by the Lexapro but it's NOT helping and I'm more depressed than ever.  I feel like my life is just pointless and I don't go anywhere or do ANYTHING. 
 
What should I do?
 
 
I seriously thought I was getting better but again, now I just sit on the computer or read a book a night because my mind is reeling again and I can't focus and I'm just going crazy I think.
 
sad  
 
I HATE having panic disorder.  I HATE IT because whenever I feel like I'm getting better I go RIGHT BACK to square ONE!!!!  I hate feeling paralyzed by this, like I'm going to be stuck in a state of terror forever.
 
 
 
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
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   Posted 11/14/2006 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Definitely call the Doc. Have you tried any other meds? I know paxil's been getting a bad rap lately, but its been working for me for 10 years....

Hang in there!

Karen

leaves
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   Posted 11/14/2006 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
oh twiggy, im so sorry to hear that your going through this. believe it or not, im going through the exact same thing. i have been on lexapro since june, and over the past few weeks i have been feeling like its not working anymore. it helps me alot with my panic attacks, but im still so depressed and i never want to go out or do anything, and it has gotten worse. i hope we can both find an answer and become happy people.

god bless, leaves

Shebig
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   Posted 11/14/2006 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   

Twiggy, I'm sorry you are so depressed, I think you should call your doctor as well, maybe your lexapro dose needs to be changed, or a different ssri. I know how you feel when you think your always starting at square one, and the crazy thoughts are horrible. I know you will get through this, just hang in there and I hope things get beter soon.

Big Hugs Judy smurf


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jordaNZone
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   Posted 11/14/2006 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Well twiggy..you cannot have a setback if you haven't progressed in the first place! I believe that's all it is..just a little setback...
Has something happened to knock you confidence in the past few days?
You will never be back to square one coz you have already been there and done that eh?
OK, here's the plan...how about going to the doc and telling all...maybe you are on the incorrect meds or dosage..who knows, and you won't either unless you go talk to him..
You have taken the first step and told us that things are not right and you feel yick...well done..now it's time to tell a proffessional so they can advise you on what to do next so you can start feeling better and start having some quality in your life!
We all hate panic disorder...just have to find ways of dealing with it in the best way we can :) I wish I could wave a magic wand and everything could be sorted out for you..but you are the one who has the wand and I know you can do it!

Take good care
Maree

Twiggygal
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   Posted 11/14/2006 11:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I upped it from 15 mgs to 20 mgs.

Hopefully that will help but now I am out of Lexapro, and the doc has yet to return my calls.

GRR

Hopefully she will call me back tomorrow so I can get more free samples of it.

UGH

And I called in my prescription for the Lorazepam/Ativan, hopefully she approves that or I don't know what I'm going to do... find a different doc maybe?

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
 



jordaNZone
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   Posted 11/15/2006 12:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Well done twiggy...you have taken positive action..tomorrow is another day..and 'fingers crossed' all will be well with you again..

Take good care.
Maree

Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/15/2006 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Twiggy just checking in on you seeing if you got your meds and if you have made an appointment with doc
I hope things settle for you real soon so sorry honey
Please know we are all here for you
Lyn
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a.l.
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   Posted 11/15/2006 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   

Twiggy-

I am so sorry you are feeling this way!! But I know exactly how you feel- I was just feeling like I had my feet on the ground again when everything hit again and I, too, feel like I am back to square one, with sleeping and eating problems. But I guess we have to be thankful that we did have some time that we were feeling better and have faith that we will get back to that point again.  Yes, managing this disease is tough- but sounds like you are taking control and taking the steps you need to!!

Hang in there!!

 


Twiggygal
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   Posted 11/15/2006 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm STILL waiting for the doc to return my call. I left another message today and she still won't call me back.... GRRRR

And I'm waiting on Walgreens to call me back again to say my prescription was approved.

GRRR. Because Walgreens called earlier and said it had to be delayed because they couldn't get ahold of my doctor.

I mean C'MON now, how busy can she be?

I'm getting angry and I'm outta lexapro and borrowed two pills from my sister of Lexapro.

Help.

If she doesn't call me back by tomorrow I am scheduling an appointment and I'm going to scream at her nurse for not calling me back.

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
 



seechell
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   Posted 11/15/2006 4:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Twiggy-
I was on Lexapro for a couple of years and it quit working about 2 months ago. I was on 40mg, which is the highest dosage you can be on. I'm now taking 120mg of Cymbalta and seem to be doing better, for the most part. I'd call you doc and see what he/she has to say about the Lexapro and then go from there.
 
Good Luck 
Take Care,
               Chelle
    "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
  DX: ankylosing spondylitis, periferal neuropathy, chronic migraines/headaches, depression/panic attacks, bi-polar, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, sleep apnea
  RX: synthroid, estradiol, cymbalta, geodon, lamictal, inderal la, klonopin, seroquel, imiprimine, aspirin, relpax, phenergan, esgic plus
  Surgeries: hysterectomy 1997, tonsillectomy 2001, deviated septum 2005, cataracts (both eyes) 2006
 
 


Twiggygal
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   Posted 11/15/2006 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Chelle-

I wish I could get AHOLD of my doc tho, I've left her two messages and she WILL NOT call me back.

If she doesn't call me by tomorrow I'm making an appointment and I'm going to snap on her.


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
 



seechell
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   Posted 11/16/2006 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   

Twiggy-

Been there. Doctors don't think that they need to respond to their patients calls. I have one like that too. If I don't get a response after 3 times I go to his office and demand some answers, but that's just me. Sorry and hang in there.


Take Care,
               Chelle
    "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
  DX: ankylosing spondylitis, periferal neuropathy, chronic migraines/headaches, depression/panic attacks, bi-polar, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, sleep apnea
  RX: synthroid, estradiol, cymbalta, geodon, lamictal, inderal la, klonopin, seroquel, imiprimine, aspirin, (relpax, phenergan, esgic plus PRN for migraine)
  Surgeries: hysterectomy 1997, tonsillectomy 2001, deviated septum 2005, cataracts (both eyes) 2006
 
 

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