Hi ya mommm, I am sorry for all the trouble you have had on Lexapro. I havent taken it so I cant give you any input there but, I do know that all these antidepressants work differantly for everyone so it is actually a wait and see what works for you when you start a new med.
I am also sensitive to medications and have a low tolerance as you described here but it is odd how over time our bodies seem to adjust to the meds and dosages. As for the Prozac it is an older medication, it is an MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor) which is normally prescribed after SSRI's prove to be ineffective to a certian patient. Of course this just depends upon the physician and what kind of antidepressants he/she feels are most effective...that is where I feel some of us who have these disorders get caught in "the doctor trap".
Anyhow, I was on Prozac for a short period of time and it didnt work out for me. The good thing about it though was that I was able to recoginize the problems very quickly and contact my doctor for a change. I wont go into what the problems were for me as I know this medication is an effective form of treatment for alot of people and I dont want to discourage you or anyone else from taking it.
All I can say is do your research on the medication so your informed about
it. If after doing that you feel that it may be something that wouldnt be right perhaps you could suggest to your doctor an antidepressant that has some of the least side effects...such as wellbutrin or something along this line.
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