WE dont want you having problems hun but we dont want ya gone either........Luvs ya
Hi there girlfriend................you are always part of this family.
I agree with Lyn re "anxiety doesn't have you, you have anxiety" Does this mean you don't have to feel anxious and scared.......absolutely. You will learn to accept this disorder and to overcome the attacks.
I am glad you are seeing a Pdoc and yes there may indeed be other meds that work better for you than the Lexapro. Many people with anxiety and depression will take the meds for years and be able to go off the meds while other with clinical depression and it's partner anxiety may need to be on meds for a lifetime.
You will work together with your Pdoc and find how to accept this as a disorder you will have control over. You have so much to offer and you do a splendid job so use those same skills in deaing with the anxiety. You will overcome the anxiety. You have the grit needed and are up for the challenge.
Special Hugs to you
Good to be home with the family here on HW.
Lexapro pooped out fast for me and we took it to the max. I felt good for a short time and then boom, nothing. Like the escalator reversed on me..........
I understand what your feeling. ((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))
Glad to share. I went to Cymbalata and was up as high as 120mg but have weaned down to 60 mg now and it seems to be holding. I also use Trazadone for sleep. I take the Cymbalta at bed time as I was feeling really tired for a long time and wanted to go off the AD completely. My Pdoc said take it at night and that seems better.
I am at 2 mg of Valium per day but I do give myself permission to use more if things start to spiral out of hand. I had originally been on 40 mg of Valium per day.
I have accepted that I will have an off day, but it still scares me as I too worry that the anxiety has me on occasion. I know better but my brain takes a U turn sometime.
I wish you peace and know you will get on the right med again.