Short and simple, depression hit at a young age and i never recovered, it escalated into drug addiction and severe behavioral problems.
Financial problems, relationship problems, personality and self esteem issues. @ 25 years old I knew I needed to seek help.
In the mist of narcotic addiction and suicidal ideation I obtained a Lexapro script
, figured i owed it to my friends and family to at least try and get help before i hung myself. First week I had trouble sleeping, but thats nothing new...by the end of the week people actually were making note of my changed more optimistic clear headed me. It was the first time in a decade that I had a clear depressed free outlook on life and it was amazing, I started taking positive steps in my life almost immedately to follow, detoxed, cleaned up, got a job, apartment, and pretty much a new life.
I took it for 8 months with incredible success , everything was going perfect, new job, promotions, new apartments, rebuilding relationships, rebuilding finances, rebuilding self. and then I stopped taking it under the impression I was healed and no longer needed to medicate. I discovered the withdrawals were quite noticeable. Within stopping the lexapro everything started to go bad, (job, relationships, finances, ect. ect.) spun into a major depression, jobless, broke,suicidal, on the brink, we it hit me....that I really may have a condition and medication is what i need.
So.....4 months later after quitting lexapro...
Im back on Lexapro.
Rebuilding again. =)