Lexapro & Elavil

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blossom11
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   Posted 3/19/2012 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
idea  Hi To All!!!
I am a newbie to this site, and I am so happy I found it.   Finally, have folks to chat with about depression and all the harm it does.   I was depressed once before about 30yrs ago, because of a severe stress incident.   Then, last year,in January,  another severe incident happened, and bang I was depressed again.   I was put on Lexapro 10mg a day in Feb.    I was already taking Elavil 25mg once a day for Sciatica and Neuropathy pain.    I had to increase the Elavil to 75mg, to treat the depression.  It took until about April till I felt good again. I was able to maintain my depression free life with 10mg of Lexapro and 25mg of Elavil.   For some reason the depression has returned.  I don't know why - stress - maybe?   I worked so hard at healing and now back to square 3 ( because I am not as bad as I was last year ).   Does anyone know why this happens?  I remember when I planted my spring bulbs last autumn, and was thinking when they bloom in the
Spring of this year, I will be blooming too.  But, alas, this hasn't happend.  I know I will get better, but wonder why this has happened. Thanks to all who read this and respond.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 3/20/2012 4:09 AM (GMT -6)   
hi blossom, could be a little bump. you will get better. sometimes things just happen. are you stressed? this could be it. maybe it is time to talk to the doc about an increase if keep feeling this way. welcome to the forum. with kindness, jamie
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getting by
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   Posted 3/20/2012 7:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Jamie, you may need an adjustment with your meds. I hope that it helps. Keep your life as stress free as possible. That helps.

I hope that you feel better soon.

Hugs, Karen

PS Welcome to the depression forum. There are a lot of wonderful members here.
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blossom11
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Date Joined Mar 2012
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   Posted 3/22/2012 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi to all,
I am still not better :"( .   I hope by the end of this week the higher dose of meds will kick in like before.  I think my relapse was caused by the first stressor that started it.   So my question to all of you is this:  If the same combo of meds worked the first time to get me out of the depression they should work again - right????   I need to hear that I will be ok over and over again.  I am so afraid I will be stuck like this.  I am doing all the things I should be doing.   I hope someone can reinforce my thinking P L E A S E !!!!   I dont see my doc till next month. 

getting by
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   Posted 3/23/2012 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
You will get better sweetie, be patient. It just takes time.

Here is a site that might help you in the meantime.

http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome

I hope it helps.

Hugs, Karen
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blossom11
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   Posted 3/24/2012 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Getting By,
Thanks so much for the web site!!!   I logged onto it as soon, as I got your message.   It is so informative.   I appreciate the time you took to write back.  I am feeling better.  
 
Hugs back to you <3

getting by
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   Posted 3/25/2012 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I am glad that you liked Moodgym. I have heard good things about it.

Hugs, Karen
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