Posted 11/3/2006 8:09 AM (GMT -7)
Today is my first day on Lexapro (10mg). Within one hour I got dry mouth, and nausea. I guess the nausea is what cuts down the appetite. I was on Wellbutrin before that, and it had worked well for me. I lost weight (but I was also on Jenny Craig). I hope Lexapro works for me. When I first got on Wellbutrin, I didn't even know I was depressed. I was just feeling these horrible migranes, my whole body ached, I was feeling exhausted all the time, although I was loosing a lot of weight on Jenny Craig, I felt like I had a brain tumor with these migranes. So I went to a neurologist, and I had an MRI and C-spine cat scan. MRI was normal, but the cat can showed that I have arthritis in the c-spine. So she prescribe medication for the migranes and a muscle relaxant, and on top of that she said "Honey, you are depressed." I replied "how is that possible, I don't feel depressed, my emotions are ok. Then she said,"your body is responding to your depression." Then I remembered a comercial I saw on TV about depression "...depression hurts everywhere, everyone..." So I was suffering from the physical symptoms of depression and didn't even know. I just thought I was working too hard, reading too much, etc. So I finish my refils of Wellbutrin, and never got the time to go back to the doctor up until yesterday. The only reason why I even went back was because, this time depression hit me really hard. For about 3 months I have been feeling hopeless, worthless, crying for no reason, no will for anything, eating anything that came in front of me, snapping at everyone, I couldn't stand myself. I never had thoughts of suicide, but I have had thoughts of not existing, and "why am I in this world for? I'm not contributing to the community and the world." I have gained 30lbs in 3 months, all the weight I had lost when I first started Jenny Craig. That made me even more depressed.
I guess, what I want to know about lexapro, is how long does it take to start working? The label says, it can take from 4-6 weeks. This lexapro is SO EXPENSIVE! So basically, it'll take two refils for me to feel better? This thing better be worth it!
Thanks for any imput you can give.