switching -- Zoloft to Lexapro????

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   Posted 12/16/2006 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
hi -i've been on zoloft for about ten years. the only reason i'm still on it is because the withdrawal sucks and i'm too lazy/busy to really commit to getting off them.
anyway my doctor is an a** and won't refill my scrip   (ghetto clinic) until i go in for an appt and i dont' have time until after the first of the year because i'm in law school and i have finals.  so, a friend gave me 30 lexapro because she didn't want them and i am wondering what the transition from 50mgs of zoloft to like 10mgs of lexapro will do, and how long will it take to become accostomed to them.
i only need to take them for a few weeks -- i'm thinking it will be better than nothing --- just wondering what to expect before i make the switch when the Z runs out.
thanks all!
Post edited due to forum rule #2. language. Thank you ~ Elisha  http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=46&m=106997

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   Posted 12/17/2006 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Was on Zoloft for ten years. Tried to go natural for 7 months. Didn't work. Now I have started Lexapro and Klonopin. Diagnosis: Depersonalization/Derealization, Panic, GAD, mild-OCD, mild-Depression.

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   Posted 12/17/2006 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I answered your other post on this on a/P forum
I dont think it is wise to take other's meds and I believe you will still go thru the w/d from one ( especially since been on it for so long )
There has got to be a way to get your meds what about your pharmacy will they advance till your appointment if you let them know the situation and that you are out til January .........Just my 2 cents
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   Posted 12/20/2006 7:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I totally agree with Lyn...that you shouldnt take someone else's medications.  For one thing it was not prescribed to you...second, what are you going to do when those run out and you feel that your not ready to be off of them?  I suggest speaking to your doctor regardless if he is difficult or not or else find another doctor.

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