Well I wanted to share that I started on the Lexapro (finally). I took 2.5 of Lex for 1 week along with my 6.5 of Paxil.
Went pretty well! Towards the end of that first week I thought wow, I actually feel hopeful!
So the next week I started on 5mg of Lexapro and dropped my paxil down to about 5mg. (darn it, if I could go back in time!)
The Paxil drop hit me in about 2 days....started feeling anxious, having OCD thoughts again, feeling deeply sad, the typical Paxil W/D thing for me.
I guess I dropped either too much or too quickly.
I talked to my nurse and she said to go ahead and go to 10mgs of Lex this friday and hold the Paxil where it is.
I thought about going up a tiny bit in my paxil dose, but it's been 5 days now so I am going to keep it as is and muddle through.
I guess the plan now is to get to 10, stablize and then take tiny drops off Paxil till it's gone.
I would love to be able to just get to 10 and DROP that paxil, but I am one of the lucky ones I guess who has to take it reaaaally slow when getting off Paxil.
Still taking .25 clonazepam in the morning but it doesn't seem to be doing much. I am not wanting to go up in dose on that because it will just be harder to get off it in the long run.
The stress is my world is pretty big. Sometimes I wonder how I keep going.....but I do.
We just had a sexual offender move into the house behind ours, my youngest has been sick with the flu for 5 days, my husband might have to go to Puerto Rico for 2 weeks for work (while I am in the middle of my med change!) and he doesn't want to go due to the new neighbor behind us....he has been stressed big time about it and putting up spot lights and looking into buying security cameras etc.
Anyhoo, thanks for listening and please please keep me in your thoughts and prayers during this time.
Would love to hear "I switched to Lexapro and feel wonderful" stories!!!!