It’s good that you are writing in.
You said, “I have the anxiety condition for awhile already. I have some anxiety when I have to try a different medication ya. I even get chest pain just thinking about
that. Can someone give me some advice on how I can get myself to not have anxiety when trying a different medication.”
You added, “Ya I need to try it to know if it will work. The medication is lexapro. Do you know if that medication works well for anxiety. I just have some anxiety about
taking it. Thanks.”
Lexapro, Medved said: “Lexapro works great for some people. Not for others. Trial and error like all of them. Starting on a very low dose might help minimize side effects”
You asked: “Thanks. I think I will try the medication. Do you know if lexapro will make me tired though. I have some anxiety about
that as a side effect ya.”
Medved then said, “When I tried Lexapro, it did not make me tired. It was actually more activating. But it probably impacts people in different ways.”
Hibee said about
Lexapro: “I have tried Lexapro and found it to be really effective for anxiety so I would see give it go and see how you get on.”
Lexapro, web.md on net says that it is for anxiety and depression. It sounds like just what you need.
My grandmother had bipolar, like I do, and there was no medicine for that. This was in the 1930s and 1940s. She spent time in mental institutions which had no medicine but had high walls.
We were born into an era which has the medicine she much wanted but did not have. Because of modern medicine, we can be treated at home.
Again, she dreamed of having the medicine you have right in front of you. A chance for relief from her emotional nightmare? Yeah.
being positive, you said, “Thanks. I am not really a positive kind of person though. I think that isn't good for anxiety ya. How can I try to become a more positive person. Can I have some advice on this.”
I wasn’t positive, either, and it caused me great difficulty. I was raised in a negative household. Were you?
Since I couldn’t see my unconscious, I didn’t know the “switch” was set on negative. My conscious wanted to solve the problem. My unconscious was set on negative, and would trip me up, because I had told it to be negative by my upbringing.
So, I read this newspaper column on being positive. That woman changed my attitude in 10 paragraphs, with perhaps the main one being, “Going into a problem thinking you can solve it, doubles your chances that you will.”
The very idea of thinking I could solve a problem, before I went into the problem was very new to me. In other words, I didn’t think about
the problem first, I thought about
thinking positive about
What that did was, it flipped the switch on my unconscious from negative to positive. And then, both my conscious, which wanted to solve the problem, and my unconscious (which had been negative from childhood) were both set on positive.
Before, my positive conscious would think of a solution to a problem, but then my negative unconscious would say, “That won’t work because…." Later I would find that my solution would have worked, but my unconscious was just doing as told: being negative.
But by thinking before I went into the problem that I could solve it, it set my unconscious on positive and my unconscious began looking for solutions.
Now, before going into a problem, I say, “Think positive, think positive, think positive,” and only then do I start thinking about
Or, one problem at a time, and be positive about
Does that make sense? Can you try it on your next problem?
Post Edited (Tim Tam) : 12/10/2020 6:16:25 PM (GMT-7)