Sunday, March 25, 2007

day 535 - lexapro day 3

Interestingly enough, 3 days into my Lexapro therapy at half a dose and I already notice a change in my pain.

It's less of the "raw nerve" feeling and more of the old familiar achy ouchy stuff.

It's ironic when the pain you've lived with is comforting because it means you're getting back to normal.

The only noticeable side effect is horrid dry mouth, but I can live with that. Breath mints, gum, water...I can find things to moisten my mouth.

And I'm a bit tired, and dizzy if I get up too fast.

Nothing major. Just slow down.

I can live with that as long as I can move without feeling like someone's trying to rip my scalp off.

3 comments:

RusticateGirl said...

Well, I'll take that as a positive. Glad it was a change for the better, at least.

daisymarie said...

I'm glad you're able to notice the improvement. And slow isn't always that bad!

dark_one said...

My name is Lucas Sneed and i would like to show you my personal experience with Lexapro.

I am 39 years old. Have been on Lexapro for 3 years now. Went through a phase in life where I lost my job and was under-employed for a couple of years. Had descended to an all time low in self-loathing. Doc intially placed me on Welbutrine, which made me un-motived and essentially a disinterested by-stander in the story that is my life. Switched me over to 10mg dose of Lexapro, which has never increased. I now have a job I love (OK, like) and do not worry about the future. I continue to take Lexapro, as I said I am not as easy going if I miss several doses. My wife can tell when I am off of it, as little things will drive me nuts: barking dogs, annoying habits of others, other drivers, belligerent children...the usual list of suspects. My mother's side of the family is full of passionate, emotional rage machines, so it is a genetic thing or I am a product of the environment in which I spent my formative years. When I am on it I am calm cool and in control. Have notfound it to be physically addictive nor experienced any side effects.

I have experienced some of these side effects-
Uneven temperment, lack of patience if I skip several doses.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Lucas Sneed

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