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I'm not 100% sure....but I think I'm feeling better!

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She11ybeanz posted 5/15/2014 08:37 AM

I've noticed little changes in my behavior lately that are pointing me in the direction that "maybe" the Lexapro AD is working and helping!

1. I haven't had a drop of alcohol in over a week. Now I'm not a heavy drinker anyways... but I was drinking wine every night almost there for a while and its not like me to do that. I'm usually a once a week or just social-type drinker. I've been very cognizant of it because I come from a family of alcoholics. I'm more of a co-dependent type.

2. I've been exercising regularly and don't seem to dread it as much as I did before.

3. I'm just overall in a better mood. I'm not in my "doom and gloom" mindset... and seem to be more optimistic lately.

4. I've been a better mom. (I think) Or maybe I'm just enjoying my quality time with my daughter and noticing more things. I know how to get her to giggle uncontrollably....and that sound she makes brings me joy too. I love making her happy.


I don't know. Its a start and I don't know if these things just happened or if the AD jumpstarted it all.... but I'm glad things are heading in the right direction!!!

abbycadabby posted 5/15/2014 08:47 AM

YAY Shelly! I'm glad things are looking up for you and I hope it continues!

She11ybeanz posted 5/15/2014 08:50 AM

Well, I know its not a "fix-all" but I think the AD is helping me LIVE....if that makes sense? I don't feel stuck in a rut anymore so to speak....I'm moving forward and enjoying my life! That's a great start if I've ever seen one!

MovingUpward posted 5/15/2014 09:22 AM

nutmegkitty posted 5/15/2014 10:13 AM

I'm really glad to hear this Shelly! It sounds like the Lexapro is doing it's job :)

better4me posted 5/15/2014 11:50 AM

yea! Whether it is the medication or not, the important part is to continue to make the changes and complete the activities that will continue to make you feel better. Onward and upward, Sweetie

one2ndchance posted 5/15/2014 12:35 PM

Yeah, this is about the time that it kicks in. So glad you're feeling better. As my MD told me, Lexapro won't take away your problems, but it helps even you out and gives you the stability to cope with them.

You may already know this, but NEVER stop taking your AD cold turkey. That can lead to some very unpleasant side effects. You have to wean yourself off if you plan to stop taking them

She11ybeanz posted 5/15/2014 12:41 PM

Well, I'm definitely going to stay on them a while....I think I needed them for a time now and its nice to feel almost normal again!

trying_2_recover posted 5/15/2014 18:20 PM

I'm so happy for you. AD's saved my life, not just literally but the living and enjoyment of it.

I look at them this way, they give me the ability to cope with things...period. They are not "happy" pills. They do not alter the core of who I am.

I wish so many people were not afraid of them. The main thing is to be proactive and be willing to trial several different medications until you find the one that works for you the best don't assume if one doesn't work they all won't.

wildbananas posted 5/15/2014 22:44 PM

So happy for you, Shell!

Bluebird26 posted 5/16/2014 05:26 AM

That's great news Shelly. And even if it's not the medication it's nice to read a positive post from you.

kwash posted 5/16/2014 10:41 AM

good to hear! I was hoping you'd post to let us know if you felt a difference. I've been considering ADs myself. I've been on them in the past (Wellbutrin), but that was when I could more definitively say I was depressed. Now I don;t know if I am, I "shouldn't" be, but I am feeling in a rut at work (lack of focus, lack of drive), in a rut at home (spending too much time in bed but not sleeping well, low libido) and generally sluggish all the time. My weight has climbed too.

My friend who had very similar issues starting taking Nuvigil, which isn't for depression, but it is helping her get restful sleep and she has a ton more energy and focus.

Can you just ask a doctor to put you on something or do you have to be diagnosed first? I was thinking of seeing a doctor and saying that I would like to try Nuvigil (or may Lexapro), but I don't know if that's ok to do.

Gald youa re feeling more yourself Shelly and sorry for the t/j!

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