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User Topic: I'm not 100% sure....but I think I'm feeling better!
She11ybeanz
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Content  Posted: 8:37 AM, May 15th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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!!!


"Sometimes your knight in shining armor ...is just a douchebag in tin foil!!"

ME - BW - 35
HIM - XWH - 39
D day: November 15th, 2009
Married: 5 Years, together 8
Divorced: December 13th, 2010
New Beginning: Piper/8-3-12


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 8:47 AM, May 15th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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

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She11ybeanz
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Default  Posted: 8:50 AM, May 15th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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!


"Sometimes your knight in shining armor ...is just a douchebag in tin foil!!"

ME - BW - 35
HIM - XWH - 39
D day: November 15th, 2009
Married: 5 Years, together 8
Divorced: December 13th, 2010
New Beginning: Piper/8-3-12


Posts: 2713 | Registered: Feb 2010 | From: Virginia
MovingUpward
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Default  Posted: 9:22 AM, May 15th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage


AKA Moo

Think of the haters in your life as sandpaper; they’ll scratch you up time and time again but in the end you’re polished, smooth, and spotless..while they end up useless

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.


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nutmegkitty
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Default  Posted: 10:13 AM, May 15th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


me (BS)
him (NPD Ex)
2 dds
DDay 10/7/11
OW
OC

Divorced 1/17/2013

"Diamonds aren't a girl's best friend, freedom is."


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better4me
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Default  Posted: 11:50 AM, May 15th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


DDay 11/17/2010 BW:52
Divorced

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one2ndchance
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Default  Posted: 12:35 PM, May 15th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


Me: BW 59
Him: STBXWH 61
Married: 25 years
DDay1: 2/2002; DDay2: 6/2012
Gave him his second chance and he blew it.
Divorcing

Posts: 479 | Registered: May 2007 | From: California
She11ybeanz
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Default  Posted: 12:41 PM, May 15th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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!


"Sometimes your knight in shining armor ...is just a douchebag in tin foil!!"

ME - BW - 35
HIM - XWH - 39
D day: November 15th, 2009
Married: 5 Years, together 8
Divorced: December 13th, 2010
New Beginning: Piper/8-3-12


Posts: 2713 | Registered: Feb 2010 | From: Virginia
trying_2_recover
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Default  Posted: 6:20 PM, May 15th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


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wildbananas
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Default  Posted: 10:44 PM, May 15th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

So happy for you, Shell!


Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light. ~ Yogi Bhajan

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Bluebird26
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Default  Posted: 5:26 AM, May 16th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


"Loving someone should not mean losing you. Love empowers you. It shouldn't erase you. - Thelma Davis.

Posts: 1307 | Registered: Aug 2012 | From: Australia
kwash
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Default  Posted: 10:41 AM, May 16th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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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