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edited 06/11/2012 - 8:25 AM in Depression and Coping
I can harldy believe it. I gave in to anti-depressants. I say "gave in" but now I don't know why I hesitated (more like fiercely resisted) taking them for over a decade. I've only been taking Lexapro for 4 days. 10 mgs a day. I already, as of tonight, feel a difference. I'm so excited I just had to share. you've heard me whine before, thought you'd want to hear something positive!

I have had a stomach ache since I started taking it, but it's eased up. not severe enough to make me stop... and I certainly can already see the clear benefits.

I hurt pretty bad. I feel "injured" but I'm not all emotional about it. it's hard to explain. I'm not foggy in the head. I feel... oh my goodness... happy. I know it's not a "happy pill"... but I'm not focused on the pain. I can clearly see all the good around me. it's easy to be happy when I see past my pain. wow. I'm honest to God shocked.

I'm so thankful my husband called my NS. I didn't even wanna call.

in the spirit of the upcoming holiday... my favorite of the year (gathered with my family and closest friends in my home... with no stress of gift-buying... tons of great food... oh yeah...) I want to say I'm so thankful I am finally taking anti-depressants I so obviously needed. thank God for good meds... good docs... great spouses. you all have a great weekend. :)
G.
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  • to you!!!!!!!! I am so happy to see that you are doing so well!!!!!!!!! The best of luck and I pray that you and your loved ones have the best Holiday Season of all time.....take care.....Miki
  • I'm glad that you made a decision,and mostly that is was the RIGHT decision for you!

    I know that you struggled with that,and that you did not take going on a new med lightly.

    May you & yours have the best Thanksgiving Day ever,and I hope the thankful reminders keep coming to you ALL year long =D>
  • I'm glad you took something to help yourself feel better. Happy Holidays. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Thank you! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season, too! G.
  • my husband practically made the decision for me, but I know what you mean! thanks. :) Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!
    G.
  • me, too. thanks, Charry! I was so completely stressed out about Thanksgiving. 22 people at my home. I was like, how am I going to survive? today I'm thinking it's going to be just fine. better than. :) Happy Holidays!
    G.
  • :) i am really happy for you! =)) the shame and stigma often attached to them, as you can see, is pointless and holds back those who can truly be helped. here are to happier times for you and your family and a reduction in your pain levels. you can have joy in your life every day. =D> Jenny :)
  • amen to all that!
    :)
    thank you!
  • :) when you get that occasional bad day, just remember you are just like everyone else now! :? you will have a few bad days here and there, but there will be many more good ones. :D this is not a perfect solution but one which will surely make your life more livable and joyous. you will be able to pull yourself out of those dark times and not have to stay there. <:P Jenny :)
  • I still can hardly believe how much better I feel. like I can cope with the pain so much more rationally... so much less emotionally.

    the stomach ache has gone away.

    why did I fight taking something for so long? oh well. just glad I gave in. :)

    G.
  • I had been avoiding antidepressants myself for years. Finally, the waiting, waiting, waiting for the bureaucracies to process the paperwork necessary for a SCS and having no control over that whole event just knocked me right down. I had taken Zoloft after my mother died and I had a very hard time stopping the drug. So, I didn;t want to add another drug that I'm going to hsve to "withdraw" from when I get my stim. On the plus side, I may not get this SCS until spring snd with the Zoloft, I'm sure my work performmsnce will improve.
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