Brit

Therapist recommended lexapro and I’m nervous... anyone use this?

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Hey guys! I’ve been in therapy for a few months now, post getting off adderall.  I’ve kinda gone off the deep end through uncovering painful memories and such. Downside/upside? of feeling again!

So my therapist has been recommending I consider an SSRI for a while and finally I am going to take it. Lexapro to be exact.

I am really hesitant to start on another drug that has withdrawals, it scares me a lot. Anyone have experiences to share with using this drug and what I can expect?

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7 hours ago, Brit said:

I am really hesitant to start on another drug that has withdrawals, it scares me a lot.

It scares me too!  If you have confidence in your therapist. then go for it. 

However, I would thoroughly  research the drug and its side affects and its withdrawals before taking it.

I have no experience with SSRI drugs like Lexapro. 

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My understanding is SSRI’s are much easier to get off of than SNRI’s... I’d also stay away from mood stabilizers or antipsychotics as those are very hard to quit.

I tried Zoloft for awhile and honestly getting off it was easy because it seemed to make me more tired than I already was. 

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I started doing Wellbutrin 3 months ago.Happy with results. Doesnt feel like Im taking anything at all, but I seem to have lost the depression. Almost 18 months off the speed and I almost back to baseline before adderall started. Definitely talk to your therapist about Wellbutrin too. 

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