Just a reminder/warning to everyone that withdrawals from cipralex/lexapro/any other brand name of escitalopram are brutal and that you shouldn’t quit cold turkey!!!! I ran out of mine and wasn’t able to get more for a week and I could barely get out of bed and the depression hit me worse than I remember. It’s okay to be on anti anxiety and antidepressant meds, don’t get freaked out and just quit!!! If u think you’re ready to get off them make sure you taper and talk to your doctor about it. Be safe and healthy and happy love u all.
I mean sure, the usual collection of fun side effects - nausea, headaches.. Being unable to feel hungry until I’m really hungry which is odd. Oh and the usual ssri libido death.
But before I went on it my nerves were a fucking wreck. I was anxious all the time, I felt like I was just on a continuous anxiety attack. And now I’m like.. Super calm.
Maybe like a little too calm since my dissertation is due in 26 days and I haven’t started writing but I’ll take that over constant panic tbh.
So yeah fun medication adventures. Might have actually found the one after all the trial and error.
A single dose of antidepressant is enough to produce dramatic changes in the functional architecture of the human brain. Brain scans taken of people before and after an acute dose of a commonly prescribed SSRI (serotonin reuptake inhibitor) reveal changes in connectivity within three hours, say researchers who report their observations in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on September 18.
I found out a couple days ago that it is a bad idea to mix lexapro (or escitalopram) with midol. This can cause internal bleeding along with other side affects. I found this out the hard way, and though I had only minor issues (dizzyness, lightheadedness, fatigue, and nausea) it was still terrifying once I realized why. So for any of my readers or anyone else who takes these meds make sure not to take them together!