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Hello all, I have OCD/Anxiety/Depression I was on: - lexapro: 4 years Started late 2010. 10 increased up to 60 (there was single day 3 pills cant remember 20mg or 10mg high up dose) short time. decreases down to 5. and stop points with rejected change in meds. luvox: 3.5 years started early 2014. 150 ended in 100 decreased down to 50 after that 1.5 weeks attack of continuous eye pains. And stop points with rejected change in meds. and last full stop. What im feeling after approx. 7 months after stopping: 1.5 weeks atack of continuous eye pains. after the attack, right eye pulsating sharp/heating sensation (mostly for now), pains along with easily eye straining and drying, constant red spot/subconjunctival hemorrhage near tear canals reaches to cornea that persists most the day and decreases after sleep for short time.. Did any one experience this type of eye pains before? (what do you advice me/ what should i do?) - return to lowest possible dose and if so, in what size 13.5 or 17.0 or 5 mg or what med, and should I get digital scale? - Waiting while taking coffee and pain killers. - I still get light (with rarely heavy) ocd thoughts/ anxiety/ panic attacks/ depressive mood (current moment they are all mild to me); should I cut all that crap of evaluating with no meds and return to my original dose in sudden. - I don't know if ill ever go to psychological doctors I think the previous docs have a part in the problem. please excuse language and memory errors... Thanks in detail:
Has anyone ever been on this combo? they're adding in sertraline to my fluvoxamine.
Hi All, I was wondering if anyone here has made the switch from Lexapro (or any other SSRI) to Luvox to alleviate some/all sexual dysfunction caused by another. I am currently taking Lexapro for GAD/PD and it both does not control the anxiety as well as chemically castrates me. My doctor is in the process of doing a very slow cross-taper (I still have very little, if any, sexual functioning at this point) because anecdotally he states that there is less sexual dysfunction associated with Luvox due to an unknown or yet-to-be elucidated mechanism of action - perhaps action at the sigma-1 receptor site? He also stated that Luvox is great for anxiety disorders and most don't typically have to take the maximum 300mg/day dosage to get relief - even when the anxiety disorder/disorders are severe - which may explain why there are less people who suffer from intolerable sexual sides on Luvox. Both crazymeds and wikipedia state that Luvox is associated with less sexual dysfunction and this seems to be backed by anecdotes, although just as many anecdotes lay claim to pretty much every other SSRI with the exception of Paxil. I had been taking, prior to starting the cross-taper, 20mg of Lexapro without adequate relief and immense sexual dysfunction. Completely devastating as it obliterates my dating prospects at a time when people are starting to settle down (I'm 27). Now, I know that SSRI usage is highly idiosyncratic in that what works for one may not work for another and one individual may suffer from intolerable sexual side effects on one SSRI while another may be sexually fine on the same medication. That said, has anyone found Luvox to be less harsh in this regard? How much were you taking? Any/all experiences/input welcome, including alternative medications that may be less harsh on sexual functioning. I am desperate here! Help needed!! Addendum: I should add that augmentation strategies are also welcomed. Memantine/Namenda and tiagabine/Gabitril are two that may be helpful for anxiety, allowing me to reduce the SSRI dose. Anyone think of any others?