lei Posted April 8, 2006 Share Posted April 8, 2006 aloha, i've been reading rarely, and not posting at all, for a while. my medical situation has been changing rapidly and i'm about caught up enough to report the course and my state. OCD runs on both sides of my family, and didn't get serious with me until two or three years ago when it got triggered along with severe SA, PTSD, and GAD. i consider my SA and PTSD to be 80-90% healed/managed thanks to great therapy and great benzos. but nothing was really hitting the GAD and OCD, probably because of the genetic component, and i finally surrendered and asked my doc for lexapro, he prescribed 10-20mg daily. i've always been an extreme lightweight when it comes to meds. within a couple days at 10mg i felt much clearer in my head and practically dead in my body. one month later, i'm up to 15mg and feel almost completely clearheaded and only half dead. is the cure worse than the disease? well one biggest side effect for me was/is extreme fatigue. i just have no energy. the other was loss of libido, but my DO (who also happens to be a hormone replacement specialist) took a lab test on me and found my testosterone was severely depleted. he prescribed testosterone creme. it's a miracle. i'm not yet acrobatic but at least one part of me doesn't feel dead! i am female, btw. less intense is a general loss of appetite, like, i'll be able to eat lots of one kind of food for a while and then it'll make me feel nauseous to think about, till something else becomes good. and an old favorite friend, sunlight, feels like too much to handle. with the libido problem solved, are the other effects (especially being a complete sloth) worth feeling sane, if they don't go away? will they go away? i know these things hit everyone differently. so, that's where i've been at. my apologies for being too slothy to reply to threads these days (but i do check for PMs.) blessings to all. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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