Guest BOYD Posted August 26, 2005 Share Posted August 26, 2005 Hello to everyone- I just don't know where to start but this is the best site since sliced bread. There are so many issues with these meds(mine lexapro now) and basically know one to relate to except for my wife and she just cares that I'm doing better. I posted yesterday and got good advise. My Gen DR just tells me that you have to balance the good with the bad period- like go figure it out for yourself. He just says that as you get older (54) you don't prouduce enough of the right chemicals in the brain and this can lead to the inability to deal with stress. Sounds easy but when I got depressed 1 1/2 years ago I didn't have a clue what was happening. The only thing that made me realize what was happening was I was thinking I was worst than a co worker that was getting help & on meds. I never understood his problem until I saw myself through him. And believe me I thought he was really out there. He gave me a 10 point depression sheet and after reading it I had every symptom, according to the sheet I was in a major depression. My Doc put me on Zoloft which worked until it got me too volitle. Went off of it and relapsed 4 mo. later worst than the 1st time. I know that the med are powerful and really scare the hell out of me. Paxil made me worse then the Doc says O well we'll try lexapro. That was after repeated calls telling the nurse I couldn't get out of bed on the paxil. I was reading the net about alot of this depends on how your body metabolizes the med. For me a small amount goes a long way. But anyway after reading some topics I'm not the only one with all these crazy thoughts and questions with these meds. I was just about to quit them until I read the Boss's intro page. That guy is really great. Now like what the **** was I think'in. Now I'm so happy I'm ocd'in on this site. I've always had some problems like social anxeity big time but I think I'm really on some kind of right course. My wife thinks I'm doing good except for the fact that I'm 54 and ocd on XBOX online. Now I can ocd on this web site. I'll probably get booted out for over indulgence. Gotta go. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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