September 20th, 2012
Some of you might be wondering what is happening with my Lexapro weaning plan. I’ve been pretty silent on the subject of late.
And that’s because…it’s been going GREAT.
I was taking 10 mg as my regular dose. I went down to 7.5 mg and took that for about 10 days. Now, I am on 5 mg, and I will do that for about 10 days, at which point I will cut it down to 2.5 mg for another 10 days and then…I will be done.
I feel fine, to be honest. I’ve had some moments of feeling flu-ish, but there are so many things that could be just as easily attributed to that to be honest, the Lexapro withdrawal was NOT the first thing that came to mind. I’m still not sure what was causing it: change in weather, germs from school, being pre-menstrual, all of those have been culprits in the past. So I’m not ready to lay that at Lexapro’s door.
But in terms of how I feel EMOTIONALLY?
I feel pretty damn awesome, I have to say!
I still don’t like that the days are growing shorter and cooler, but…it’s not being quite the downer I was expecting. Oddly enough, I have felt energized and refocused. I feel really really good. Not in a manic way, don’t be concerned, but just in a life is manageable and happy way, and I’m about to make some serious inroads on some things I want to get done.
I’ll let you know when I’m completely off the crap and maybe I’ll throw myself a She’s No Longer a Lexapro Ho Party. All of you are invited.
It’s been going much much smoother than I anticipated, and I think my very gradual approach is a major factor. That, and getting my mojo back to focus on things that are important to me. I was kind of…wandering, for a bit there. Now, I feel like I have Laser Eyes. Or you know, some kind of eyes that would appear very penetrating. To show focus. You know what the hell I’m talking about, right? Like Cyclops in X-Men? Right? You feel me?
JESUS, do I have to spell out EVERYTHING for you people?
ANYHOW, all is well in my world, and I’m looking forward to hibernating for the coming winter and emerging in the spring/summer with…
Well, I could tell you….but then I’d have to kill you.
- Carey Danis & Lowe Attorneys Investigate Lexapro Birth Defect Link (prweb.com)
- Time To Say Goodbye (drinkleidownpassout.com)
- Is there a brain chemistry boomerang effect? (ask.metafilter.com)
- Weed Free Day One (lazypuffhead.wordpress.com)