Two days ago, I officially entered into the world of Lexapro again.

When I was younger, I didn't like strangers. I didn't like things to be different. I didn't like change. If my food was wrong from McDonald's, I just sucked it up and took it. I wouldn't even ask for a packet of ketchup. If I was on my way to meet friends, I would sweat like crazy and I couldn't help it. If G made plans to go out on a Friday night with our friends, I would find an excuse prior to leaving the house so that I didn't have to go. I'd blame it on my hair or the way my clothes were fitting and go berzerk! Little did I know that it would be considered generalized/social anxiety. Really? Me? Is that why I hate talking on the phone to a.n.y.o.n.e? Is that why most people thought I was a bitch in high school, when in all reality, I just couldn't function like a normal person due to a chemical imbalance?

Back in 2007 I decided it was time to go to the doctor and ask for help. She gave me Lexapro and Xanax. Lexapro was a daily things, the Xanax was for when I felt out of control and felt I "needed it." The doctor I saw didn't want me to be on this medication forever, so she told me that she wanted me to "learn" from the way I felt and remember how I should react of feel towards a situation or event. I thought she was an idiot though. My problem stems from a chemical imbalance. As much as I think I'd be okay without the medicine or as much as I'd like to react differently, I can't change the chemicals my body produces or uses!

So I kept taking my meds through June of '08, when we moved to CO. Shortly after moving here I ran out of my Lexapro and my birth control. Dun, dun, dunnnnnn. Yeah, it wasn't such a great thing having not only a chemical imbalance, but then a hormonal one!

G has expressed his desire for me to go back on Lexapro since we moved here. While I know I'm moody without Lex, G has his own demons that he needs to face and would probably be better off on some sort of mood stabelizer as well... He would disagree though... there is nothing wrong in the book of G.F.M! Anyway - I don't think he recalls how I reacted to taking Lex. It made me an emotionless, reactionless, zombie. When I started taking it in 2007 he told me that he missed the old me (well, the non-angry, volitile me). He could've have screamed at me and called me every name in the book and his only reaction from me would've been a couple blinks.

Here we are, day number two... and I'm not there yet. I worry I will be soon though. And then G will see, again, how much he liked me on Lex. He will have to decide what he likes more or less. I like being on Lex, besides the price. It's nice not having things bother you and frankly, not giving a shit about anything!

I also went to the dentist and got my teeth cleaned. No cavities for moi! :D And I get to go back in a week and pick up my bleaching trays! Yay for white teeth!

3 comments:

Sandi March 5, 2009 at 1:30 PM  

Oh shit, keep me posted. I want intimate details on the sex drive. I have heard Lex is not as harsh on the libido as some. I need something, but I am already dealing with a dwindling sex drive..... I am going to watch you first. btw, did you ever start your period?

Here is a trick I want you to try, when you see this comment in your email, hit reply and it will show you my email address. You are one of my few readers I can't email. hit reply to me on this comment so I have your email.

Mush March 5, 2009 at 3:06 PM  

I will definitely keep you posted on how things go this time around! Aunt Flo came to visit. Although, if I was pregnant, I'd be one happy girl (even though we're not "trying")!

About the e-mail address, I was a dummy and didn't set things up so that I would get an e-mail when I got a comment. I have that set up now so that I can reply. At least I think I have it set up right now...?

I'll leave a comment on your most recent post (since you're approving them), that way you'll have it, but then it doesn't have to be "out there."

Kristan March 8, 2009 at 8:30 AM  

Maybe it's a matter of other meds/dosages? I know birth control isn't quite the same, but I know I went through 3 different kinds (and a LOT of flipping out) before I found the right chemical balance for me and my relationship. (No more random crying episodes, woot!)

Just a thought, but I'm no expert.