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    Old 07-27-2015, 07:23 PM   #1
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    Sensitive People, Lexapro and SLOW Dosing

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm hoping to hear from people who have gone up on Lexapro, or another SSRI, slowly. S L O W L Y. I mean, more slowly than most doctors advise. Has it worked for you? How did you make it work for you? Were you able to reach a therapeutic dose? Were your doctors supportive?

    Like many of you on here, I've been on the SSRI merry-go-round. For many years, I could tolerate meds quite well and had few side effects, even though I didn't feel that my time on Paxil/Prozac/Zoloft/Lexapro/Prozac/Lexapro/Effexor/Lexapro was very effective after the first 3 years. Anyway, about 2 years ago, I had an incident (I'll call it) where I had excruciating side effects after going from brand Prozac (as preferred) to generic Prozac (prescribing mistake) and back to brand Prozac (oops! we're so sorry that happened!). I have good insurance, fortunately, so getting brand name has never been a problem.

    The side effects really knocked me on my arse 2 years ago. And now I have become SO SENSITIVE to meds, that I can barely reach a therapeutic dose of anything without problems. My questions of why/how did this happen have been met with generic responses from doctors such as, "sometimes these things happen". Yes, great. Very helpful. I get it though. Not everything is immediately apparent, nor do doctors want to look into every situation.

    Anyway, again, I'm hoping to hear from people who are extremely sensitive to meds and have made things work by going up very slowly in dose.

    Thanks in advance.

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