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    Old 01-29-2010, 07:03 PM   #1
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    Propranolol & Lexapro: Any advice?

    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum, and new to being medicated.

    I decided to leave my last therapist, to try out a psychologist at one of the most popular mental health buildings in town. I saw her for an intake appointment and right away she said, "We need to get you on medication". I was put back, and a little nervous, but also a little curious to see if it would help me or not. I previously experimented with St. John's Wort and had no help from it. Maybe it was just too light for me-- since I've read cases where it has helped others. I was taking about 900mg a day for 10 months.

    I was given a prescription of Propranolol (40mg)for anxiety. It's known as the "stage fright" pill. I have 60 pills at the moment, and another 3 refills when I am through.

    I was also given two sample boxes of Lexapro (10mg). I've done so much reading on it. I have mixed feelings on it, because most that I read contained negative feedback. I'm worrying if it will be just like the St. Johns; ineffective.

    Right now I am taking half a pill of the Propranolol for 7 days, spaced 12 hours apart- once at 7pm&7am. I'll go up to the entire pill after a week. I check in with the psychiatrist next Friday. As for the Lexapro, I take it in the evening starting tomorrow night.

    This may be a long shot, but have any of you been on each of these medicines at the same time? What were your experiences? Did they help you?

    Have any of you had success with Lexapro alone? With alone?

    I am very new to taking meds but I have learned that I am very sensitive to them (not sure how I will be with these sorts). I appreciate any of your feedback. Thank you!


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