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    Old 05-27-2005, 06:33 AM   #16
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    Wow Jackie that is great Driving is my big trigger too.
    Lets see.... My kids are working me lot's of "I'm bored" they are so use to all the structure of school and don't realize I still have things around the house I have to do.
    I am hungry too for sweets yikes... I am short as well 5.1 and all my weight lands in my rear end.
    I got the Ginko yesterday haven't noticed any change as of yet?
    Glad Adam is doing okay that stinks about his boss but I was kind of waiting for that to happen. Hope his ear therapy goes well and gives him some relief.

    Anymore I have no side effects and kind of miss the energy and all
    I have been trying to take it later in the day to get me all the way through the day with my kids. I notice I am some what dizzy in the morning from not taking it. Scary to think of every going off of it (Not that I plan to) if I feel it just taking it a little later.

     
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    Old 05-27-2005, 06:57 AM   #17
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    You know what, Bell? When I was younger, I would drive anywhere - I was not scared at all. I went to Mississippi State University which is about 3 hours away and I would drive to and from there without a thought! I would go see my cousin who lives an hour and a half away, and not think anything about it. I don't you know about you - but my big fear is that my car could break down and someone could stop and abduct me and rape me or something. THAT is what makes me have the panic attacks.

    It takes the Ginko a couple of weeks to really kick in. Be sure to take 120 mg twice a day. A friend of mine went to Sam's this week and got her some too. I hope it helps her. She's older than me and her husband is 9 years younger than her and like yours - has a huge sex drive and she doesn't. At least he is out of town during the week - which does give her some relief

    I truly miss the energy too! I still have a hard time just sitting down and reading a book or something. I had rather either be up doing something or on the computer, I guess because you're active when you're on the computer.

    I haven't noticed that I crave sweets any more than I already did - it's just pure HUNGER And like I said - mostly at night. I do good during the day, but bad at night. I have got to quit buying the crunch Cheetos - I have been eating them like crazy! I am scared to weigh I have so many problem with my stomach it is hard to eat or drink things that have aspertame in them, but now Diet Coke has come out with their new one that has Splenda in it. I was so excited - I went and bought one yesterday and drank the whole 20 oz thing and it didn't bother it at all! I am really excited about this. OH yeah - I don't know if I have said this before, but I am only 4'10" so all my weight goes to my butt and legs too. So I really have to watch it.

    Good to hear from you, Bell!

     
    Old 05-27-2005, 07:10 AM   #18
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    I can so relate about the driving!!!
    I use to drive any where even cross country!
    Once I had my first kid is when it started. I was terrified someone would hit and kill him OR just like you said I would break down and some psycho would take him and kill me.
    I talk about this alot with my Dr. I told him it's as though I was a different person prior to having kids.
    A lot of it too (for me) is when I am in a car I feel out of control and out of my eliment. The further I get from home the more I panic.
    About a year ago a friend took me out on the highway and I said "when did the speed limit get to 65" she said "you need to get out more. It had been 7 years since I was on a highway!!!

     
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    No way! How did you keep from being on the highway? I am fine when someone else is driving, but my husband scares me to death! When he drove me to have my Lasik surgery last year, I was not nervous about the eye surgery, but I was a basket case from his driving by the time I got there. I needed that valium they give you. He drives like a maniac and gets road rage so bad! I ask him WHY does he let people's driving upset him so bad? It's needless and he ends up having to take a xanax.

    I cannot blame my anxiety of driving over having children, but ever since I did break down on the interstate about 6 years ago, that's when it started. I was on my way to my parent's house who live about 35 minutes away, and my transmission went out on my car. I was terrified. I sat there waiting on my husband to come get me, and I was crying and had my cellphone to my ear pretending that I was talking to someone. I was terrified that someone would stop and abduct me. My husband doesn't let me drive anywhere that he thinks is unsafe, he is very protective of me. Some people think it's crazy, but I just see it as that he cares so much. You know I said this before, but I will say it again. It amazes me how much more in love with him I am now that I'm on Lexapro. I was so unhappy before and all I could ever think about was how could I leave him. I have been through hell with him over the years, with his depression, heavy drinking (which he hasn't done in 9 years now), changing of meds, etc, him not being able to work and finally getting on disability. Oh - and his very low libedo. Then me going through peri and now in meno. I was extremely unhappy because for years all he wanted to do was sit in this house and never go anywhere, and most of the time he'd be asleep and I'd be sitting here twiddling my tumbs and going stark raving crazy But, he went to a new psych in October that changed alot of his meds, and he's a whole different person now and I am too. I am so happy in our relationship finally, and it's about time! We've been married for 23 years now, so it's been a very long time coming!!

     
    Old 05-27-2005, 08:33 AM   #20
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    Oh Jackie I have been broken down before too and it's SO scary. Some times I think I watch too much CNN and hear too many horror stories. The world is just full of so many crazy people these days.
    Never being on a highway is easy for me. It's funny I never gave it a second thought until I was talking to my Dr. and he said "so you never leave the city limits" All these years and I had never thought of it?
    It's hard now because my kids are almost 10 and almost 6 and want to go places. This is the main reason I went for help. I don't want them to never go anywhere or have fun! We have fun in town but they want to go to the Zoo and Amusement parks. I am praying the Lexapro will let me do this. We are going to the Zoo soon. It's about 25 miles a way which is HUGE for me.
    I am the one with no libedo in my marriage It is even worse now on the Lexapro!!! Doesn't help that my husband is 7 years younger than me either.

     
    Old 05-27-2005, 08:43 AM   #21
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    Well, I have always had a very high libedo, and after he started taking AD's he had none! It has really been hard for me to deal with. When I was a lot heavier (20) I always thought it was that he didn't think I was attractive, even though I was that weight when we met. But I couldn't understand - he would always say "I've just got so much on mind". I would cry because he didn't want sex, and I even got a complex that no one would ever find me attractive either. I got my tubes tied and got off the pill and started losing weight. It didn't change anything with him, but other guys started noticing me and finding me attractive and sexy, and that did wonders for my self esteem. Even though we don't have sex that often, it is good, I can say that much, and I am proud of my body so I do feel sexy, and he thinks I'm beautiful, so that helps too. I just wish we could have spontaneous sex, but he has to take Levitra to overcome his SSRI sexual side affects and I am now cutting down on my Lexapro on the weekends so I can enjoy it - so no spontaneous sex for us! I hate that! But, I started giving him the Ginko this week, so I am hoping that it helps him too. That would be a miracle if it did. I can always hope though!

    I hope the Lex gives you the confidence to start venturing out to take your children places so you can have fun. It's not fun to have to depend on someone else to take you places.

     
    Old 05-27-2005, 10:39 AM   #22
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    It's interesting how I am like your husband. I have a hard time switching from Mommy Mode and I am always drop dead tired. I have Epstein Barr (chronic fatigue) so when I get the kids to bed I just want to lay down and soak up some peace and quiet and watch some adult TV. I get irritated at times that it is thought of SO much. No matter what is going on that seems to be the #1 thing on his mind.
    He has never taken any AD. He supports me in getting well but isn't thrilled with it making my drive even lower?
    Do you have any kids? I know you said you had your tubes tied but didn't know if you had kids prior?

     
    Old 05-27-2005, 10:52 AM   #23
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    No, I never did have any children. For some reason I never really wanted any and was terrified of having any (the pain), I couldn't get past that. My husband was married before and has a son. He turned two, two days after we got married. So - I did have a child every other weekend. I pretty much raised him then because my husband would run off with his friends and do whatever he wanted to, and leave him with me to entertain. My husband was always very much a people person and wanted to be around his freinds going fishing after work almost every day or whatever, they got drunk alot too. We fought alot about that. We used to have parties at our house alot, had lots of friends too. After he got so depressed and still even now, he doesn't like to be around alot of people much, only has one friend that he has anything to do with, and we have no couple freinds that we ever do anything with any more. Most of them are divorced now and moved away. Since he doesn't drink anymore, that cut out some of his friends too.

    Bell, it isn't unusual for women to not feel like having sex all the time when they are full time moms. Men just don't understand that. I know that during the week, I really don't feel like it either. By the time I work all day and then come home and fix something for us to eat, workout, I am bushed! Sex for us is limited to the weekends, and that is fine by me. How old is your hubby? Hopefully his drive will slow down somewhat as he gets older. It usually does anyway. Maybe the Ginko will help you alot with your sex drive too. I am just glad that I found out about it!

    btw - with you having Esptein Barr, no wonder you don't feel like it either!

     
    Old 05-27-2005, 11:02 AM   #24
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    Do you know what started his depression? It is amazing how it takes a hold of you and revamps your life. I am kind of like him in the sense I don't like being around a lot of people but for me it's a trust issue. I have a hard time trusting people and letting them in.
    I pray the ginko helps, I took it years ago but can't remember why I was taking it?
    It's funny how when we started the Lexapro we could feel all the side effects and now I think "did I take it".
    My husband is 35 I will be 42 in a few weeks and going through Peri myself.
    One thing I have also noticed NO PMS on Lexapro. I have had two cycles with NO Pms which is heaven sent. I was terrible the week before but now I have no symptoms at all no mood swings or anything which is great.

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    Old 05-27-2005, 06:01 PM   #25
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    Bell, he was sexually absued by an uncle when he was very young. He had never told anyone about it, ever. I think he had pretty much blocked it out until I think he turned about 40. All of a sudden he started really getting drunk more and really had a personality change. This kept on going until several years later, he pretty much had a breakdown and was going off for days at a time and staying drunk. I nearly had a nervous breakdown during this time because of him. He got arrested twice during this time for drinking related charges, and after that second one which was a DUI - he never drank again. Anyway, I told him I was leaving him, and he was so low I was afraid he would commit suicide. I finally got out of him about his uncle, and he was just bawling and I was crying with him. I got him to a psychiatrist and she helped him with the depression, and he went to therapy for probably close to a year. He slowly worked though this issue, but for years he still had nightmares about his uncle. It finally stopped when he started on Prozac back late last year. He has really had a rough life, and because of all he has put me through over the years - so have I. But - I truly think that God put us together because he knew that he needed me, and that I was the only one that was strong enough to stick by him. I really think if he didn't have me, he would have commited suicide by now. He drank to cover his pain about what had happened to him.

    You are right about the Lexapro. As soon as I started it, all of my menopause symptoms went away! Even the hot flashes and night sweats. It's been like HRT and AD all in one pill for me.

     
    Old 05-28-2005, 11:25 AM   #26
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    HI all Im still here!

    I started taking 25mg of zoloft last night and 25 during the day so im up to my 50mg for the first day. I feel pretty crappy again, a little more anxious than i have been, hoping i adjust to the 50 pretty quick. I started on 12.5 2x a day, then got my pill splitter and didn about 18.5 or so 2x a day for about a week, and i figured with the 3 day weekend, i would start the 25 2x a day. Hopefully by tuesday ill be adjusted.

    I got a dumb letter in the mail saying that the place i go to see my psych is no longer going to be covered by my insurance as of july 15th, isnt that nice? So it looks like either 1) i get better by then and dont need to go so much and pay out of pocket if i do, or 2) find a new one....

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    Hi Adam!

    Oh my gosh, what a terrible thing that the psych isn't going to be covered! Does that apply to the therapist as well?

     
    Old 05-28-2005, 03:21 PM   #28
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    Insurance is such a pain and a major rip off!
    Seems like every time I start taking a Med they send me something a few months later telling me it's not longer on their formulary.
    That is awful Adam. Do you have a county clinic ? We have a place here for people who can't afford to go anywhere else.
    Good Luck with the Zoloft hope this one works for you.
    How are you today Jackie?
    I feel Extra good today. I don't know if it's throwing the ginko into the mix or what

     
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    Hey Bell,

    I've had a good day. We went to my husband's family reunion and had a really good time. I drove down there by myself - he rode his motorcycle, so I followed him. On the Interstate - and no problems!! Yeah! We had a good visit and lots of people there. We got home and I zonked out and had to take a nap. Now I woke up and as usual - I am ravenous! This hunger is really getting to me! Like I said before, it's only at night time. Can't figure out what is going on but I sure don't like it!

    I am glad you are feeling so good. It may be that the Ginko is helping you already. It does have a lot of good health benefits, good for ear problems too (Adam)

     
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    Jackie good for you You are much braver than I am
    Glad you had fun and got a nap lucky dog!!!
    I am taking my kids to the movies tomorrow Yes it's in town LOL

     
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