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  1. Yeah, now that I think of it I was, but it was almost like the medicine enhanced it. The doctor that put me on the zoloft and now switched me to lexapro was a primary, I'm going to a psychiatrist but couldn't get an appointment until the 29th
  2. Hey everyone, So initially my doctor put me on zoloft for my depression. I seem to be really sensitive to any medication, so he started me off on a lower dosage, 25mg. I felt pretty much the same, maybe a tiny bit better, but when I would get irritated, I was way worse than before. Doctor bumped the dosage up to 50mg, and it only got worse. There was no middle. I was either "giddy," overly happy and excited, or I was a loose cannon, and I would get irritated extremely quickly. Over a few months, doctor decided to take me off of it, I was only getting worse. Now I have been put on lexapro, I took my first dosage tonight. Wondering what the jump should be like? - When would be the best time of day for me to take it? - How much different is it from zoloft? will i have the same reaction? - How long before the medication kicks in and starts to work? - anything else I should know? I'm taking it in addition to starting therapy soon. I know I mentioned the Zoloft in the post too, don't know if this is the right place for it but didn't know where else to post! Thanks :)
  3. Hey everyone, So initially my doctor put me on zoloft for my depression. I seem to be really sensitive to any medication, so he started me off on a lower dosage, 25mg. I felt pretty much the same, maybe a tiny bit better, but when I would get irritated, I was way worse than before. Doctor bumped the dosage up to 50mg, and it only got worse. There was no middle. I was either "giddy," overly happy and excited, or I was a loose cannon, and I would get irritated extremely quickly. Over a few months, doctor decided to take me off of it, I was only getting worse. Has anyone else had any reactions like this? Now I have been put on lexapro, I took my first dosage tonight.
  4. Hey everyone, I was diagnosed with clinical depression around two years ago, but right now I'm at an all time low. What I've also noticed, is that when I do get into these depressive periods (it's almost like they come in episodes every few weeks or months, and each episode has gotten worse) I notice my fuse gets dramatically shorter and shorter. I lash out to my mom and get uncontrollably angry, throwing things, pushing things, slamming doors, etc. But then over the course of a few minutes, I feel extremely guilty, and I know my mom doesn't deserve that.. I'm 18 and our family has been through hell and back the past few years and she's the strongest and most caring person I know, she deserves so much better than I give her. She has depression herself, and I know I'm only making it worse.. I want to be there for her during her hard times, not make them worse. How can I support her during her depression when I have depression and quick mood swings myself? What can I change? I've just started getting help, but I was told it'll be a few weeks before the medication and therapy starts to work. I just feel so bad, our house is a disaster, financially we aren't doing so well, and she's been trying so hard to move forward from my dad's death and I'm only bringing her down. I don't want to ruin her, or our relationship. Thought it'd be worse mentioning too, my psychiatrist said that I don't necessarily have an anger problem, but my anger is directly related to my depression, so that's why he doesn't want to send me to anger management, he doesn't feel it's necessary.
  5. Wrote in my journal a bit, I used to do it often but haven't in months. Big step for me :)
  6. Thankful that I have a warm and safe house to stay in during the tornados occurring here. Also thankful for my mom, she's an actual angel for handling my mood swings and depression the awesome way that she does and my recovery is her first priority
  7. I'm not out yet, but I'm pretty sure my mom and brother would be okay with it. I don't have many real friends, and they are hardcore Christians, in all honestly we will probably grow apart after graduation, so why bother. I'm not dating so I see no reason to tell my family yet. They probably have an idea though, I doubt they'll be too surprised.
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