get throwed wrote:Anyone have any experience with lexapro/ciraplex? My doctor tried to put me on fluoxetine/prozac before and I just ended up smoking weed everyday instead. Things never got really any better so he wanted me to quit smoking for 2 weeks and come back and decide whether or not I wanted to start taking meds. Have to go back on next friday with an answer and still completely undecided...
I've taken both. I was prescribed cipralex (10mg) and it helped a lot with general saddness and with panic attacks/outbursts. If anything I didn't really have a mood at all when I was on it, though. I felt pretty robotic and numb within 30 minutes of taking each pill. I had absolutely no anxiety while taking it and I'm typically a very highstrung/anxious person. I stopped because the prescription cost too much. For the next month I felt like I wanted to fucking hang myself. I then started taking lexapro (20mg) that I obtained myself through a friend. On these I had a considerable amount of trouble sleeping and absolutely the WORST anxiety ever. I tried cutting them in half and felt no different really. I felt jittery and like I was coming down from cocaine.
I haven't been medicated for at least a year now and I doubt I will be ever again. I know that many factors contribute to depression and going on medication is your choice, but I'd recommend talking to someone and ridding yourself of absolutely anything and anyone in your life that's upsetting you/wasting your time first. A lot of people who are considered depressed make it worse by basking in it and giving up trying to be happy since a loss of interest in things you like IS a symptom of depression. I've never felt as content/stable in my life as I have in the last five months. I just do the things that I love. I realize that I'm not as happy-go-lucky as most people I cross paths with and that I'm skeptical about basically any good thing that comes my way, but I'd rather be somewhat apprehensive and negative than have no emotions at all on pills. I'm cranky I use it as fuel to draw something, write something, walk for a longer period of time.
That's just my opinion/experience. Good luck.