Tuesday, August 13, 2013
I stopped taking my Lexapro the other day. I expected to feel nasty withdrawal, or maybe some anxiety or mood swings or something, but so far I just feel GOOD. Thank GOODNESS!
I was so fed up of feeling fatigued, headachy, unable to sleep, and in so much muscle pain that I could barely move and wanted to die, SO the other day I googled it and found out it can be a side effect of the lexapro. I think that it might have been, judging by how killer awesome I am feeling today. I went to bed at 10 pm last night and woke up at 6:30... the perfect schedule that I have been trying to achieve for like 2 weeks, and I jumped out of bed for the first time in MONTHS not feeling like my shoulders, pecs, or lower back were going to break from pain, not feeling like I had not even slept, not feeling like my head was going to explode.
So like, basically, YAY.
I'm still taking my supplements, and I hope that they continue to be enough for me to ward off the anxiety (and if not, I can take extra relora and theanine or try another adaptogen herb). Honestly, I wonder if the Lexapro was making the anxiety worse, because I feel so optimistic and calm today it's crazy. I literally haven't felt this good in months.
This blog probably sounds odd to someone who has not struggled with anxiety/depression... I am just grateful for being able to feel better. I really, really hope this lasts. I have been trying to feel better for a very long time.
Today I went for a walk in the beautiful weather! (as well as a ton of little chores around the house and garden)
Cardio for the week: 1/5
Strength Training Done?: not yet