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12/5/13 8:13 P

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I've been on Lexapro for a while now and I haven't seen any weight issues either way. After many discussions with my doctor about getting off of the medication, I've come to the conclusion that somewhere along the way, my brain chemistry has gone wacky to the point of no return to normal without medication so have accepted that I will probably be on it forever. Just like a diabetic usually has to stay on insulin, etc. Would I like to get off it? Absolutely, but more importantly right now is getting healthy by eating right and exercising. Once I get that under control, I'll worry about the medication.



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12/5/13 1:30 P

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Almost a year ago I got on Lexapro/Lorazepam, It worked amazing, really helped my Anxiety. When I started taking that I also started eating healthy and exercises. While on it I lost 30 lbs! I was very proud of myself. With my exercise though, I started to push myself really hard, and got Costochondritis, which is an inflammation of a rib or the cartilage connecting a rib. It is a common cause of chest pain. So I slowly stopped exercising because of the pain (Doctor wanted me to stopped altogether, so that's what I ended up doing). Shortly after I decided I was feeling okay, so I took myself off Lexapro/Lorazepam. Slowly I started drinking soda again, eating unhealthy and over eating. I gained 15 lbs back.

So here I am, started taking Lexapro/Lorazepam yesterday once again. Not only because my Anxiety has return, but I felt like I had more Motivation while on it and didn't just lounge around the house.

Still having flare ups with my Costochondritis once a day or so, but it's not as bad as it was and I feel like I can start exercising again without all that chest pain.

I want to get healthy again, I hate being lazy, and I hate that I have to rely on medicine to help me, but it really did help. And I hope I can get back to where I was before the setback.

So I want to know about your expirence with Lexapro or Lorazepam



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