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Listening to Lexapro

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Apr. 7th, 2004 | 01:44 pm
mood: awakeawake
music: Pet Shop Boys - Do I Have To?

Decided it was time to rent some heavy equipment for the mental landscaping. I can see where I want to be, and the brain wasn't gonna go there on its own. ("Hole's not gonna dig itself!")

My mouth tastes like electricity. This is a good sign. Tummy says "groowowwwwllrrrrumble what are you DOING up there?" Guess I better feed it.

I'm listening carefully... to see what this drug has to say. I'll compose more of an ongoing "trip report" if there's interest.

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from: nobodobodon
date: Apr. 7th, 2004 12:29 pm (UTC)
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Lexapro? I've heard that term before. I think from you.

That taste might be your fillings. I have gold teeth. I could taste them for the first couple of weeks, until I acclimated to the sensory input and stopped noticing them. A couple times a year, I'll eat something that helps me notice all kinds of things that I had stopped noticing, and usually the taste of my gold crowns is one of them. That taste isn't the reason I would eat like that, it's just one of the hallmarks of the beginning of a good adventure in noticing.

I'm interested in reading anything you might care to write about the next few hours!

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Triple Entendre

Fillings... Nothing moooore than... fillings

from: triple_entendre
date: Apr. 7th, 2004 05:31 pm (UTC)
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I salute your phrasing, sir. Yes.

One of the reasons I say it's a good sign is, years ago that was a sign of good brain chemistry for me. I didn't realize it, but at the time, my steady diet of Mountain Dew, M & M's, and Drixoral (12-hour pseudoephedrine and dextromethorphan hydrobromide) was my way of self-medicating my version of the (trans)human condition. And damn, but was I ever effective during that time. Crazy, but effective. I lived in the world of Platonic forms and I was paid handsomely to make them real.

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Triple Entendre

8 o'clock and all's well

from: triple_entendre
date: Apr. 7th, 2004 06:01 pm (UTC)
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I'm interested in reading anything you might care to write about the next few hours!
I can't. stop. yawning. It's the allergic kind of yawn rather than the tired one. The yawn that makes your eyes water, and then you have to blow your nose.

I cleaned my room, and vacuumed. Folded the futon matress in half so there's more room now.

I had a two-hour nap between 16:00 and 18:00, during which the bed felt very soft and I dreamed of childhood memories which had particular sense memories attached. Memories with strong senses of "place" and "smell".

I've been noticing more smells.

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Triple Entendre

an update from the far future; that is to say, now

from: triple_entendre
date: Nov. 4th, 2012 11:38 pm (UTC)
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Not too long ago I got some new fillings and *all* my existing fillings redone with the latest in ceramics. Nearly perfectly color-matched to the surrounding enamel, and no longer do any of my teeth taste like metals. It does cost more, but I can recommend it.

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Drugs for Industry. Drugs for the People!

from: webnesto
date: Apr. 7th, 2004 12:35 pm (UTC)
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Best of luck with that sir. I've had mixed results from dr. approved mind-alterations. I'm currently on a daily dose of St. Johns Wart (which I understand to be a natural MAOI of low dosage) and it seems to be treating me just fine. The right balance of no side effects and positive main affect. My primary difficulty with most (all) sanctioned pharmaceuticals have been that the cure created as many (if not more) problems than they fixed. The list included: sleeping problems, concentration problems, lethargy, mania, shaking, headaches, and so on.

Keep me posted as to how it goes for you.

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dr. pangloss

Re: Drugs for Industry. Drugs for the People!

from: denshi
date: Apr. 7th, 2004 02:47 pm (UTC)
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My problem with SSRIs was a permanent reduction in emotional definition.

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I think that the industry might not look at that as a problem.

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Triple Entendre

Re: Drugs for Industry. Drugs for the People!

from: triple_entendre
date: Apr. 7th, 2004 04:54 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I've watched others struggle with that side effect.

And I've avoided the SSRI family thus far, for a variety of reasons.

But the consensus going into this one is that I have more than enough empathy. Maybe too much. So I feel safe trying this out despite the bluntness of the instrument.

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dr. pangloss

Re: Drugs for Industry. Drugs for the People!

from: denshi
date: Apr. 7th, 2004 05:01 pm (UTC)
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I just want my clarity back.

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Triple Entendre

Re: Drugs for Industry. Drugs for the People!

from: triple_entendre
date: Apr. 7th, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC)
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Don't worry, it's probably right there where you left it.

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Triple Entendre

Re: Drugs for Industry. Drugs for the People!

from: triple_entendre
date: Apr. 7th, 2004 05:08 pm (UTC)
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I've had good results with St. John's Wort before, and I will probably try that again sometime. It was good, but subtle. Right now I'm needing something that "goes up to eleven", if there is such.

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Triple Entendre

Re: Drugs for Industry. Drugs for the People!

from: triple_entendre
date: Apr. 7th, 2004 05:47 pm (UTC)
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P.S. - That's "St. John's Wort", not "Wart". Ewww!

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Courtney

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from: paniolo99
date: Apr. 7th, 2004 12:47 pm (UTC)
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hm...a new one...let me know if you want the research background on this...it's in my public reference database and is kinda kicky-cool.

Hope it works for you without any of those bad side effects.

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Triple Entendre

I grew a new kidney!

from: triple_entendre
date: Apr. 7th, 2004 05:42 pm (UTC)
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Make a note, I definitely am interested in that information... a month from now.

I should be done basking in the placebo effect by then.

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Hey -

from: marrilee
date: Apr. 7th, 2004 12:58 pm (UTC)
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I'm on that train too, a week and a half ahead of you...the view gets betetr.

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Reese

Meds, Meds, Meds, Meds . . .

from: ephemeral_ether
date: Apr. 19th, 2004 08:13 am (UTC)
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Lexapro is one of the meds I'm considering asking my doc to put me on, though I do like Zoloft. Zoloft has worked well for me for the last few years, admittedly, but Lexapro is supposed to work better with Lamictal - which I should hopefully be switched back to after my next appointment. Depakote sucks ass. I've never cycled so rapidly or so severely and since the Depakote was the only med change and I've heard of other people where Depakote caused the same reaction in them, I'm getting off of it one way or the other. :P

Lexapro has a lot of good things going for it - few side effects, it's well tolerated by most people, and it's showing to be effective for PTSD and Panic Disorder. Those are huge bonuses in my book.

(ephemeral)

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