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It's week 3 for me on Lexapro. My NP was considering increasing my dose last week. But I declined. I'm waiting until I see the psychiatrist before I ok any dosage adjustments.<br><br>
I've been seeing the psychologist ever Wednesday. Tomorrow will be my 3rd visit of 20.<br><br>
I've had mostly good days, but have had some days that were just as bad as before the medication. They're tough, they make me feel like "If I'm taking this crap to make me feel better, it better work or I don't want to take it!"<br><br>
Those are usually high stress days. And high stress days are usually days when my dh stays home from work. He's in bad shape with back pain. He's staying home again today. He's worked 1.5 days in the last work week. So, it's been a stressful week.<br><br>
But yesterday, he was in a much better mood after he started his newest 'treatment'. He was actually talkative and smiling for a while. It's been a while since I've seen him smile.<br><br>
Anyway, how are you other mamas doing?
 

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It can take a few more weeks to see results, and if you don't, I would try switching rather than upping the doseage...if it's going to work, you should see some improvements.<br><br>
How is it going with the psychologist? Does that help at all?<br><br>
I've been doing better overall since starting the St. Johns work. It totally helps with the depression and obsessive thoughts. It takes the edge of my panic, with the exception of my high anxiety over our move to CA. We're leaving this weekend, either Fri. or Sat, and I'm so terrifed of getting into a wreck on our way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I know that it's just the panic, and I'm doing a pretty good job of dealing with it.
 

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I haven't really started seeing a lot of benefit from the P-doc, but we talked about why that is this week.<br><br>
Apparently I've just been "chatting" with her, so I told her that I don't know what she needs to hear in order to help, so if I had some topics, some direction I could better communicate with her.<br><br>
So now I get to make a list. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I finally made a psychiatrist appt. It's not until May 18th! And that was their earliest because someone cancelled! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes">: Though all of the ones I chose to call on my insurance had late May to Mid-June earliest appts. Good grief!<br><br>
I had some of the same fears when my ds and I moved from NC to GA. We left dh behind to finish his active duty, it was supposed to be about 6 weeks. I kept worrying that me and my 9 month old would some how get lost or hurt with no way to contact him.<br><br>
I think you'll all be alright! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 
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