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I went from celexa 40 mg to lexapro 10 mg my husband is severe diabetic an he calls me names when his sugar is elevated and my mom. has dementia.. I'm always up tight an cry a lot if I ask to go up to 15 mg will that help me from being so up tight an the crying spells

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    i noticed your dosage decreased dramatically, which is a good thing . you do not want to depend on the medication your entire life.

    i am sorry your husband calls you name , i am sure it is just a rough patch in his life. no one wants to be diabetic. although it does not justify his actions towards, you should sit and speak to him when his sugar is low.

    as for your dosage increase

    it is normal for you to experience sudden spells, since your dose was decreased dramatically.

    i do recommend activities that will keep your mind distracted while your body tries to cope the sudden chemical changes in your body.

    for an example learn yoga, draw, doodle, cardio workout on youtube , garden , and reading. find a hobby that will keep you focused all while having a pleasant time doing it.

    note that exercise may reduce stresses in your body that can be the cause to your spells.

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      Roberto, excellent advice.

      I went to a therapist who advertised himself as a spiritual meditator type person but all he wanted to do was put me on Lexapro, Prozac, etc.

      I'm into natural healing as much as humanly possible.

      Your recommendations were spot on - how important are distractions?? I will be totally miserable (chronic condition aggravated by anxiety) about to despair and then something unexpected will happen and instantly my health condition will disappear - until I think about it again!!

      I used to dabble in painting but I just don't seem to have the "get up and go" to go in there are tackle it again although, when I did paint, while I found it stressful I would often be thrilled with the results and get a shiver of happiness and pride whenever I walked by and sneaked a peek at my "creation."

      Just watching one of the "binge" series on tv can be very distracting but the best thing is a good night's sleep and then a long walk in a park in the sunshine or any time!

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      i believe distractions are very important.

      when i was thirteen i got into playing the guitar. it was out of impulse- i got my dad to buy me a guitar and ever since then i have tough myself to play guitar.

      my anxiety disorder did not show up until 2011, i did not get diagnosed until 2017.

      it was not until 2017 that i started to pick up the guitar when my i was feeling ill. i could say that playing since playing guitar is really enjoyable for and requires little effort it has brought me a long way.

      i wanna share that with everyone

      i would like for everyone to find a hobby that requires very little effort like piano , violin, painting.. although it does require some practice, this has helped me more than medicine.

      i love that we both doing the exact same thing.

      ive always wondered how different people cope with their condition and i am so happy that this is not only working for my but for someone else like yourself.

      i hope you continue your painting , since i am a great admirer of art.

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    hello,

    Did you do a crossover with the medications or just start taking Lexapro the day after stopping Celexa? also, how long were you on Lexapro for? I disagree with the first comment about being dependent on the medication for the rest of your life. Depression, especially major depression doesn't just go away.

    Look into therapy/couples counseling with your husband. Have you told him how you feel about it? Low or high blood sugar doesn't mean he can be verbally abusive!!! I hope you can give us some more information about your medication history and what you've tried in the past about your husband's verbal abuse.

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    hello,

    Did you do a crossover with the medications or just start taking Lexapro the day after stopping Celexa? also, how long were you on Lexapro for? I disagree with the first comment about being dependent on the medication for the rest of your life. Depression, especially major depression doesn't just go away.

    Look into therapy/couples counseling with your husband. Have you told him how you feel about it? Low or high blood sugar doesn't mean he can be verbally abusive!!! I hope you can give us some more information about your medication history and what you've tried in the past about your husband's verbal abuse.

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