Had an appointment last week and complained to my doctor about an undesirable side effect with Lexapro which is otherwise working well. I managed to travel without having a breakdown in a country where I spoke none of the language. WHilst I was anxious about being away from the safety of the resort, I dealt with it calmly. I was, by the end of the week able to walk down the road to my favourite tattooist without a panic attack. So... for the most part.... Lexapro works... Except in one respect.
Its personal.. and as my mother in law reads this, I'll leave it as that.
SO I went to the dr last week. He brushed me off and gave me a repeat. Hmm ok.. I was told to go away and find something I think may be more suitable..
I thought he was the DR... but OK.. I turned to a friend who has experience in these drugs. I got a few suggestions to ask about.
Today, I went back.
I brought my list to the doctor and he dismissed the idea. He suggested another drug.. I reminded the doctor that I have strict rules at work RE drugs and again I was brushed aside. I also pointed out that I cannot take what is essentially a sleeping tablet once a day as I wouldn't be able to take it at the same time everyday. He stated I should just take it as I go to bed even if its 31 hours after the previous tablet.
This is ringing alarm bells in my head. I am not completely stupid. I have enough noise to be able to research things. I also have learned ppl in the medical field that have been able to give me some guidance and education.. I have looked up this new drug... there is NO WAY I can take this and keep my job. What is my doctor thinking? Oh, he just googled it.
AARRGGHHHH I could just scream.
I am heading for a second opinion.