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Posted: 12/31/2005 8:49:27 AM EDT
OK so I met this chick and she is pretty hot but ummm she is taking lexipro and adivan.... is that a bad thing? anybody know about meds? Always check the med cabinet
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:50:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:50:30 AM EDT
how come all the hot girls in the 18-25 range are on meds?
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:51:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 8:51:30 AM EDT by TheRedHorseman]

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
how come all the hot girls in the 18-25 range are on meds?



because they are attention/pity whores.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:51:26 AM EDT
RUN! DO NOT WALK AWAY, RUN!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:51:43 AM EDT
it means she is GREAT in the sack, but one day you will probably wake up to find your penis has been severed and tossed out the window of a moving vehicle, for some imagined reason.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:52:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
how come all the hot girls in the 18-25 range are on meds?



because they are attention/pity whores.



+1.

Besides. You said it. Girls.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:52:27 AM EDT
I dont know about adivan but lexipro is to control outbreaks of HPV.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:53:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
I dont know about adivan but lexipro is to control outbreaks of HPV.



no way? maybe I got the name wrong... I thought they were all crazy pills oh and she is 19
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:55:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
I dont know about adivan but lexipro is to control outbreaks of HPV.



OHHH SHIT..........That Fuckin' sucks!!!

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:56:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:56:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sprist:

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
I dont know about adivan but lexipro is to control outbreaks of HPV.



no way? maybe I got the name wrong... I thought they were all crazy pills oh and she is 19



ativan is a benzo, and lexipro is an SSRI, she prolly has a panic disorder of some kind.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:56:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
I dont know about adivan but lexipro is to control outbreaks of HPV.



No it's not. It's one of those mood leveling drugs like Paxil and such.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:58:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By XxSLASHERxX:
man you guys are very critical ............I take Lexapro and Risperdal and I am fine. It's when you don't take the meds that you get into trouble. Relax......



OK so on a scale of 1- 10 how crazy is she? will my penis get cut off? is she going to go absolutely nuts and kill herself or me if I break up with her?
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:00:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sprist:

Originally Posted By XxSLASHERxX:
man you guys are very critical ............I take Lexapro and Risperdal and I am fine. It's when you don't take the meds that you get into trouble. Relax......



OK so on a scale of 1- 10 how crazy is she? will my penis get cut off? is she going to go absolutely nuts and kill herself or me if I break up with her?



she'll sabotage her own birth control, get pregnant, and ruin your life
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:01:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By sprist:

Originally Posted By XxSLASHERxX:
man you guys are very critical ............I take Lexapro and Risperdal and I am fine. It's when you don't take the meds that you get into trouble. Relax......



OK so on a scale of 1- 10 how crazy is she? will my penis get cut off? is she going to go absolutely nuts and kill herself or me if I break up with her?



she'll sabotage her own birth control, get pregnant, and ruin your life



Yep.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:03:10 AM EDT
Ativan is an anti-psychotic and Lexapro is an antidepressant...
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:03:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By sprist:

Originally Posted By XxSLASHERxX:
man you guys are very critical ............I take Lexapro and Risperdal and I am fine. It's when you don't take the meds that you get into trouble. Relax......



OK so on a scale of 1- 10 how crazy is she? will my penis get cut off? is she going to go absolutely nuts and kill herself or me if I break up with her?



she'll sabotage her own birth control, get pregnant, and ruin your life



damn straight......turn a 180 and GTFO!!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:06:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By texas1138:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By sprist:

Originally Posted By XxSLASHERxX:
man you guys are very critical ............I take Lexapro and Risperdal and I am fine. It's when you don't take the meds that you get into trouble. Relax......



OK so on a scale of 1- 10 how crazy is she? will my penis get cut off? is she going to go absolutely nuts and kill herself or me if I break up with her?



she'll sabotage her own birth control, get pregnant, and ruin your life



damn straight......turn a 180 and GTFO!!



So you guys are saying I should turn down the hottest 19 yr old (virgin too) I have ever seen and run for the hills just because she is crazy and depressed?
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:08:38 AM EDT
Lexapro: escitalopram oxalate, tablets/oral solution.

Lexapro® (escitalopram oxalate) is an orally administered selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Escitalopram is the pure S-enantiomer (single isomer) of the racemic bicyclic phthalane derivative citalopram. Escitalopram oxalate is designated S-(+)-1-[3-(dimethyl-amino)propyl]-1-( p -fluorophenyl)-5-phthalancarbonitrile oxalate with the following structural formula:

The molecular formula is C 20 H 21 FN 2 O · C 2 H 2 O 4 and the molecular weight is 414.40.

Ativan (lorazepam) doesn't have an entry in the PDR, but it's got some info on other sites.

So, Lexapro is an antidepressant (SSRI, like Prozac, Zoloft, etc.), and Ativan is a benzodiazepine, an antianxietal and antiinsomnial drug, also sometimes prescribed for seizures. You're right, they're crazy-people drugs. But as long as she's not on haloperidol (Haldol), chlorpromazine (Thorazine), or lithium (Eskalith, Lithonate, Lithotab, Lithobid), you should be safe .
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:09:49 AM EDT
Never saw "Fatal Attraction", did ya?
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:09:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ZootTX:
Ativan is an anti-psychotic and Lexapro is an antidepressant...




Originally Posted By 1911greg:
I dont know about adivan but lexipro is to control outbreaks of HPV.



I realize this is the internet, but do you guys have to be complete idiots.

If you don't know about something then don't post complete bullshit.

Lexipro is used for a variety of medical conditions including depression and anxiety disorders. It has no anti-viral properties whatsoever.

Ativan is a benzodiazepine drug very similar to Valium, and is supposed to be used short-term (< 2 wks) for acute anxiety, insomnia and panic disorders.

sprist,


If you still want to screw this chick then get a vasectomy first.


Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:10:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sprist:

Originally Posted By texas1138:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By sprist:

Originally Posted By XxSLASHERxX:
man you guys are very critical ............I take Lexapro and Risperdal and I am fine. It's when you don't take the meds that you get into trouble. Relax......



OK so on a scale of 1- 10 how crazy is she? will my penis get cut off? is she going to go absolutely nuts and kill herself or me if I break up with her?



she'll sabotage her own birth control, get pregnant, and ruin your life



damn straight......turn a 180 and GTFO!!



So you guys are saying I should turn down the hottest 19 yr old (virgin too) I have ever seen and run for the hills just because she is crazy and depressed?



How the hell does she have HPV if she is a virgin?

anywho a virgin might just make the problem worse amagine the trauma taking her virginity would do to her. for 30 minutes of poking you will have to snuggle and talk and console her for 300 hours!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:10:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sprist:

Originally Posted By texas1138:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By sprist:

Originally Posted By XxSLASHERxX:
man you guys are very critical ............I take Lexapro and Risperdal and I am fine. It's when you don't take the meds that you get into trouble. Relax......



OK so on a scale of 1- 10 how crazy is she? will my penis get cut off? is she going to go absolutely nuts and kill herself or me if I break up with her?



she'll sabotage her own birth control, get pregnant, and ruin your life



damn straight......turn a 180 and GTFO!!



So you guys are saying I should turn down the hottest 19 yr old (virgin too) I have ever seen and run for the hills just because she is crazy and depressed?



BINGO!!!

Ops
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:10:46 AM EDT
Hit it hard as fuck, and then run.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:10:49 AM EDT
Run Forest run!

Later

Badredfish - going thru a divorce w/ one
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:11:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sprist:
So you guys are saying I should turn down the hottest 19 yr old (virgin too) I have ever seen and run for the hills just because she is crazy and depressed?



Are you trying to tell us that there are no 19 y/o virgin chicks that don't take those meds?
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:11:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:11:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Flee



adivan = bad ju ju!

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:11:45 AM EDT
I was there once before. I ignored a bunch of warning signs, but I got out once she started faking suicide attempts because she felt that she needed more attention.

Should you choose to hit it, use an assumed name, and be prepared to move and change phone numbers.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:12:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911greg:

Originally Posted By sprist:

Originally Posted By texas1138:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By sprist:

Originally Posted By XxSLASHERxX:
man you guys are very critical ............I take Lexapro and Risperdal and I am fine. It's when you don't take the meds that you get into trouble. Relax......



OK so on a scale of 1- 10 how crazy is she? will my penis get cut off? is she going to go absolutely nuts and kill herself or me if I break up with her?



she'll sabotage her own birth control, get pregnant, and ruin your life



damn straight......turn a 180 and GTFO!!



So you guys are saying I should turn down the hottest 19 yr old (virgin too) I have ever seen and run for the hills just because she is crazy and depressed?



How the hell does she have HPV if she is a virgin?

anywho a virgin might just make the problem worse amagine the trauma taking her virginity would do to her. for 30 minutes of poking you will have to snuggle and talk and console her for 300 hours!




Now that there is funny shit!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:12:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By C-4:

Originally Posted By ZootTX:
Ativan is an anti-psychotic and Lexapro is an antidepressant...




Originally Posted By 1911greg:
I dont know about adivan but lexipro is to control outbreaks of HPV.



I realize this is the internet, but do you guys have to be complete idiots.

If you don't know about something then don't post complete bullshit.

Lexipro is used for a variety of medical conditions including depression and anxiety disorders. It has no anti-viral properties whatsoever.

Ativan is a benzodiazepine drug very similar to Valium, and is supposed to be used short-term (< 2 wks) for acute anxiety, insomnia and panic disorders.

sprist,


If you still want to screw this chick then get a vasectomy first.





I do know what I'm talking about. Those words are exactly out of my ALS field guide, which I checked before posting because I knew some internet cowboy like yourself would come along. I know for damn sure that lexapro is an antidepressant and maybe Ativan has some other clinical uses but every patient that I've seen that takes it had severe mental disorders of some type.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:15:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 9:22:25 AM EDT by texas1138]

Originally Posted By sprist:
So you guys are saying I should turn down the hottest 19 yr old (virgin too) I have ever seen and run for the hills just because she is crazy and depressed?



that makes it even worse!!!!

ACHTUNG!! ACHTUNG!!

IT MAY ALREADY BE TOO LATE, CONSIDER WITNESS PROTECTION!!

ETA:

Don't make the same mistake I did, the bitch is nuts and she will make your life a living hell in every conceivable way and somehow it will be your fault!

Your friends will start to dissapear......
Every minute alone will become precious.....
Your life will become a shell of what it once was.....

OH SHIT I THINK SHE'S COMING!!!!! GOD NOOO!!! NOT THE TRUNCHEON AGAIN!!!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:17:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By texas1138:

Originally Posted By sprist:
So you guys are saying I should turn down the hottest 19 yr old (virgin too) I have ever seen and run for the hills just because she is crazy and depressed?



that makes it even worse!!!!

ACHTUNG!! ACHTUNG!!

IT MAY ALREADY BE TOO LATE, CONSIDER WITNESS PROTECTION!!



there are not too many 19 year old virgins though.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:17:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By C-4:

Originally Posted By sprist:
So you guys are saying I should turn down the hottest 19 yr old (virgin too) I have ever seen and run for the hills just because she is crazy and depressed?



Are you trying to tell us that there are no 19 y/o virgin chicks that don't take those meds?



I can think of a couple.

My ex-g/f was on some anti-depressants for a while.

Made it a TON more bearable being around her. Course, I think I helped cause it a little as well.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:26:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sprist:

Originally Posted By texas1138:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By sprist:

Originally Posted By XxSLASHERxX:
man you guys are very critical ............I take Lexapro and Risperdal and I am fine. It's when you don't take the meds that you get into trouble. Relax......



OK so on a scale of 1- 10 how crazy is she? will my penis get cut off? is she going to go absolutely nuts and kill herself or me if I break up with her?



she'll sabotage her own birth control, get pregnant, and ruin your life



damn straight......turn a 180 and GTFO!!



So you guys are saying I should turn down the hottest 19 yr old (virgin too) I have ever seen and run for the hills just because she is crazy and depressed?




At 19 I say hit it. Just dont trust her to handle the birth control and do not go into it looking for a wife.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:26:15 AM EDT
Stay away! This is a job someone with lots of experience at dealing with stuff like this. And believe me, I have experience with nutty chicks. IM me with her pnone # and I'll handle things from there.

Seriously; you're OK in the short term. You've got to wonder what the long term implications would be. After all, they usually get worse with age. So, bottom line: don't be afraid to hit it. Just be ready to run. Also, the nutty ones are REALLY hot in the sack. BTDT!

Maybe you should have a talk with her as to WHY she take the meds?
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:30:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sprist:
OK so I met this chick and she is pretty hot but ummm she is taking lexipro and adivan.... is that a bad thing? anybody know about meds? Always check the med cabinet




Here's my advice -

Don't take advice from strangers and idiots on the internet that have no idea what the fuck they're
talking about. Most folks on this board know as much about perscription meds as the do the molecular
biology of eukaryotic cells. Talk to her about the drugs and make an intelligent decision for yourself.
Be a man for god's sake. Some of the best and brightest people on the planet are on meds. Some of
them actually need the meds and others, I can asure you; don't.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:30:42 AM EDT
Lexapro is an antidepressant and an anxiolytic (reduces anxiety.) It is used for the treatment of depression and generalized anxiety disorder. As someone else stated, it is a SSRI, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, which is a common class of medicines these days.

Ativan is a benzodiazapine, like Valium. It is not, or at least should not be, a first line treatment for anxiety.

I wouldn't worry so much about her taking the Lexapro. It is the SSRI that is in fashion today. Next month it will be some other SSRI, and the month after that another one.
The Ativan would concern me. Exactly how freaked out does this young lady get as to need Ativan? In addition, Ativan is addicting and depending on how long and how frequently she takes it, she might be hooked.

Now, for my personal opinion of those who take prescription meds such as these. The more sensitive readers out there should probably stop reading now.

Stop relying on fucking drugs to control yourself. You are choosing to let yourself be anxious. You are choosing to let depression rule your life. Because you are using prescription drugs instead of street drugs simply means that you have health insurance, and not that it's right. Yes, you will find lots of highly educated and highly paid people (physicians) who will prescribe these to you and let you that you need them. This also does not make it right. Drugs are a cop out for life.

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:43:49 AM EDT
As was mentioned before..

Lexapro is (in simplified terms) a purified form of Celexa...a Selective Seritonin Re-Uptake Inhibitor. Best explanation I have heard is that SSRIs tend to be Mood levelers--they prevent the dips in mood in depression (they do have a bit of a tendency to limit the highs also).

I see LOTS of patients on SSRIs (as was mentioned, Lexapro seems to be the most common now) when I take a history.

Ativan is a Benzodiazipine. A lot like Valium. I generally Rx it when a patient is overly worried about a procedure. It also works well in combination with pain meds in post op pain. Lets the patient not worry about the pain quite so much--which seems to let the narcotics and other pain meds work well. Had a patient with post-op ankle fx pain. 3 doses Fentanyl didn't help. 60mgs Toradol on top didn't help. 1mg IV Ativan let him sleep, and when he woke up, he was fine.

It would depend on the dosing of the Ativan if I was concerned...if the girl had severe anxiety disorder, and took the Lexapro to treat, but had Ativan if she had a particularly bad attack, it might be a bit of a concern. If the Ativan is old (from a procedure) or something similar--I wouldn't worry as much.

AFARR
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:43:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:


Stop relying on fucking drugs to control yourself. You are choosing to let yourself be anxious. You are choosing to let depression rule your life. Because you are using prescription drugs instead of street drugs simply means that you have health insurance, and not that it's right. Yes, you will find lots of highly educated and highly paid people (physicians) who will prescribe these to you and let you that you need them. This also does not make it right. Drugs are a cop out for life.




Wait till you've been there. Anxiety or Generalized Anxiety Disorder isn't just feeling anxious. When I got back from Iraq, I went to the emergency room several times with a heart attack. I was so dizzy I couldn't stand up, my chest had an incredible amount of pressure on it with incredibly sharp pain and my limbs were numb, and I was convinved that was it, I was going to die, and I mean convinced. I was staring up at the light in the ER thinking, this is it, this is the last thing I am going to see. The ekg machine said my heart was fine though, that I wasn't having a heart attack, The one cause for concern was my blood pressure at the time, it was 210 over 120. They took my blood pressure again 10 minutes later and it was back down to 140 over something (can't remember the second number). The next morning, it was down to normal. This happened several times in a month period. I have been to a heart specialist, who said that my heart was perfectly normal and he couldn't find any blockages or anything else wrong. My doctor suspected GAD and probably PTSD, subscribed me on Paxil CR (A SSRI medication). Now I feel fine, and it's been 6 months since my latest panic attack. And I feel fine, I have the full range of emotions from happy, sad, content, etc, pretty much normal stuff. My doctor is going to start limiting my dose and eventually I'll stop taking it to see how I do.

Like I said, wait till you've been there. When you start making multiple trips to the ER a month, let me know how you feel about going without any type of medication so you can work it out.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:48:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sprist:
So you guys are saying I should turn down the hottest 19 yr old (virgin too) I have ever seen and run for the hills just because she is crazy and depressed?



Let me put it this way...how many times have you heard about some nutcase on the news who kills a few people only to have his family members say, "Well, he was always such a peaceful person as long as he took his medications."
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:49:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:50:34 AM EDT
Eject! Eject! Eject!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:50:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Choose wisely, grasshoppa. It's one thing to have a loved one develop mental problems after you have married her ( ". . . in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, etc."). It's entirely another to buy a car that's already been hit broadside by a train. Flee!


hahahah... I love that analogy!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:51:14 AM EDT
What can you guys tell me about PAXIL? Specifically Paxil CR 12.5mg?
Thanks!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:55:32 AM EDT
PAROXETINE CONTROLLED-RELEASE - ORAL
Pronunciation: (pair-OX-eh-teen)

BRAND NAME(S):
Paxil CR
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WARNING:
While antidepressants can provide great benefits, a small percentage of children/teenagers taking these medications for various psychiatric conditions have had a worsening of depression/other symptoms, including suicidal thoughts/attempts. However, depression itself can sometimes lead to suicidal thoughts/attempts as well, in both children and adults. Therefore, when medications to treat depression/other psychiatric conditions (antidepressants) are used (especially in children/teenagers) the benefits and risks must be discussed with the doctor. Though there are no similar study results for adults, this warning information applies to adults taking these medications as well.

Tell the doctor immediately if you notice a worsening of depression/other psychiatric symptoms, unusual changes in behavior (including possible suicidal thoughts/attempts) or other mental/mood changes (such as new/worsening anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, irritability, hostile/angry feelings, impulsive actions, severe restlessness, very rapid speech). Watch for these symptoms especially at a time of antidepressant dosage change, or when an antidepressant medicine is being started.
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USAGE:
This medication is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used to treat depression, panic attacks, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), and a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (premenstrual dysphoric disorder- PMDD).

Paroxetine should not be used in children less than 18 years of age. It has not been shown to be effective for depression in children or teenagers. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

SSRI's work by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain (neurotransmitters).

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Take this medication by mouth usually once daily in the morning, with or without food; or as directed by your doctor.

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Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: loss of appetite, unusual or severe mental/mood changes, increased sweating/flushing, unusual fatigue, uncontrolled movements (tremor), decreased interest in sex, changes in sexual ability.

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This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Avoid alcoholic beverages.

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This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

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Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:58:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lockedon:
What can you guys tell me about PAXIL? Specifically Paxil CR 12.5mg?
Thanks!



I take Paxil CR 37.5 mg. I feel fine, not a whole lot of side effects. Every once in a while I get a headache, and I had to stop drinking. It made me a real lightweight, and I would get dizzy with just a little alchohol. (Of course it says on the bottle to not drink while taking the medicine)
It does make it a little harder to sleep, but I wasn't sleeping at all when I was suffering through panic attacks so it might not be the pills. If I don't sleep at all or very poorly (like only 2 hours) then I'll start to get dizzy the next evening when my body gets really tired.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 10:01:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 10:03:45 AM EDT by Daytona955i]
Man, listen to me, I am only going to say this once.

The ones will pills are the ones that doctors have considered crazy.

The ones without pills, haven't seen the doctor yet.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 10:02:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 10:03:11 AM EDT by Gunner1X]

Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
Lexapro is an antidepressant and an anxiolytic (reduces anxiety.) It is used for the treatment of depression and generalized anxiety disorder. As someone else stated, it is a SSRI, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, which is a common class of medicines these days.

Ativan is a benzodiazapine, like Valium. It is not, or at least should not be, a first line treatment for anxiety.

I wouldn't worry so much about her taking the Lexapro. It is the SSRI that is in fashion today. Next month it will be some other SSRI, and the month after that another one.
The Ativan would concern me. Exactly how freaked out does this young lady get as to need Ativan? In addition, Ativan is addicting and depending on how long and how frequently she takes it, she might be hooked.

Now, for my personal opinion of those who take prescription meds such as these. The more sensitive readers out there should probably stop reading now.

Stop relying on fucking drugs to control yourself. You are choosing to let yourself be anxious. You are choosing to let depression rule your life. Because you are using prescription drugs instead of street drugs simply means that you have health insurance, and not that it's right. Yes, you will find lots of highly educated and highly paid people (physicians) who will prescribe these to you and let you that you need them. This also does not make it right. Drugs are a cop out for life.




Tom Cruise...is that you? That is one of the goofiest things I've ever read.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 10:06:26 AM EDT
Maybe you should see what she is like off of the drugs??
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