About nine months later I developed (very quickly) arthritis in my hands such that I can't do all that I want to do. I was 44 at the time with no family history of such early arthritis.
My doctor said NOTHING about the possible connection between these two. I've seen the same doc since I was 17 years old. I fired her this morning.
When I was sick last week, I inadvertently missed 5 days of my 10mg-a-day Lexapro. I accidentally went cold-turkey.
Here are my Lexapro withdrawal symptoms. No I don't imagine that you, regular reader, are interested; I'm posting it for the google-people.
- wobbly-headedness. I feel constantly as if I have had 1/2 glass too much champagne. This isn't as fun as it might sound.
- nausea and the inability to feel full.
- thirsty. all. the. time.
- inability to fall asleep or feel sleepy at the proper time of day.
- uber-constricted pupils. Little specks of black.
- aggressive hunger attacks. DO NOT get between me and the snack.
- cold-flashes. Body temperature plummets and I can't get warm again.
- crabbiness. I'm giving myself lots of time-outs.
- racing heart, as if I have had too much caffeine.
They are bad enough that friends look at them and say "Oh My God!" and I don't scold them for cussing, as I am grateful that they are calling God's attention to them, just in case He would like to intervene. And they hurt. Oh, do they hurt.