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So I made a thread about taking Lexapro a little while back, mainly discussing the problems I was having with it. I'm happy to report that most of the problems/side effects have been effectively dealt with
Now i've got another issue to deal with: for some reason or another, I can't seem to get myself anywhere near as motivated or determined to stick with things as I used to, and I think it's a side effect of the medicine. This anti-depressant is supposed to help with my anxiety, and after a lot of trial and error I was finally able to get it under control, but it also seems to have made me a bit lothargic and unmotivated
I've looked it up on the net and it seems that Lexapro (among other SSRI's) all seem to take away your vigilance as a side effect. Things that I used to worry me so much are pretty much gone, but i'm no longer on the ball about stuff and it kind of bothers me. Many things I used to be really gun-ho about, like physical fitness, learning guitar, working full-time to meet a monetary goal and etc., don't seem nearly as urgent anymore. I know it's important for me to do and i've worked very hard at it, but nowadays I have to really struggle to care at times.
I take 30 mg of Vyvanse as well, and while that used to be enough I feel like it's barely registering anymore. I used to not be able to take anymore because even something like 40 mg would skyrocket my anxiety and get me extremely agitated/frustrated. I'm wondering that since i've gotten my anxiety under contol, do you think I should increase my dosage of Vyvanse in order to maintain my determination?
Has anyone else dealt with these problems when on an anti-depressant to control anxiety?