Lexapro was the fourth antidepressant that “worked” for me. The struggle for me is decreasing the dosage. I sink within a week of a lesser dose, but the goal is to slowly increase the mood stabilizer as I come off the Lexapro because it’s not just depression I experience but the mania too.

I have only been on medication for nine months so I’m still in a trial and error phase, but after struggling the majority of my life I finally allowed myself the realization that my own coping skills just weren’t enough.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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