After many years of listening to doctors instead of my common sense, I am drug free. I imagine how wonderful it must feel to addicts to reach this plateau. Today I celebrate independence from drugs.
Zanax was used for anxiety...I often had chest pains. I soon discovered it helped me sleep so those were taken in the evenings. I was supposed to take two a day but I am a cheap date. It does not take much to affect me so I cut my intake to just one before bedtime.
I have taken these for years, it seems. This is the one Doc really was worried about. He said sometimes when you stop taking these, you have seizures. Funny how they never tell you that stuff when they recommend it.
I know we are adults and are supposed to read the side effects. I found out long ago, if I read the side effects I will not take any medicine at all.
To make a long story short, I lessened the dosage by half for about a week and then stopped all together. I am sure this method would not have pleased my present doctor but, hey, it worked.
I have a clarity now that I have not had in a very long time. I wake and there is no coming awake period, it is immediate. For a while I did have trouble sleeping. Now, I know I do not require as much sleep as I thought. The sleep I have is very refreshing and renewing.
This also marks the third week of no Lexapro. So far, so good. I have had a few moments when I tense and have to move around but that doesn't last long.
Drug free, Independence Day, indeed. Now if I can just stop the cocaine and the crack...kidding!