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Lexapro with buprenorphine!!

Discussion in 'General' started by NursingStudent1979, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. NursingStudent1979

    NursingStudent1979 New Member

    I have been on bup for the last 5 years and it has saved my life. I'm 2 years into nursing school and start the nursing program in October. I have been on the Dean's list every semester with high honors or honors. Incredible, right? I can't believe how much my life has changed from 5 years ago. I am SO grateful and begin every day and end every night with thanks to God for all that I have. I'm not sure where I will go in the field of nursing, but I know I want to give back to people and help as many people as I can.
    Anyways, I have PTSD and along with I'm blessed with a severe panic disorder. I was fine for the first year, now it's out of control. I've been on buspar for a bit, with no luck, now my dr gave me Lexapro. I want to make sure it wont impede my studying or memory retention, for school? Anyone have some answers? I'd appreciate it greatly!!!
  2. StuckonSubs

    StuckonSubs Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I've never been on lexapro. I think my dr had me try it once and I didn't like the way it made me feel. I find any type of antidepressant really clouds my mind. I hate it.

    I have a severe panic/anxiety disorder too. But I deal with mine 100% naturally now. I was on benzodiazepines for years but although they helped in the beginning, they made things MUCH worse in the long run! Avoid at all costs!!

    I would highly recommend finding a doctor in your area that offers EMDR treatment. It helped me Immensly, and it is 100% natural. Basically, you follow this light bar with your eyes while the doctor re-creates events that cause you anxiety and talks you through it. It may sound weird but it really helped me. My doctor said he has cured many people with it, and some extremely severe cases of PTSD too. Like traumatic events, rapes, military veterans, panic disorders etc etc etc.

    I used to turn to medications to try and treat my anxiety, but I am totally against it now. I've been on lots of different medications and at best they were just a band aid. None of them ever fixed my problem. They might have helped mask it for a while, but eventually any medication you are on will lose its effectiveness and you are back to square one. I truly feel that talk therapy and working through your issues and confronting your fears head on are the only true way to overcome your problem. I know easier said than done, but you can do Anything that you out your mind to.

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