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Thank you for the MTHFR link as I will definitely go to there. Thanks also for asking about if I've reached my doctor.
I FINALLY, reached my doctor yesterday. She put my side effects from the Lexapro down to my other meds. Actually spent more time addressing my MTHFR and what I need to be taking (more than any other doc has) than my actual request to change my meds. Then concluded that if I really wanted to changed my meds to let her know. The eye side effects (Glaucoma) are pretty serious: curving lines, eye pressure especially when laying down, and a lot of facial twitching. I was cleared by eye doc of any signs of Glaucoma within 6 months before starting Lexapro.
There's several other different side effects. I can definitely pin these side effects to when I started Lexapro. I've been self-weaning off Lexapro and am now down to 5 mg./day. I have never contacted her before about meds and Lexapro manufacturer states that if Glaucoma side effects become present to immediately contact your prescribing physician, which I now have. Nothing's changing yet. I'd rather be on no anxiety/depression meds than to continue with these side effects that can become permanent.
Thank you all for lending your ear/eyes/empathy/knowledge. Have a blessed day. Susan