Hello I believe I can help you with your concern
I am sorry that you are having this "flattening" emotions, I can understand why that would concern you
May I ask, what dosage are you currently on with the Lexapro?
Sure...I am at 20mg / day
Okay, and what about other emotions, can you still feel joy, happiness, etc...?
yes.. everything has been pretty good for years and I plan on continuing dosage...just wondering if I should taper for this particular situation...I take it for anxiety but it helps with emotions....I do get irritable and anxious if I miss a dose or two....
Well there have been some reports of emotional numbing associated with Lexapro use, so in that case it could effect your ability to empathize with this situation, but it should also effect your ability to express other emotions as well and from what you are telling me it has not. So I actually do not think your Lexapro is causing this, but this is actually a cognitive issue that you created to possibly avoid the impact this may have on you, so basically this is your mind's way of protecting your psyche.
Sometime we all deal with these traumatic situations differently, and this could be your way of coping with it
So I would not reduce the Lexapro dosage for this one situation.
I agree... I think it may be some of both though...the emotion is somewhat muted and the rest of me is not get the ful signal so it is just ignoring it.... either way I will continue dosage and just try to be more aware of the situation and face it more.... Thanks
Here is a good worksheet that may be able to help you develop a better coping strategy
I hope it all works out well for you. My goal is to provide you with excellent service, so if you ever have any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at anytime.
Will do...thanks ...this has been very helpful
Anytime, always happy to help you today
see you...I'll checkout and leave an excellent rating...
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX