For the week I'm in Los Angeles staying with my mother. On her concern, I accepted an invitation to see a doctor about anti-depressants. Up until now I havne't taken them because I distrust the adverse side effects. Plus the only reason I'm alive today is because I don't keep fatal methods in my vacinity. I'm not one for medication in general - over a year I'll take something like aspirin less than a dozen times. Anyhow, I got like a four month supply of Lexapro - an anti-depressant the doctor assured me wasn't fatal if OD'd. She warned me that I would feel a bit loopy the first couple of days taking the pill because my brain wouldn't be used to the chemical boost. So whatever, I took it. And right now I"m having a really difficult time. My brain feels slowed; my reaction time is delayed and there's a noticable decline in mental facilities. My speech is particularly affected. My hearing is fading in and out. On the way home, I started to hallucinate and see a solid, bright yellow stripe bordering objects on the horizon. My moods are jumping around - Anger, anxiety, paranoia, laughter, and then big void of detachment. I don't feel the compulsion to kill myself, but if the medication doesn't get any better than this.... I don't see the point. Anyone else take lexapro or have problems with those symptoms?