Re: Lexapro vs Effexor
i was on effexor for only a short while, maybe 2 months or so, before it made me start having serious thoughts about suicide. i didn't really notice any effect it had on the depression, and every time i missed a dose i had extreme withdrawals (i was on 150mg at the time.) i went to my doc and they immediately changed my med to lexapro. i weaned off the effexor for a good three weeks as to avoid withdrawal, but i still experienced some brain zaps, dizziness, and nausea anyway. i've been on the lex since about november and at first it seemed to work wonders. but recently, as in the last month or so, i feel as though it hasn't been working as well. i feel as though i'm slipping back into a major depressive episode, but that's something i need to talk about with my therapist and pdoc. i don't know if this has helped at all, but just letting you know about my experience with both meds.
all my best,