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    Old 04-09-2009, 01:21 PM   #1
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    I HATE LEXAPRO: what should I do?

    I've only been on it for a week but my energy levels are ZAPPED. It's awful. I can't stay awake. I'm on 10mgs. I'm also taking wellbutrin which should be helping with the energy (because I get LOTS of energy from the wellbutrin), but it's not. All I want to do is sleep all the time.

    And, the sexual side effects are DREADFUL. I had some side effects on paxil, but even on 40mgs of paxil I never had side effects like THIS. I basically can't have an orgasm at all.

    All of this is very frustrating. What should I do? Cut back to 5mgs and see what happens or just stop taking it all together? Since I've only been on it a week I could stop without going through withdrawal easier than i could if I stayed on it...what do you guys think?


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    Old 04-10-2009, 11:27 AM   #2
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    Re: I HATE LEXAPRO: what should I do?

    A week is not long enough to feel the benifits...don't lower your dose.
    The sexual side effect should go away anywhere between 3 and 8 weeks.
    I have the same problems when I get on a med...but it does go away...just give it time.

    Old 04-10-2009, 12:36 PM   #3
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    Re: I HATE LEXAPRO: what should I do?

    Thanks for your response! I'm going to stick with it given your experiences with side effects and see what happens

    THanks again, this makes me feel a lot better!

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