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Old 06-09-2006, 05:46 PM   #1
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Question Just started new meds, anyone on Lexapro?

I was just prescribed lexapro, and would like to hear other people's experiences with this medication. I don't know what to expect.

I was just diagnosed with Cyclothymia, (a kind of BPD), and was given a prescription of Lexapro, 10mg a day. I've been taking it for 2 weeks, it's been hard, but seems I am getting better.

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Old 06-09-2006, 05:52 PM   #2
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Re: Just started new meds, anyone on Lexapro?

hey there!

I have taken lexapro,10 mg, and the most major sideeffect i had was hunger and sleepiness.... i took myself off of it for a while... DO NOT DO THAT.... i had a worse case of depression ever since i stopped it... i now just restarted taken it...i am on day 3 of it... everyone is different with meds. you may have no side effects.. i know some people who have taken it and felt fine, no side effects at all...

good luck and i am happy to hear you are feeling better!
take care,

Old 06-09-2006, 06:08 PM   #3
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Re: Just started new meds, anyone on Lexapro?

I was on Lexapro for quite some time with no side effects, EXCEPT, i quit and started on 20mg this i'm going back on the 10's for a week, then 20's, what amc23 said is so true, lexapro worked for me and i quit also and wish i hadn't . it was working so well i was out jogging, walking, waking up in a half way decent mood, i noticed slow differeces on lexapro, as far as being able to get up in the am, i do have sleepyness sometimes but not that bad, i don't get hungry on lexapro and lost weight on it,,,but like amc23 said,,the ad's all work different on us...give it a try.....staying in touch,,,kj

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Re: Just started new meds, anyone on Lexapro?

Thanks, I had asked at the board for BPD, but not many people there were prescribed it, so I thought I'd check here.

I was very sleepy and "dopey" the first week and a half, and had horrible headaches. At about 2 weeks, I started feeling better, I am not sleepy anymore, and I don't wake up all groggy. (As I did wothout the medication)

I also don't get as hungry as I used to, and slowly, I have been able to not much on snacks as much. I also notice that I can recall info a lot easier now. And I have an easier time remembering names and info.
It's like my mind was so tired, it was slowed down to a crawl. Now it's working.

I have started going back to the gym, and seem to be able to get by with less sleep. I try to keep it at 8 hours. But sometimes I am not able to get 8. And when I had a day off, I would sleep too much. Now I was able to get up and go to the gym, and to the dinning facility on my day off.

I hope this keeps working out. I struggle with my weight, I hope I don't gain any extra.

The Psychiatrist was not much help. They just switched the one I had, he went home. The new one asked how I was doing, then cut me off when I tried to tell him, and just wrote me another prescription, and gave me an appointment for next month. Said he will just keep giving me pills until I go home. I thought that was a little rough.
Oh, well, at least I get meds I need.
Thanks for your input.

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