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    Old 03-04-2007, 11:21 AM   #1
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    Lexapro, Smoking Cessation, Depression

    Hi Folks:

    First post here. I have been on anti-depressants for 15 years with great success. First Prozac and for the past couple of years, Lexapro. Two months ago I quit smoking and seem to be over the urge to smoke. However, a strange thing has happened... my depression has returned. Its not as dibilitating as it was before I got on medication, but I can tell it is there. It reminds me of the couple of times I tried to get off the anti-depressants... its the way I would feel after about two weeks without the meds: Lack of motivation, gloomy outlook, lathargacy, etc. The only other changes is that I have gained weight since I quit smoking which in and of itself is depressing, but I really don't think that is it.
    Is this still a side affect of quitting smoking? Sometimes I feel if I started smoking again, I wouldn't feel this way but that doesnt make any sense. Has anyone else ever quit smoking while being on Lexapro and then found the Lexapro quit working?

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    Old 03-04-2007, 11:31 AM   #2
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    Re: Lexapro, Smoking Cessation, Depression

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    . Is this still a side affect of quitting smoking?
    Hi madmiguel, welcome to HealthBoards! Yes, I quit smoking 9 months ago and I have become very depressed and suffer anxiety. I went on Wellbutrin to help with the quit and I think this drug can cause anxiety which in turn causes depression so is it the drug or the quitting smoking that got me depressed... LOL I've never taken Lexapro so I can't answer that question. I do feel more messed up than when I smoked, but I do not ever want to go back to smoking so I'll attempt to fix these other things wrong with me.

    There is a great support group here on the Smoking Cessation forum. Come join us!

     
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