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  1. Does Ritalin help with anxiety too?
    ... doctor first tried to target the anxiety (Effexor, Lexapro , Prozac, Wellbutrin) I had sexual side effects with...
    ... then try Ritalin if need be. I have tried Effexor, Lexapro , Prozac, and Wellbutrin in the past for my anxiety...

  2. Think I'll stop taking Strattera......
    ... Strattera for 3 days, 40mg for 4 days (plus on 20mg Lexapro ): - Can hardly sleep (even with the aid of Lunesta...

  3. Concerta & Lexapro
    ... They are. Lexapro is anti-anxiety and Concerta ADHD and somepeople need...
    ... It's fine..im on concerta and lexapro ...
    ... concerta for a year & a half and lexapro for like a month...concerta's great for homework/school ... ... lexapro is hard to explain but it helps a lot...
    ... and mildly increases norepinephrine levels, while Lexapro increases seratonin. I take 5mg of Focalin 3x daily...

  4. provigil
    ... seeing? I would think that an anti-depressant (e.g. Lexapro , Cymbalta. etc.) and a traditional stimulant like...

  5. ADD?(long post, I'm sorry)
    ... depression(which I knew I wasn't) but he put me on 10mg of Lexapro . This med increased my fidgetiness, restlessness, ... problems concentrating, staying organized and tha the Lexapro has increased my anxiety. He put me on Strattera....

  6. Okay, I need some input...
    ... exactly sure how I should pursue this. I did take Lexapro for a while, but getting off of it because I became...
    ... my husband has ADD, OCD, and Asperger's. He takes lexapro and wellbuterin (for depression and anxiety). He ... have not heard of Provigil. Yes, a side effect of lexapro and lots of antidepressants is sexual dysfunction...

  7. Need some Advice!!!!
    ... who is now 16 years of age still taking Adderall and Lexapro . It has worked very well for her. At one time, her ... maybe trying a new drug. Such as this adderall and Lexapro . Some medications work well for some and sometimes...

  8. Bupropion, Purposeful?
    ... put on wellbutrin, Now she gave me samples of Lexapro , and I hope they make me feel a little better.......

  9. just switched meds and feel VERY depressed and unmotivated
    ... I have been on Adderall for ADD and Lexapro for depression for about 2 years now. My body finally ... doctor switched me 4 days ago to Ritalin and Wellbutrin/ Lexapro combination. For 4 days, I have not been to work...

  10. Re: ADD and Depression Diagnosis?
    ... depression medicine for the past 4 or so years. I am on Lexapro right now and it helps me a lot, but I still have...

  11. ADD and Depression.......
    ... think may be excaberating my depression. I also take Lexapro , which I think is helping me a lot. I'd probably be...

  12. Why Do Meds Stop Working??
    ... frequent bouts with depression was (past tense) an issue. Lexapro helped me cope until the underlying cause was addressed...

  13. depression and add/adderall
    ... not identical to busterangel's. For a while I took Lexapro along with Ritalin then later Adderall. Lex stabilized ... I can handle it without an antidepressant. So the Lexapro was very helpful in getting me here - and it took...

  14. Provigil for ADD?
    ... doc took her off of adhd meds and put her on 10mg of Lexapro . She feels much better. Good luck, pinkeetoz...

  15. Has anyone been diagnosed with ADD and OCD?
    ... doctor, a neurologist, put him on Strattera and also on Lexapro because he felt he was also depressed. I didn't really ... else (I can't remember which one) and kept him on the Lexapro . He gave him samples of both because the meds were...

  16. What medication is good for adult ADD?
    ... my depression and anxiety, so I started on an SSRI ( Lexapro ) which I don't think is helping a bit. I was given...

  17. Adderall and insomnia?
    ... SSRI's are antidepressants such as Prosac, Paxil and Lexapro . The SSRI class of drugs ARE physically addictive ... . I know. I decided to quit Lexapro cold turkey and was shocked at the violence of the ... withdrawal. Since I never heard of anyone dying from Lexapro withdrawals I stuck it out, heart palpitations and...

  18. Big Post: My Intro and some Q's
    ... people - that was fun ;). Then Buspar - nothing. Then lexapro - made me tired and my "anxiety" way worse. Took...

  19. Drugs and their side effects
    ... Celexa before and does it actually work better than Lexapro (like I do not want to be lethargic, and it has made...

  20. Adderall & Xanax
    ... We swapped from Welbutrin, Zoloft, Cymbalta and Lexapro . My personal advice is DO NOT TAKE ADDERALL WITH...

  21. New fella to this board
    ... combos of meds. Im currently taking lamictal and lexapro . Even before I started seeing my therapist I did...

  22. concerta, focalin, metadate ?????
    ... mg., zyprexa (for treatment of bipolar disorder), lexapro 10mg.(to combat the depression), he was also on time...

  23. adderall makes me sleepy!
    ... me maybe my dose is just too low. I take 5 mg of Lexapro at night for mild depression and have been taking...
    ... me to jiggle my legs and feet uncontrollably. When Lexapro did that while I was seeing a different psychiatrist...

  24. Could i have ADD/ADHD?
    ... of serotonin...those would be prozac, wellbutrin, lexapro , celexa...but they work slow. It takes atleast a...

  25. I finally feel more normal!
    ... which I didn't know I have. He put me on Klonopin and Lexapro and they've made such a difference. At first I felt ... husband has noticed the change in me too. Klonopin and Lexapro have really made a huge difference for me!...

  26. ADD meds
    ... now hopefully with the doctor adding Klonopin and Lexapro into the mix, that will make a difference for me....

  27. Anyone else can't stand going to a job?
    ... the same old thing that never worked, he prescribed Lexapro and Klonopin and wants to see me back in a week. ...

  28. OCD/ADHD mix or Anxiety/ADHD mix peoples
    ... samples from your doc and try it. I had to take Lexapro (an anti-depressant) for about six months. It effectively ... the chemo-therapy that was causing the depression, Lexapro started keeping me awake. I cut back to 10mg and was ... weeks. Then the insomnia was back. Quit altogether. Lexapro was causing excessive seratonin because I no longer...

  29. What is it with Doctors!
    ... doctor thought that putting me on an anti-depressent ( lexapro ) would help my ADD. I'm really mad right now because...

  30. Sexual problems.
    ... control my lack of concentration. At the time I was on Lexapro but that really wasn't doing anything so I tried Adderrall ... along with Lexapro by doctor recommendation. My current problem involves ... orgasm, once off, this problem goes away. I was on Lexapro 3 months before I was on Adderrall and I was experiencing ... me and my thoughts were very clear. So I stopped Lexapro in about the end of March of last year. The delay...

  31. How to deal with ADHD, without meds?
    ... severity of my lack of concentration. I am currently on Lexapro for social anxiety and depression. I really do not...

  32. Need advice: Concerta v. Adderall
    ... helping as much as it "should". I am also taking Lexapro for depression. I am interested in trying Adderall...
    ... I also have ADD, I am currently taking Lexapro and Adderall Xr. The Adderall is the best I have...
    ... helping as much as it "should". I am also taking Lexapro for depression. I am interested in trying Adderall...

  33. Unresolved issues
    ... major destraction. Last August my doctor put me on Lexapro because I refused Ritalin. Didn't want to become a ... a lot while on Lex. Almost everything posted about Lexapro was negative. You read those boards and you'd never ... stuff. Someone wisely posted that those people that Lexapro helped arn't posting because they are back living...

  34. Adult ADD and addiction... (new to boards)
    ... Ritalin." I said, "what are you nuts!" So he put me on Lexapro . At least with Lex I could go down the toilet with...
    ... on the weed! You the man. About Celexa: I took Lexapro which is a close cousin of Celexa for about 6 months...
    ... is something to be condoned. Give the SSRIs a shot ( lexapro , effexor, strattera) Good luck and never look back...
    ... never thunk it. Family Doctor put me on Paxil and Lexapro and trazadone for insomnia (severe for 10 years) they...

  35. What medication can you mix with Adderall for depression?
    ... I take adderall, wellbutrin and Lexapro . This combo is good for me. Just as long as I remember...

  36. Parents of add teens on Strattera
    ... symptoms until the body has adjusted to it. I am on Lexapro , which is an anti-depressant for my panic attacks...

  37. Extreme Rage from Zoloft,
    ... sesitivity to these meds but I am taking 20 mgs of Lexapro daily and have been for almost two years,and i have...

  38. Meds?
    ... If that is the case, then i already take 20 mgs of Lexapro daily. I would imagine that taking more of an antidepressan...

  39. LEXAPRO -adhd/anxiety/depression
    ... Lexapro is great for social anxiety disorder. It's one of ... frequently prescribed drugs for that problem. I took Lexapro years ago when I was suffering a lot of anxiety and ... taking Adderall xr and Celexa (short acting form of Lexapro ) then moved to Adderall xr and Lexapro. The combination ... your doctor didn't tell you when to start taking the Lexapro , you should give him a call to see what he says. My...
    ... can be a problem when i got older.. and also did lexapro help you concentrate or focus and better? i herad...
    ... This is the information on Lexapro from the adhdhelp website. I have two friends on ... Lexapro , one still takes Adderall for her ADHD (because the ... Lexapro did nothing for those symptoms) and the other is being ... taken off of the Lexapro because her Dr. feels she may be at risk. BEFORE ... CONTINUING WITH THE LEXAPRO , PLEASE READ THE FDA WARNING AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS ... TEXT, DATED MARCH 2004. " Lexapro for ADHD Lexapro was approved by the FDA ... reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) for treatment of depression. Lexapro works by increasing levels of serotonin, one of the ... been very little research on the effectiveness of Lexapro for those with ADHD, however it appears to treat coexisting ... and anxiety symptoms. Side Effects Agitation. lexapro Irritability. Deepened depression. Increased ... Diarrhea. Sleeplessness or insomnia. Before taking Lexapro , tell your doctor if you have ever experienced: ... Warnings The FDA issued a public health alert for Lexapro in March 2004. They warned that Lexapro can lead ... agitation, irritability, suicide and worsening depression. Lexapro is not recommended for those who have experienced...
    ... posted the INFORMATION because you wanted to know if Lexapro can help with ADHD. Medical tests have shown only ... I have a very seriously ADHD friend who took the Lexapro and became a suicide risk. Her suicide urges immediately ... dissipated when she stopped the Lexapro . MANY people have side effects with Lexapro, glad ... your high heart rate already you should know that Lexapro often increases heart rate too. If you don't like...

  40. need help plz! going crazy
    ... done (just alone on the computer, lol). I am also on lexapro 20mgs and tramidol, neurontin and have been a heavy ... something about serotonin syndrome and that maybe the lexapro and tramidon mixed with the adderall is doing it since ... Will these side effects go away? When I first started lexapro I felt like I had smoked crack for about 2 weeks I ... was soooo speedy and that went away. I just cut my lexapro in 1/2 today and took 10 mgs instead of 20 (hope thats...
    ... medication would just multiply it. I'm surprised the lexapro doesn't help the anxiety besides being a depression...

  41. What to do possible pregnancy with ADD and depression???
    ... I have been taking Lexapro for depression and Strattera for ADD for about 6 months...
    ... Prozac was okay, but maybe lower the dose a bit. Isn't Lexapro in the same family as Prozac? I was allowed to take...
    ... I have been taking Lexapro for depression and Strattera for ADD for about 6 months...
    ... the same drugs I am - Celexa (the first version of lexapro ) and Strattera. Being a women of child bearing age...

  42. How does Concerta affect you? My observations
    ... still.. wasnt bad as to now... but then I was put on lexapro and gained like whoa!!! Okay, well, if anyone could...
    ... to or shouldn't be thinking about. But I am taking Lexapro to help with that. I am never motivated. Most...
    ... to or shouldn't be thinking about. But I am taking Lexapro to help with that. I am never motivated. Most ... maybe your Dr. will let you try 54mgs. what is Lexapro ? My worst problem is consentration, I get easily...
    ... to or shouldn't be thinking about. But I am taking Lexapro to help with that. I am never motivated. Most ... maybe your Dr. will let you try 54mgs. what is Lexapro ? My worst problem is consentration, I get easily...

  43. How dare the doctor treat me this way?
    ... surely dropped to a normal level. I also went off Lexapro , Depakote and Seroquel as the weeks went on. This...

  44. Alternative to Adderall- Please Help
    ... anxiety problems. The doctor recently increased his Lexapro to 20 mg because the anxiety is getting worse. She...
    ... anxiety problems. The doctor recently increased his Lexapro to 20 mg because the anxiety is getting worse. She ... nervous system may worsen existing anxiety. SSRi's like Lexapro and stimulant ADD meds fall into that catagory. Although...

  45. My whole life felt like a mistake, help 19/m
    ... on i've been very depressed latly they have me on lexapro and I had blood takin from me today. I'm going to...

  46. ADD causes many problems for me
    ... seeing my dr again earlier this year and started on Lexapro . It really helps the anxiety, much more than anything ... ended up with a notebook of doodles. The combo of Lexapro and Dexadrine is very affective. I have actually ... been off the Lexapro this week bc I havent had a chance to refill it. ... dexadrine doesnt have the same affect without the lexapro . I felt really sleepy all week. These meds do...

  47. Strattera
    ... was very low when I was on strattera. I am taking lexapro for the OCD. It is funny how the "warnings" or...
    ... which I don't take medication for). I was prescrived Lexapro from another doctor but I didn't take it. I decided...
    ... was very low when I was on strattera. I am taking lexapro for the OCD. It is funny how the "warnings" or...
    ... which I don't take medication for). I was prescrived Lexapro from another doctor but I didn't take it. I decided...

  48. Coping with anger?
    ... outbursts, etc. I'm on 10mg of Adderall and 10mg of Lexapro for depression. The adderall has definately improved...

  49. College daughter lying to get Adderol prescription
    ... psychiatrist at school who prescribed Adderall, as well as Lexapro . I can see that she has had problems with depression...
    ... psychiatrist at school who prescribed Adderall, as well as Lexapro . I can see that she has had problems with depression...

  50. ADHD or Bipolar, I'm confused?
    ... himself.after getting him off of the prozac, we tried lexapro which went fine until his depression started to get ... in another anger explosion,and we went off of the lexapro and on to effexor,well two weeks after we started...

  51. Increasing Adderall XR dosage
    ... last 30 days before the exam. I am also on 10mg of Lexapro (another drug that is really effective) for anxiety...

  52. Help with ADD/ODD son
    ... on people under 18. Maybe an extremely low dose of lexapro and a mood stabilizer. Does aggression run in the...

  53. Side effects of Strattera & Lexapro ???
    ... I take the lexapro @ night and strattera in the am or else i can't go...

  54. Stratera thoughts
    ... one of my kids from daycare! My Dr. prescribed Lexapro for me after I told him that I am still thinking about...
    ... frustrated and mad like that. But then again I was on Lexapro . "ADD" (whatever it is) spawns other "syndromes ... ". Lexapro or something like it might help with the frustration...
    ... which I don't take medication for). I was prescribed Lexapro from another doctor but I didn't take it. I decided...
    ... which I don't take medication for). I was prescribed Lexapro from another doctor but I didn't take it. I decided ... really sick. Never had a heartbeat problem. I think lexapro is great. No side effects. Never had the weird brain...
    ... increased meds 40Mg to 80 and perscribed 10 mil gram of lexapro . So I take 10mg of Lexapro and 40mg of Strattera in...

  55. Just Diagnosed W/Adult ADD
    ... said to give it more time. He also just put me on Lexapro for the depression--I'm taking 1/4 of the pill before...

  56. Anybody with ADHD + Social Anxiety taking Adderall?
    ... worse for me really...recently i've started taking lexapro for depression/anxiety on top of the adderall. so...

  57. DR changed son's meds
    ... 90mg Adderall XR to 30mg Adderall XR along with 10mg Lexapro . Have any of you ever had this happen? This specialist...
    ... son has now been taking combo meds (Adderrall XR & Lexapro ) for 1 week, and we've JUST noticed some improvement...

  58. Concerta not working very well.. any ideas?
    ... like symptoms, might try adding an anti anxiety - Lexapro is supposed to be good for both, and have few side...
    ... your doc. A more calming antidepressant (like the Lexapro that freespirit suggested) might work better for you...

  59. Wellbutrin for ADHD
    ... taken concerta and adderall for the add - paxil and lexapro for the depression and tried many patches and gums...

  60. Stratterra Withdrawals
    ... the reason why i went for the strattera and the lexapro in the first place was because i heard they werent...

  61. Strattera and female sexual side effects
    ... relationship with an OCD/anxiety 'issue'. Im currently on Lexapro which I adore, but its ending its usefulness. ...

  62. Accomidations in the workplace
    ... taking xanax .25mg, 40 mg of strattera, and 20 mg of lexapro . Erik :)...

  63. Need advice from other adults on Strattera
    ... was also taking 300 mg Wellbutrin SR and 10 mg Lexapro daily. At my visit last week my pdoc has given me...

  64. adult just diagnosed ADD - take adderall or straterra?
    ... little positive effect). My psych switched me to Lexapro (mild antidepressant) which seems to have almost no...

  65. ADHD, ODD Daughter
    ... 14 and was prescribed Celexa and then switched to Lexapro which are both antidepressants. She was better for ... disoders. The doctors immediately took her off the Lexapro and started her on mood stabilizers. Once the mood...

  66. Adults taking straterra - info please
    ... it initially, but I recently started another med ( Lexapro for depression) and found that taking it in the morning...
    ... conscientious. At my last visit, he wanted to up my dose of Lexapro from the current 10 mg, but I didn't feel that I had...

  67. Strattera - Others w. Adult Male Side Effects?
    ... is pretty important too. I am also on 10mg/day of Lexapro ....
    ... urinating sometimes...then again it might be the 20mg of lexapro which i started recently also. ...
    ... chalks it up to low level anxiety and puts me on 10mg Lexapro . Pick smoking back up and either the smoking and/or ... Lexapro handles sleeping issue after a week or 2. Due to possible ... some small anxiety-like symptoms, decide staying on Lexapro may be good. Still dating same girl, and things are ... amongst other issues. Also have followup with doc about Lexapro and sleeping deal (no more issues, but just to check ... : Start taking 25mg Strattera, and upped does of Lexapro to 20mg....both taken in AM. Feel awefully loopy,...

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  1. Abrupt Discontinuation of Amitryptiline
    ... The dysphoria is so severe. I had been given lexapro in the past, a drug they strictly warn about abrupt ... discontinuation. Against advice, I did quit lexapro abruptly, and experienced no side effects from stopping...
    ... well, but do not let them use you as a test subject. Lexapro almost ended me, amitryptiline wasn't near as bad...

  2. Finally admitted I needed off durgestic patches
    ... good, I can not always keep the same pace. I was on lexapro - my husband just fussed because I got medicine, said...

  3. Here's my plan!
    ... Thanks Friend for all the advice. I am taking 20mg of lexapro daily. My only other concern is that I have to work...

  4. Tramadol
    ... those? I had a hell of a time coming off Paxil but Lexapro wasn't to bad. I weaned slower with the Lex, so.....

  5. Please, someone tell what to do.......
    ... life really was good. i started on antidepressants ( lexapro ) and it worked. and that would be the only reason...

  6. side effects
    ... before, I had been on an anti-depressant. Actually Lexapro , one of the brand names for escitalopram. As the ... tapering continued, I could feel the Lexapro starting to work again. I had crowded it out with ... drugs and as my doses of narcotics got smaller, the Lexapro was able to be felt again. The depression, both layers...

  7. Antidepressant vs. Suboxone
    ... (4mg) and he refused. He did increase my dose of Lexapro . I asked him how do I know if Lexapro is working...

  8. Still here..
    ... well as the stress in my marriage). I started back on Lexapro 3 days ago, but it hasn't really been any help yet...