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  1. Methadone & Xanax, HELP ME!
    ... a pain clinic that prescribed methadone along with lexapro and cimbalta. Two weeks later we were in the ER for...

Anger Management board

  1. Is it Possible?
    ... counselor diagnoised her with depression and put her on Lexapro mainly to help her sleep at night. It has been a year...

  2. Anger issues, need help :(
    ... when my son was 1 yo), and went to therapy and was on Lexapro . I got off of it when my husband and I split and I ... the road, with my brother, etc. I went back on the lexapro June 1st and weaned a couple weeks ago (very slowly...

  3. How can I hold in all my hate and anger?
    ... go on lexapro if it doesnt conflict with bi polar. I was where ... not getting angry) therapy, emotions anonymous, lexapro , meditation, yoga,self introspection, its the frustration...
    ... not happy, does that make sense? I havent tried lexapro . Tried other though and it didnt work. No im not...
    ... not happy, does that make sense? I havent tried lexapro . Tried other though and it didnt work. No im not...

  4. head trauma and anger
    ... year in counseling and part of the last part I got on LExAPRO . I even went weekly to EA meetings. I really got...
    ... to relearn to walk .headaches, etc.. I have found lexapro through my search to work on the anger that i have...
    ... are afraid of if daddy gets mad. not good. And again Lexapro helps slow the thoughts and gives me a chance to think...
    ... need to make an appt with my gen pract to update the Lexapro . it does calm me considerably but I cant up the dose...
    ... direction! I'm sure that your doctor can adjust your Lexapro to the right dosage and, if necessary, can help you...

  5. 4 year old that can't calm down
    ... uncontrolable anger. Turns out I had PPD. I got on Lexapro and things for me are SO MUCH better. However, in...

  6. DH needs meds-big time!
    ... help? thanks RA ps-To be able to cope, I'm on Lexapro and Wellbutrin just to be able to get through the...

  7. New, scary anger problems....feel like I've become a monster!
    ... better lately with those things, now that I am on Lexapro and am getting behavioral therapy, but recently I...

  8. Advice on Anger Issue Please...
    ... doctor and agreed to try the lowest prescribed dose of Lexapro . His insurance at work paid for 8 visits of counseling...

  9. Anger Prevailing in PMS
    ... How about some Celexa or Lexapro 2 weeks before you start your cycle? A few years ago...

  10. Husband tired of my high strung personality
    ... your family physician. He may suggest paxil, celexa, lexapro , or another SUI. When you find the "right one" for...

  11. Having trouble controlling my anger
    ... i went on lexapro after battling with the similar problems. I tried ... celexa, prozac, and another that i can't remember. lexapro was really helful and had hardly any side effects...

  12. WHy am I angry?
    ... anti-depressants really helped me a lot, especially Lexapro . Effexor didn't work for me. It made things worse...
    ... new here but total understand people in here I am on Lexapro to controll my out raged attitude.......hummm so far...
    ... new here but total understand people in here I am on Lexapro to controll my out raged attitude.......hummm so far...

  13. Why do I get so pissy?
    ... could tell that I needed something else. I'm now on Lexapro and I feel like anyone could spit on me and I would...

  14. get angry, but no one knows
    ... could tell that I needed something else. I'm now on Lexapro and I feel like anyone could spit on me and I would...
    ... keejan - just wondering if Lexapro would be right for myself. I've been on a combo of ... Effexor. It would be really nice to be on one med like Lexapro and not two, for a change. :D...

Anxiety board

  1. zoloft and increased anxiety.
    ... i got horrible anxiety and they started me on 5Mg lexapro and ativan when needed.but i didnt really need it ... had horrible headaches and i thought that it was the lexapro and the doctor switched me to half of 25mg zoloft...

  2. Lexapro, Xanax and EXTREME FATIGUE
    ... happening. He says it doesn't fit a side effect for Lexapro . Its been BRUTAL!!!!!!! Thanks for your reply!...
    ... 20mg Lexapro is a heavy dose. A very heavy dose. Most do with ... like the plague and opted for Buspar. I'm on 10mg Lexapro and need about a gazillion alarm clocks to get up...

  3. Desperate For Advice!!!
    ... a problem. I myself have anxiety and currently on Lexapro , but I don't try to ever show it to him, however,...

  4. only buspar?
    ... I currently take buspar and a VERY small dosage of lexapro . I'd love to get off of lexapro and only take buspar...
    ... I'm on 7.5mg of Buspar twice a day and 10mg of Lexapro . I started off with 5mg Buspar (2x) and 5mg of Lexapro ... . Found that I really needed that lexapro . Absolutely love the Buspar due to low side effects ... . I'm fine using Lexapro long-term if it keeps me well. Best wishes to...

  5. Help! Is there anyone else out there?
    ... havent been for 6 months.. so 3 weeks ago i started lexapro . it is starting to work a bit. i'm not as bad as i...

  6. pristiq for anxiety?
    ... it up! That sounds promising. I just got off of my Lexapro about a month and a half ago and my anxiety has been ... of herbal stuff I am taking now. I got off of the Lexapro because of the weight gain. =( I am trying real...
    ... I don't have any weight gain on this med. I know lexapro is supposed to be a really good ad, but I couldn't...

  7. Still anxious on lexapro/cipralex but sleeping much better
    ... I found that lexapro made me a little hyper. So I switched to celexa ... ( an older version of lexapro ) which is a little more sedating. It works better...

  8. Panic attacks - need to talk to someone...
    ... years - but now they seem to be coming back. Im on Lexapro (10mg ), once every three days or so ( Im trying to...
    ... Is your doctor supervising your coming off Lexapro ? It needs to be very carefully managed or it can affect...
    ... Rhoda1, I think that weaning yourself off of the Lexapro is part of the problem. I have tried this soo many...

  9. On Lexapro for a year...symptoms coming back :(
    ... Lexapro may not be working for you - or perhaps you need to...

  10. Anyone Take Anxiety Med At Bedtime--What Do You Use During The Day?
    ... of it and was fine (for a while). I was also taking Lexapro at the same time. Now I am in a bad place again and...

  11. panic without racing heart
    ... every few nights, which i NEVER do.. at least til the lexapro kicks in. i'm still doubtfu that the lexapro will...

  12. a viscious circle
    ... specialist and repeatedly treating me with Cymbalta and Lexapro with no obvious results, and has written me a referral...
    ... that the two meds that they keep trying, Cymbalta and Lexapro make you more nervous? I know when I tried Effexor ... XR (a cousin to Cymbalta) and Lexapro , I wanted to jump out of my skin! And I gave up caffeine...

  13. whats going on with me
    ... struggle although it has gotten better by being on Lexapro just recently. Read my previous posts of what I've ... feeling and physically ill. They started me on 5ML of Lexapro in August which did nothing - if anything it made...

  14. Go back on meds or not??
    ... April) but I finally buckled down and started taking Lexapro again. I felt like a failure going back on the meds...

  15. Antidepressants and alcohol
    ... went off it, it went away. I then went on others ( lexapro , wellbutrin and now Prozac) and my alcohol cravings...

  16. Anxiety and everyday symptoms..
    ... believe its not something serious. i just started lexapro 5 days ago too, and my panic is always worse at first...

  17. Dizziness from Anxiety
    ... and laid back down and finally fell asleep. I take Lexapro and so far I haven't noticed much difference. Was...

  18. My Symptoms
    ... paxil, it helped alot. but i got off. now i'm only lexapro for 4 days.. i feel worse than ever.. i literally...

  19. Klonopin Success Stories
    ... now in combination with an SSRI (first Prozac, then Lexapro ). I've started to notice that my body is becoming...

  20. to those with faint feelings during panic
    ... but i still dont think its normal. i just started lexapro 4 days ago. i am not sure if its that making me worse...
    ... feeling/pressure in the head, I was a mess before the Lexapro and after I started it, I felt much worse for awhile...

  21. what happens if you drink alcohol on paxil?
    ... I take lexapro , the only effect I get is that I get a little drowsier...

  22. On Lexapro but still have to take Xanax - why????
    ... I've heard the Lexapro decreases the anxiety for some and may increase it ... 8 weeks your anxiety would diminish. I am also on Lexapro (20mg) and still get anxiety. I've been taking klonopin ... your taking xanax. I think that to truly know if the Lexapro is "managing" the anxiety, i would have to wean myself...
    ... I'm on Lexapro too, for two years now, and also on Xanax as needed ... , which is every night and sometimes daily. The Lexapro has helped with some anxiety, but mostly gave me more ... about something to worry over. I tried to go off the Lexapro and see if I could just take the Xanax, but it seems ... I'm now hooked on the Lexapro becaues I have severe mood swings when I tried to...
    ... can get food down. I'm not sure if it's still the Lexapro doing that or my anxiety. I'm having a pelvis ultrasound ... nervous about that. I was just hoping that being on Lexapro would take away all my physical symptoms but it hasn...
    ... you - I guess I just thought that once I was on the Lexapro for a couple weeks that I wouldn't need to take xanax...
    ... natty - i also take lexapro and xanax. this has been my routine since august...

  23. Morning Anxiety - Update
    ... up in the morning! (lots of people report this with Lexapro ..but not complaining)...

  24. !!Lexapro users!! How many mg's do you take per day?
    ... I was on 20mg of Lexapro for about a month. At the time I was doing pretty...

  25. what effects will lexapro have on me for anxiety
    ... lexapro has an anti-anxiety in it and should calm you down...
    ... I took Lexapro for 5 years. The first few years I felt were fine ... determined most of the concerns I had all led back to the Lexapro . After 5 yrs I had to come to the understanding that...
    ... Lexapro alone will not cure your anxiety and the first few ... work up to what works best for you. I'm on both Lexapro and Buspar and doing well....

  26. Fear of Death
    ... like i'm gonna pass out constantly. so i just started lexapro a week ago.. i hope this will give me my life back...
    ... thing is I had this same fear 4 years ago and took lexapro and just fought it and fought it and struggled and ... am losing strength. I am not convinced that the Lexapro helped me much- it may have at least brought my anxiety...

  27. experiences with zoloft, buspar or clonazepam???
    ... post, I have had high anxiety for years. I went on Lexapro but seemed to do little for me and the first week...

  28. I need advice on anxiety medication
    ... seems to be mostly physical - I am currently taking Lexapro , however, sorry to say I haven't noticed much difference ... radio or a Hallmark commercial! Lol I was on 5 ML of Lexapro for 6 weeks and just this week upped it to 10 ML so ... the loss of appetite! People on this board swear by Lexapro though and say it takes a long time to kick in and ... function. Good luck to you! Maybe ask your doc about Lexapro ? It may work for you?...
    ... Negot, I have to jump on the Lexapro band wagon. I take 20 mg in the morning, and it really...
    ... I'm on Buspar (7.5mg twice a day) and Lexapro (10mg in the mornings). This has changed my life...

  29. Is This Anxiety???
    ... like I'm going to pass out sometimes! I have been on Lexapro - 5 ML for 6 weeks but just upped it to 10 ML this ... this on and off for almost 18 years! I'm praying the Lexapro will kick in soon. They put me on a Tricyclic anti...
    ... because of my palpitations, so that's why they put me on Lexapro . Hang in there w/the Celexa if it's at least helping...

  30. everything WAS going okay...
    ... house and im always scared of something. been on lexapro for one week and one day. i was actually thinking...
    ... again and not worrying as much (had just upped my Lexapro dose to 10 ML), then during the night last night around...
    ... would like to switch to zoloft because i thought the lexapro was giving me headaches. (i was on week 3 of lexapro ... not get them now then im going to asume it was the lexapro . It would be amazing to have anxiety go away in a...

  31. SSRIs Versus Tricyclic Anti-dep.
    ... versus the tricyclic anti-dep. meds. I am currently on Lexapro and have experienced all the nasty side-effects of ... Nortriptyline but the doctor pushed to have me take a SSRI- Lexapro and said that Nort. was "an old med" - but II told...
    ... was on three SSRIs for my OCD and anxiety (Zoloft, Lexapro , and Prozac), and they didn't help at all, plus I...
    ... panic while I was on Nortripyline for years. Being on Lexapro hasn't helped and like you I am always tired and have...

  32. Anxiety over having a CT Scan
    ... appetite and bloating feeling. I am currently on 5 ML of Lexapro . This scan makes me nervous thinking what if they ... have a CT that they were anxious about and were on Lexapro ? thank you...

  33. Wondering if it's anxiety?
    ... you taking anything for your anxiety? I take 5 ML of Lexapro for 6 weeks now, however, it hasn't helped so the...

  34. Anxiety and thyroid (and tinnitus)
    ... time (kind of a compulsive symptom) and was put on Lexapro . I'm not sure why, but I stopped taking the Lexapro...
    ... also hypothyroid and have severe anxiety and am on Lexapro but it is not helping. I went to the endocrinologist ... an apt with my internist tomorrow to talk about the Lexapro and why it's not making me feel better - I have been...
    ... other) i was on paxil for 4 years then switched to lexapro and went off it by myself thinking i was fine also...
    ... also hypothyroid and have severe anxiety and am on Lexapro but it is not helping. I went to the endocrinologist ... an apt with my internist tomorrow to talk about the Lexapro and why it's not making me feel better - I have been ... trying Armour next week. When I was prescribed Lexapro , I did not feel like it helped my anxiety. I felt ... could have been that too, which would mean that the Lexapro did nothing at all. I stopped the Lexapro cold turkey...
    ... I think I had my first panic attack. Doc gave me Lexapro but I did not take it as one of my worst symptoms ... was dizziness and I read that Lexapro could cause dizziness. Dizziness and anxiety both...

  35. Can I switch from Lexapro to another med without interruption?
    ... what ssri it is you are switching to. I went from lexapro to cymbalta in one day. Took lexapro one day and then...

  36. antidepressant comparison help
    ... and I am wondering what that is equivalent to with Lexapro . I can't find this info anywhere online. I took 10 ... mg of Lexapro in the past and was wondering if the Prozac was similar...

  37. SSRI Issues (Lexapro/Zoloft/Prozac)...First Week(s)
    ... ive been on lexapro only about 5 days and ive noticed that i dont want...
    ... She knew how bad I was. And those first 10 days on Lexapro are horrible! Stick with it. Just count off each...
    ... doctor decided that i will stay on lexapro still 5mg and see him again in a week. xanax made...

  38. Its all coming back:(
    ... had they didnt offer paxil so the dr changed me to lexapro and zoloft. one of them i didnt like and the other ... was panicing and could not calm down. he put me on lexapro 5mg to start and xanax .25 but the xanax just seems ... through this all again!:( im just hoping it was the lexapro that helped me and not the zoloft. ive had to take...
    ... went and seen my psych today and hes keeping me on lexapro even though im having side effects. he changed me...

  39. anyone have similar problem?
    ... On any of the anti-anxiety SSRI (prozac, zoloft, lexapro ) they ALWAYS make you feel tons worse in the first ... to your doctor about dosage level. I've been on Lexapro for about 3 months now (after a 3 week whoops of being...

  40. Feel worse in mornings
    ... Violet - I will talk to the doctor about my dose of Lexapro :) and if it needs to be increased or switched to...
    ... Hoping all goes well. Unfortunately doubling the Lexapro dose means you'll have to go through the side effects...
    ... you take anthing other than Buspar? I have been on Lexapro for over 6 weeks - it wasn't helping at all and the...

  41. Help finding a med that doesn't make me nauseaus!!
    ... after having the same issue. So far I have tried Lexapro and Pristiq - and I did half the dose to try that...
    ... myself sensitive to any med, however, I've been on Lexapro 5 ML for 5 weeks and can hardly eat - nothing looks ... mornings. Good luck to you! How long have you been on the Lexapro ?...

  42. 5 weeks on Lexapro and still no appetite
    ... Hey Natty, I took Lexapro for 6 weeks and it simply did not work for me. I've...
    ... Hi JB - thanks for your reply. How many ML of Lexapro had you been taking? I am currently on 5 ML. I see...
    ... interest in eating. I really can't remember the dose of Lexapro I was taking, but do remember it was a fairly high...

  43. Alternative to prozac?
    ... My dr prescribed lexapro , I'm hoping it works well minus the sexual side effects...

  44. Can anxiety affect your eyes?
    ... something sort of similar. And the dry eye thing too. The Lexapro REALLY helped me. I know it was all anxiety causing...

  45. Coping with Anxiety Attacks-- What do you do?
    ... for the most part it's been managed by klonopin and lexapro . But in the last two weeks, I've had two anxiety...

  46. Lexapro & Xanax together???
    ... I took and take Klonopin with my Lexapro . My Dr suggested this. I don't see a problem with...
    ... that like a xanax? I just thought that since I was on Lexapro that my anxiety would be gone and I wouldn't have...
    ... What is your dose of Lexapro Natty? I take 5Mg Lexapro only been taking it for 7 days:)..im def counting ... my anxiety. but yes it is safe to take xanax with lexapro and useful until the lexapro takes full effect....

  47. I feel Like I'm going crazy!!!
    ... something. I have not tired St. Johns, but I am taking Lexapro for the past month - doesn't seem to be doing too...
    ... I saw the doctor yesterday, and she put me on Lexapro (10mg). She advised me that nothing was wrong, I ... ago... Am I going nuts? Please let me know if Lexapro is going to help me become sane again. Thanks-...
    ... I saw the doctor yesterday, and she put me on Lexapro (10mg). She advised me that nothing was wrong, I ... ago... Am I going nuts? Please let me know if Lexapro is going to help me become sane again. Thanks-...

  48. Xanax?
    ... else the xanax would have worked. I am also taking Lexapro (4 weeks now) which doesn't seem to be working and...

  49. Do any of you get that feeling like you have a lump in your throat?
    ... CONSTANT feeling? I am under a lot of stress, and take Lexapro and Xanax, which don't seem to be helping....
    ... that feeling or not. How long have you been taking Lexapro ? I have been on it one month and it's not helping...

  50. Buspar users please advise me?
    ... weight which is still on me! So I was switched to Lexapro , which doesn't help as I have to supplement it with...

  51. How much lexapro for anxiety??
    ... survey" here of what dosages are working for people on Lexapro . So please post anyone who reads this. Thanks....
    ... Hi there! I've been on Lexapro for 7 weeks now and I'm taking 10mg. I was taking...

  52. I am starting it .....again.
    ... I take lexapro 20 mgs, and Klopolin twice daily 1mg, I think,...
    ... Perhaps you are not on a high enough dose of lexapro . Also, I find Klonipin to be so sedative...it makes...
    ... How long have you been taking Lexapro ? Maybe it hasn't kicked in yet? I have taken 5ML of ... Lexapro for the past month and it doesn't seem to be doing...
    ... God love you, I am on 20 mgs of Lexapro . And have been on Kloplins for a few years. I want...

  53. 10 Hours Straight Of Anxiety
    ... every day. I'm also hugely medication sensitive. Lexapro 10mg and Buspar (start low and work up). Buspar is ... not addictive at all. Lexapro you have to go through about 2 weeks of major unpleasantnes...

  54. Meds & Menstruation Issues
    ... freaking out about this but the timing is odd. Went on Lexapro and Buspar in May and all successive cycles are hugely...

  55. Anxiety & weight loss
    ... I lost about 8 lbs especially when they put me on Lexapro 4 weeks ago - I lost my appetite. I have always been...
    ... 152) since January, which is when I stopped taking Lexapro . I had been on Lexapro for a few years after the birth ... of my twins. While I was on Lexapro , I never lost the baby weight, so I had weight to ... starting to really scare me, so I went back on the Lexapro 4 days ago. No change yet. Thanks to all of you...

  56. Lexapro not working after 3 weeks
    ... around your period your anxiety increased even on Lexapro and needed to take xanax?...
    ... Yes, I think it did for me. I had to supplement Lexapro with Xanax for the first 4-5 weeks I was on it. ...

  57. Success with Buspar
    ... spacing out drugs, that would drive me nuts. I take Lexapro , Diovan (BP) and Buspar in the morning. Buspar right...

  58. ??????!!!!
    ... daily. It is horrible and scares me. I take 10mg of lexapro daily and I can tell it helps but I still feel horrible...
    ... it'll help me feel better and it doesn't. I started Lexapro 3 weeks ago - 5 ML - and so far it hasn't helped ...

  59. Lexapro and Starting Side Effects - Need Encouragement
    ... other thread as well regarding loss of appetite w/ Lexapro . I wish I could offer encouraging news as far as Lexapro ... make them last.I thought this is why I was taking lexapro to keep me from having anxiety and taking anxiety ... meds. I also take .5 ML of Lexapro and several people have suggested that maybe I should...
    ... genuine pig. Today, I feel very nauseated from the Lexapro . Didn't sleep again at all last night, so I also...
    ... .. Allow yourself plenty of time to adjust to the Lexapro . It does take some time to achieve theraputic levels ... in dosage to be most effective. I take 20mg of Lexapro every morning, as well as many medications for other ... into bouts of anxiety, and I hate them. I do credit lexapro with helping me enjoy lots of things, that otherwise...
    ... days. There are drugs just for anxiety. I did try lexapro for 3 weeks. I found it too stimulating. My blood...
    ... Lexapro saved me. Yes, the initial side effects are horirble...
    ... Hi there! I have been on Lexapro for 6 weeks now. For the first few weeks I was on...
    ... the words of encouragement. It's now been 4 days on Lexapro and the nausea and lack of appetite continue. The...
    ... I'm with you both about side effects with starting Lexapro . I cut my 10 mg tablet into quarters for goodness...
    ... I took Lexapro for 8 weeks this summer (10 mg). I was very afraid ... usually goes hand in hand with anxiety. I agreed to try Lexapro for 8 weeks. I really liked it except for the "lovey ... my anxiety shot through the roof. I am now back on Lexapro 20mg. at night. Other than not having much of an ... Ativan anymore. There are a lot of bad comments about Lexapro , but it works for me!...
    ... MamaJulie-when do you feel that the Lexapro kicked in for you? did it take the full 8 weeks before...
    ... I was getting it really bad for a while before the Lexapro started to really kick in for me. Are you getting ... it because of anxiety or from the Lexapro ? Crystal...
    ... m getting anxious. Seems like it's worse with the Lexapro , but maybe that's because I've been having increased ... anxiety with Lexapro this first week. The last few days I've felt like...
    ... burning is worse because your anxiety is worse from the Lexapro . My anxiety was really bad the first week or two...
    ... I've been on 10mg of lexapro for about 2 1/2 weeks. My major complaint is the...
    ... It seems that most people on this board supplement Lexapro with Xanax, Buspar, etc. I'm wondering if Lexapro ... from not sleeping well. I'm going to keep taking the Lexapro and hopefully gradually find improvement. Keep...
    ... there! I wanted to fill in on my progress with Lexapro and give you some hope. I too was thinking at first ... that Lexapro wasn't working and probably wouldn't work for me, ... lifted away. So many people have been helped with Lexapro , so hang in there! Oh, and now that my appetite came...
    ... When I first discussed Lexapro with my doctor she said 10mg was the normal "theraputic...
    ... Dawn & Crystal- how are you all doing on your Lexapro ? I see my doc this afternoon - in an hour in fact ... scares me. I think that because if it was anxiety, the Lexapro would have worked by now. We'll see what he says....
    ... Well, see what your doctor recommends. I've been on Lexapro for 9 weeks now and have been anxiety-free for a couple...
    ... Hi Diane and Crystal - I've been on Lexapro now for 3 weeks and have been feeling much better...
    ... this week, so I'll see if she decides to increase my Lexapro dose to 10mgs. How are you doing with the increase...
    ... every day like you. I just thought that once I was on Lexapro I wouldn't have to take the Xanax anymore. I guess...
    ... underweight for my whole life. She did NOT up my Lexapro dosage, but she did give me a 3 month refill on the ... anxiety comes back, I should call her and probably up my Lexapro to 10 mgs. (Perhaps if I did that, I wouldn't need...

  60. should I keep taking this?
    ... the first two weeks. The first two weeks I was on Lexapro I felt like I was going crazy, but by weeks 3 and...
    ... CyberNick - I just started taking Lexapro (only 5 mgs) two days ago. These two days have been...