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  1. Is anxiety making me so insecure and paranoid in relationships? Can it trigger OCD?
    ... anxiety or do I also have OCD? My doctor has me on Lexapro and Wellbutrin and now Ativan 2x a day so I hope it...

  2. why do i keep feeling numbness in my head?
    ... going on for 5mos. It is rare now that I have been on Lexapro though. It is really scary. Sometimes I will fill...

  3. Confused!! Plz Help
    ... think you should try both. What doseage are you on for lexapro ? I am on 10 mg, and I have been for years. It works ... let me know what dosage you are on. Also, I take the lexapro at night. Good luck and I hope I helped. Kass...
    ... Hi Gigi, I've been on Paxil, Lexapro and am now on Zoloft. The Paxil worked great for my ... anxiety but I became depressed and the dr switched me to Lexapro . I did not do well on it and do remember the nausea...
    ... If the Xanax works keep taking it. Try to cut your Lexapro in half and see if that helps. I tried three different...

  4. Tell me something good about Zoloft
    ... I went straight from Lexapro after 6 weeks (it was not working for me) to Zoloft ... effect has been sexual, but had the same problem with Lexapro and Paxil. I've never felt like a zombie or drugged...

  5. Anyone Every Get This Im Scared?
    ... and the doc's all say it's anxiety. I have been on Lexapro for 3mos and that feeling is gone. so i guess it...
    ... many of these posts, I truly think it is due to the lexapro (I'm on 20 mg./day) and take 0.25 mg of Xanax as needed...

  6. Rebound anxiety?
    ... just doing my normal thing and it hits me. I've tried lexapro , and the side-effects were not worth it. It was bad...
    ... meds, every day.* I know that the AD meds, such as Lexapro , have to be taken every day, but I was given the impression...

  7. Prozac and Wine
    ... once in a while and I'm on Wellbutrin in the AM and Lexapro in the PM. I had to cut back the amount I drank because...

  8. I need help; I'm at the end of my rope
    ... probably will from these, too. I have some samples of Lexapro but haven't dared to take them yet, mainly because...

  9. Anxiety and Driving? PLEASE help
    ... with an awkward smile and he handed me some sample Lexapro . First attempt at a whole pill (don't recall the...

  10. Do Anti Depressants work for Anxiety ?
    ... and it was horrible gave me hallucinations. tried lexapro and made anxiety worse and put me in hospital bvecause ... of what it is suppossed to do. dr said never take lexapro again he has seen it do the opposite in some people...

  11. Fuzzy Feeling
    ... .for 3 years. Every day. I have been on Prozac, Lexapro , and now Effexor for a few years now. I also take...

  12. GAD or Bipolar?
    ... another vicious cycle. I am on lithium (600 mg) , lexapro (10) and Klonopin. On this I still don't feel "NORMAL...

  13. Lexapro experiences...Please share
    ... hi i have been on Lexapro for almost 3 mos. Probably after 6 wks it seemed...
    ... ya, at least this first week, Anyways yeah I think lexapro helped me for a year or so but other things where...
    ... Hello, I've been on Lexapro for about 9 months now, along with clonazepam. It ... sounds like they need to up your dosage. I take 20mg Lexapro w/a .5 of Clonazepam and I feel pretty good most of...

  14. Nausea
    ... anxiety, stress, and more anxiety. i started taking lexapro about two years ago and noticed a big drop in my general...

  15. What do you take to sleep on SSRIs? (Zoloft)
    ... sleep trouble. All SSRI's have kept us up except for Lexapro but that made me be glued to the couch all the time...

  16. Zoloft for GAD.. when does it kick in?
    ... Hi Joe, I went directly from Lexapro to 50 mg of Zoloft for one week and 100 mg on the ... noticed a big difference by the second week. I think the Lexapro was making me worse. I feel pretty much normal on...

  17. Celexa and weight issues....
    ... slowed my turtle metabolism down some more. I took lexapro for 3 weeks and lost 9 lbs. But it made my blood...
    ... been taking it for about a year now...switched from Lexapro (because I was gaining weight). I've gained about...

  18. Please help! I am falling apart!
    ... been a very anxious and depressed person and started Lexapro about 3 years ago, and have had a new lease on life...
    ... Also you said your anxiety was gone when you went on Lexapro . Is that also an anti- anxiety med as well as an antidepres...

  19. Medications for anxiety?
    ... gain some weight, but i needed to bulk up anyway. Lexapro i had 0 side effects, on Paxil i had a decrease in ... waking up in pools of sweat. When i first was put on lexapro though my doctor said it ahs the least side effects...

  20. Mixing meds
    ... Can you mix lexapro with nyquil? I have such a bad cold and am having...
    ... and am currently on Celexa (the "sister" drug to Lexapro ) and have been taking lots of cold/flu medication...

  21. New Meds.
    ... your doctor's visit go? I'm on the "sister" drug to Lexapro ..."Celexa," and it's a good anti-depressant. It's...

  22. Severe Anxiety with other medications
    ... another problem was they didn't work lol, was Paxil and lexapro . Have you had any luck with klonopin? i'm going to...

  23. How long before withdrawl symptoms from SSRIs start.
    ... WOW.... that must be tough. Have you ever tried Lexapro ? That's what I was recently put on. I've been having ... troublesome as going on it. Thats why I went with the Lexapro . I hope that the Welbutrin works for you, let me know...
    ... after I had been on the Effexor for a couple of weeks. Lexapro and Celexa have a reputation for sexual side effects...

  24. tremors/ not sleeping
    ... Also, when i was taking my SSRI's ( first lexapro then paxil) i would have the WORST nightmares i have...

  25. Woke up feeling this way...hasn't stopped since
    ... 2 mos of not believing the Drs. I started to take Lexapro . It is helping tremendously. I just want you to...
    ... attack doesn't get blown out of proportion. Dr gave me Lexapro to start. I hate taking pills. I hate taking Xanax ... Valium but have not had side effects. I don't know how Lexapro will affect me. If it would help I'd be so inclined...

  26. What do I do Now?
    ... hide though I've tried. I have two weeks supply of Lexapro sitting in my drawer just waiting to be opened and...
    ... suggested 10 mg. of Celexa, which is the "sister" drug to Lexapro . That's when I cut it in half (for a week) and I...
    ... you have any side effects from Celexa? If I start Lexapro I definitely would take just 10 mg. That would be...
    ... too am very, very sensitie to meds. Dr. had me on Lexapro 3 yrs ago. After two days I got a burning sensation...

  27. Celexa?
    ... I have been off Lexapro for almost a year. I went back to the dr today. I ... don't feel I need something as strong as Lexapro , I had been doing somewhat ok w/out it. He put me...
    ... I would assume the side effects to be identical. Lexapro has one molecule that celexa does not have, but is...
    ... too. I heard that Celexa is the "sister" drug to Lexapro . It was out quite a few years, before Lexapro. I...
    ... I have been on both. I was only on lexapro for 3 weeks. I lost 9 lbs and my blood pressure was...

  28. Could I be misdiagnosed?
    ... my depression/obsessive thoughts. I was put on lexapro 10mg a day. It did not cure everything. The depression...
    ... I'm on Celexa (very close to Lexapro ), and was also prescribed generic Klonopin for insomnia ... while you're still getting somewhat adjusted to the Lexapro . Some doctors balk at anti-anxiety pills, but, I...

  29. Good things = Something bad....
    ... you cope with it? I think I may have to go back on Lexapro , which worked wonders, but couldn't afford it anymore...
    ... anymore. Have you tried celexa. It is related to lexapro and is only $4.00 at Walmart. Godbless...
    ... I was prescribed Celexa today. Lexapro worked well for me, I have been off for almost a year ... feel like I may need something, just not as strong as Lexapro . Thanks...I get that feeling too, that as long as...

  30. Desensitization/Unconditioning
    ... have the same story as I said earlier. I just started Lexapro again. I went off meds for 6 months because I gain...

  31. Anxiety or depression- I'm not sad though...
    ... I had to go on Celexa, which is very similar to Lexapro . Without it, I would be totally obsessing, I'm sure...

  32. kinda scary...is this dangerous?
    ... have GAD and I finally went for help. Starting with lexapro . Took for 3 months getting up to 20mg. Didn't work...

  33. Anxiety and Pregnant
    ... been on and off effexor, xanax xr, ativan, and tried lexapro . Effexor and the xanax work but I am trying to get...

  34. Have questions about Lexapro??????
    ... Hello I have been on Lexapro for the same amount of time and did notice a couple...
    ... panic attacks? All this does seem to help. I am on lexapro and xanax as needed. Let me know....
    ... No I'm not on any other meds just Lexapro ...it's been feeling like it is wearing off for about...
    ... maybe just up your dose some people take 20-40mg of lexapro . dont freak out....

  35. Gad
    ... Thanks for asking. I went to Dr. and was put on Lexapro . I have lost 20lbs since stopping meds 6 months ago...
    ... Well if you are wanting to gain some weight back the Lexapro will probably do it for you. It makes you want to...

  36. HELP! Court ordered punishment for school trunancy from Anxiety
    ... at the camp, he ended up hospitalized and placed on Lexapro & Buspirone. And is getting counceling for the anxiety...

  37. Freaking
    ... great. I so hate feeling like this. I am starting lexapro today. I hope it will take my bad feelings away. Anyone...

  38. Daily anxiety. What are your everyday symptoms?
    ... don't have to go through all that again. I was on Lexapro and Xanax as needed. Do you feel bad all day long...

  39. Scary Episodes at Night :( will someone please help
    ... klopin at night like I do I am assuming ( I take my 5mg lexapro and .5 mg of klonopin at night before bed) I would...

  40. Anyone been on Klonopin? Please help...
    ... am on it as well .5mg and its saved me along with lexapro 5mg. Dont be afraid it doesnt "drug you out"...

  41. Buspar Question
    ... the Buspar for about a year and only on Geodon and Lexapro and I feel much better. I guess the important thing...

  42. Are these symptoms normal?
    ... Thank you all for posting. Yes I am on Lexapro 20mg 1x per day. And I'm not on klonopin anymore,...
    ... things to our bodies, can't they? Have you been on the Lexapro a long time. I just came off of it after 2 months ... week, and am feeling better over all. I think the Lexapro did not agree with me. I hope you find something...
    ... Hi Granny0 Yes I have been on the Lexapro for about 3 yrs. they just upped my dose to 20mg a...

  43. Did I do enough medically?
    ... taking meds either but I am on a very lose dose of lexapro 5mg and my life is much better now. I would much...

  44. Losing Control
    ... Effexor, Klonopin, Wellbutrin (XL and SR), Celexa, Lexapro , and a few others. I stay on them for about 6 months...

  45. Need help with Celexa issue thanks
    ... I am on lexapro which is the name brand sister drug for celexa. I...

  46. SSRI's causing anger and depression??
    ... problems with depression previously). So I switched to Lexapro , which has helped even less than the zoloft. I have...
    ... could not take it due to headaches. Was switched to Lexapro and had been on those for about 2 months. I felt I ... dr just switched me to Zoloft. I just stopped the Lexapro Friday and started the low dose (1/2 pill of Zoloft ... ) and I feel a little better. I'm thinking the Lexapro was making me worse. If I continue to feel better...

  47. Generic vs Brand
    ... curious about this myself I pay $40 for Lexapro and the pharmacist said I should ask my doc to switch...
    ... my whole system with just a small change. Now the lexapro is working great and my anxiety is a lot less and...

  48. Always worried
    ... think I have cancer all the time. Doctor put me on Lexapro and .5 klopin at night nad I feel great just worry...

  49. What's the problem here?
    ... can trigger an attack. I have GAD and I have found Lexapro to be VERY helpful and a lot of people with anxiety ... I take .5 klopin at night before bed with my 5mg lexapro and xanax AS NEEDED for major attacks only. I...

  50. Not sure if I deserve to feel this way
    ... with a counselor (had three sessions) and was put on Lexapro by my primary doctor. Things worked out well and ... everything seemed fine. I am now back on the Lexapro (for two months), but my Anxiety has returned, and...

  51. panic and anxiety
    ... i been on a few for anxiety and none have helped. lexapro , paxil then finally xanax. I felt immune to xanax...

  52. Are these anxiety/panic attack symptoms too?
    ... about it 24 hours a day. I too was on a few SSRI's ( lexapro , paxil) and a benzo ( xanax) They all felt like they...

  53. Paxil to Celexa
    ... nice & cheap, too. They say it's the sister-drug to Lexapro . I've been on it, a little over a month & think it...

  54. This must be more than anxiety!!!
    ... long term effects. You can beat this. I take 5mg Lexapro at night along with .25 klonapin and it has turned...

  55. Stupid Insurance
    ... So my stupid insurance has denied paying for my Lexapro prescription and is making me pay full price†... generic and see if that works but I’ve been on Lexapro for two months and it seems to work ok besides for...
    ... m on "Celexa." I'm told it's the "sister drug" to Lexapro . I haven't done any research, but my GP told me it ... was very similar to Lexapro . She said it's been around longer & it's considerably...

  56. Who takes Xanax or Vicodin and takes a SSRI?
    ... only it was Valium not Xanax along w/ Vicodin and Lexapro . I was a walking zombie but I was on a super high...
    ... I take xanax when needed and I also take lexapro . I have also taken vicodin and other codein pain...

  57. help me please.......
    ... cold spots through my face. I have starrted taking Lexapro and seems to help with anxiety but I am still getting...
    ... My husband is very happy I am taking lexapro for my anxiety but he doesnt understand my anxiety...

  58. Anxiety is ruining my life
    ... made me feel like I was on cocaine. Then I tried Lexapro 5mg at night with .25 klonipin and it has done wonders...

  59. anxiety has anyone had these symptoms?!?
    ... chris, yes i get those feelings. I started taking Lexapro a few weeks ago and I don't have those feelings as...

  60. lexapro and wellbutrin combo
    ... you complain about something to him regarding the Lexapro ? I was also told not to drink on wellbutrin....
    ... thanks for the responses guys! i am currently just on lexapro 10 mg...i have taken 20mg before but about a month ... didn't want to take the wellbutrin in combo w/ the lexapro . i'm already on the birth control, chantix to quit ... smoking and lexapro ...i really don't wanna be on ton of pills if i don ... HAVE to. thanks for the advice. i really like the lexapro you can still drink on it. it says no where...

  61. What Are the Best Antidepressants for Anxiety?
    ... past and it worked too. I know many people take lexapro for anxiety. I tried it before and it worked great...
    ... From everything that I am hearing the Lexapro seems to be the best option from all of the boards ... call, but I would say that I would like to try the Lexapro as the Wellbutrin is not working for the anxiety at...
    ... great for my anxiety. I was switched 3 months ago to Lexapro for depression, Paxil was not working for that. Well ... Paxil helped with the anxiety until I was switched to Lexapro . Now my anxiety level is way up and the depression...
    ... bceagles1;3357998]From everything that I am hearing the Lexapro seems to be the best option from all of the boards ... call, but I would say that I would like to try the Lexapro as the Wellbutrin is not working for the anxiety at ... back, b) I lost all the weight I had put on from the lexapro /celexa and c) I actually felt better and cut down ... off it, I didn't have brain zaps like w/ the celexa/ lexapro ....
    ... the worst. I'm on celexa. I also heard though that lexapro doesn't take away your libido. I don't know about...
    ... Lexapro , is my choice and I've tried Celexa Zoloft and Prozac...

  62. how to move taking lexapro mid morning to nite?
    ... Wow I have had the same problem with lexapro and i couldent take it anymore seeing how i have 2...

  63. What is the best SSRI at NOT producing sexual side effect??
    ... the sexual side effects? I was thinking of going on Lexapro but after reading some posts here, I'm not sure that...
    ... anxiety. I have several friends that have been on Lexapro , and Prozac. They did encounter sexual side effects...
    ... Lexapro has that reputation but not for everyone. I was dead...

  64. its all coming back and i need some encouragement
    ... ago about my anxiety I was having. After 6 months on Lexapro things got drastically better. Unfortunately things...

  65. stopping lexapro
    ... i had the same problem when coming of Lexapro . BUt that wasn't as bad as the brain zaps. I called...
    ... I take a very low dose of Lexapro and will probably take it forever because I'm afraid...
    ... Doug, it seems like you are coming off Lexapro too fast. I was on it for a few months and it took...
    ... Yes, that's a brain zap. I came off Lexapro very slowly...weaned per my psychiatrists orders and...
    ... Maybe I am lucky.....cause I've been on lexapro 2 times and each time I weaned off very very slowly ... had any withdrawals......and right now I restarted lexapro again for the third time.....I think it is a wonderful...
    ... Not only did i have the brain zaps coming off the lexapro . I gained about 40 pounds and had no sex drive. ... When i came off the lexapro , the weight melted off me. People were commenting...

  66. Feels Like I Am Shaking Or Vibrating???????
    ... during the middle of the nite to sleep. i also take lexapro 10mg for the last year. my dr. is going to start getting...

  67. Throat.. feels constricted & tightened all the time...???
    ... i guess thats good, he put me on z-pac for sinus , lexapro , and give me a few xanax.. since i have horrible anxiety ... see if it is just a muscle spasm? and do you think lexapro could help w/ this? b/c i havent began taking yet...
    ... Hi, I am on celexa which is a "sister drug" to lexapro , what you've been prescribed. It has helped enormously...
    ... to do... or might make it go away. i have xanax and lexapro i just started the lexapro yesterday... could this...
    ... Hi, it'll take a couple of weeks for the lexapro to work. Remind yourself that you went to the doc ... symptoms or exacerbate current ones.....start the lexapro ..take xanax as needed. I know how hard it is to...

  68. Does anything help derealization??
    ... I was a teenager. I recently just started taking lexapro for the other anxiety problems, but I haven't noticed ... Is there anything at all that will help this?? Has lexapro or any other similar medicine helped someone else...
    ... time I was on Prozac - it did help. Celexa and Lexapro did not help me with that - but everyone is different...

  69. don't know why I am having anxiety?
    ... I will be able to sleep tonight. I started taking Lexapro 5 days ago. Starting with half a pill. Tomorrow...
    ... slept well last night. I have a friend that takes Lexapro and really likes it. She takes the same as you and ... it just mellows her out. I've heard that Paxil and Lexapro are great for anxiety disorders. I actually suggested ... If I had to do over again I would have suggested Lexapro instead since Paxil is difficult to stop taking. ... effects normally go away after 2 weeks. Give the Lexapro a month and you will know by then if it is working ... . I'm sure the Lexapro will help you a lot. In the meantime, try to get...
    ... sleep. Today was the first day I took a full dose of LExapro and it didn't make me sick this time. woo hoo. But...
    ... you let them. I hope you sleep well tonight. The Lexapro will help in about 3-4 weeks. In the meantime, develop...
    ... I know this feeling firsthand. I start Lexapro 10 tomorrow. It's been getting worse for about two...

  70. Something has got to give
    ... and all that have just brought me down more. I am on lexapro right now, but I need to go back to the doctor and...

  71. Lexapro Beginner
    ... you get to counteract the sexual side effects from Lexapro ? Was it Wellbutrin? I saw that you mentioned that ... suffer badly from GAD. I am most likely going to go on Lexapro but the fact that I am going to have to deal with...

  72. Cymbalta
    ... At the time I started the taper, I started 10mg of Lexapro . That has helped some for the depression, though I ... recently had to go up to 20 mg. I know the Lexapro is supposed to help with anxiety, but so far for me...

  73. Taking Lexapro and can’t climax
    ... I had the exact same problem with lexapro and I'm a guy. My wife thought she didn't turn me...
    ... I had this problem with Lexapro for about 4 weeks and then it passed....
    ... Ugh, I had this problem with both Lexapro and Paxil. I sometimes felt like I had a sex drive...

  74. has anyone gained weight taking paxil?
    ... i take lexapro 10mg. and i have gained 14 lbs. on it. i crave sweets ... another med that would work for my anxiety besides lexapro & xanax any not cause weight gain also....
    ... I gained on Lexapro and Celexa. Prozac and now Zoloft I havn't gained...

  75. Quitting SSRIs cold turkey
    ... gonna get off of um in about 5 months anyway. I took lexapro for along time and ive been on cymbalta for about...