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  1. Help Me!!!
    ... Everything was normal there again. The Dr. put me on Lexapro in July, and it did work. My dizziness did start ... anxiety. Ok so I told the dr. I didn't want to be on lexapro anymore, just to see how I am for a couple of weeks ... don't know if it's anxiety because I went off the lexapro and all of a sudden this happens..Because if I go...
    ... Did you taper off the Lexapro ? If you quit cold turkey, you could be having withdrawal ... the med suddenly, you should probably get back on Lexapro and taper off gradually. Shakes :)...
    ... I agree with Shakes. I was on Lexapro for awhile and I just quit cold turkey. That was ... half but I don't remember if you can do that with Lexapro . Good luck!...

  2. Doctor visits make me sick
    ... This doctor wants to take me off Xanax and put me on Lexapro and I'm not sure what I should do at this point. ...
    ... came over me to just get up and walk out! I was on lexapro , paxil, small dose of xanax and nothing seemed to...

  3. Heart Palpitations
    ... palpitations since I stopped taking Toporil (I'm still on Lexapro and Klonopin). It can happen at any time - but usually...

  4. Frustrated with depression and lexapro
    ... I have been taking lexapro for about 4 weeks now.I dont feel any better and having ... What should i do? I thinking about just going off lexapro and just doing the best i can.Alot of people tell...

  5. Some people just dont understand whats it like
    ... my anxiety is gone which makes me REALLY happy. :D Lexapro Rocks!...
    ... and have felt better for about 5 days now. I am on lexapro and it added to my anxiety at first. When I took celexa...

  6. Sickness and bowel issues
    ... I am on lexapro and xanax, but the issues started before I started...

  7. Citalopram
    ... I also found it too sedating and am now on lexapro which is a newer version. This is causing some shakiness...

  8. Need advice quick, anxiety is messing my life up.
    ... medications, can't name them all, but I'll list some lexapro klonopin zoloft xanax wellbutrin And I've...

  9. Lexapro...can you share your experience?
    ... last year, it seemed to make me worse. I switched to Lexapro in May, and I think it may have saved my (and my family...
    ... which I take a beta blocker for too. My Dr. put me on Lexapro in November last year, and the first month was very ... obsessed over my heart and health. So, I'm glad for the Lexapro . Now, the bad news for me, I have gained 40 pounds ... and still counting. I don't want to get off the Lexapro , and due to my svt, I can't take any weight loss supplement ... have my pac's and pvc's and svt, with or without the Lexapro . It did make me tired for the first month, then after ... questions. I have heard some people not gain weight on Lexapro too, so I think there is no way to know for sure unless...
    ... I have also heard good things about Celexa (or Lexapro ) in terms of weight. Many who gained wight on other ... SSRIs, did not gain the the weight on Lexapro . If it helps your anxiety, it's worth a try! best...
    ... Are celexa and Lexapro the same med????...
    ... lexapro is a newer version of celexa. I was on celexa for ... felt too sedated. Slept too well on it. Not so the lexapro . Feel a little shaky and don't have much of an appetite...
    ... I was on Lexapro for a year and then my doctor wanted to switch me ... Cymbalta. I couldn't be happier with the change. The Lexapro was affecting my blood sugars, made it very difficult...
    ... Hey there I have been taking lexapro for 3 1/2 months now. I am on 30 mg. I started with...

  10. Coming off Lexapro.PLEASE read!
    ... I recently had to stop my 10 mg Lexapro . I couldn't afford to go back to the dr to get it ... medicine. I don't know when I will be able to resume Lexapro . It did work great for me, tho. IF this is an effect...
    ... How long were you on the Lexapro ? Did you just stop taking it or did you lower your ... dose? I got brain zaps when i went off Lexapro and it didn't last long. But I did lower my dose....
    ... hang over with the flu. It passed in 3 days. I am on Lexapro now and have not had to wean off anything however...
    ... about 4 weeks to feel back to normal after stopping Lexapro . I know everyone is different but your almost there...

  11. Best anti-depressant for ANXIETY
    ... I'm currently having success w/ Lexapro --but only after getting up to a high enough dose ... for me. I haven't been brave enough yet to give the Lexapro a go alone, without the Ativan (though that is the...
    ... Didn't want to get out of bed. I just started on lexapro . Hope it works. I also take buspar for anxiety. I ... am taking the lexapro more for depression with a little anxiety. Godbless...
    ... Celexa was good but I was too tired on it. Same with Lexapro . Also, I like klonopin....

  12. See Pdoc tomorrow, any suggestions
    ... years and then quit. Did it ever work for you? Also lexapro or celexa are supposed to be good antidepressants...

  13. Anyone On The Fence Bout Taking Anti-depressants...
    ... i started lexapro on july 4th after much hesitation...like two years...
    ... Glad to hear about your experience with lexapro . I started it last week at 5 mgs and upped it today ... before but it was too sedating so I am trying the lexapro . I have not had as much side effects from the lexapro...
    ... how you were doing. I have been doing great on Lexapro and I do like it very much. I am glad I was able to ... But haven't needed it. I was taking the 5 mgs. of Lexapro and then it went to around 7, maybe 8. But with the...

  14. help I am over whelmed
    ... now somewhat stable on buspar and am just starting lexapro . Anxiety is a vicious cycle. Hope you can do what...

  15. lexapro and anxiety
    ... similar side effects (I'm on Celexa - earlier version of Lexapro ), especially the lump in the throat. I occasionally...
    ... Taking Lexapro and Celexa in the evening hours helped. I started...
    ... The panic attacks are different & worse on the lexapro ....

  16. Please help/need advice
    ... I have been on Lexapro for about 2 weeks but only on a full dose of 10mg...
    ... Hi. I've been on Lexapro for 8 weeks now, titrating up from 5mg to 10mg, which...

  17. Beta Blocker - Anxiety
    ... Metoprolol (break a 25 mg in half lol) along with Xanax and Lexapro for my anxiety. The Beta blocker was given because...

  18. Meds and pregnancy
    ... Cymbalta because I told her I had gained weight on Lexapro , but guess what, I've gained on Cymbalta too. Can ... ever done. I don't think it is quite as strong as Lexapro though - I still have some daily anxiety every once ... in a while, which I didn't use to get on Lexapro . But overall I'm doing good....
    ... think cymbalta is pretty good too...not as good as lexapro , but it works at evening my moods out. I actually...

  19. Effexor
    ... being prescribed to me. Do you think changing to lexapro while starting a high pressure job will affect my ... the benzos to back it up it may be the right combo. lexapro by itself wasn't enough. how long should one deal...
    ... Hi! I just figured out that Lexapro is similar to Celexa. I think Lexapro is a more recent...
    ... tell that it is "working" and i should be on this or lexapro or paxil or something along with the benzo. though...
    ... body shakes. I am not sleepy anymore (compared to Lexapro ) but I have been forgetting some things. I think...
    ... so you prefer effexor to lexapro ? i decreased my dosage this morning and had a much...
    ... Yes, I prefer Effexor to Lexapro . I am taking 75mg and that seems to be helping a...

  20. Lexapro Advice needed
    ... until you reach that 4 week mark to decide about the Lexapro . As suggested, perhaps Ativan (I've had great success...
    ... using Ativan while waiting for the full effects of Lexapro (or Celexa - which is what I am on - an earlier version...
    ... You might be interested in knowing that Lexapro is nothing more than a expensive version of Citalapram...
    ... my opinion there is a difference between celexa and lexapro . I was on celexa for 8 weeks and went through only ... Went off of it after 8 weeks. I am now on week 2 of lexapro . 5mgs the first week and 10mg s the second week. ... like a zombie. No ambition and not much emotion. On lexapro the physical anxiety is worse. Godbless:)...

  21. The Linden Method
    ... worth the money. Also, I have read on here that Lexapro seems to have caused the most weight gain of all the ... cause the least amount of weight gain? Also, can Lexapro 's side effects starting out at 10mgs cause increased...
    ... People react differently to meds, One may gain from lexapro and the other will lose weight. I know that Prozac...

  22. So confused about wellbutrin
    ... I have been on Lexapro for about 2.5 months, and about a week ago my doc ... added Wellbutrin because Lexapro has not helped my depression enough. Lexapro is indicated...

  23. Lexapro
    ... I had some problems w/ this when I first started Lexapro , 5mg. I had nausea and diarrhea for about 2-3 days ... it should pass. Give it a few more days. If the Lexapro ends up working for you, it'll all be worth it in...

  24. BuSpar and weight gain--please help
    ... I began taking Lexapro 2 years ago and after gradually reducing my dosage ... (due to the Lexapro not working anymore), my Dr. and I decided that my...

  25. Prozac question
    ... headaches and lump in throat feeling. I was put on Lexapro , and was very tired the first 3 weeks or so, it really...

  26. Cymbalta users or ex-users check in please!!!
    ... work for you - try something else. For me, I used Lexapro first, which worked but had bad sexual side effects...
    ... get bad brain zaps. Dunno if it helped as much as lexapro ..going to try without meds for a while but i have...
    ... doctor. He told me to discard this drug. He prescribed lexapro and it is working fine. For me at least there are ... no side effects from lexapro ...

  27. Zoloft question
    ... You may want to try a different SSRI like Celexa, lexapro , prozac, etc. I would talk to your doctor. Sometimes...

  28. SSRI's have destroyed my life for 6 years and counting.
    ... Starting 2005, I have tried Lexapro , Lamictal, Effexor, and Wellbutrin. aderall is...

  29. Non-Allergic Rhintis/Head Pressure- Anxiety Cause???
    ... Lorazepam) and if I have sex. Not sure if I should start Lexapro for anxiety and see if it helps, but it's been recommended...
    ... But the only thing I could suggest is to try the Lexapro . It's not addictive and easy to ween off of. Might...

  30. anxiety
    ... comfortable at home on my couch. The doctor put me on lexapro but i didnt like the idea of having a drug in my system...
    ... stuff' is by getting treatment and sticking with it. Lexapro is not addictive. Yes, it has side effects, but they...

  31. How am I going to survive
    ... takes lots of work to change. She also put me on Lexapro which I started Friday. I have had side effects that...
    ... Wonder why I can't believe that? I am staying on the Lexapro . Hope the anxiety is less and maybe gone for awhile...

  32. My Lexapro side effects - cause for concern?
    ... the klonopin by my Doctor's advice. Once i was on Lexapro by itself the only side effect I had was that I was...
    ... I would not stop taking the Lexapro . I have been on Lex since May and have encountered ... sometimes during the course of the month. I take my Lexapro in the morning and feel like I have tons of energy...
    ... works well for you! Most of what I've read about Lexapro made me think it would be great for me, too, so I...
    ... I also take Klonopin 1/2mg when needed. Start the Lexapro SLOWLY, when it was first introduced on the market...

  33. scared to try seroquel...
    ... I was on 10mg of Lexapro (dr just upped it to 15) but 3 weeks ago I was having...

  34. how many symptoms?
    ... situation. i have panic/anxiety disorder. i have been on lexapro (20mg/day) and ativan (.5mgx2/day) for several yrs ... i experienced some skipped heartbeats. (i was off lexapro by now) nothing major, i probably experienced 4 skipped ... of skipped beats. by this time i was taking 5mg of lexapro . the skipped beats seemed to occur every 12-15 beat ... started up again, so i worked my way back to 20mg lexapro / day. i stayed on the meds for about a month and ... taking my meds again, and now i am on day 3 of 20mg of lexapro . what i would like to know is, can a person have...

  35. Lexapro 10mg 2nd day questions....
    ... bipolar but my anxiety was severe, she prescribed lexapro 10mg and I took the first one yesterday at about 10am ... like this in terms of literally 2 days into using lexapro 10mg that they are actually feeling really calm and...
    ... re: the early mellow effect: I started on 5mg of Lexapro 5.5 weeks ago (to titrate up to 10mg after 2 weeks...
    ... I used to take Lexapro too and noticed the same maybe a few days to a week...

  36. Anxiey Disorder?
    ... I have been on Lexapro recently. I was on lexapro about 1.5 months ago for two weeks and quit because...
    ... These are common side effects of SSRIs, like Lexapro ; shaky hands, twitching, memory loss, inability to...
    ... withdrawal? is it possible that because i had taken lexapro for 2 weeks, once a day, and a week after that every ... otheer day, that mthe lexapro is kicking in faster this time? the last time i took...
    ... the symptoms do have similarities. As far as the Lexapro 'kicking in,' the brain chemistry is a very complicated...

  37. Buspar
    ... ( terrible) Made me feel hyper, and nervous. 2) Lexapro ( kills sex drive) ( hair loss) ( weight gain) and...
    ... post! I am trying to find the best med for me. Lexapro - made me hyper. Xanax - made me sleep. I refuse...

  38. Missed Lexapro Dose?
    ... I dont take Lexapro I take Paxil and yes I have had the same thing happen...
    ... That is odd - I missed Lexapro a few times - once when I was on it for about a year ... The second time was last week after getting back on Lexapro . Each time, I had absolutely no side effects....
    ... happening to me today...but I take Effexor, I did take Lexapro but it didn't work well with me. I thought I had...

  39. I've finally made the decision to go on meds
    ... they will suggest some but I've been reading about Lexapro , and it seemed to not list the side effects I'm avoiding...
    ... just how they affect the individual. You may take Lexapro and have worse side effects than if you take Zoloft...
    ... I am on day 4 of lexapro 10mg from doctor after taking an anxiety test that ... me that test and within mins I had samples of 10mg lexapro in my hand, i was actually hesitant to try them (anxiety...
    ... made me anxious and also very sleepy. I switched to Lexapro (40 mg and now at 10 mg) with an occasional need for...

  40. Help with options...
    ... months the panic returned. Just didnt work. I went on lexapro next, this worked to take care of the panic, but again ... gets annoying. So in april, I weened myself off of lexapro . At first it was fine. I was able to get through a ... on it. 2. Ask my MD if it would help to take less lexapro to counteract the sideeffects (I was on the standard...
    ... weight gain and being tired all the time with Celexa, Lexapro and Paxil. Although i really liked Celexa. I was gaining...

  41. Too much Xanax?
    ... (i've taken a lot) but may consider going back on lexapro . that was the best of the bunch. before that though...
    ... me to lower the dose. if not, i'll just go back to lexapro . i haven't really started doing these things...
    ... it's a benzodiazepine (such as Xanax) or an SSRI ( Lexapro ). Many psych's prescribe both to take simultaneously ... That, IMO, is way too much. When you were taking Lexapro , how much was it? 200-300 mg? That's a lot, too...
    ... benzo intake. if that doesn't work, i'll go back to lexapro ....

  42. Do Ssri's Make You Feel Numb
    ... mentioned on another site that i have no appetite on lexapro ...is this normal number one but then someone said...
    ... antidepressant, the side effects and results seen with Lexapro will vary from person to person. Several years ago ... , I was on Zoloft which is very similar to Lexapro and I definitely noticed that I was eating less and...

  43. lexapro dosage
    ... Hey guys, I am on 10mg of lexapro and i feel better but I know I don't feel like I could...

  44. another success story :)
    ... I got off it, though it took a while, and went on Lexapro (which Im still on now, seven years later). I get...
    ... I am on Lexapro as well and it is amazing. I didnt realize how much ... my anxiety took over my life until I got on lexapro and started to feel "normal" again. NOt sure how...

  45. For those new to anxiety....
    ... approriate medication if required. I've been on Lexapro (10 mg) for about ten months and things have been...
    ... but it involved two trips to the ER. I am also on Lexapro (10 mg - but the doc boosted it to 20) and Klonopin...

  46. heart palps
    ... referred me to a psychiatrist - he wound up giving me Lexapro and Klonopin. I guess when you say "you don't...

  47. escitalopram (cipralex) for anxiety
    ... This is the generic of Lexapro . I was on it for a few months along with Klonopin...

  48. stubborn about meds/therapy
    ... effexor, several very close friends of mine have been on lexapro and paxil..I have kicked my panic disorder but it...

  49. Fears of transitioning to a new job - health insurance related
    ... be sans health insurance for a few months - I'm on Lexapro and generic Klonopin - both low doses - but still...

  50. HEART PALPS W/panic attc? any NON-pharm suggestions, help???
    ... Toporil (sp?) - a beta blocker, before being put on Lexapro and generic Klonopin....

  51. Hey Zeyavia!
    ... Just checking in to see how you are doing on the Lexapro ? I feel alot better:) , although I'm still having...
    ... No more laying in bed all day! Good luck on your Lexapro journey. Side effects suck but for the most part they...

  52. should i UP my dosage of xanax
    ... taking .25 like once or twice a day and i just started lexapro BUT the xanax doesnt help that much anymore...so should...
    ... Why are you taking Xanax and Lexapro ? Is it for anxiety and depression. Xanax is very hard...
    ... taking xanax cause of anxiety and i just started the lexapro cause he would rather i be on that then the xanax...

  53. Buspar
    ... wasnt really helping and i was taking .25...im also on lexapro which i just started any thoughts...
    ... but what is the point of taking it with my lexapro yes the lex didnt kick in yet but im saying...why...
    ... Xanax is. Buspar also starts to work sooner than lexapro . Usually the doc will have you take the xanax until...
    ... my question to you or anyone is then WHY TAKE THE LEXAPRO if ppl JUST take buspar and xanax then why cant i...
    ... hoping to get the inner answers or courage to take the Lexapro I have looking at me, any day now, but when will that...

  54. Paxil withdrawal
    ... made things worse. Need advise. I tried switching to Lexapro and to Cymbalta, and I was still nervous while on...
    ... Did you give the Cymbalta or Lexapro at least 4 weeks? some people go on Prozac to...
    ... be something I need to check into. I stopped the Lexapro after a week because if gave me flashes and terrible...

  55. Lexapro dosage
    ... Hi i just started taking lexapro about 2 months ago. I am taking 20 mg a day. It seems...
    ... resiliance for drugs. I tried Paxil, Zoloft and now Lexapro but none seem to make much of a difference. It's just...
    ... 3091982]My psych wants me to increase my dosage of lexapro to 40 mg. pr day. It seems like a lot to me. Does...

  56. take xanax every______hours???
    ... You can take 2 a day. I am on Lexapro and I took the xanax for a few weeks everyday until ... the lexapro kicked in. I have been on it a couple of months and...
    ... there for. You will not bcome addicted because the lexapro should quick in and start working. alyce...

  57. Please help w/alternative for paxil
    ... I take Lexapro and I feel REALLY good on it and can be "energizing...

  58. I feel so alone
    ... Zonasamide (anti-seizure)- got rash from Lamactal Lexapro 40 mg's (Paxil-Zoloft still no help) Xanax 4 - 2mg...

  59. Morning panic attacks
    ... nightmares. Any one experiencing this. I am only on 5 mg. Lexapro and ativan as needed. I have been relatively anxiety...

  60. heart palpitations and exercise
    ... a beta blocker and my psychiatrist prescribed me Lexapro and generic-brand Klonopin. Both said exercise was...

  61. Please Help!!!-i Get Really Bad Butterflies In My Stomach
    ... little bit. I can't get rid of it. I take 40 mg's Lexapro and 4 2 mg's of Xanax a day which is a lot. Maybe...

  62. does the dosage/ effects of xanax intensify if taken with lexapro
    ... I am on lexapro and take xanax as needed. That is a bunch of crap ... said "Alyce, Xanax will not change the effects of the Lexapro . In other words it won't prevent it from working to ... it's fullest capacity nor will it intesify the Lexapro . She knows how I am and I have been seeing her for...
    ... I am doing great on the lexapro . I am perimenopausal and after 20 years my ad stopped ... which I have never had for 2 weeks. we stopped it. Lexapro , no side effects (knock on wood) and feel much better...
    ... while I dont know if it intensifies it for me, the lexapro does intensify things like Aleve and pain meds. Remember...
    ... [QUOTE=alyce20;3085922]I am doing great on the lexapro . I am perimenopausal and after 20 years my ad stopped ... which I have never had for 2 weeks. we stopped it. Lexapro , no side effects (knock on wood) and feel much better ... if you could give me some of your good feelings on Lexapro . I have some sitting on my table ready for me to take...

  63. Have to go for surgery-need help!!!
    ... have to go for surgery on Tues for it. I take 15mg/ lexapro and .25mg/Xanax a day for anxiety and panic attacks ... Also, maybe its just me, but it seems like the Lexapro amplifies any other meds I take. I can take 1 Aleve...
    ... that helps a little. I'm still worried about the lexapro and them giving me too much though!...

  64. for stressedteacher are you there???
    ... hormone related but I was still upset. He now has me on Lexapro and that was not the first one I tried. I tried Zoloft...

  65. headaches from lexapro
    ... since then so yeah its possible but even if it is the lexapro ...it wont last forever im feeling very positive for...
    ... Hi there, I take Lexapro , have been on it for 8 months now, and I really like...
    ... I am on Lexapro and I have been on 10mg for about 8 weeks. Did have...
    ... suicidal. I immediately stopped, and then went on Lexapro . Honestly, I am so glad I stuck it out. I took Xanax ... 25mg as needed for the first few months on Lexapro too. I even have it now if needed, but I don't need...

  66. Clonazepam question
    ... My anxiety is horrible in the morning also. I'm on Lexapro and Klonopin (clonazepam generic)... I take 1 mg in...
    ... so, for me - it's first thing in the morning (with Lexapro and the beta blocker Toprol XL (100 mg). I take the...
    ... I took klonopin at night with my Lexapro . I was able to get a better night sleep. During the...

  67. worry worry worry
    ... Before I started taking my Lexapro I swear I would worry about worrying. From the dumbest...
    ... constantly have racing thoughts......I've been on lexapro 10 mg twice,in 2003 and last year...did great on it...

  68. Anyone on Lexapro...what side effects did you have?
    ... away, i'll keep my fingers crossed for you. I found Lexapro to be such a lifesaver. It was rough in the beginning...

  69. anyone here just take xanax (or other benzo)
    ... xanax once or twice a day (.25 mg) or go and try the lexapro ????????????????...
    ... I take klonopin and lexapro ...
    ... how long have you been on the lexapro how has it worked for you did you have any side...

  70. Is it okay to go cold turkey
    ... I have been on 10mg Lexapro for 12 days and it has helped but its KILLING my stomach...

  71. Pregnancy and anxiety
    ... daughter was born almost 3 years ago. I've been taking Lexapro for about a year with wonder results. Now, I am pregnant ... again and can no longer take lexapro . My dr prescribe me Wellburtin XL, but from what...
    ... Was Born In 2004 And Am Now Pregnant. I Was Taking Lexapro And Ativan But Now I Have To Only Take It When I Really...

  72. general anxiety-confused
    ... is buspar. As far as antidepressants, celexa and lexapro are 2 that are good for anxiety. Check with your...

  73. Prozac for anxiety?
    ... until it stopped working about 3 mo. ago. Then I tried Lexapro , and it did not agree with me, so then I tried Cymbalta...

  74. Another lexapro question (sorry)
    ... medications affect patients differently. My doctor said Lexapro was more for people with "elevated" or "anxious" personalit ... I haven't gained any weight. Before that, I was on Lexapro for about a year, and maybe I gained ten pounds that ... with more work responsibilities at a desk job. Lexapro seems to be doing good for me, but obviously, I would ... questions to your doctor. That said... I was back on Lexapro after my first major anxiety attack a month ago, and...
    ... I am on lexapro and have gained about 10 pounds in one month. I lost...
    ... quickly. But.... I wish I had taken wellbutrin with the lexapro . My friend did that and lost the weight she gained ... on lexapro alone....
    ... that was one major reason i did not wanna start the lexapro ...but at this point im thinking i just need to bite ... wouldnt give me anything else for he thought the lexapro was the best choice for me...i just have to give it...
    ... but lets make this clear NOT EVERYONE GAINS ON LEXAPRO ...right??? and if you gain it on lex you can also ... lose the weight you did gain while still on lexapro ... ????...
    ... My orginial question is IF you are going to gain on lexapro how SOON idid all you start to see it?????Without...
    ... My psych told me the lexapro does NOT cause any shift in metabolism, and therefore ... or South Beach Diet should help.. in fact, when on Lexapro , if you also follow one of those diets, you shouldn...
    ... many people on this site that have gained weight from Lexapro . Without eating more or working out less. I havn't ... met a doctor yet who has said that Lexapro will not cause a shift. But, a girl who works ... for me has not gained any weight with Lexapro . She loves it and has not had any anxiety issues since...
    ... question: how long does it take to notice weightgain on lexapro the answer: it depends on your body chemistry...some...

  75. so im gonng try lexapro tonight...
    ... I am on Lexapro and I take it in the morning. I have tried a few ad...
    ... Lexapro is supposed to be the ad with the least side effects...
    ... Lexapro has been my savior. Give it a try....
    ... I love my Lexapro . Even if you get side effects they will pass within...