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  1. Trying to understand anxiety / panic.....
    ... since then, I've had several panic attacks and take Lexapro daily and Klonopin as needed. I just don't understand...

  2. Lexapro help!
    ... m currently toughing it through the second week of Lexapro also....
    ... were experiencing when you first started taking the Lexapro ?...
    ... Hang in there. 4 years ago I was put on Lexapro and I was convinced it was not going to work. 3 months...
    ... anxiety / stress / panic related issues. I started Lexapro and had some strange sensations in my head (ringing...

  3. My concerns
    ... suffer from depression though! Can I take Risperdal and Lexapro together? I am also on Zyprexa!...

  4. anxiety after alcohol... any help pls?
    ... wanted to add my .02 ;) When I started taking Lexapro , I drank just one cocktail & the exact same thing ... to me a few hours later! I ended up stopping the Lexapro for various reasons. But, fast forward to a few months...

  5. Buspar help
    ... did not give the medication enough time. I started lexapro shortly after and this medication has worked better...

  6. Shakiness... please help
    ... with anxiety for several months now and have been on Lexapro for over a month now. I'm not quite sure exactly how...
    ... contemplating it the next week. Anyway, I've been on the Lexapro for about 5 weeks... and I'm gonna give it a couple...

  7. For Caney Girl
    ... worried it would never go away. but it did. i am on lexapro and ativan. it really helps. i became focused on other...

  8. Does it take longer for Effexor to kick in the second time?
    ... same med again it doesn't work as well. When I tried Lexapro for the second time (and a third) it didn't work at...
    ... to go back on meds in the future, I think I'll give Lexapro a go, it seems to be most tolerable I hear. Good...

  9. gag reflex is destroying my life. long read
    ... the downside to it , is that its hard to get off of, Lexapro is another option. Those meds take about a month or...
    ... or anything else that is anti-anxiety. i cant take Lexapro cause my insurance only covers Paroxatine which is...

  10. Anxiety disorder--now what???
    ... that it made a world of difference once I started on Lexapro and sometimes take Klonopin. Finding a great doctor...

  11. How do you all get reassurance?? I need some advice...
    ... eassurance. Not only the meds (she's already prescribed me Lexapro , although I haven't started it yet), but I would love...
    ... and I am. I don't know what to do. Just hope the Lexapro helps me soon I guess....

  12. Strange "out of it" feeling - anxiety????
    ... asking, I am asking more generally speaking)? I was on Lexapro for a bit, but it didn't help, but just gave me really...

  13. LEXAPRO and other anxiety meds
    ... When I first started Lexapro , it actually made my anxiety worse. I also had some...

  14. ALS Anxiety
    ... about ALS even though my tests were fine. I am taking Lexapro right now and supplementing it with Klonopin as needed ... . I have been on Lexapro for about 2 months now, and I am still worrying almost ... somatic symptoms? I am thinking about changing from Lexapro to something else, because I am gaining weight and...

  15. Dr. put me on Wellbutrin xl
    ... three different anti-depressants for anxiety; Effexor, Lexapro , Prozac and they all gave me sexual side effects....

  16. Changing Meds Again
    ... drugs because of past experiences like Celexa and Lexapro . Zoloft was terrible for me. I walked into his office...

  17. anyone taken lexapro or xanax
    ... any better. I have heard some good things about Lexapro , but there has been more negative feedback than positive...
    ... much for your time...are you saying you suggest i try lexapro for a few weeks???i think i might...i mean id rather ... believe...but your saying i could take xanax with lexapro at first if i have anxiety from taking something(of ... fear something will happen to me... but im scared lexapro and any drug for that matter will make me freak out...
    ... make things worse in the short term, but supposedly Lexapro will help in the long run. I would read some of the ... stuff on this board about Lexapro . Others have taken it and have experience with it ... other people about it and see what they say about the Lexapro . Again, it may take some time before you actually...
    ... I have a question: I have been taking lexapro for about two months approx 40mg. I also have been...
    ... I started Lexapro and Xanax on the same day about 4 weeks ago for some ... so I have been taking them. He put me on 10mg of Lexapro and gave me .25 mg tablets of Xanax for 2 months. ... The Lexapro , as with all SSRI's does have some side effects during ... different method of working so does not react with the Lexapro . I take 1 or 1 1/2 tabs before bed and I get sleepy...

  18. Continuous brain zaps - any experience out there?
    ... now I am a big fat blimp! Now I take a small dose of Lexapro and use Ativan when I need it. Benzos are best for...

  19. At work and anxious about my boyfriend...please help!!
    ... Hi OCD, Well I take Lexapro and Clonazepam. It would work even better if I took...
    ... P.S.- I was also on lexapro and clonazepam(sp)? but not i'm on valium and lexapro...

  20. Zoloft question
    ... differently to medicine. my story is that i was on lexapro for 8 weeks and felt maybe it was not working all ... i switched to zoloft. my dr. said go straight from lexapro to zoloft don't wean off. well let me tell you it ... like this so i quit after 4 days and went back to lexapro , which i am in the process of trying to wean off of...
    ... zoloft and had that foggy weird high feeling with lexapro . i had my GP take me off of it immediately. well...

  21. Scared with Panic Disorder
    ... until about 2 weeks ago. I had even stopped taking my lexapro . Now, my dr said I had to go on immediately, and...

  22. Anxiety is fixed -- is this me?
    ... Hi all, Last week, I took lexapro 10 mg on Monday and Tuesday. I wasn't feeling well ... Is this "me" doing this? Or did the two days of Lexapro last Monday and Tuesday somehow change me to be more...
    ... more than likely its you. I didnt start feeling lexapro until about 6 days into the dose... but it wasnt my...

  23. Anxiety and pregnancy... What medications are safe to take while pregnant?
    ... on something or I will not be able to cope. I am on Lexapro and Klonopin right now. Are these OK to stay on or...
    ... but now has been linked to birth defects. Paxil and Lexapro are both from the same family of meds- SSRI's. ...
    ... your Dr!! What my Dr told me is that I could take Lexapro during the first 2 trimesters and then stop it in...

  24. Help with my meds.? Please
    ... My issue is: I have GAD and some ADD, I have tried Lexapro , Effexor and Prozac for the anxiety. They all worked...
    ... have a chance to bother me.... In your case, both lexapro and prozac come from the same family of meds - SSRI...

  25. HOT FLASHES related to anxiety
    ... The hot flashes can be from the Lexapro . I took Celexa once, LOVED the way it made me feel ... the Celexa, from flashes stopped. I started taking Lexapro after that, and was much better. Of course now, my...

  26. Meds for 11-year old
    ... Recently my daughter's doc prescribed Lexapro 5mg for her mood and behavioral problems that we have ... point that I wanted anything that would help. The Lexapro has helped a lot! Her moods have greatly improved...
    ... the doctor your concerns about her weight? If the Lexapro is working I wouldn't worry about the weight. Is she ... worried about the weight? Did she gain weight from Lexapro ?...

  27. Going to my Dr. today and I'm SCARED!
    ... today with my Dr. for my heart medication and the Lexapro I started, but I recently posted that last week I...
    ... everything gets better. how are your doing on the lexapro . i am still taking it too. I guess i am alright wish...
    ... teacher2be- the Lexapro is allright, I guess I'm the same as you, the depression...

  28. Antidepressants and Testosterone
    ... Im taking lexapro and i was wondering if it Lowered Testosterone. My...

  29. Scared
    ... Yeah Zoloft didn't work for me either..I'm on Lexapro now...I tried something else too but don't remember...
    ... Lexapro is working well, I take 75 mg in the morning and at ... fight it off then finally gets use to it. I take Lexapro now because my dad also takes it and my dad went with...
    ... Lexapro is working well, I take 75 mg in the morning and at ... fight it off then finally gets use to it. I take Lexapro now because my dad also takes it and my dad went with...

  30. Does anyone else qake up with anxiety and panic attacks every morning ?
    ... recover but I am a basket case. Dr has me on 20 MG lexapro and 1 mg xanax xr he thinks I can prevent these attacks...
    ... off. You didn't say how long you've been on the lexapro . It should help to prevent you waking up like that...
    ... it hasn't made them go away. i am also on 10 mg of lexapro . i have had 2 stress test, heart echo, ekgs, 2 holter...

  31. Klonopin dosage questions
    ... efficacy of these drugs is like 75% when I took ZOLOFT, Lexapro and now Celexa without any help right now. CELEXA...

  32. Anyone stopped anti-depressants cold turkey?
    ... let me tell you, i was on lexapro for 8 weeks then switched right over to zoloft (drs ... could not take it anymore, then i went right back to lexapro . the night i went back to lexapro i hallucinated, ... felt like. i was scared to death. i have been back on lexapro for 2 weeks and hope to get better....

  33. Recently prescribed Lorazepam
    ... from my primary care doc. It didn't help. He gave me lexapro (and by that point I had been dealing with the anxiety...

  34. Bad stomache pain from Lexapro?
    ... whole lot about the stomach thing. i still am on the lexapro too, but i do know that 3 months ago for like 2-3 ... weeks(before i was on lexapro )i had bad bad pains up in the right quadrant of my ... pretty much cause pain all over. yours may be from lexapro since it sounds more like pain in your stomach. all ... said. good luck. have you been feeling panicky any on lexapro . i started mine back up 2 weeks ago, and i still feel...
    ... upper pain as well. I am thinking it is from the Lexapro too, because it started hurting just in my general...
    ... I am not on lexapro but I get what you have described with my anxiety...
    ... have had IBS for 12 years and it gets annoying. the lexapro is doing all right still a little panicky, not really...
    ... in the center and under right rib. I stopped the Lexapro last night to see if that might be causing this, I...

  35. Does anyone else suffer from "health" anxiety?
    ... there any hope for me at all? My doc prescribed Lexapro for me, and gave me the name of a counselor specializing ... first thing on Monday. But I am afraid to take the Lexapro , for many reasons... none of which are logical. ...
    ... I had some of this too. I did start taking Lexapro about 5 weeks ago and it has really helped me with...
    ... I had some of this too. I did start taking Lexapro about 5 weeks ago and it has really helped me with ... how long did you have to be on the increased dose of lexapro before you saw results? I was increased 2 wks ago...
    ... how long did you have to be on the increased dose of lexapro before you saw results? I was increased 2 wks ago...

  36. Please help
    ... Autistic/ADHD impulsive type. I am currently taking Lexapro which helps a little although for the past year my...
    ... longer lasting. My Psychiatrist had said when I began Lexapro that if I found I needed my Ativan a lot she would...

  37. Lexapro and nausea
    ... ugh that was my worst symptom from lexapro ... SEVERE nausea. That was even worse than the spaced...
    ... Hi there, I am on Lexapro 10mg. I am on my 11th day, the first 5 days were...
    ... I started on Lexapro Monday night also. HORRIBLE I had all of the side...
    ... I rarely post, but hang in there on the Lexapro . I've taken it for over a year and it's been a really...

  38. racing heart.
    ... get REALLY nervous, I think I would be a lot better. Lexapro worked for awhile. Effexor. Prozac. It just seems...
    ... friends and family too. I was just started on Lexapro and Ativan last Sat., so I have not had anything to...
    ... people differently. I hope it works for you! I liked Lexapro too, for the most part. I have a random question,...

  39. Stress hives!
    ... He said it is stress causing the hives. He gave me Lexapro and Zyrtec. Its 2 months and im still breaking out...

  40. anxiety because of Roseacea
    ... am o wellbutrin for the sexual side effects that lexapro has caused. I am still just sad, I dont want this...

  41. social anxiety/tummy issues
    ... prior to my diagnosis with anxiety. Then I was put on Lexapro and after a couple of months I started to feel much...

  42. I Need Help!!
    ... effexor again, but I reacted to them. Then went to Lexapro and that raised my blood pressure. So I am now on...
    ... break thrus. Have you ever tried an SSRI other than Lexapro ? I have also heard that Wellbutrin is good, and Zoloft...

  43. getting panic atttacks out of nowwhere!
    ... already, then I wouldn't worry. I just recently started Lexapro too. Just wanted to ask if they have seen it. Take...

  44. Went to ER Sunday a.m. !! Still Scared.
    ... only time will tell. I am taking a beta blocker and Lexapro and Xanax as needed. Good luck at your Dr.'s tomorrow...

  45. Moved from 20mg to 40mg of Celexa
    ... I just recently stopped Lexapro and weened off and started Celexa. I was on 20mg ... of Celexa and 10mg of Lexapro . This week (11/21) I got off lexapro and started ... feeling bad because of the celexa increase or the lexapro withdrawal.....either way...i need some help...
    ... your body a chance to get used to Celexa. I was on Lexapro and it took me a while to get it out of my system...

  46. I feel like a crazy person... Anyone else?
    ... mbarrassment. A couple of weeks ago, she prescribed me Lexapro ... I am of course too scared to start taking it. ...
    ... old whom I want to see grow up VERY much. Take the Lexapro . It will help...if it doesn't they will work with...
    ... health will help. I would also recommend you give the Lexapro a try. I agonized over taking my medicine for so long...
    ... about all of this... I think I may start taking my Lexapro soon. I am on antibiotics right now for a swollen ... NOT helping my anxiety :) ). Is it ok to take the Lexapro with an antibiotic (Keflex)???...

  47. Ok everyone, need some advice....
    ... Tonight is dose 7 for being on Lexapro . I started the first 3 days on 5mg, and then the ... blocker too, but that hasn't done anything with the Lexapro . Any ideas, please? Michelle...
    ... SeaMich, before you started the Lexapro , did you have pretty bad anxiety along with your panic...

  48. Splitting Inderal LA capsules.
    ... XLbecause it's cheaper. They are now doing it with my Lexapro too!...

  49. PLZ HELP I am new and have questions about Lexapro Zanax & Klonazepam!
    ... I felt the same way when I was on Lexapro . I ended up taking Klonopin because the Lexapro was ... insisted I take it... wne to tnew doctor. He took me off lexapro gradually. Kept me on the klonopin .25 2 times a day...
    ... calling my psychiatrist. I told her scince she upped my Lexapro to 30 mg all I can do is sleep. I cannot get out of...

  50. I'm Having Horrible Effects From First Lexapro...
    ... your Dr. appointment so she could tell for sure. Lexapro is supposed to have very little side effects. I usually...
    ... when you went today. Mine gave me Xanax until the Lexapro kicks in, to help with the anxiety. I wish she would...
    ... he told me if by my next appointment (3 weeks) the Lexapro doesn't seem to help then he would prescribe me a...
    ... :) I was going to ask, why you didn't take the Lexapro at nighttime? That way you would not have noticed...
    ... I have tried Prozac, Zoloft, and Lexapro . I was not able to tolerate the side effects of these ... Ativan. Your body may not be able to tolerate the Lexapro . These antidepressants work different for each person ... . If you can't deal with the side effects of Lexapro , I would ask my doctor to try a different med....
    ... I meant Lexapro ! ;) duhhhh...
    ... obviously have a huge anxiety problem. He is hoping the Lexapro will work too so it can help me calm down to where...

  51. Got Lexapro Yesterday...
    ... Hey there, I started Lexapro last night. I tried Zoloft first but WOW, the anxiety ... was ten times worse. So she switched me to Lexapro , 10mg. I am taking 5mg the first 5 days, then going...

  52. HELP!! Anxiety bad - Zoloft?
    ... just the Atenolol and Xanax? I think I will try the Lexapro one more time, and not take the bb with it, so they ... stupid problem is I read the darn side effects, and Lexapro has an extremely rare side effect of A-Fib, and I...

  53. Switching from Zoloft to Lexapro
    ... problem this week with the zoloft. i went back to the lexapro last night and i was so scared. with in an hour i ... go ahead and try it because it may help you. if lexapro doesn't work all the way (it works great for my anxiety...
    ... all them just like your describing. I heard that Lexapro is better for depression and anxiety only, but if ... if you don't have anything wrong tonight after your Lexapro . I wish nurses could still give advice over the...
    ... how are you doing today? It is day two back on your Lexapro . I took the Zoloft last night, no problems, at first...
    ... have any side effects at all when you started the Lexapro ? I guess it is very rare to not have any, was wondering...
    ... not had any side effects really since starting my lexapro back the main thing is i feel like myself again which...
    ... now I'm regretting trying this one instead of the Lexapro . Shoot, hard to tell whether it is the med or the ... Plus, it seems to have much less side effects than Lexapro , at least that is what I read on a drug information ... website. Although, I've heard the Lexapro is supposed to have very little side effects. How ... are you doing, still good on the Lexapro ? Have you noticed it lowering your heart rate more...
    ... my hr was also very fast. now that i have been on lexapro i have my energy back and feel soo much better. i...
    ... Even right now my legs are super restless. I took Lexapro for two days last week, and got very very sick when ... it was coincidence that they happened when I took Lexapro . But I do remember Lexapro really lowered my hr and ... experience any side effects when you very first started Lexapro ? Michelle...
    ... when i started lexapro the first time i started it with atenolol so its hard ... doesn't work for you and you decide not to do the lexapro again remember there are other drugs out there. i...

  54. Is it ok to take ativan with atenolol?
    ... i am taking atenolol. i take lexapro and my dr. prescribed ativan as needed. i thought ... took these together. i guess it's alright to take lexapro and also ativan as needed. i worry so much about medicines...

  55. Anyone know the difference between Zoloft and Lexapro?
    ... atenolol(bb) for fast heart rate and mvp. also i was on lexapro , too. they both worked very well together. i also ... have anxiety problems and ocd. the lexapro was great for depression, and anxiety, but it seemed ... can't make it that long. i think i am going back to lexapro tonight. the zoloft (25 mg) makes me sooo sleepy i ... all day. i hate to seem like i'm griping. with the lexapro i NEVER had ANY of these problems. i have heard that ... if one works for you the other won't (meaning lexapro and zoloft. MICHE 31 keep in touch and let me know...
    ... wondering, do you think because you went straight from the Lexapro to the Zoloft without weaning off the Lexapro it might ... Inderal is doing. I just can't believe how much the Lexapro lowered my bp and hr in two days! So you have been ... of anxiety, depression, ocd and panic, whereas the Lexapro works best for the generalized anxiety and depression...
    ... may be a lot of problem. i have already gone back to lexapro tonight, which i've really probably done it to myself ... am to much of a worrier, but it scared me. if the lexapro doesn't work i may just take a break and see what ... happens. the lexapro was great for everything, but ocd part. i only gave...
    ... 8 I'll be doing good too. Ok, when I got both the Lexapro and Zoloft prescriptions, they told me that it would ... end up doing it, hope not, but may. I hope that the Lexapro works for you. Now, they also told me that maximum ... Let me know how you feel tomorrow since taking the Lexapro . I just took my last dose of antibiotic, so tomorrow...

  56. Anxiety disorder and pregnant!
    ... try to get on a ssri for long term (zoloft, prozac, lexapro )...good luck...

  57. Twitches and shakes
    ... finally pushed me into bad anxiety. they put me on lexapro 10mg, and xanax as needed. it has really helped! most...

  58. Fear Of Going To The Doctor
    ... how "crazy" I sound? :) I am going to try taking Lexapro because I can't live like this anymore. I think health...

  59. Does anyone here take an SSRI AND a beta blocker?
    ... I recently tried to start Lexapro for my anxiety/depression and I also take Inderal ... out there that do. I think I will start with the Lexapro one more time and cut my bb back to like a 1/4 dose...
    ... pharmacist said to just space them out. Like take the Lexapro in the evening, and just one dose of Inderal in the ... dizzy and sick, so maybe I need to do the same with Lexapro . She wanted me to either try Zoloft or Lexapro, and...

  60. question about zoloft
    ... i just switched from lexapro to zoloft 4 days ago. lexapro helped some, but i was still anxious so decided to...
    ... in his opinion) Zoloft was better for anxiety than Lexapro . Give it a little time and try not to think about...

  61. I feel like I'm going crazy.
    ... psychiatrist and she changed my meds from paxil to lexapro . She also put me on depakote, buspar and ambian cr...
    ... i just got through taking lexapro and it helped depression and anxiety quite a bit. ... anxiety can really make you feel crazy, but hopefully lexapro will help you...
    ... klonopin too. (i hope you didn't do a quick swith from lexapro to paxil...stopping the paxil too quickly can cause...

  62. new gameplan for Anxiety for me
    ... then tried Zoloft which was terrible. Then I tried Lexapro which was terrible. Dr. said it may be to early ... to Celexa. I only hope it works. Anyone go from lexapro to Celexa and did it work? I know they are supposed ... drugs....but my Dr. swears that Celexa is better than Lexapro and that Lexparo was only created cuz the patent ran ... out on Celexa. He would never prescribe Lexapro to anyone. Anyway....day 1 of weeks of trial...

  63. How can Side effects pf Lexapro
    ... The side effects of Lexapro started for me 5 weeks on the drug. It does happen ... . I am on Celexa now. Some Dr's say that 20 mg of Lexapro is like 10mg of Celexa. I'm not usre I bieve that...
    ... Celexa and it was much better than any drug for me. Lexapro seems like its too strong and doesnt get the job done...
    ... I switched from celexa to lexapro in June after about 5 years of being on 20mg celexa...

  64. Question for all you who have racing hearts...
    ... a month I've tried it. Today she wants me to try Lexapro , to see if that will help with the anxiety, because...

  65. Anyone have a GOOD experience with Lexapro?
    ... I took lexapro for about 2 weeks and noticed it did help. The only...
    ... I was on Lexapro 10 mg for 3 days. It raised my blood pressure up...
    ... been taking meds for depression for 10 years now. Lexapro worked the longest without pooping out on me. But ... a variety of other antidepresants and i am back on lexapro , it helps me with no side effects....
    ... switching to zoloft. my anxiety was still there on the lexapro . i hope the zoloft works i am scared to switch though...
    ... did you already have high blood pressure before the lexapro ? i am on toprol xl for high blood pressure and fast ... pulse and am suppose to start on lexapro for depression but now i wonder if its gonna aggravate...
    ... onne818461, I just wanted to tell you that when I took the Lexapro it lowered it WAY down, not increased it. So I would...
    ... sometimes low in the morning so when i do finally take the lexapro ill keep an eye on it....
    ... I have been on Lexapro 10 mg since September 2006, but I just recently upped...

  66. A drug that helps with anxiety and cognitive impairment?
    ... anxiety and cognitive impairment? My doctor gave me Lexapro but depression is not my problem and after looking ... into Lexapro I don’t think it’s what I need. I am sure I have...
    ... some, and may be used alone or in conjunction with Lexapro ....

  67. Herbal anxiety meds
    ... various meds through the years from paxil to prozac to lexapro . None of which I ever felt made a difference. I had...
    ... so clear now that its scarying me. I was put on Lexapro 10mg and Ambien for the sleep. Now its a waiting game...
    ... yourself to not be bothered by the thoughts. If the Lexapro decreases the anxiety then try meditation to prcatice...

  68. When to take Lexapro.............
    ... It depends on how you feel. When I was on Lexapro I took it at night. Then cut back to supper time ...

  69. another lexapro question
    ... I'm just starting my third go around with Lexapro . It has worked well on my anxiety without any unbearable ... problem for me most of my life. I'd like to use the Lexapro for an excuse but I had the problem before Lexapro ... we'll see if I can keep it off now that I'm back on Lexapro ....
    ... little over a month now (except Xanax still as needed). Lexapro worked very well for me but unfortunately I did gain ... lose it. I stopped taking my birth control pills and Lexapro and I am on a diet. I've finally lost a whopping two...
    ... you did. I do read mostly about weight gain with lexapro , but then there are the few who don't seem to gain...

  70. anyone paranoid about heart?
    ... from too much stress or caffeine". I restarted my Lexapro this week, the "heart butterflies" are more than I...
    ... looney how does th lexapro work for you? i am suppose to start taking it for ... it. i just want to go back to being me again. the lexapro is 10 mg. to start. thanks for any info....

  71. Zoloft.....HELP!
    ... has never happened to me except for when I was on Lexapro . I only took it for a month, got tired of the diarrhea...

  72. How long does your anxiety last?
    ... have had attacks now for almost 3 weeks. I started Lexapro (on top of the other ads i take) two weeks ago, and...

  73. I feel something is wrong
    ... couldnt function normal etc. After that i started taking lexapro . I had a very bad reaction to this medication. I started...

  74. Anyone Else?
    ... trying to deal with it. I stopped taking all my meds. Lexapro and Celexa gave me a bad reaction...xanax and ativan...

  75. Two weeks on Lexapro at 20mg
    ... worked for me in the last 6 years and that is Celexa. Lexapro (although similiar) does not do the job for me. I ... for someone that did well on Celexa and not well on Lexapro . My Dr. does not like the idea of me going to Celexa ... after Lexapro if Lex didnt work. I did this 3 years ago and it...
    ... I was on Lexapro and it took 8 weeks to kick in.... I didn't like it...