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  1. Can worrying too much cause physical symptoms???
    ... this under control. So if I started taking meds ( Lexapro ) for my anxiety, could this help me not to worry,...
    ... nothing wrong with taking some meds for a while I took Lexapro and several others myself and they helped me when...

  2. I need advice on celexa/klonopin
    ... kick in. The reason I am trying this med is because Lexapro was too strong for me and I feel that I can't get...

  3. lexapro side effects?
    ... I was on Lexapro for a a few months and when they started me on this...
    ... I was on Lexapro for a little a while for anxiety and I couldn't sleep ... should only use them shorterm until your body adjust to Lexapro ....
    ... How is it going on the Lexapro ? Feeling better?...

  4. Switching from Klonopin to Ativan (withdrawals, anxiety and sleep)
    ... recommened perhaps starting you on an SSRI such as lexapro for your anxiety? After several weeks of this kicking...

  5. Lexapro or Xanax. What would be the better route?
    ... I was on Lexapro for a few months and It really helped me. Along with ... I was on klonopin to help with sleep and until the Lexapro started to work. I came off of it after a few months...

  6. terrible psych. (long story)
    ... again. ugh! i have always had trouble with meds like lexapro , prozac etc cause i get sexual side effects from them ... off, as i have psoted in the past. So i went off Lexapro ... took 10 mg for 4 mnths... then went down to 5mg ... wasnt ready for Effexor due to my hard time coming off lexapro . she told me i shouldnt rely on antianxiety meds for...
    ... made me feel like a failure when I couldn't tolerate lexapro . I too never had an abuse history with medicatons...

  7. How much lexapro do you take?
    ... When I was on Lexapro it took 8 weeks to take full effect. I was on 10 then ... before I came off. This worked wonders for me. I took Lexapro for about 4 months total. Everyone reacts dif to drugs...

  8. Need someone to talk to, please
    ... then making it happen. My doctor wants me to take lexapro for the anxiety, but even that makes me nervous. ...

  9. Numbness and Tingling
    ... Marc, I have never taken Lexapro , so not sure howlong until you get relief, but just ... asked for an anti anxiety med to go along with the Lexapro ? From what I have read it may be helpful. Feel...

  10. 28 yr old with panic disorder for 11 yrs now
    ... know what is happening. I am about to start taking Lexapro , so we'll see. Has anyone else had this problem for...

  11. Too scared to start my Lexapro
    ... ZOLOFT which sucked. I am pumped, excited to start Lexapro . Lexapro worked for me once when I was down and I...
    ... I was on Lexapro for a few months. It got rid of my anxiety. I had...
    ... works and I forget what it is like to feel like crap. Lexapro was great for me so I am going back. Lexapro also ... one day about how stupid your thoughts were. GET ON LEXAPRO and I will talk in a few weeks about how stupid your...
    ... What were your experiences in the first days of Lexapro ? I would appreciate mostly positive experiences, ... have them. Thanks so much, ajf I take 10mg of Lexapro before bedtime & I'm fine in the a.m. Maybe you can...
    ... 5 months to accept that. I have since come off the Lexapro . It was strong for me. I am very sensitive to drugs...
    ... I am starting Lexapro a few days behind you. I will let you know. Remember...
    ... Hi all, :) I am on day one of Lexapro after being on Cipramil for the last three years ... symptoms once again. My doc has suggested switching to Lexapro as it is supposed to be more weight management friendly ... of you seem to be still having weight issues with Lexapro . Still, our metabolisms are all different and I am...
    ... I started taking Lexapro about 3 weeks ago. I love it! I was a wreck before...

  12. What's the best anxiety medicine out there?
    ... I was on Lexapro for a few months and it did it's job. I had no side ... drowsiness. Everyone responds to drugs differently. But the Lexapro was too strong for me so they took me off grandually...

  13. Have you worried so much that...
    ... Hi Marconis, So is it possible that Lexapro can help me stop thinking about getting this sting...

  14. Can I switch SSRI's while Weaning off Zoloft?
    ... down and am wondering if I am going to another SSRI ( lexapro ) can I just switch or do I need to come completly ... off zoloft? I was on Lexapro once and it worked but pooped out 3 years ago. Howver...

  15. anxiety that hits you out of the blue??????
    ... pressure to be any where or have to do anything. I take lexapro 20 mg and lorazepam when needed. I am getting better...

  16. How fast can I wean off Zoloft
    ... That sounds about right. When i was coming off of Lexapro my Dr. had me drop from 10 mg to 5 mg for a week and...
    ... How was Lexapro for you? I think that is my next option. I was on...
    ... Lexapro was too strong for me. My Dr. then kept me on klonopin ... is a bit strong for me - but i will give it a try. Lexapro worked for me i was just too tired from it. Several...

  17. How do you cope on the job?
    ... I'm on medication or I couldn't even consider it. Lexapro and, when needed, Xanax. I've tried to make due with...
    ... When I returned to work I was on Lexapro and Klonopin. i have sice stopped lexapro and just...

  18. Ativan/lorazepam for anxiety medication/sleep
    ... Ginny, I take lorazepam for anxiety and lexapro 20 mg. Now i think that lorazepam is very addicting...

  19. Drug stopped working and then Going Back?
    ... I was on that for 2 years. Before that, I was on Lexapro and it worked for 1 1/2 years. I am wondering if ... I should try Lexapro next. I had good experience on it and I would be...

  20. Quitting Zoloft Tomorrow
    ... to ask me to go on cymbalta and I would rather try lexapro . Should be interesting...

  21. Up or Down on Zoloft
    ... want. I think I want to start weaning off and trying Lexapro . If I go to 150 I know m,y anxiety will increase ... idea what to do about meds. BTW...i did great on Lexapro 3 years ago but it pooped out. Did great on CELEXA...

  22. ZOLOFT Day 18.....Should I quit!
    ... Cymbalta but I dont want too. I had great success on Lexapro & Celexa but they pooped out. Maybe I can go back ... on Lexapro as its been 3 years. I really have no idea but...
    ... already starting getting off this drug. I have tried Lexapro , Celexa, Remeron and Effexor. Lexapro and Celexa ... taking klonopin to help be get off this drug and on to Lexapro . I wish I could have waited.....but man....the drug...

  23. beta blockers? other anxiety meds?
    ... that...but after the rough time I just had coming off Lexapro , i am not going to go on effexor yet, as I thought...

  24. Celxa anyone????? I need your help!
    ... I am now taking it on a "as need basis". I was on Lexapro for a few months as well and it was too strong for...
    ... any weight gain? I had weight gain with Klonopin and Lexapro and It just makes you feel blah. I usually have to ... - otherwise I can't function. Well that waas with Lexapro . All I wanted to do was sleep so I took it at night...
    ... there shouldn't be any weight issue. i gained 10 on Lexapro - I was only on that for a few months. I'm really...

  25. Zoloft withdrawal...
    ... After coming off of Lexapro I had the same zaps and zings. It lasted about a week...

  26. chest flutters :
    ... keeps happening. this started once i went off the lexapro about 2 weeks ago. clonopin isnt really helping.....
    ... did not experience these until after I went off the lexapro 2 weeks ago... so hopefully that's what is causing...

  27. Please help with this question about lexapro....
    ... I've been on Lexapro for a little over six weeks and I am not having any ... The main thing is now I'm fine.... so if it was the Lexapro , it didn't last too long. It's been great for my...

  28. Lexapro Side Effects anyone experience these?
    ... I have been on Lexapro too. The first two weeks I had diarherra, and then ... I am not saying this is what happening to you and lexapro helped me alot. Have they checked your tsh? Just ... I don't think you said how long you have been on Lexapro but it does take about a month to really get into...
    ... I had similar sleep problems on Lexapro . Besides not being able to sleep well I would have...
    ... I tried Lexapro last summer and also suffered from horrible insomnia ... and then Ambien to help me sleep. I only took the Lexapro for 15 days because I just couldn't stand it any longer...

  29. really dizzy :(
    ... it's just the start of my second week off 10mg of lexapro and I can't get this dizzy feeling out of my system...
    ... I experienced the same thing when I tapered off of Lexapro . It was like "brain zaps." It was not fun. It does...
    ... took my first ever medication for this, which was Lexapro . I went to the doctor with bouts of dizziness and...
    ... keep in mind that I did NOT feel like this before the lexapro ...and its just my system returning to normal. and ... sleep and exercise. Im actually comming OFF the lexapro , not ramping up on it. I went off very gradually....

  30. Anyone have the same anxiety Symptoms?
    ... I have had anxiety for 8 months now. I went on Lexapro and klonopin in May. The Lexapro was too strong. My ... going on Celexa as it is supposed to me milder than lexapro . Anyone on medication - does the FOG eventually leave...
    ... takan all the meds you mentioned, I too did not like Lexapro , I liked Celexa, and the kolonopin is excellent in...

  31. Anyone have the same symptoms?
    ... really need help! I just came off of Klonopin and Lexapro . The lexapro was too strong for me.I took that for ... would like to try Celexa. Is that less potent than Lexapro . I think I would be OK if I didn;t feel so foggy like...
    ... Lexapro alone made me very tired and foggy, and I wasn't taking ... those, or any other, side effects lessen, because lexapro is supposed to be an improved version of celexa. It...
    ... Thank you for responding. Before I went on the Lexapro I was slightly foggy. When I came off of Klonopin...

  32. Anxiety question for all
    ... it all has to do with anxiety and has now put me on Lexapro . Has anyone ever been on this or even heard of it ... Effexor, but they think that I would do better with the Lexapro . Jackie :)...
    ... Well to follow up on things... Lexapro made my blood pressure go sky high. So I had to come...

  33. Celexa not working?
    ... about taking the medication at night. I was once on Lexapro and I took it once in the morning and I ended up sleeping...

  34. Gad
    ... Disorder along with a panic disorder. He prescribed Lexapro for me along with Lorazapam. I have never been on...
    ... Hi, I am on 10mg of Lexapro and .5mg of Lorazapam. For me I started to feel better ... this situation. It might take a few weeks for the Lexapro to take full effect and yes the Lorazapam will make...

  35. My Disease Called ANXIETY..Please read
    ... and some of the horrible side effects. I did try Lexapro for 1 month and was too sedated during the day to...

  36. New here... having panic attacks
    ... through hypnotherapy and it was amazing, I was also on lexapro and that stopped working, I am going back to the psych...

  37. heart paps in early a.m.
    ... gall stones. spent 5 days in there & my dr. put me on lexapro 10mg. & xanax .5 as needed. it has helped all my...
    ... a certian time of day that you're supposed to take lexapro ? my bottle just says 1 a day. i'm curious if it would...

  38. Someone help me!! I feel like im losing my life!!
    ... because i THOUGHT i beat this stuff...he put me on lexapro last week and now i feel calm, but really weird, i...
    ... being how i am, i cant accept that...ive only been on lexapro for a week, so hopefully it will start to kick in...
    ... the encouragement:) the reason the dr. put me on lexapro was because a year ago i was on celexa for anxiety...

  39. going off lexapro
    ... is really sensitive to this stuff, cause 10 mg of lexapro really isn't much....

  40. Forgot to Take Lexapro
    ... get the most benefit. Have you tried putting your Lexapro by your toothbrush to take first thing in the morning...

  41. lexapro 5mg - muscle twitching question
    ... Hi! I'm on Lexapro as well. I've been taking it since May or so. I ... is actually a good sign because it means that the Lexapro is working. He also said that the shakiness would ... differently to medications, so I don't know if the Lexapro will increase your shakiness or not, but I just thought...

  42. What 's your lexapro dose-scared of upping!
    ... bump.... Can anyone who's upped their lexapro please answer? thanks...

  43. Lexapro
    ... positive one. I have had a very positive experience with Lexapro . It's cut my anxiety down 90% and really helped my...
    ... Hey, I've been on Lexapro 5-10mg for over a year and it was the one for me! ... then do it-why be miserable? Anyways good luck on Lexapro it is not for everyone as our brain chemistry is not...
    ... I have been on lexapro for about 2 years for anxiety. It is the only ssri ... phase, which is common with all ssri's. I really like Lexapro and I think it really helps the anxiety. Good Luck...
    ... You have all made me feel much better about going on Lexapro . So far the only thing I have felt is the nausea...

  44. effexor & side effects
    ... an unacceptable side effect for me. I was taking lexapro for anxiety, which was working great, but the sexual ... options. :( I also tried buspar in combo with the lexapro as this sometimes can alleviate the sexual side effects...
    ... have the same problem with those medications too, lexapro , etc. I wish I had an answer for you but I don...
    ... it's been hard going through this...and going off lexapro which helped me a lot, but I just couldnt live with...

  45. withdrawing from Lexapro
    ... hi there... today is my first day without any lexapro . I was taking 10mg for abotu 3 month or so...maybe...

  46. Panic Attacks and driving
    ... sometime and still hate to leave town even though I take Lexapro and Lorazapam. I have no problem driving in town it...

  47. Taking meds & trouble falling asleep
    ... I was just prescibed Lexapro & Ativan to help with anxiety and depression yesterday ... afternoon. The doctor told me to take 2.5mg of the Lexapro for the first 5 days. I took 2.5mg in the evening...
    ... I took Lexapro last summer for 15 days. Like you, I didn't have ... I guess it is not a very common side effect from Lexapro , but it does happen. I only lasted those 15 days ... said, you will find many, many people here who take Lexapro that have good results with it. I hope you are one...

  48. Thoughts on Paxil??
    ... I never tried Paxil.I don't think Lexapro works for my Anxiety because I have been taking(10mg ... Paxil from my Doctor next week or keep taking the Lexapro .:)...

  49. On Lexapro for 6 weeks now and its not working??
    ... That's weird - the FIRST thing Lexapro hit very early on for me was the anxiety. The depression...

  50. what is your xanax doseage?
    ... t?? All medications are addictive, I have been on Lexapro , Effexor, Paxil, Prozac, and nothing. they just either...

  51. SO frusterated.........anyone with advice?
    ... jumpy, yet extremely tired so didn't stick it out, lexapro took away my anxiety, but left me a zombie. I finally...

  52. anyone weaning off meds?
    ... Zoloft, but am currently weaning off of 30mg's of Lexapro . My doc has me going down by 5mg's every two weeks...

  53. Anyone taking Sarafem?
    ... afraid to try it because I had a bad experience on Lexapro , but I'm starting to think anything is better than...

  54. How long did it take for lexapro to kick in?
    ... [COLOR="Red"]Hi, I have been on lexapro 10 mg for a month this next tuesday. I have started...

  55. What happens if you switch meds 5 times in a year?
    ... remember Xanax, Welbutrin, Paxil, BuSpar, Zoloft, Lexapro , amitriptyline, gabapentin and some valium. I...

  56. Propranolol (Inderal) for Anxiety?
    ... Im already on 20mg Lexapro for depression/anxiety but my dr. prescribed propranolol...

  57. waking up everynight with a racing heart:(
    ... that was off. I started a low dose pill and went on Lexapro because on top of this I was having terrible anxiety ... . I am still on the pill but was off the Lexapro for a while until this last week when I started it...
    ... the pill, the heart racing stopped but it took the Lexapro to calm down the constant worrying. I just went back...

  58. incredibly anxious
    ... I have been on Paxil (the most effective), Zoloft, Lexapro , and now I'm tappering off of Zoloft to Effoxor XR...

  59. Dissassociation ?
    ... to pass out! I have had prescriptions for Paxil, Lexapro , Zoloft, Effexor and now Cymbalta. I tried Paxil ... and Lexapro and those didn't agree with me so now I am completely...

  60. lexapro and klonopin
    ... klonopin. I'm taking the klonopin nightly until the lexapro kicks in (just started 10 mg this week). The goal...
    ... Zoloft & Effector (both were a no go) then went on Lexapro and Lorazapam. They went away for a long time and...

  61. physical symptoms of anxierty
    ... me reaching out to my Dr. and trying my first SSRI, Lexapro . I have had insane heartburn (taking 40mg Nexium sometimes...

  62. I am freaking out!!!
    ... scheduled for surgery I am a wreak! My gyno is pushing Lexapro for my anxiety, but about 4 years ago I gain 30 lbs ... Plus, I take Synthroid for a slow thyroid! Is Lexapro really "the least likely med to cause weight gain...
    ... Well I did'nt gain any weight when taking Lexapro (only about 6 months).I do not think anyone can tell ... there is that chance.I was told by my doctor that Lexapro was one with the least side effects.I hope if you ... try Lexapro it works out how you would like it too.I also agree...
    ... frightening indeed. Everything I've read agrees with Lexapro being the least likely SSRI to cause weight gain, ... it's always a gamble but I would feel safest with Lexapro . It did WONDERS for my anxiety, I have a whole new...

  63. New here...taking my first SSRI
    ... to reach out) with anxiety and have been prescribed Lexapro . Honestly, I was so scared to take the medicine (almost ... much better. Since I've started taking any of the Lexapro , I haven't had an anxiety attack. I just wanted to...
    ... I very much agree, Snickle...I'm on Lexapro now, and really just enjoying the world around me...
    ... something. Like recently switching from effexor to lexapro , I asked my practitioner to let me decide the right...

  64. Feverish Thoughts
    ... when I'm trying to sleep. It hasn't happened since Lexapro kicked in :)...

  65. celexa vs. wellbutrin
    ... fatigue, sexual side effects, and 'flatness' I had on Lexapro , and if I hadn't had the Lexapro already controlling...

  66. Lexapro experiences...
    ... Have you had any side effects from the lexapro and how long did it take to work for you? Also, did...
    ... wonder how much is the klonopins doing and how much the lexapro is helping at this point....
    ... them! I felt horrible on those meds. I was afraid Lexapro would be the same, but it has been a totally different...
    ... :) Good morning to all, Happy to hear Lexapro is doing it for you. I didn't do anything for me ... suffered from depression. but I finally did when put on Lexapro . So my doc took me off of it ASAP> Like all medications ... me. Keep posting, and good luck, I am happy that Lexapro is helping you, just think about it. you are doing...
    ... Glad to hear also that Lexapro is doing great for you. I hope it is getting better...
    ... Lexapro has done wonders for me in terms of depression and...

  67. Effexor XR Question
    ... Well let's see after trying Celexa, Zoloft, paxil, Lexapro ..non of those worked. they just made me depressed...
    ... did have more dramatic quick results with anxiety on lexapro , but I was a complete zombie. See how far effexor...
    ... first increase! In answer to your second question, lexapro was a great drug for me for treating anxiety, but...
    ... my life. What other options do l have, l have tried lexapro and prozac both l could only take once because l became...

  68. Therapy helped anyone with GAD & Panic attacks?
    ... met with a phsyiatrist yesterday and he was offered lexapro . My husband is hesitant because of the sexual side...

  69. Some advice if possible
    ... not right anymore. I recently went from effexor to lexapro and am having less side affects. Everyone tolerates...
    ... anymore, because of the side effects. Give it a shot... Lexapro dug me out of a very bad place....

  70. Best med? Help
    ... I suffer from anxiety! My gyno says to take Lexapro (which make me hungry and I'm afraid I will gain another...

  71. please help
    ... strokes and anyerisms e.t.c. ugh! I used to be on lexapro and it worked wonders but last time I was on it it...
    ... they can't feel their heart, all sorts of things. If Lexapro isn't working anymore, try another med. I really...

  72. dilated eyes
    ... Hi, I am on Lexapro 10 mg. and have been for 1 week now for anxiety. ...

  73. No where left to turn............
    ... adjust. I had problem with Zoloft & Effector then tried Lexapro and bingo it was the one for me. I also wanted to...
    ... Hey Fusion, Have you tried Lexapro yet? I really feel for everyone that has such a hard ... t give you any good advice on that. All I know is Lexapro is great for my anxiety/panic. I also take .5mg of ... it. P.S. Hey Americandancer I thought you were on Lexapro ? Maybe I'm mistaken sorry if I am. I hope everyone...
    ... JJULES, Thanks for the advice. I was on Lexapro but I never felt good on it. Helps some with anxiety...
    ... again. Hope you feel better soon! jjules, I am on lexapro for now. I'm still waiting for it to kick in. It...

  74. Lexapro increased now have headaches
    ... Im on my 23rd day of Lexapro 10mg's and for the first 17 days I definately had ... whole lot worse.I have not felt a benefit from the Lexapro yet but Im going to give it more time to work.When...
    ... I'm on my 3rd day of lexapro 7.5 mg (with a goal of working up to 10 mg for anxiety ... due to my period, the heat outside, or possibly the lexapro . Its good to hear blue that your headaches have decreased...
    ... all, i am new here, call me Kosmo... I was taking Lexapro for 2 years and I do not like it at all, I had no ... MG. I never got headaches though, I did stop taking Lexapro when I saw a commercial regarding suicide and Lexapro ... , some meds work with some and not others, and Lexapro is not for me. Make sure the doctor you have realizes...

  75. Job recommendations for people with severe social anxiety?
    ... medication? I have moderately severe OCD and take Lexapro for it. Social anxiety (very common in OCD suffers...