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  1. Anyone deal with anxiety related insomnia?
    ... every awakening just leads to more anxiety. I started lexapro 2 weeks ago but it hasn't made a difference in nighttime...
    ... I'd give the lexapro more time - two weeks isn't very long. The only thing...
    ... every awakening just leads to more anxiety. I started lexapro 2 weeks ago but it hasn't made a difference in nighttime...

  2. Having a bad day...
    ... board in awhile as I've been doing really good on Lexapro . I'm currently taking 30mg's but am planning to start...
    ... appreciate it. I havent' started going off of the Lexapro yet. I'm planning on going down to 25mg's starting ... attacks. I've been doing so well since starting the Lexapro . I'm not sure why I let this sharp pain bother...

  3. Donna Sue...how are you doing???
    ... OMG, was it hotter then, you know. I changed my Lexapro from taking it out night to in the moring, seems ... weather realted though, but I am stricking with the lexapro . Do you me how you are? I have missed you and...
    ... aimed at one or two members only. As stated in the " Lexapro " thread doing this makes other members feel unwelcome ... one of the other people who have posted on the other Lexapro thread how they are doing, do so on that thread. ...

  4. From Zoloft to Lexapro any advice?
    ... mg's i would have been fine.I just wanted to see if Lexapro was a better Med for Anxiety for me.Its been 19 days ... Anxiety the lower the dose whether it be Zoloft or Lexapro is better.Higher doses of AD'S usually are better...
    ... made me feel rotten and abnormal. I am on 10mg of Lexapro (1yr) and I feel great. My side effects were minimal...
    ... been off Zoloft for 2 days. My doctor now has me on Lexapro . 10 mg. I sure hope this works. The strange thing ... but who doesnt. Has anyone heard anything about Lexapro ? Good, bad. Oh ya, I found a wonderful book at...
    ... really bad withdrawl symptoms. I have never tried Lexapro though....

  5. How long for lexapro to help you?
    ... Hi karast, Glad you stopped by. I have been on Lexapro for about a year. I too had those two side effects...

  6. How many different anxiety pills have people tried??
    ... Paxil Klonopin Zoloft Lexapro Ativan Klonopin and Zoloft worked best for me ... Paxil worked well too but weaning off was not good. Lexapro worked alright weaning off was ok.Ativan just didnt...

  7. Natural anxiety remedy???xanax???
    ... anxiety and panic attacks? I tried paxil 4 yrs ago and lexapro for about 8 days most recently and couldn't handle...
    ... Hey Amb, Jules here did you stop taking the Lexapro ? You might want to go to the Alternative board for...
    ... Hey jules! Yes, I did quit taking the Lexapro ...today is day 3 without it. I couldn't take it any ... least I am getting out of bed and functioning, on the Lexapro I wasn't doing hardly anything....didn't want to....
    ... stiff and sore and just blah feeling. Surely that lexapro is out of my system by now? Then by the middle of...

  8. Please help
    ... being able to live like this anymore and she put me on Lexapro . I started taking it and I am still having problems...
    ... Xanax or Klonopin to take in the interim until the Lexapro begins to help. I am not an expert , but recently ... an anti-anxiety med to help you through until the Lexapro begins to kick in.I know what you are going through...

  9. help me
    ... magnesium/B-complex help along others.....) I'm on Lexapro and my anxiety has dropped almost 50% from the middle...
    ... thinking about me. I hate it! I started taking 10mg Lexapro a week ago and can't tell much yet. I have been depressed...

  10. is this anxiety or a medical condition???
    ... can come from anxiety is amazing. My doc gave me Lexapro first, but it didn't do anything. Then he gave me...

  11. can't find doc to prescribe meds i know work for me
    ... anxiety/panic disorder for 6 years now, have been on lexapro , seizure medication, and now am taking celexa at a...
    ... trouble going to my college classes. He prescribed Lexapro .. I asked if I could have something to take as needed...
    ... that have stopped working for my anxiety (Zoloft, Lexapro ) and was told to start Lexapro again but it made me...

  12. After 14 days of 10mg's of Lexapro no change??
    ... Hi Blue, I have been on Lexapro almost a little over a month, and I am now finally...

  13. Will Lexapro make me fatter?
    ... Hi, I have been taking Lexapro for almost five weeks. Not noticed any weight gain...
    ... I was on Lexapro for about 6 months and gained about 20 pounds. My...
    ... i was on Lexapro and just recently swithced to Zoloft. i lost weight...

  14. Jjules & Amber and any other Lexapro users.
    ... feeling has taken me over again. I swear it's the lexapro ...I didn't get those feelings hardly at all before...
    ... should never be the case. Any member who's taking Lexapro should feel that they are welcome to join in the conversati...
    ... definately helped but made me soo tired. Just started Lexapro today and I think it made me more anxious. Not sure...
    ... Hi Van and welcome anybody who wants to know about Lexapro or are having in need of support while taking it. ... chemicals since they are out of whack. I've been on Lexapro for around a year and man has it made a big difference...
    ... that it takes time for the full effect. I read that Lexapro will help with panic attacks as well as for your anxiety...
    ... I just started taking Lexapro 10mg about 9 days ago. You all seem to know a good...
    ... Im on my 18th day of Lexapro 10 mg's.I don't think Lexapro makes people gain weight,just my opinion.I have actually ... will more relaxed.Its useless to even think that the lexapro won't work for you until you give it at least 4 weeks...
    ... Effector did just that for me. I was glad when I started Lexapro it seemed to start working right away and just had...

  15. JJules??????????
    ... :) Hi jjules, I noticed you are on Lexapro too. How long have you been on it, IF I may ask...
    ... Hi Donna Sue, I have been on Lexapro 10mg for little over a year. I think it has been great...
    ... Im taking 10 mg's of Lexapro now for 12 days.I don't feel better yet but Im not ... possibly another 2 weeks to get the full benefits of the Lexapro .I remember waiting the days when I was taking Zoloft...
    ... am taking two Kloplins now, and starting to up the Lexapro , and I am starting to feel better. SLOWLY, but...
    ... Hey all you Lexapro friends, Amb I know you are going thru hell I would ... glad you are sticking with it and anyone else trying Lexapro . Let's all try and have a great evening. Take care...

  16. Please help....am I losing it??!!!
    ... I really need some advice. I'm on my 5th day of Lexapro and since the minute I woke up today I've been having...
    ... Im on my 12th day of Lexapro .I think its just the side effects of the medicine ... really didn't feel well the first 10 days of taking Lexapro either.You definately need to give it more time.You...
    ... more, therefore, I would tend to say that its not the Lexapro that's causing the thoughts. Its possible that the ... Lexapro caused you to wake up feeling panicky or anxious,...

  17. On lexapro(or any SSRI)and weaned off bendzos?
    ... This is only my first week on lexapro for anxiety related insomnia. In the meantime my ... 1 mg to sleep at night. My hope is that once the lexapro kicks in full force I can wean off the more addictive...
    ... lexapro has been making me sleep really well at night, so ... my .5 xanax I usually take to sleep. I take 10mg lexapro around 8:00 and sleep fine all night. So far, anyway...

  18. where are you, anxiety suffers????
    ... the real world I can't spot them. I started taking Lexapro about month and a half ago, and when it works it feels ... isolated anxiety attack. I tried taking klonopin w/ Lexapro together today, and it kept me clam and relaxed but ... a bit sleepy. When taking Lexapro alone, when it wears off I can feel my anxiety LURCH...
    ... days but I can feel a slight difference. I was on Lexapro but it did not do anything for me. I would say...
    ... especially big ones) like the plague! When I got on Lexapro & Lorazapam it doesn't bother me so much anymore....

  19. Lexapro...don't know how much more I can take!!!
    ... I took Lexapro for panic attacks. It made me very tired and depressed ... . I was trying to look up some information on Lexapro and their website dissapeared....

  20. Anxiety self medicator
    ... or paroxetine an SSRI, and was also on Cipralex AKA Lexapro for about 7 or 8 months which did nothing for my anxiety...

  21. does anyone know anything about Lexapro?
    ... My doctor just percribed me 20mg of Lexapro and I took the first one yesterday. I felt completely ... dread it everyday, but i dont want to quit. Do i need Lexapro ? I was on ativan too, that just knocked me on my butt...
    ... dosage to start. I started on 5mg and now on 10mg. Lexapro does not make me wired or jitty but Zoloft did. We...
    ... Anxiety from what Ive read.I just started taking 10MG of Lexapro almost 2 weeks now.I feel a little Lethargic but the...

  22. I am new :)
    ... wanted to try with me. It was a newer medication called Lexapro . He also gave me a prescription for Xanax, a sedative ... which, I could take to help me in a panic attack. The Lexapro and counseling together began to help me work through...

  23. Diarrhrea on Lexapro
    ... and hopefully it will subside. You can log onto the lexapro website and for more information there! take...
    ... If you're getting diarrhea on Lexapro , there are always other antidepressants that help ... side of things. I have IBS and had to come off of Lexapro because of the diarrhea. I can't tolerate any SSRI...
    ... Thanks for the responses but I'm on lexapro for anxiety (anxiety over insomnia which caused more...

  24. need help ??
    ... stopped becasue of trmors and nausea . now wants to give lexapro a chance. any suggestions?? the only way to get immediate...
    ... I had the same problem with both Zoloft and Lexapro . Zoloft worked great for over a year and then I noticed ... but then the same thing happened. He switched me to Lexapro and again, that worked great for almost a year, but...

  25. Lexapro encouragment please !
    ... Hi KARast, I can't speak for Lexapro (I'm on Day 12 of Remeron) but I can relate to your...
    ... heard this before. I can tell you about my exp. w/ Lexapro but don't let it get you down. I can sit here and ... my nature and I just can't do it. I was prescribed Lexapro about 5 months ago, and let me tell you, it was not ... cope with the feelings of the drug, and I got off Lexapro , was not for me. You are going to get a lot of...
    ... Hi Krast, I take 10mg of Lexapro for about a year and @ 1st my worst side effect was ... ....You can alway try something else but give the Lexapro a chance hopefully and side effects will fade into...

  26. scared feelings
    ... perspective with my health. What's going on? I take lexapro 10mg every day and it has worked for the past 2 years...

  27. Magnesium ? Does it help Depression/Anxiety ??
    ... ones, Paxil being one of them, my last attempt was Lexapro and before that celexa.........oh my god......they...

  28. Zoloft
    ... to find some relief. A girlfriend of mine was on Lexapro , and it seemed to make her very "blah" and she always...
    ... I've been on Zoloft, Lexapro , and Prozac, and I didn't have any success with any ... of them, especially Lexapro , which I believe made me even more anxious. I was...

  29. anxiety and blood pressure
    ... going to take it. I have tried others like Celexa, Lexapro , Paxil and Zoloft, nothing worked they made me even...

  30. Effexor XR Questions?
    ... that, so my doc took me off of that and prescribed Lexapro , did it work you ask? Heck no! Same issue. Most...
    ... I was on Zoloft years ago and that wore off, then Lexapro for a few months and that wasn't working so now I...

  31. what's the best anti-depressant meds on the market
    ... I personally have tried paxil, zoloft, celexa, and lexapro . These are all pretty commonly prescribed. I know ... pounds. So I got off Zoloft. A few years later I got on Lexapro , and it worked great. Again I did not pay attention ... on it. Then all I felt was apathy so I got back on Lexapro a year later. This time on the lex, I was overly stimulated ... just didn't care about anyones feelings. I got off of Lexapro and got on Zoloft. This time on Zoloft I watch my...

  32. Effexor effects?
    ... need to see if how it affects my appettite because Lexapro for me wasn't doing much and I'm already very thing...

  33. More Lexapro questions????
    ... know exactly what you mean ....i just started taking lexapro 4 days ago and i have similar symptoms. i would descripe ... that may be cause from the anxiety itself and not the lexapro ...hope i helped....
    ... hives real bad from Zoloft all over my face! With the Lexapro I had fatigue and a few other minor effects. I almost...
    ... panic. Worth a shot! When you had that feeling from lexapro at the beginning, was it a nervous feeling or just...
    ... Ambriel, Sorry to hear your having a bad time with Lexapro . Maybe you can try something else. Lex did wonders...
    ... t have it before my anxiety acted up again and the lexapro got to me. I don't know what to do now. I am just...
    ... or need it @ this time my depression went away on Lexapro . I really suggest you keep with it sometimes side...
    ... depression and GAD . He kept giving me samples of Lexapro and refused to write me a script for it. I had to ... along the way. You will have bad days even after the Lexapro kicks in and starts helping BUT the good news is they...
    ... will have more energy once you get started. They use Lexapro for OCD which I have REAL bad and it helps with the...
    ... is one of the best website I have yet been on, the Lexapro is working great so far, not real hungry. So, I...
    ... Sue, what mg are you taking? I just started back on lexapro a few nights ago. I was taking cymbalta, which I...
    ... I'm only on day #4 of lexapro (2.5 mg to start) and today was the first time I didn...
    ... try something new. If your doctor prescribed the Lexapro and won't do anything call back and tell them that ... that, guess I have been pretty lucky. But as for the lexapro ......it wasn't for me, heck me made me even more anxious...
    ... Hi all, Hope everyone is having a GOOD Lexapro day. I'm sorry you had sadness the other night. Give...
    ... why u r doing just the xanax. I was lucky with the Lexapro but the Effector & Zoloft were wicked for me Zoloft...

  34. Why do Antidepressant drugs cause More Anxiety and are there any that don't ??
    ... other meds because of this, but the dr told me to try Lexapro because it's the pure form of Effexor, meaning there...

  35. What does your anxiety FEEL like?
    ... because I am out of my "element". The Dr put me on Lexapro , but I'm hesitant on taking it because I had BAD side...

  36. Lexapro AND Xanax?
    ... reduce your anxiety while waiting for an SSRI like Lexapro to begin working. I have palpitations, too, and they...
    ... early June so I know exactly how you feel. :) The Lexapro started kicking in after about 2 weeks and until then...

  37. Has anyone had any weight gain with Lexapro?
    ... from me, I didn't even want to eat. I starte taking Lexapro and just got worse, the anxiety also sky rocketed ... curl up in bed and prayed to GOD that the feelings of Lexapro would subside. I hated it. Now it has been 8 months...
    ... I took both Lexapro and Paxil CR. When I started taking it, I was under...

  38. Panic Disorder Help
    ... I still wasn't any better so I switched to....... Lexapro and Ativan (the Ativan was just "as needed"). After...

  39. Lexapro questions?
    ... day to day factors in my life. I've been prescribed Lexapro but I'm still scared to death to try it. It's a vicious...

  40. New and different symptoms after almost 4 years??
    ... meds to help you? I'm thinking of asking my doc for Lexapro ..I've heard it has the least side effects and it really...
    ... thinking about trying a daily med. again. I have been on Lexapro and it did help me out alot. The only thing, it stopped...
    ... I'm to the point I think I'm going to start taking Lexapro ...I can't stand living like this anymore. When my...

  41. Derealization
    ... and try out a med. I have been on both Zoloft and Lexapro in the past and they helped me tremendously. Right...
    ... Dizziness and the derealization was gone. I have taken Lexapro and Zoloft in the past and they really helped me with...

  42. I need you, AGAIN.......oxazepam????
    ... for me. :) He also changed me from Effexor to Lexapro . Man, I am so scard of a change....pls. help me...

  43. Trazodone or prozac or xanax
    ... I need it and go back on it. Before that I was on Lexapro (sp) did not help me...I have also tried Zoloft. ...
    ... on a controlled substance," oops!]. I guess my AD ( lexapro ) really did kick in because after a couple months...
    ... people on the phone. I have tried prozac, wellbutrin, lexapro , zyproxa(sp) and zoloft. The AD's will work for a...

  44. Clonazepam Daily?
    ... but tomorrow makes 2 weeks i was also switched from Lexapro to Effexor and I don't know what is going in...I feel...

  45. SSRI and memory loss?
    ... nothing for my depression,however, thus I also take Lexapro . Better living through chemistry, eh?...

  46. OK, I went to the doctor and.......
    ... He put me on oxazepam and Lexapro for Panic Attacks, and Anxiety. Have any of you...
    ... oxazepam is, but I think you'll be happy with the lexapro . I have taken it in the past and it really works...
    ... I took Lexapro for 1 year and I gained about 35 pounds. It helped...
    ... the one guess its valium or a benzo? I have taken Lexapro though for several months.Worked pretty well for me...
    ... work well. The Serax helped lot. I'm on 20 mg. of Lexapro now, nothing else. But I've been through the whole ... of anxiety and panic attacks. Weight loss for me on Lexapro , but I do walk about 2 to 3miles a day and eat healthy ... . Lexapro has helped immensely with anxiety. I'm almost anxiety ... free , thank God. I did get sleepy on Lexapro but walking keeps the endorphines going. Good luck...
    ... Lexapro didn't do a thing for my anxiety/depression, maybe ... very mildly. But I find Lexapro to be a very mild SSRI....

  47. Please... Ativan vs. Klonopin, once and for all
    ... can take as-needed. He prescribed a combo of daily Lexapro and Klonopin. As I don't feel I need to be on something ... to take only the Klonopin (I didn't even fill the Lexapro script) as needed would be useless but that I "can...

  48. Klonopin??? New here...
    ... because I get myself so worked up.. He prescribed Lexapro and Klonopin. When I told him my concerns about being ... I would like to take it. I will not be taking the Lexapro at all until I get a 2nd opinion....

  49. What if any?????
    ... the same situation as you are,well similar. I was on Lexapro which is an AD, then I was on Xanax, which is ok but...

  50. social anxiety and new job!
    ... social anxiety. My doctor just switched my meds from lexapro to buspar.. so far i dont feel too much but i know...

  51. Ugh, here I go again
    ... normal. I am getting frustrated. last time I was on lexapro and it was wonderful but when I went back on it, it...

  52. scared to start new med (effexor)
    ... effexor xr Lets start with the fact that i quit taking lexapro about two months ago even though it helped to relive...
    ... im possibly going to be in the same boat. im taking lexapro and it works great but i haev sexual side effects ... know how you feel though. I was scared to take the lexapro , but once I took it, i was fine. remember if you take...

  53. social anxiety medications
    ... makes this significant is that I have also been taking Lexapro for several months now. It is labeled for depression ... need it. So maybe my anxiety is being helped by the Lexapro too? Lexapro is also supposed to be a very clean SSRI...

  54. Effexor XR - appetite?
    ... panic attacks occasionally. I have been on Cipralex ( Lexapro ) and Paxil. Paxil helped my GAd and panic attacks ... but made me more depressed. Cipralex ( Lexapro ) did nothing for me really, and I was on it at 10mg...

  55. Aniexty at 19 Yipeeee
    ... could get better. Been to servel docs and I've tried, lexapro , and prozac, and both of them don't work and prozac...
    ... clonazepam and they worked for a while, but now I'm taking Lexapro . I didn't go back to school but was lucky to find...

  56. buspar and alcohol
    ... hi all im currently taking lexapro and just added buspar to the mix... 5mg in the am ... and 5mg at night. I know when I drink on lexapro , I just get drunk faster so I have to watch my intake...

  57. New Lexapro user.....have a few ?'s
    ... hey hope your doing alright on the lexapro i too just started about a week ago i started out...
    ... how you make out with it...I switched from Zoloft to Lexapro about 2 months ago and I'm ok with it,,there are certain...

  58. success with Buspar!
    ... by the way what dosage of buspar and lexapro are u on, mine suppose to be 10mg on the lex once...

  59. some thoughts on antidepressant meds for anxiety
    ... nervous to take meds and I had a horrible reaction to Lexapro about a year ago. I had to miss work and everything...
    ... weekly one first, NOT GOOD)..have been on cymbalta, lexapro , etc. Just dont' get along with any of them and KNOW...

  60. Anxiety and Weight loss
    ... I take Lexapro and I'm ok with it, but it's when I get anxious I...
    ... Medications ( Lexapro ) is great, but have you tried doing some therapy?...
    ... about 94 lbs....I was switched almost 2 weeks ago from Lexapro to Effexor because my dad takes Effexor and they say...

  61. Tired of it....what has worked for you?
    ... ask. I've been on Provigil and a small amount of Lexapro and it seems to help both my anxiety and my brain ... mg around 1:00 in the afternoon. I take 2.5mg of Lexapro - not a typo. SSRI's give me brain fog but I need...
    ... emotional basket case most of her life. She says Lexapro works well for her (well, as good as anything can...

  62. Does therapy help?
    ... the same side effects with Zoloft so I switched to Lexapro , but I still think I'm not back to my total self sexually...

  63. Anxiety/Gerd problems
    ... more anxious,and I couldn't handle it.im going to try Lexapro soon. i got gerd 4 plus years ago,I ate lasgna right...

  64. Advice on Xanax
    ... about getting put on a SSRI which isn't addictive like Lexapro or something similar. Something that will increase...
    ... about getting put on a SSRI which isn't addictive like Lexapro or something similar. Something that will increase ... when I really need the stuff. ok, first of all, Lexapro IS an SSRI, second of all, SSRIs are just as addictive...

  65. Has anyone had these symptoms?
    ... afraid of meds but he is on zoloft and I just started lexapro . Sometimes you just have to give in. Sheri...
    ... my family. Any suggestions on medications besides lexapro and effexor? I tried them both and did not feel great...

  66. Fed Up With This
    ... out of the question, i still have maybe 5 weeks of lexapro on hand, thought about starting back on it?? my wife...

  67. Too much Lexapro?
    ... either, you could try a lower dose, its possible the lexapro has stopped working for you, this occasionally happens...
    ... don't need to. Bell, I know you have been on the lexapro for awhile and it works well for you. Do you feel...
    ... the morning. The only side effect I have from Lexapro is tiredness. That has never gone away. I feel really...
    ... I take 20mg of Lexapro daily. I started out with 10 but I didn't feel it ... didn't think Zoloft was working and he switched me to Lexapro . It's your body and you sometimes have to be your...

  68. Does Anxiety cause insecurity problems with your relationship/marriage?
    ... do to help myself not feel this way? I've tried Lexapro and it was making things TERRIBLE so I just stopped...
    ... home massage and get partner to massage you try the lexapro again but start at about 1 quarter of a 10 tablet...

  69. dizziness/headaches after stopping lexapro
    ... return of the old anxiety problems that you took the lexapro for otherwise you could try taking 5 a day for a...
    ... well my anxiety symptoms from before taking lexapro weren't dizziness or headaches, so i don't think its...
    ... before going off cold turkey. I took 5 mg. of Lexapro for 2 weeks before getting off it. Once I stopped...

  70. started buspar today
    ... so i got buspar to use with lexapro . my doctor said some people say it has helped them...
    ... thanks - i feel fine.. a little tired. the lexapro was helping me a lot, but i had side effects so the...
    ... my sexual side effects, I'll be thrilled cause the lexapro has been helping in all other areas of my life. Im...

  71. what is buspar?
    ... diminished sex drive. not good. that's why im going off of Lexapro . I see my doctor tomorrow. I have that issue with...
    ... first time she was only thinking at the moment of Lexapro (which I now can rule out) and effexor. I take other...

  72. ugh
    ... okay. so just recently my doc put me on lexapro and clonazapam and i've been on it for a few weeks...

  73. upped my lexapro???
    ... different dose ranges so dont compare them a typical lexapro dose range is 10 to 20, maybe go back to 10 for a ... many docs wont prescribe it if you cant tollerate lexapro 15 but are OK on 10, then stay on it for about 6 weeks...

  74. In search of the perfect med...
    ... so currently I'm on 2.5mg (really, not a typo) of Lexapro and 100mg of Provigil to counteract the foggy Lexapro...

  75. new dosages
    ... well, i've been on 10 mg of lexapro and .5 mg of clonazepam (1/2 of the tab in morning ... today and she has now decided to up me to 15 mg of lexapro a day and if i need to i can take a whole pill of...
    ... lexapro sometimes works at 10, a typical dose range is 10...
    ... clon should help the anxiety while the larger dose of lexapro builds up....