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  1. Is lexapro a safe anti-depressant?
    ... attacks and anxiety, so perhaps i will start taking this lexapro to, my fiance does take it and he does not seem to...
    ... I was on Lexapro for about six months and it worked great for my anxiety...
    ... Hi, I have just been prescribed lexapro for anxiety and I don't know anything about it. I...

  2. Some questions about anxiety
    ... was helping she wanted to try me on a low dosage of Lexapro . I have never been on an antidepressant and am a...

  3. Please Tell Me I Am In The Right Place....
    ... feeling of gloom nd drooom, I am supposed to be taking lexapro from my pcp,but i am not real sure he really knows...

  4. Newbie
    ... ocassional which I decided last night and they put me on Lexapro . It's funny but I never used to think I had anxiety ... I WANT to feel better again but am afraid to take Lexapro because of the side effects that people have mentioned ... feeling so tonight before I go to bed I will take the Lexapro and if there are any side effects learn to deal with...
    ... very suggestable its best to not read about them lexapro often helps a lot, if you have any ativan left, take ... it as needed also if lexapro becomes difficult reduce the dose by splitting the...

  5. longterm health anxiety
    ... taken it for about a year. I had side effects with Lexapro , Effexor, and Paxil. I started with 25 mg. I haven...

  6. High dosage of Zoloft?
    ... homework was impossible... :) Anyway, they put me on Lexapro rather than Zoloft last August (I think 5 mg), because ... well, that couldn't have been further from the truth. Lexapro made me feel like a zombie...but ten times worse than ... :) So, around January or so, I stopped the stupid Lexapro and started back on Zoloft- 100 mg. The increase did...

  7. Chest pains
    ... to find out I had anxiety. That's when I got put on lexapro for the first time, eventually my back loosened back...

  8. worried about meds ..
    ... out for a while.I have taken paxil,zoloft,and now lexapro all have worked well for me.I didnt notice any side ... I did have some mild lightheadedness when starting Lexapro for the first week off and on.Other then that the...
    ... im on lexapro it helps w/the anxiety and depression but it hasnt...

  9. recommended meds
    ... or taking an ssri I have used paxil,zoloft,and now lexapro .I didnt notice any side effects on paxil or zoloft ... when starting but lexapro i had some mild lightheadedness off and on for first...

  10. going crazy!!
    ... Hello everyone I've been on lexapro for about 8 months now for anxiety and panic attacks...
    ... Agreee with momoffive. Also, I am taking Lexapro 20mgs. I didn't really notice a difference until I...

  11. Anyone take Cymbalta?
    ... for depression ot anxiety, the makers of celexa make lexapro , lexapro is for both epression and anxiety, to where...
    ... its effectiveness seems to have petered out. I tried Lexapro , but it made me MORE anxious....

  12. bad anxiety, need imput
    ... seen a dr several times for this problem, i tried lexapro , zoloft, and wellbutrin but none seemed to help.ive...
    ... anxiety. It is absolutely wearing me out. I tried Lexapro for two days, but I'm really anti-drugs. I can't help...

  13. Beta blocker, Xanax, AND Lexapro????....
    ... only as needed take a very low starting dose of the lexapro for the first week or so, splitting the tablet theres...

  14. Anxiety & Muscle Aches
    ... stay with me constanty, thank God. I'm on 10mg of Lexapro and have been for a couple months plus. Do others...
    ... the lexapro dose can be upped if it isnt helping much now yes...
    ... make a body feel that horrible. I've been prescribed Lexapro but my anxiety keeps me from taking it (fear of a...

  15. Has anyone else made this decision?
    ... but am waiting due to the fact that I just started Lexapro and I enjoy feeling better right now. Also, I wanted...
    ... through pregnancy. I am doing great now thanks to lexapro and Xanax, but the thought of not being able to take ... let anxiety deter me. Sarah - I'm glad to see the Lexapro is working for you now. I've been thinking about you...

  16. Celexa?
    ... that it is for depression, they also make the drug Lexapro that is made for both depression and anxiety, it may...

  17. Effexor and "Brain Zaps"
    ... have "brain zaps" when coming off Effexor? How is Lexapro in treating anxiety and social phobia?...
    ... yes it is lexapro is an AD of a different type and may work if the effexor...

  18. Do SSRI's Cause This???
    ... itself? That's the question I have. I'm on 10mg of Lexapro and the worst symptom I have right now is muscle aches...

  19. Someone please just reassure me...
    ... three days ago I saw a psychiatrist and she put me on Lexapro . I am so afraid I am going to go crazy. I don't know ... chemicals, you know? Someone please just reassure me that Lexapro does not induce schizophrenia or something. I'm scared...
    ... Well I take 10mg of Lexapro daily for about 4 months now and I havent wanted to ... have been.Also I havent heard of anyone losing it on Lexapro yet if there is anyone I havent heard.Also 10 mg is...
    ... Hi, I didn't take lexapro , but I'm very phobic about taking any new meds. and...

  20. Valium, the only realease I get!
    ... as opposed to being on an SSRI long-term? I'm on Lexapro and am getting really sick of the sexual side effects...

  21. someone please help me
    ... times relax all muscles when you do this.I am taking Lexapro and do not get very many symptoms anymore. good...

  22. weight loss
    ... unfortunately :) over the last few months. Now that i take Lexapro i feel much better and my appetite has returned....

  23. anxiety is ruining my life
    ... pop a xanax in time. However, since I started Lexapro I am calm most days. A few times a week I still get...

  24. Can anyone relate to breathing troubles? Please read
    ... help for relaxation. It sucks because I am taking Lexapro and it's not doing much to quell my anxiety....

  25. I don't know where to turn anymore
    ... has anxiety days, everyone. The difference with the Lexapro is that you don't have those days every day....

  26. Does anyone else feel bad all day?
    ... yes kelly excersize is gonna help but also ask about lexapro it does really help people w/ anxiety...............

  27. Got a question please help
    ... try meds like lexapro it does help then if you decide to have a few drinks...
    ... what you put in it. Remember that. I personally take Lexapro and I love it....

  28. Lung cancer?
    ... sure so they just say anxiety/stress. I am taking Lexapro now and doing mucho better cant say I dont ever worry...

  29. **Lexapro?? Does it help??**
    ... Does lexapro work for anxiety/ depression? Does it also cause weight...
    ... Lexapro works pretty well for me although I dont have depression ... some lightheadedness during the first week of taking Lexapro .The lightheadedness wasnt that bad and it passed.I ... was anxiety filled before I started Lexapro and obsessed over my health now I am alot better and ... different and meds tend to effect us differently. I give Lexapro a thumbs up for myself good luck...
    ... i agree w/her lexapro has helped my anxiety its been ok for me so far and ... e3ffects either at east not enough to stop taking the lexapro .........good luck..........
    ... I went on Lexapro for 16 months, worked great for my anxiety... I tried...
    ... I also believe that Lexapro helps with anxiety. I've been on it for about 5 weeks ... and I don't think about it as much. Before the Lexapro I almost couldn't function becuase my anxiety was...

  30. Question
    ... anxiety for a week or so after starting them.I take Lexapro 10 mg works alright for me the only side effect I...
    ... brother took paxil and hated it..........i just started lexapro for anxiety/depression and it seems to be helping...

  31. medicine induced anxiety??? Help!
    ... I did the same thing with lexapro and zoloft. Just 15 days total and it has been 2 months...

  32. How is Everyone Feeling right now??
    ... yes i feel the same kellyo but i just started lexapro and hopefully it kicks in good soon......

  33. If my anxiety is bad enough should I try medications?
    ... tonya try lexapro ask your dr for it it is for anxiety / depression...
    ... Thank you bkm4673 for the reply. I have tried lexapro and it didn't work for my depression or anxiety, but...

  34. How Old were you when Anxiety Started
    ... March. I still take it twice a day but also started Lexapro over 4 weeks ago. I notice a little difference but ... not much. I'm giving the Lexapro another week or so. If still not much, then I'll ask...

  35. might die soon?
    ... is a deadly illness. Im in therapy now and start Lexapro on Tuesday. My therapist said I have an imbalance...
    ... either making too much or too little Norepinephrine. Lexapro is suppose to help with Norepinephrine imbalances...

  36. Prozac and Anxiety
    ... little bit more normal? I was just proscribed Lexapro and xanax. I don't want to be dependant on medication...
    ... dose that is wrong. I've heard good things about Lexapro . Have you thought about trying the extended release...

  37. Help Please !!! SSRI'S
    ... it just depends on the person and the dose.I take Lexapro 10 mg and the only side effect I ever noticed was...

  38. Palpitations???
    ... stopped or it would be just abnormal.I dont know if the Lexapro has taken it away,or it just stopped but I dont get...

  39. Is it okay to drink beer while taking lexapro?
    ... as long as youve been on the lexapro for more than 2 weeks then its probably OK but its...
    ... I took Lexapro for a year and I do not recommend drinking alcohol...
    ... I drink on Lexapro . Nothing bad happens, except for the hangover the...
    ... drinking on lexapro is never advised.. However, I am currently taking ... following morning. Thus, canceling out why you take lexapro in the first place. Do not drink in excess with lexapro...

  40. I have a question...
    ... ect) stop after the meds kicked in? I've been on Lexapro for 4 weeks now. 2 weeks at 5mg's and 2 weeks at 10mg ... are disappearing. I still feel "drugged" on the Lexapro too. Its as if I'm not really here or things aren...
    ... thoughts might be from OCD, an anxiety disorder which the lexapro often also helps in general its best to leave the...

  41. My heart Skips abeat
    ... months ago I posted my personal story "My Story - Lexapro & Effexor XR". I have been drug free for almost a...

  42. Extreme stress anxious about Heart attack anyone else???
    ... recent concern seems to be blood clots. I do take Lexapro and its definitely helping my physical symptoms. I...

  43. New to the World of Anxiety!
    ... klonopin for two years now just the anti depressant Lexapro once daily. good luck to you and glad to hear...

  44. Crazy week
    ... has been so long and your not getting better.I take lexapro and thats it once daily 10 mg and im doing much better...

  45. Tapering off Klonopin
    ... was trying to find the right SSRI to suit my needs. Lexapro and Zoloft didn't work, so finally I'm on Paxil and...

  46. Is there anything besides benzos for anxiety?
    ... long term anxiety issues. Some of these are Zoloft, Lexapro , Prozac, Paxil and Welbutrin. These as you probably...

  47. Help Please! 5-HP + SSRI = Bad
    ... taking doctor prescribed medicine like Zoloft, or Lexapro but im not really sure what to do yet. Because Amoryn...
    ... reactions in my brain to happen when taking Zoloft or Lexapro . So im done with Amoryn and im going to wait a week ... . Then start taking zoloft or lexapro . Is a week long enough? Or wait a little more weeks...
    ... Hey, I take a low dosage of both 5-HTP and Lexapro and have no ill effects from it. I also used to take...

  48. So scared to start Lexapro!!.....
    ... reassure you I’ve never heard of anyone dying from Lexapro . It is the anxiety stopping you and I wish I could ... take Xanax then you should get the courage to take Lexapro . I’m a chicken and I have both meds sitting on...
    ... dose of antidepressant meds, perhaps 5 or less of lexapro , get a pillcutter from a pharmacy this fear of...
    ... Hello! Regarding the Lexapro , perhaps I can be of some help. Trust me, I was just ... when I decided I had to give it a try. Been on Lexapro for about 6 weeks now and I can tell you I noticed ... it a try. One dose will not kill you (promise). Lexapro has made a tremendous difference in my life. I have...
    ... to turins lexapro is a prozac type antidepressant, these meds often...
    ... to turins lexapro is a prozac type antidepressant, these meds often...
    ... so far, I'm doing ok.. today was my first dosage of Lexapro ....

  49. Getting Your Levels Back On Track!
    ... ME TWO WEEKS TO WEAN MYSELF OFF, AND HE PUT ME ON LEXAPRO AND I HAD REAL BACK SIDE EFFECTS FROM THAT SO HE TOOK...

  50. How do you feel when Anxiety starts?
    ... think about it as much. I do take Xanax daily and Lexapro but am hoping to get back on an as-needed basis with...

  51. Another Lexapro question....
    ... be patient with the lexapro as it can take 6 weeks think positive :) you could...
    ... my biggest fears. I was afraid of starting the Lexapro too but worked up the courage and so far it hasn't...
    ... I am with you though, I really am scared that the Lexapro isn't going to work. I was hesitant to try an SSRI...
    ... psychiatrist today and he has me staying on the 10mg's of Lexapro . He said it can take up to 8 weeks to feel the full ... and now I'm feeling bad again. He says its just the Lexapro going through its cycle. Not all people experience ... this, but he did say that you can go up to 40mg's of Lexapro if needed. He said 10mg's is the norm, and since it...
    ... hey sarah im on lexapro week 2 and i feel up and down i take it at night so...

  52. Zoloft & Xanax
    ... I don't take Zoloft, but I take Lexapro with Xanax. My doctor was going to switch me to Zoloft ... if the Lexapro doesn't work and he told me that I can continue taking...

  53. dying
    ... and try a medication relax and live your life.I take Lexapro which is working well for me I am not totaly anxiety...

  54. med change
    ... Zoloft For 10 Yrs, And In August He Switched Me To Lexapro , He Only Gave Me Two Weeks To Taper Myself Of The ... Zoloft, And I Was On Lexapro For A Week And A Half, I Went Through Some Horrible ... Long Two Weeks Was Not Long Enough And Then With The Lexapro He Cut Me Off Cold Turkey, So I Went Through That...
    ... put all his patients taking antidepressants on to lexapro ? I would be looking for a new doc :) your problems...
    ... Had Been On It For So Long, That Maybe I Should Try Lexapro , But I Was Comfortable With The Zoloft, And Yes I...
    ... with: getting off of zoloft and learning to tolerate lexapro . No wonder you felt so sick. There is absolutely...

  55. Terrible Anxiety... Help!
    ... an it will bother me till the day i die...i started lexapro for anxiety and depression it sems to slowly be helping...
    ... time and very sorry about your brother.I also take Lexapro like the last poster and it works pretty good for...

  56. Acceptance
    ... have seen any of my recent posts, but I have been on Lexapro for about a month and a half and my anxiety has all...

  57. Can anxiety cause you to feel ill? Please answer!
    ... years ago they didnt work for me unfortunately.I take Lexapro now daily and it helps alot.There is also cognitive...

  58. Whats the best Anti Depressent you have taken?
    ... I take Lexapro , and it works pretty well, but i gain weight from...
    ... I take Lexapro , and it works pretty well, but i gain weight from...
    ... interested.... The best AD I've ever been on is Lexapro . I can't even begin to praise this drug enough! ... like the person above mentioned with Celexa... the Lexapro actually increases my sex drive. DH and I are very...
    ... For some reason i was thinking that Celexa and Lexapro are almost the same AD, just different names. Maybe ... im wrong. I cant see that the Lexapro makes me crave food more, i can eat the EXACT same ... about it if it helps :D Did I forget to mention that Lexapro causes me SEVERE gas problems? OMG!...
    ... i am taking lexapro day 6 and it is helping a bit i think. i havent gained...

  59. Anyone take Klonopin (clonazepam)
    ... has actually helped my panic attacks, which Ativan, Lexapro , Zoloft, and Prozac haven't been able to do! ;) ...

  60. New here and so tired of feeling this way....(long)..
    ... need for any other tests, just told me to take the Lexapro ) and have had many tests done, all coming back normal ... more Xanax, (0.25 twice a day) and wanted me to start Lexapro . I haven't worked up the courage for the Lexapro...
    ... for tests which always come back normal.I am taking Lexapro 10mg daily I think you should give it a try the only ... and dizzy spells off and on,but I dont think its the Lexapro anymore.The med has really helped me I do not obsess ... dont spend all day worrying.I also think maybe the Lexapro needs to be kicked up a notch.We are deffinitly not...
    ... asking, did you start right away with 10mg of the Lexapro ? I'm thinking about cutting the 10mg in half and...

  61. Thank you, thankyou, thank you!!
    ... help me through the last two weeks. I started taking Lexapro 5mg's over two weeks ago and was having a horrible ... I feel 75% better!! Its amazing. I've only been on Lexapro for 18 days now and I'm FINALLy seeing an improvement...
    ... less anxiety than what it was before I started the Lexapro but I still have the anxiety. I wonder why I had one...

  62. someone who understands...at last
    ... from anxiety and depression for the past 4 yrs. Im on Lexapro and xanax, which helpos alot, but nothing is better...

  63. Need Your Advice
    ... unless I am totally crazy !!! So, my GP game me lexapro . It works very well. I just do not know if they...

  64. Just started prozac. Help!
    ... they last? Will I gain weight (I gained 40 pounds on lexapro !)? I KNOW I need to be on an SSRI, but I am really...
    ... Does anyone know about weight gain? On paxil and lexapro I gained 40 pounds. I have just lost most of it and...

  65. Anyone just take benzos?
    ... awful experience particularly with effexor, and trying lexapro , concerta, wellbutrin and other drugs, I might just...
    ... I do. I tried Lexapro and was miserable and was too afraid to try anything...
    ... symptoms as I reduce the amout I am taking. I tried Lexapro and Zoloft some time ago and couldn't handle the side...

  66. im going crazy..
    ... doing quite well for awhile. im still taking 10mg of lexapro . but then i got a kidney/bladder infection. and now...

  67. tired of being scared
    ... thinking im gonna die and leave my kids :( I take Lexapro .......but this stuff is sooooo scary...
    ... deathly ill, cant take it much more. Im currently on Lexapro and xanax, not sure either one is working: :) hmmmm...

  68. sharp pains?
    ... disorder wait like this worrying.I am taking 10 mg of Lexapro daily it helps,but could be better and now I have ... no insurance :) one refill of lexapro left. anyone else who may get these pains or have...
    ... told that everything is anxiety/panic. I just started Lexapro two weeks ago and have had higher anxiety the last...
    ... they are generic citalopram is very similar to lexapro , some say its actually the same and it should be cheaper...

  69. Lexarpo and Valium
    ... Is it okay to take painkillers with lexapro like valium and xnanx?...
    ... relieve muscle tension pain. You can certainly take Lexapro with Valium or Xanax...a lot of people take that combinatio...
    ... I take Lexapro and xanax daily. If you ever have a question do not...

  70. I'm confused!!
    ... notice any difference. Is this right? I've been on Lexapro for two weeks now and haven't noticed any change. ... one week and then up it to 50mg's. She says if the Lexapro isn't working now it isnt' going to work for me at ... all. BUT, my GP says to stick with the Lexapro and it will eventually work. I'm SO confused!! I don ... know what to do. It took a lot of courage to try the Lexapro because I tried Paxil before and it was awful. I only ... switching meds. She told I didn't need to wean off of Lexapro , just start taking the Zoloft. I'm wondering if I ... contnue on the Lexapro 10mg's for a few more days, will I start to notice...
    ... Hi Sarah, I too tried Lexapro and took it for 15 days. For me, it made everything ... days, I had had enough. I was taking 7.5 mgs of the Lexapro (tried to go up to 10 but the side effects were too ... My doctor continually urged me to keep taking the Lexapro , telling me that it would eventually start to work ... could not live like that any longer and I went off the Lexapro without weaning and had no problem. Like you, I...
    ... I said, it did take a little more than 4 weeks for Lexapro to kick in for me. However, if you absolutely ... give your body some time to completely get rid of the Lexapro before starting something else, like at least a week ... m sorry you are feeling so terrible, I really hope Lexapro starts working for you. I still hacve a bad day here...
    ... play around with what time of day you are taking the lexapro . If at night, try in the morning. Good luck!...
    ... given me a panic attack today by telling me to go from Lexapro to Zoloft. I wanted to ask her if she'd ever tried ... me I gave up too soon. Well here I am on day 14 of Lexapro and I'm being told to switch. I was completely confused ... . I will stick with the Lexapro for a few more days at 10mg's and see how I feel. ... heightened anxiety, I don't have any other side effects of Lexapro . I was having heartburn for a few days but thats gone...
    ... in to see my doctor about anxiety he prescribed me lexapro . That just made me feel worse. It made me feel like...

  71. Breathing issues, anyone else with this problem??
    ... GAD and feel like my medicine i am taking which is lexapro , and lorazepam is helping . I still have those feelings...

  72. Does it really get better?
    ... posts and feel your pain/anxiety. I just started Lexapro about 5 weeks ago. I stayed on .5 mg for about 3...

  73. What drugs work WELL for OCD/Anxiety??? no sexual side effects?
    ... reported by the makers of these drugs. I am currently on Lexapro and can't get off of it, because of the bad withdrawal...
    ... holst is the lexapro helping you at all?...
    ... holst is the lexapro helping you at all? Yes, I have to say, it is helping...
    ... holst that made me feel good because i just started lexapro yesterday..................i wish u all the best ...

  74. what to expect coming off lexapro
    ... I've been taking lexapro for over a year now, and it was helping really well ... The MD had said that it would be fine to stop taking lexapro whenever i wanted too b/c it was not addictive. So ... kind of attack. So my mom went and got me some more lexapro and im going to try to slowly get off of it. I hate...

  75. Fat, thanks to paxil, will it drop of???
    ... remain stable. It depends on the individual. I went on Lexapro 2 years ago and from the first month I started taking...