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  1. Effexor.....
    ... verheating and my arm pits being so wet. She switched me to Lexapro and I love this med so far. It's been a few years ... and it definitly works. Personally I think Lexapro is way better. That's my opinion....
    ... really do owe it to yourself. My experience was Lexapro (my body did not tolerate it) then Zoloft. Zoloft...

  2. Dr Apt... Head Swaying...?
    ... like a zombie sometimes... and I havent taken the Lexapro he perscribed. I have swollen lymph nodes and Im not...

  3. Lexipro anyone?
    ... Hi I have been on lexapro for about a month now. I like it alot I am able to...
    ... just came back from my doc apt and he had perscribed Lexapro at my visit last month but I was too afraid to try...

  4. Anyone try Cymbalta for anxiety?
    ... suffer from depression, anxiety and adhd. Was on Lexapro , made my anxiety worse. Doc put me on adderall last...

  5. Anxiety and Alcohol
    ... about a month ago and he perscribed me Klonopin and Lexapro . ( The klonopin works...ok...i just wish it didnt ... make me so sleepy I have yet to take the lexapro because I heard it's for depression and I dont believe...
    ... you to help w/ any possible starter effects of the Lexapro . Lexapro is used widely for anxiety and many people ... have found great relief from their anxiety with Lexapro . It seems to have less side effects than most other ... do not worry about these things & I do believe the Lexapro would help. If you are really dead-set against it...
    ... Lexapro is technically classified as an anti-depressant, but ... of serotonin can cause depression OR anxiety. So, Lexapro can be helpful for either....
    ... the next morning? Thank you for the info on the Lexapro , I think I will give it a shot, if it helps me not...
    ... panic & anxiety issues to actually start a med like Lexapro -- it's kind of against our nature to take something...
    ... and Im afraid to tell him that I havent taken the Lexapro yet. I havent had a serious pan attick since ive...

  6. Zoloft
    ... went to the doctor today, and she switched me from Lexapro to Zoloft. Want some info on zoloft....anything would...
    ... Zoloft is in the class of drugs called SSRIs, just like Lexapro is. They have similar side effects....
    ... Destiny, I was on lexapro for a short time...didn't give it long enough. I ... hope, but I just don't know...Why did you switch from lexapro ? Kelly...
    ... I was switched from lexapro to zoloft because of the weight gain on lexapro.....
    ... you have just a higher chance of gaining weight as lexapro ! IN FACT lexapro and zoloft are suppose to be one...

  7. What do the meds do?
    ... calm. It releases when you are underpressure. I take Lexapro and it has worked wonders. I wondered if I would ever...

  8. zoloft question
    ... Also, don't some have a more calming effect, such as lexapro ? The zoloft does not have a calming effect for me...

  9. Anxiety with menstral cycle also OCD??
    ... I have anxiety before and during my period and my Lexapro doesn't work. It's mostly at night so I can't sleep...

  10. klonoprin
    ... was using lorazepam which barely helped and was on lexapro too but stopped taking it because it didn't work....
    ... triggers" from my childhood and now my dr. put me on Lexapro (about a month ago) and I feel like never before....

  11. Treating Anxiety with Effexor XR?
    ... good results from this drug? I was once before on Lexapro I believe it was called and Paxil and then Zoloft...

  12. Difficulty swallowing/fear of choking on food?
    ... I've recently started back on an antidepressant ( Lexapro - was on Paxil a few years ago), so I am hoping that...

  13. anxiety medicine
    ... I am on 20 mgs of Lexapro ..For me this is the best on I have tried. I don't...

  14. Stopping xanax
    ... sensations. Now, the doctor wants me to switch to Lexapro . WON'T do it! They also won't refill my Xanax. I...

  15. stopped Lexapro...SO TIRED!!!! Anyone help?
    ... Chances are the lexapro was not in your system anymore after nearly a week ... you feeling now? My story: I started taking lexapro in December and took it for 3 days at 10mg. I felt...
    ... if I should have stopped. I can't see how 5mg of lexapro could work, but I have extreme anxiety 24/7, so even...
    ... need chemical treatment for our disorders. I take lexapro and xanax, I feel very well on this combo. I have...

  16. Paxil ????????
    ... linger, however. It's a big problem with SSRIs. Lexapro may give you less side effects, but they tend to be...
    ... effects usually stop when it starts working properly lexapro and paxil are both prozac type but paxil does have ... unusually difficult to eventually stop for some, also lexapro is newer and hopefully better valium or similar...
    ... I've been on Lexapro at a very low dose for a couple of weeks now. The...

  17. PA symtoms
    ... not help-nothing gettting better P.S. I am on lexapro , and BP medicine...

  18. Paxil/Lexapro dosage equivalent?
    ... Hi - I recently started taking Lexapro , and I was wondering if anyone knows how dosage amounts ... 20 mg of Paxil. My doctor gave me 10 mg tablets of Lexapro with no instructions to split them, so I assumed 10 ... mg of Lexapro was about as strong as 20 mg of Paxil. But I just ... that 20 mg of Paxil is equivalent to only 5 mg of Lexapro . Does anyone know anything about this? 20 mg of...

  19. Please share your stories...what do you have anxiety over?
    ... i think that tends to make it worse. i started lexapro about 2 weeks ago, i really want to be normal again...
    ... having serious health problems. My doctor gave me lexapro and the first time i took it i thought it made me...
    ... little while then started with worry again so went to Lexapro . Took for about a year and wanted to try do do without ... Since then had all the heart tests went back on Lexapro but still very anxious about everything. The latest ... read that this is a symptom of anxiety and also of lexapro but still worry about it. :)...
    ... person. I have been on it a year and a half along with Lexapro and Buspar to help me stay "calm". Once in a blue...
    ... asleep while I was talking) and was breifly taking lexapro but I can't afford any of these things anymore. My...
    ... fatigue. I cant get my doctor to give me anything but Lexapro . Yep..i feel like i'm some kind of freak even though...

  20. GP or Behavioral Health doc's for meds?
    ... most of the time they will prescribe something like Lexapro , or Ativan or something. Most don't care, they'll...
    ... tranquilizer). SSRIs include Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro , Luvox and Prozac. You could consider trying one...

  21. new here and think I get Anxiety
    ... one last nite when I went to bed. My dr. did give me Lexapro but I'm not sure if he thinks I'm getting anxiety ... that the iron was doing it to me more so than the Lexapro . What do you guy's think? Would the Lexapro make me ... before seeing if they do help me? Do you all think that Lexapro is a good one to be taking?...
    ... much help here! I will tell you that I was put on Lexapro and it made me very sick! However, too much iron can ... used to taking the iron, I would guess that it's the Lexapro . It sounds like you are having anxiety/panic attacks...
    ... like I can't breathe very well. So do you still take Lexapro ? The iron is 325mg. I'm going to call dr. only if ... I don't feel sick after taking the Lexapro tonight. It was hard for me to tell which one it was...
    ... found anything wrong with your heart, I expect not lexapro often helps but the tablets can make you feel sick...

  22. question about Cymbalta
    ... I took lexapro for a while and it seemed to have a great effect on...

  23. wouldn't life be better with diagnosis
    ... old son. i just want life to be normal. im trying lexapro . but i hate the effects of medicine, and then i read...
    ... about everything except being sick..:) I am also on Lexapro and I think it's the best..I have also been on Zoloft ... and Paxil and nothing compares to Lexapro .. But remember there is no miracle cure drug that...
    ... hypochondria is a useful diagnosis and the lexapro may help a lot. early side effects stop after a few...

  24. Prozac and Weightloss
    ... t for everyone but it is worth a try. I found that lexapro worked in my case. Good luck to you :) Carly...

  25. zoloft starting up question
    ... buzzing in my head that you mentioned. I had been on Lexapro for about six months, up until three weeks ago, when ... said that it was because Zoloft is not as strong as Lexapro , so he upped my dosage to 100 milligrams. To answer...
    ... Thanks harleygirl, that gives me much hope! The lexapro didn't work for me either. I am definately going...

  26. Any recommendations?
    ... reacts differently to medications, but Celexa and Lexapro generally have fewer side effects. Or, have you tried...
    ... terrors and make me so I have no sex drive..Then we have lexapro which in my opinion is the best thing there is. I...

  27. I am happy
    ... morning I talked to him and he gave me 4 months of Lexapro free and told me when it runs out he will give me ... He said he will do this till my insurance picks up Lexapro since this is the only stuff that works for me and ... understanding..:) Once again happy to be back with Lexapro Karen...
    ... I tried Lexapro once...made me very sick. Glad it works for you! ...

  28. Dilated Pupils from Lexapro?
    ... Hi I have been on 10mg of Lexapro for two weeks. The first couple of days I noticed...
    ... could ask a pharmacist to look it up on his list of lexapro side effects, early side effects often go away after...
    ... stop dilating? My 17 year old son just started lexapro earlier this week and is also getting huge pupils...

  29. How many people get heart related symptoms?
    ... work. I have tried many different meds. Currently on Lexapro & Klonopin. Still having the palpitations daily but ... I have not been on the Lexapro long (2 weeks on 5mg tomorrow). I do have high cholesterol...

  30. starting on paxil
    ... ocd/depression/cutting/eating disorder. i've tried lexapro (didn'tlike the sexual side effects) and wellbutrin...

  31. long vent
    ... but I had no sex drive at all so I was switched to Lexapro liked it and was able to have sex but with insurance ... Celexa which is supposed to be the generic form of Lexapro ..wellbutrin..and lastly comes serzone which can cause...

  32. Any help on different meds to try?
    ... stomach feel. As antidepressants, I'm currently on Lexapro and Wellbuterin. At first my doctor gave me Xanax...
    ... if the lexapro and/or wellbutrin were working properly you wouldnt...

  33. ??? about lexapro
    ... dosage are you on? I got dizzy when I first started lexapro , so I cut mine in 1/2 for a few days and then took...
    ... i started lexapro 4 days ago. so far pretty good except today i have...
    ... I have been on lexapro for little over a year now, first started out at 10mg...
    ... Hi, I just started on Lexapro a couple weeks ago and I was also dizzy at times....

  34. Nausea
    ... It happened with Lexapro and Paxil. Everytime I try to start up, I feel nauseaus...

  35. Another 'brain zaps' question...
    ... them lately and I'm not weaning off... I'm taking Lexapro every day! I usually take it in the early evening...
    ... arent on any meds, I had them consider upping the lexapro dose, in general these antidepressant meds work better...

  36. who deals with anxiety with ativan or xanax, etc.?
    ... and out of our system unlike prozac,and paxil, and lexapro and wellbutrin, so how can it be worse than those...

  37. Weight Gain/loss?
    ... gained any weight, but she never gained weight with lexapro and I sure did. I know some people disagree whether...

  38. anyone out there get dizzy?
    ... did when I was on Effexor XR but then I switched to Lexapro and I am dizzy no more. IF you want to try over the...
    ... some eating issues I need to work hard on). I take Lexapro and I see a therapist to help me learn how to handle...
    ... some eating issues I need to work hard on). I take Lexapro and I see a therapist to help me learn how to handle...
    ... Dave, Yes, the Lexapro seems to have taken the edge off of my anxiety. And ... feel even more lightheaded at first when I started Lexapro . That was one of the side effects for me. It went...

  39. Anxiety
    ... because the side effects. a couple days ago i started lexapro , so far so good. but then again everybody is different...

  40. wllbutrin Question
    ... making it worse. {REMOVED} I would personally try Lexapro , Zoloft, Prozac, or Serzone (just be sure to get liver...

  41. Just started Effexor for anxiety any comments?
    ... just have to find the right one. i am now trying lexapro , so far so good. good luck!!...

  42. LEXAPRO testimonials!!
    ... I've been on lexapro going on 9 months now, to help with my anxiety. It...
    ... I've been on lexapro 10 mg for about 4 weeks and 20 mg for the last few ... not the norm for me. Most of my friend who are on lexapro swear by it and they have not gained any weight from ... least for a year. I am not sure yet if it is the lexapro making me hungry or the fact that I may be pmdd which...
    ... lexapro is a fairly new prozac type med and so hopefully has ... people get no side effects from antidepressant meds lexapro isnt free of them for everyone, sadly if doc is...
    ... I have been on Lexapro 40mg for almost 3 yrs. I was on Celexa 40mg until ... they weaned me to Lexapro , due to side effects, at 40mg. Since Lexapro was not ... they had me taking 2, 20mg a day, for my Anxiety. Lexapro has really been great! No anxiety! Only warning ... trying to fix everything). Now I am weaning off Lexapro . 2 weeks now. Horrible side effects while weaning ... hurts. Weaning needs to be done by your doctor with Lexapro . Due to me losing health ins, I have to wean off ... , and my doctor gave me Paxil to wean off the Lexapro . So I feel that it is cold turkey. He only told ... wean. Give yourself 2 mths with full heath ins. Lexapro did work for me & my anxiety attacks! Which is all ... way to soon. I just procaution the weaning of Lexapro . Good Luck. Life is way to short to live with...
    ... I have just started on 10mg of Lexapro a day about 2 weeks ago! So far so good. I am going...
    ... I have been on Lexapro (after trying every other med available-and not getting...

  43. Starting on Paxil....need testimonies please
    ... attacks and anxiety. I was prescribed Paxil after taking Lexapro which I had a severe reaction to (became manic- couldn...
    ... cold turkey for 5 days I am back to where I belong on Lexapro ..:)...

  44. Anyone on lexapro for awhile?
    ... works and whose early side effects can be tollerated lexapro and zoloft are both the same type, that is prozac ... be predicted, some get none at all hopefully the lexapro will suit him better, it can help to reduce the dose...

  45. lexapro
    ... I have been through a few AD and I really do like Lexapro . Did you check to see if your insurance has a different ... plan that it will cover the Lexapro o? Sometimes for a few dollars more a month you can...

  46. Anxiety Disorders and Support from Spouses
    ... SSRI for now due to the side effects. I did try Lexapro ang got "brain zaps" while I was on it so didn't want...

  47. New here and stress with ex-girlfriend
    ... Are you on wellbutrin xl or sr? I am on lexapro ....still trying to get help with the anxiety, but...

  48. positives about paxil
    ... works different for everyone. People seem to praise Lexapro for being a life-saver, but it did nothing for me...

  49. Anyone taking an SSRI for Social Anxiety??
    ... I am thinking about trying an ssri ( lexapro ) for my social anxiety. My anxiety isnt debilitating...
    ... arent all SSRI type however, there are several others lexapro is a SSRI type...

  50. Anyone with experiences on Lexapro? Lexapro vs. Paxil?
    ... ,,etc. Completely irrational. The doc put me on Lexapro for my anxiety and I saw a difference. Ive been on...
    ... Angeluv, have you gained weight from the lexapro or had increased appetite?...
    ... Anti-anxiety med is sexual side effects. I was on Lexapro for three months about a year ago, and it did nothing ... Klonopin, because I lost faith in SSRI's after taking Lexapro . I finally couldn't take it anymore and was prescribed...
    ... lexapro and paxil are both SSRI type antidepressants, everyone...
    ... I'm on lexapro for GAD, its been about two years that I have been ... the past I have tried Prozac and Zoloft. I prefer Lexapro by far. Really no sexual side effects for me... Just...
    ... Lexapro is 10 x's better than Paxil for me...but it doesnt...
    ... Hi I've been on Lexapro for two years and it helped me with my anxiety and ... depression to come back. I've tryed to wing myself off the Lexapro with the help of my doctor, but no such luck dose...
    ... wondering if anyone can share their experiences using Lexapro . Has anyone found it to be effective for anxiety ... starting back up, but I'm wondering about whether Lexapro is less prone to the sexual side effects, and whether ... and then went onto Zoloft and just now switched to Lexapro . I found Paxil to be amazing for my phobias and anxiety ... zero sex drive was a big problem. I have heard that Lexapro as the newest of the SRRIs has far less side-effects...

  51. Question on Valium/Tolerance
    ... I've suffered from depression for years and am on Lexapro 20mg and Wellbuterin XR 300mg. I'm weaning myself...
    ... tablet into halves or quarters to adjust the dose lexapro and wellbutrin are antidepressants and these often...

  52. Ativan three times a day?????
    ... I knew someone was there to help me. Dr. put me on Lexapro in July. After taking two pills, had a burning sensation...

  53. irritability
    ... from their gad/panic? I am thinking about stopping lexapro , as it is now doing much now for my anxiety, and just...
    ... how long have you been on lexapro an dwhat dose? Tyna...
    ... Hi tyna, I have been on 10mg lexapro for about 3 - 4 weeks straight now. My prescription...
    ... some do get irritable and angry I would stay on the lexapro another 4 weeks to give it a good trial, it can take...

  54. Sexual Side effects?
    ... tries to kiss me. I don't understand it..before taking lexapro this didn't happen...he thinks i don't want to make...

  55. feeling strange after nap
    ... this. I've found though taking meds like Zoloft, Lexapro etc reduce the occurance of the ailment...

  56. Very confused/not sure I need meds!
    ... feels I need a regular anti-anxiety med. I tried Lexapro but had bad nausea after a couple of days and stopped...
    ... Hi, wanted to tell you my initial experience with Lexapro - my sample packet was given to me by my primary doctor ... I have had unbelievable relief from anxiety from Lexapro so far and have felt the first peaceful feelings I ... tell you that I had a very bad initial reaction from Lexapro too, but the psychiatrist started me on a more gentle...

  57. What the hell is wrong with me?
    ... Probably the best med to start on would be Lexapro . It's supposed to be very effective for anxiety,...

  58. Lexapro & zanax...HELP!
    ... I was also on Lexapro and Xanax together, they are fine. But I stopped taking ... the Lexapro because it made me jumpy when I tried to sleep. The ... earlier in the day, but nothing helped. So I stopped the Lexapro and everything is fine. Stardust :)...
    ... lexapro and xanax go well together same apples to any benzo...
    ... extra Xanax at bedtime or Ambien. Don't give up on the Lexapro unless you just can't tolerate it. Stardust...
    ... must say thank you and that i havent given up on the lexapro , it is wonderful! Its just every once in a great ... wanted to make sure I wasnt doing harm to myself. The Lexapro has done wonders for me! I take it every morning...
    ... Read my new post about Lexapro Zanax & kolonapin I am a new member so sorry I don...
    ... Hi! Are you saying the Lexapro was upped to 30mg? I don't think mine was that high...

  59. Addiction or Living Life ?
    ... time I went to the doctor he perscribed me 10 mg of Lexapro once in the AM. I took them for a few days but my...

  60. Does anyone have an uneasy, uncomfortable feeling in the chest?
    ... can't take it, so I have to be on an SSRI. Currantly Lexapro ......

  61. Hello everyone!
    ... Zoloft loved this but I had no sex drive. then I tried Lexapro I hated this it made me feel weird so I am on Paxil...

  62. update on my treatment
    ... experiences have been much the same, except I weaned off lexapro , celexa's evil {for me, not many others} offspring ... . Lexapro was great for anxiety and sleep, but was I fatigued...

  63. New Here Have ???s
    ... finally told my new doc about it and was prescribed Lexapro 10mg. I was just looking for some positive feedback...
    ... Lexapro worked so well for me in the past. I think its an...
    ... lexapro is an antidepressant med and these often do help a...
    ... I was put on Lexapro when I was 3 months pregant (back in 2003) because ... Anyways, in my opinion, Paxil helps me the same as Lexapro with my depression, but I think that Paxil helps better ... flashes/night sweats, and insomnia. :( But yes, I think Lexapro was great!!! :)...
    ... Ive been on Lexapro for about 7 months now and its changed everything ... otherwise felt great, no depression. The doc told me Lexapro was for anxiety and it worked wonderfully. :)...

  64. Anyone have heart palpitations???
    ... nothing of it, well it was basicly my anxiety, im on lexapro now.. and it helps with anxiety, and i have noticed...

  65. Physical Manifestations of Anxiety and/or OCD
    ... does help some, just not enough..I have been put on Lexapro , which I decided to go off of because I felt like...
    ... Hi lexapro and the other antidepressants can help a lot but take...

  66. When getting help makes you sick
    ... breath and sweating. It was horrible. I am now on Lexapro 30mg's in the morning. To me it was a god send. I ... a good deep sleep. I get up in the am and take my Lexapro after a good breakfast and I am off for the day. I...

  67. Q about re-starting paxil, new side effects
    ... mg) to work up from, because my doctor tried me on Lexapro first but the side effects were miserable with that ... the Paxil. Not unbearable, and not as bad as the Lexapro , just a general sense of dizziness, some trouble sleeping...

  68. Strange Fear of familys death...
    ... alive. Stuff like that! Finally my doctor put me on Lexapro and it all got better. I can now sleep and I dont...

  69. tried cymbalta?
    ... seemed to stop. I am thinking about switching to Lexapro , but I think I might be allergic to the coating. ...
    ... without meds and i finally gave up. I have tried Lexapro which worked for awhile and then quit and then i tried...
    ... killed my sex drive and libido. I was on Wellbutrin, Lexapro , Buspar, & Zoloft. Of the 4 Buspar has not messed...

  70. Questions about Lexapro
    ... I have been on Lexapro for a bit over a year now It is a miracle drug I think...
    ... lexapro is a newish prozac type med, its an improved version...
    ... I have taken effexor xr, prozac, ativan, klonopin. Lexapro gave me my life back, Only med that worked for me...
    ... I was on lexapro for a year , the two bad things about it (for me)...
    ... Personally I love Lexapro . I have lost weight, am calmer and worry less, and...
    ... fear. For a little over a year I was on 10mg of Lexapro and I absolutely loved it. It made me much more rational ... absolutely a good choice for me. I am completely off of Lexapro now and have been for about three months and I have...
    ... {REMOVED} Lexapro is a great ssri but it does not work the same in everyone ... until 30+. Like I said everyone is so different. Lexapro is NOT a majic pill. There is no such thing. It...
    ... t pertain to me. I don't mean to scare you about " lexapro " ( I felt great while on it) I just wanted to share...

  71. heart beating sooo fast
    ... After trying to be off of Lexapro because I thought I did not need meds anymore (thought...

  72. meds for Panic disorder?
    ... suffer from any side effects. I'm currently taking Lexapro , and that has helped with my anxiety/panic attacks...

  73. New here...Is this anxiety?
    ... something was seriously wrong with me. Now I am taking Lexapro as well as Klonopin. (The Klonopin is mainly for...

  74. given cymbalta a try
    ... have heard this makes anxiety worse. I also have lexapro , but I am scared that will just keep me sleepy and...
    ... have heard this makes anxiety worse. I also have lexapro , but I am scared that will just keep me sleepy and ... not familar with Cymbalta, but I have been taking Lexapro for about 7 weeks now. It did make me extremely tired ... other medications, mainly Paxil. My experience with Lexapro was that it made my anxiety better for 2 weeks, then...
    ... Thanks, kali23! I would like to try the lexapro . Does it make you tired at all? I have severe anxiety ... cymbalta is working. I would like to hear again how the lexapro continues to do for you. Also, does it help with...
    ... find another that works for you wellbutrin and lexapro are 2 other types of antidepressants, I would try...
    ... responding. my cymbalta dose is 60 mg once a day. The lexapro I have is for 20 mg once a day. I think I might stop ... the cymbalta and try the lexapro again. I think I remember I stopped it though because...

  75. I am seriously ill. Is it really anxiety?
    ... had similar problems after beginning the medication Lexapro . After about two weeks, I thought the meds had kicked...