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  1. what am i feeling
    ... constantly and It DOES NOT help my anxiety either. I was on lexapro and it was much better, it just seemed to loose effectivnes ... paxil for 2 yrs and did ok on it, but now he is on lexapro . He suffers from major panic attacks, But he hasnt ... had one since he started the lexapro ..Which has been about 2 months!! He is so happy. He...

  2. Happy to find this place!!
    ... symptoms or my unrealistic fear of the wind. I was on Lexapro and it seemed to help alittle better, but No meds...
    ... before the wind starts blowing. Last year I was taking lexapro and my anxiety wasnt as bad. But my Dr. changed me ... helping me at all... The reason I was changed from Lexapro to Paxil was because the Lexapro didnt seem to last ... anone have any suggestions for meds that are like Lexapro but last longer? Thanks....
    ... dread this winter sooooo bad... :) I might try the Lexapro again if this zoloft doesnt work... I asked my Dr ... doses per day, and she said that it wasnt proven with Lexapro to show any different results... But Since Lexapro...

  3. New anti-anxiety med without addition
    ... today and he officially released me from that horrid Lexapro - yuk !! So I'm back to the old xanax...still just...

  4. Please help me!!!
    ... scares me to take it, I will at least try the 5mg. Lexapro . Wish me luck!! I hope everything is going well...
    ... scares me to take it, I will at least try the 5mg. Lexapro . Wish me luck!! I hope everything is going well...

  5. DEPAKOTE ANYONE??? Need Advice!!!
    ... for anxiety and not just rely on meds have you tried lexapro , its supposed to be an improved version of celexa...
    ... this since I was in 2nd grade. Scarey! I have tried Lexapro and it made me extreamly agigated and so tired I could...

  6. Advice on Anti-Depressants please !!!
    ... i took lexapro for 6 months and the first couple days i felt like...
    ... I am currently trying Lexapro and so far all I've had are unpleasant side effects...

  7. My doctor won't take me off Lexapro
    ... have the xanax that he gave me to take along with the Lexapro . I guess I'll stay on that until I got back into see...
    ... withdrawals at bay, or perhaps you weren't on the lexapro long enough to have bad withdrawal. I'm just glad...

  8. Intro / Problem
    ... suits you. I have tried Wellbutrin, Zoloft and Lexapro and so far none of them have worked for me. The side...

  9. benzo - alcohol relief
    ... lexapro may help a lot but tell him to stay on xanax for the...

  10. lexapro question
    ... sorry to put a damper on it for you, but so far, this Lexapro just does not agree with my digestive system. I've ... but nothing has helped. i hate to have to stop the Lexapro because my mood seems so much better. But I sure...
    ... Hi Lexapro has done wonders for me mentally. I am on the same ... Klonapin to offset this annoying side effect. The Lexapro has made a tremendous difference in my life. I had ... them. I will have to put a hold on that. I hope the Lexapro works for you. I have been on it for about 2 months...
    ... thank you for the responses, I was just wondering if lexapro can make a person be not such a hypochondriac without...
    ... Lexapro shouldn't change you, it should help you be who you ... ed/gad and I felt so much better when I was taking Lexapro earlier this year. I was entirely myself except my ... and the feelings came back. I went on paxil because Lexapro didn't help the second time. I have heard that meds...
    ... i was on lexapro for 6 months, the first couple days i felt like i...
    ... Longball, I just started Lexapro a week and a half ago, have nausea even though it...

  11. Suffering from Anxiety for years
    ... past I took Paxil and Ativan and currently Im taking Lexapro and Xanax. The Lexapro has controlled my panic attacks...
    ... usually needed along with the meds, ask about upping hte lexapro dose, what do you take now?...

  12. Benzo addiction
    ... would take to wean off xanax? My dr has prescribed Lexapro (10 mg) for me and I've been on the Lexapro for about...

  13. Anyone else get bloated, gassy feelings when anxious?
    ... my anxiety/panic was directly related and put me on Lexapro . i have not since...had the problem :-)...

  14. How can I help him???
    ... set for it and do it without question. a med like lexapro or zoloft might be able to correct this; he should...

  15. Anyone had Excess Energy or Nervousness with Lexapro
    ... lexapro and other antidepressants often cause more anxiety...
    ... give me some of that energy!! i have been on lexapro for about 2 months...and i sware i feel like a narcalept...
    ... I amon the same combination. Lexapro and Klonopin but nothing changed till I took Klonopin ... twice a day. I had the anxiousness before the Lexapro though. I can't describe my night time feeling as...
    ... would you want to ween off? The combination of 30mg Lexapro and .25 Klonopin in AM and PM is really working for...
    ... underdstand your question. I am only taking 10 mg of Lexapro . So I have to find out if I need a higher dose or...

  16. Depression + Anxiety = Arrythmia's?
    ... Disorder for about 8 yrs and I am currently taking Lexapro and Xanax which work for the most part to control...

  17. New to Panic
    ... and when I am in public places. The doc prescribed Lexapro 10mg. She said this is the newest and "cleanest"...
    ... lexapro often helps but also get some books on recovery from...

  18. New to board - Lexapro anyone?
    ... lexapro is an antidepressant and these meds do help many by...
    ... I am on 10mm Lexapro and am emetophobic also. Everything is peachy keen ... . I have never been nauseated by the Lexapro . ~~35 years of being V* free~~...

  19. Driving Anxiety...
    ... monthly...just from build up...and my dr put me on lexapro . im on 20mg now. (have never taken any kind of medications...

  20. Fateful disease from years of abuse
    ... I went to see a psychiatrist today and she gave me Lexapro . I really hope this works, so far I feel ok. But I...
    ... kind, and that is rare this day and age. So far, the Lexapro seems to be doing good for me, I just hope it will...

  21. Weight Loss or Gain from Lexapro
    ... I have been on Lexapro for about 3 weeks now. I noticed at first my appetite...

  22. Has anyone had any water retention with Lexapro, Klonopin, Xanax or Trazadone?
    ... I can't tell you anything about the Lexapro , Klonopin or Trazadone. But, I've taken Xanax for...

  23. afraid to go out :(
    ... finally had the courage to see a psychiatrist. I am on Lexapro now and xanax(not daily, just when I panic) and it...

  24. Lexapro & weight gain
    ... I've been on Lexapro 10mg for about 5 months and I've gained about 15-20 ... years now. Doc switched me to Effexor XR today. The Lexapro wasn't helping/was worsening my anxiety. -------...
    ... Lexapro can definitely cause weight gain. LOL, yeah choose...
    ... any weight - about three months ago they put me on lexapro and i have gained 12 pounds and i feel horrible. ...
    ... was also eating like a pig out of anxiety. I am on Lexapro have not gained more, and actually been able to loose...

  25. COULD I PLEASE HEAR FROM PEOPLE ON 20 MGS LEXAPRO?
    ... have finally found something that works for me 30 mg Lexapro and .50 Klonopin I think the Klonopin was the kicker...
    ... for follow up for my first three weeks of 10mg of lexapro . the doctor was surprised that i hadn't experienced...
    ... Your story is just like mine! I take 15 mg. of Lexapro (daily) and xanax(not daily). I have an anxiety/panic ... some agoraphobia.I also had a driving phobia. The Lexapro has helped with the anxiety and agoraphobia,but not...
    ... I've been on 20mgs of Lexapro for about 3 weeks now. Lexapro has saved me! My ... am still extremely sleepy, even though I take the Lexapro at night. I also feel nauseous at times and don't...
    ... im at with all this ya know? been on the 20mg of lexapro now for almost two weeks. still feel little change ... never felt that 'euphoria' some people described on lexapro ..or a total change...which im glad. i didn't want ... i could nap at any moment... overall been on the lexapro for a month. ...

  26. How many of you get chest pain with anxiety
    ... pain!! I experience chest pains quiet often. I am on Lexapro 10mg. It helps alot, but when I get upset or mad it...

  27. How do you remember to take all your meds?
    ... the meds I need. I have (of course) anxiety meds Lexapro and Klonopin, Allegra, Birth control. I take some ... schedules. I also take the Birth control, Klonopin and Lexapro at night. So I am afraid to take them all at once...

  28. Going off then on again.... CELEXA..NOT WORKING NOW
    ... off it in December because it made agitated. Took Lexapro and hated it. Took nothing for about a month BUT...
    ... need an anti-anxiety drug. dr. has prescibed 5mg of lexapro for menopause symptoms. i won't be starting them until ... am also every sensitive to these drugs to start the lexapro at 5mg for a week. if ther are no side effects go...

  29. Has anyone heard of anxiety like this
    ... thoughts, but once I get it out, I feel better! I am on Lexapro and it helps. I really wish you guys the best!! We...

  30. New to this board
    ... problem, there are many others similar to paxil, prozac, lexapro that arent known for paxil's withdrawl problems books...

  31. Inositol for anxiety?
    ... months but have been cutting down on that, as well as Lexapro (5mg.) a day which did absolutely nothing for the...

  32. lorazepam?
    ... attacks happen in THE CAR!... ~s im one week + on Lexapro and still feeling nauseous with loss of apetite....

  33. SSRI's what to do?
    ... get an appointment with my physc. See prescribed me Lexapro , which I only heard good things about. After the first...

  34. driving anxiety/lexapro...
    ... guys! New to the board. My doctor has prescribed me Lexapro for my anxiety. I have a very isolated case of anxiety ... brainer (all my complaints) to my dr. he has put me on LEXAPRO 10mg. its only been a week. i am often nauseous...
    ... having one. its awful though. been taking the lexapro now for 2 weeks. the nauseau is gone...and i still...

  35. anxiety stress, i got it all
    ... had 2 full blown panic attacks at teh first, i tried lexapro , etc..all the meds seem to do was make me mroe nervous...

  36. HELP!! NEW TO PAXIL CR 12.5
    ... any more opinions about this med. I just went off lexapro because it was causing skin irritation. I was on...

  37. Does anyone else experience this?
    ... fourth to take it!! Sometimes we need help. I am on Lexapro now and have been on it for about a year now. I was ... to have bad anxiety problems the doc switched me to Lexapro . We all have that spaced out feeling. I do it still...

  38. seroquel
    ... depression and anxety in the last seven years. I am also on lexapro 5mg. The seroquel is making me feel weird anyone else...
    ... use antipsychotics and prefer valium type meds your lexapro dose is low, ask a pharmacist...
    ... it at night, 25mg. The reason I am on a low dose of lexapro is so I can go off it. I've been weaning down. I was...

  39. Should Lexapro help my anxiety?
    ... hi jumping, stay with the lexapro a while as it may not yet be fully helping, some valium...

  40. Lexapro and Ativan started
    ... Hi Meky your meds should help, the lexapro takes a few weeks to start to work properly...

  41. Anyone on 20 mg. lexapro?
    ... Hi Mrs.Squirrel~ I'm on 20mgs of Lexapro and am having no problems at all. It has helps me...
    ... Renee, Did the lexapro work right away for you? Did they start you out on...

  42. Stress and Anxiety
    ... history it was an Anxiety Disorder. She put me on Lexapro it made me very sick, nautious, dizzy, vomitting etc...
    ... I started on Lexapro two weeks ago. I was taking Xanax for anxiety but ... my doctor wanted to give Lexapro a try. I too am feeling nausea and sweating,so I ... check with my doctor and make sure that I can take the Lexapro and Trileptal together....
    ... problems and its a pity you had a bad reaction to lexapro , the xanax should help, its a different type of med...

  43. Help me decide which med to use for SAD
    ... bunch to test.. The only ones I know of are Celexa, Lexapro , and Zoloft. What one seems to help people the best...
    ... I started Lexapro two weeks ago. I found that I don't have the nausea...

  44. Lexapro and Seroquel questions
    ... Hi, the lexapro could be upped to 20 and tried for a few more weeks...
    ... like the benzos, so there I am. I am hoping that the lexapro will eventually help with the anxiety and then I can...
    ... sounds like the lexapro isnt working did you up the dose?...

  45. Nausea help
    ... Soar--How much Lexapro did the doctor start you on? For example, did the ... do complain about nausea when they first start the Lexapro , especially if the dose is high, but fortunately, ... wondering if you were started at too high a dosage of Lexapro ? However, you might start feeling better any day...
    ... phone. Keko, I was recently put on celexa and not Lexapro . And I started at 10 mg, and have been on that dose...
    ... Oh, I'm sorry Soar for the confusion over lexapro --don't know what's wrong with my eyes! You mentioned ... of it cold turkey, and then start right up with the Lexapro immediately? I'm beginning to wonder if you are ...

  46. Lexapro..know it is the right med??
    ... I have taken Lexapro for about 3 months now. I was taking Celexa before ... it worse. I have not had any bad experiences from Lexapro other than getting a little sleepy sometimes. I began...

  47. Your thoughts on Lexapro
    ... by the way, I can tell you only good things about lexapro . I have been on it for almost 4 weeks at 10 mg. ... and depression that came out of nowhere - BAM! The lexapro has really helped the depression. Now, on the other ... first and then got better. My doctor increased the Lexapro to 15 mg. and my anxiety has been terrible this week ... take some klonopin to cover the anxiety until the lexapro kicks in it's anti-anxiety effects. As for gaining ... the anxiety diet or what, but since I've been on the lexapro I've lost 30 pounds. I have not had an appetite and ... what you said is that a psychiatrist friend suggested lexapro to you. I wonder if your friend is seeing some depression ... weaning off). Remember that it takes 4-8 weeks for lexapro to reach therapuetic levels, so give it a chance if...
    ... Hi. Lexapro has been good for me. I had to start taking it at...
    ... think here it is worht repeating. .... I have taken Lexapro for about 3 months now. I was taking Celexa before ... it worse. I have not had any bad experiences from Lexapro other than getting a little sleepy sometimes. I began ... the time, unless I am really upset. .............. Lexapro ....has helped me ALOT!!! I suggest you try it, or...

  48. More Lexapro questions
    ... :) I am not sure what to tell you. I am on 10mg Lexapro , and have been doing pretty well. I've heard that...
    ... well lexapro is the latest FDA approved antianxiety pill so it...
    ... lexapro is just one of many SSRI type antidepressants but...
    ... I have been on 10mg. of lexapro for 3 months. I feel so much better, my anxiety is ... of months, but it has gone away now. I really like lexapro best, and I have tried Zoloft, Prozac, Celexa and ... Wellburin , bad for anxiety. Celexa , hot flashes. Lexapro , no side effects yet! ...
    ... Lexapro has no weight gain or zombie like feelings either...
    ... Originally posted by mdla: Lexapro has no weight gain or zombie like feelings either ... ? Not for me. Lexapro makes me feel like I have a buzz most of the time...
    ... Hi, I've been on Lexapro for about 6 months(10 mg.),I was on Celexa but I was ... some HBP meds).My doctor swithched from Celexa to Lexapro and I felt better.I am now on 15mg of Lexapro and...
    ... i have been on lexapro 10mg for 3 weeks now. i have my follow up visit on ... and feel very normal..as before i started taking the lexapro . ...

  49. I feel REALLY hot when I'm anxious...anyone else????
    ... all the time. I think it might be hormones or the lexapro that I am taking. I have to sleep with a fan blowing...

  50. social anxiety
    ... was on zoloft for 2-3 months - didn´t work. then lexapro for another 2-3 months as well and that didn´t work...
    ... antidepressant is often helpful for social anxiety, lexapro and zoloft are both the same type, there are other...
    ... and talkative.. give it a try..plus ive been taking lexapro 10mg.. might move up to 20....
    ... this crap. i´m thinking maybe i need to get back on lexapro or something. as i had tapered off it since the psych ... to go see a doctor overseas and get something like lexapro (esp in Spain?). so just to reiterate i have been...
    ... this crap. i´m thinking maybe i need to get back on lexapro or something. as i had tapered off it since the psych ... to go see a doctor overseas and get something like lexapro (esp in Spain?). so just to reiterate i have been...
    ... be practised by watching the newsreaders eyes on TV lexapro and other SSRI type antidepressnts are available everywhere...
    ... celexa. i just found out that its the precursor to lexapro which was what i was taking earlier. but i guess its...
    ... to obtain this designation. Others such as Paxil, Lexapro and Effexor almost certainly could (and maybe will...
    ... off because i felt like frankenstein. when i was on lexapro , i didn´t have any headaches really... i guess i...

  51. Klonopin Question!!!
    ... HI SOAR,I JUST SWITCHED FROM CELEXA TO EFFEXOR AND LEXAPRO ,I ALSO TAKE BUSPAR IN THE AM W/THEM AND .05 OF THE ... EFFECTS BUT MOST ARE GONE NOW,BEEN ON EFFEXOR AND LEXAPRO SINCE JULY 1 2003,I ALSO HAVE TO TAKE BUSPARE AT NIGHT...

  52. SSRI's not for me and what about ativan tolerance
    ... are worthless for me, i've tried prozac, paxil, and lexapro and i seem to have adverse reactions (extreme panic...

  53. LEXAPRO
    ... were they work. You should tell your Doctor. Maybe Lexapro is not the right meds for you. I suggest trying Paxil...
    ... were they work. You should tell your Doctor. Maybe Lexapro is not the right meds for you. I suggest trying Paxil...
    ... anxiety and may be lightheadedness or derealisation lexapro may make it worse at first but if and when the lexapro...
    ... One side-effect of Lexapro was that I felt really really sleepy. I'd yawn over ... and over. I started taking the Lexapro at night, and all that went away....
    ... Hello. I have been taking Lexapro for almost a month. I seem to be sensitive to these ... several anxiety episodes. I had mild dizziness on the Lexapro which gradually faded. I have episodes of mild dizziness...
    ... I've been on Lexapro for about 9 months and didn't notice any problems...
    ... I was on lexapro for about 5 days and on the 5th day i went out drinking ... had no problems while drinking. On that 5th day of lexapro i had an extremely violent panic attack. Be careful...
    ... the lexapro wouldnt have been working properly after only 5 days...
    ... Hi. When I first started taking Lexapro I felt sick to my stomach and very tired. It took ... a good month for that to change and I find Lexapro to be very helpful. Of course, I am on Effexor XR ... imipramine and Klonopin as well but I find that without the Lexapro I do not do as well as I do with it. I would suggest...
    ... lexapro has helped me to decrease ativan from 10 mg per day...
    ... Thanks for all of your replies. I have been taking the Lexapro for about a month now. I don't know what to say. ...

  54. Stopped the meds, now what
    ... i was a basket case. I was on paxil cr, effexor, lexapro and nothing helped. WHy cant i get myself back. I...

  55. lexapro and sweating
    ... I suggest you swap to another antidepressant as lexapro obviously isnt for you sometimes several of these...

  56. paxil to lexapro to?
    ... gregula, I too made the switch from Paxil CR to Lexapro about 5 or 6 months ago. I suffer from GAD, as well ... reduced sex drive. I noticed the same thing: the 10mg of Lexapro was not nearly as effective as the Paxil CR, however ... there were fewer side effects. When I went to 20mg of Lexapro , I didn't see a noticable improvment in my condition ... dreams and poor sleep. That is not to say that 20mg of Lexapro will affect you the same way. One thing that I've...
    ... paxil dose was a low starting dose, I dont know the lexapro dose range, ask doc or a pharmacist [This message...

  57. Need advice about anxiety meds...
    ... the same side effects with Paxil, so I switched to Lexapro , and I've noticed it's a lot better... Still not 100...
    ... From what I've read and experienced with Lexapro , it does affect your sex drive. I am sure it is different...

  58. Weight gain and meds...what has been your experience???
    ... sexual side effects. Helped anxiety a lot. Now I'm on Lexapro , which has not caused weight gain, but my sex life ... is GONE. Not sure how I feel about Lexapro . It has helped the depression, but not anxiety. ...
    ... I gained weight with Lexapro , then I switched to taking it at night, then lost ... a lot. The munchies were out of control with the Lexapro in the morning. Take this with a grain of salt, as...

  59. Weelbutrin
    ... I am taking Well-butrin for anxiety. I am on Lexapro and Remeron too. I don't know which one is doing...

  60. REALLY want to get off of Paxil....
    ... What meds do you suggest? My MD had wanted to start Lexapro but my goofy insurance company does not cover it....
    ... serious side effects. Finally my doctor switched me to lexapro , that did absoultly nothing and from the meds i gained...
    ... Wellbutrin is not good for anxiety alone. Have you tried Lexapro ?? I have heard good things about it. My HMO does not...

  61. for remeron soltab users
    ... am on the Remeron Soltab, but am on Wellbutrin and Lexapro too. The combination is working for me, but I couldn...
    ... am on the Remeron Soltab, but am on Wellbutrin and Lexapro too. The combination is working for me, but I couldn...

  62. Does anyone take a conventional med and also an herb?
    ... Is it bad to take for instance Lexapro and then valerian to sleep? Or if you take Paxil and...
    ... Is it bad to take for instance Lexapro and then valerian to sleep? Or if you take Paxil and...

  63. sexual dysfunction on zoloft!
    ... same thing (I'm only 20years old) and they gave me Lexapro . Lexapro is the newest anti-depressant/anti-anxiety...
    ... not more, that experience sexual side effects. So lexapro may be a good choice, if not remeron is good thats...

  64. XANAX users.
    ... on Celexa and xanax and fine. The new one thought Lexapro and sleeping pills would be better. (Because my panic ... to sleeping pills. The other doctor wanted to do Lexapro and Paxil. I have taken it in the past as needed...
    ... pretty cool. I am going to say "Look I know this works ( lexapro and xanax) . My first p/doc thought it was a better...
    ... anxiety at bay, but caused weight gain!!! I am hoping lexapro will not..... So before I started on the latest SSRI...
    ... Hi Annie, During the day, the lexapro controls my anxiety...unless somthing really upsetting...
    ... Want to be calm: Hey it sounds like we are alike. Lexapro works to get rid of generalized anxiety for me. The...

  65. getting off pills
    ... then adavand-[however ya spell it] (didn't work), lexapro (worked but after a while stopped working) then was...

  66. EVERYONE READ AND POST
    ... and be happy, but I never ever get done. I am on Lexapro . It helps. What are you on Hangten? [This message...
    ... knew! To answer your question, I am on Wellbutrin, Lexapro and Remeron. I call it the "Wellexeron Cocktail"...
    ... drug does what from my standpoint. I am guessing the Lexapro calms me, the Wellbutrin stimulates me and the Remeron...

  67. Taking Paxil, and can't sleep!
    ... willing to give it a shot. He had given me samples of Lexapro last September, but I only took one. (and for the ... record, the Lexapro was like a living HELL for me...it made my mind race...

  68. stomach #2
    ... anxiety.....it would stay with me for months! Not fun! Lexapro did help it....

  69. Need advice... what drug to use?
    ... does help stop the anxiety.... I just started taking lexapro ...and feel better after one week on it.... In the...
    ... headaches...Celexa...notioced no difference...now I am on Lexapro and seem to really like it a lot. I have had no side...

  70. serafem
    ... was going to ask my doctor about it rather than the Lexapro that I am on because I think Lexapro is making me...

  71. Does any one???
    ... was wellbutrin..NOT GOOD...and so 3 days ago started Lexapro ....Does any one else go through this horrible overwhelming...
    ... suggested...I am hoping it will stop weight gain from lexapro .... I need to be on meds, but hate the weight gain...

  72. This is not funny
    ... the past 2 years) at bedtime and I have been taking lexapro 10mg. for the last 14 days. Without being to graphic...
    ... its probably caused by the lexapro , as a rare side effect, stop the lexapro and see what ... happens lexapro and all other antidepressant meds of this type effect...

  73. need a new job
    ... I know how horrible people can be. I have been on Lexapro so this is the only thing I can think of that caused...
    ... seeing another doctor about the hair, I doubt its the lexapro , but you could ask a pharmacist to look up his list ... of lexapro side effects, also look at the celexa/cipramil list ... as lexapro is based on this med. maybe you should get a wig...
    ... but thank you for your help and i did check into the lexapro thing and realize that im sure that is not my problem...

  74. how to know whether your antidepressant is working
    ... know everybody's different, but for me, I knew the Lexapro was working when I had a "clouds-lifting" experience ... your responses JD and Blue. JD, I'm curious... Did Lexapro cause any kind of weight gain? That's my fear with...

  75. lexapro and alcohol
    ... like your switching all sorts of stuff around Paxil, Lexapro for 5 days, then Paxil Cr with Ativan for a week. ... alcohol. It makes sense you feel weird. I am on lexapro I drink wine and some light mixed drinks I have never...