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  1. Please, I need your advise, lots of it.
    ... I've been on 30mg of Lexapro for almost 3 weeks now. Started out on 10mg as I was ... quit taking Prozac. After two more weeks of just 10mg Lexapro I began to have some problems. Snappy at work, complaints ... degree and went into private practice. He upped the Lexapro to 30mg and added Buspirone (Buspar) at 15mg/day for ... did that two weeks ago when he wanted me to take the Lexapro at bedtime and I did but couldn't sleep. I switched ... to taking the Lexapro in the AM before work. Today I tried taking one of...
    ... decided to take me off the Prozac and try a newer drug ( Lexapro ) Am also taking Buspar for anxiety and I think that...

  2. Rash..>Paxil???
    ... different and see if this stops the rash, there are many, lexapro , etc and it can be done overnight the paxil is helping...

  3. getting off lexapro
    ... Stresspuppy, I too just got off of Lexapro and started back on Zoloft. I was on Zoloft for a ... did great, and then my doctor wanted me to try the Lexapro . It did o.k., I was taking 10mgs. and it was making ... actually lost 30 pounds. I tried to cut back on the Lexapro to 5 mgs. and just didn't think that it was doing...
    ... my hyper and jumpy and major heart palpitations. Lexapro was the best but had some weird side effects - strange...

  4. For Lexapro users.
    ... lexapro and all the other antidepressants behave this way ... ask doc about an overnight swap to another SSRI ( lexapro type)antidepressant if that doesnt help, you will...
    ... I am also on lexapro and feel that way. I feel very impatient lately....
    ... I Have Been On Lexapro For For About 4 Months. I Am Really Having Trouble...
    ... Hi I am taking 10mg of Lexapro for a little over 3 weeks now, and I am not sure If...
    ... Lexapro totally killed my sleep. Could not keep taking it...
    ... I've been on lexapro for 9 months now...it has been working fairly well...
    ... hi I take ten mg of lexapro a day for vertigo it helps take away my balance and...
    ... not happen to me- but, I have done much research on lexapro and see that it is common what it is doing to you...
    ... My Lexapro works wonderfully except around that time of the month ... ..the anxiety comes back... but before the lexapro , my depression and anxiety were 24/7....

  5. I think I am killing myself with stress.
    ... thanks - I am on Lexapro . It seems the effects of this are wearing off. At...
    ... try lexapro at the max dose, ask a pharmacist what this is xanax...

  6. G.A.D.
    ... showed me a whole new world out there. I switched to Lexapro ( a similar drug to Celexa) because I would get sleepy ... with Celexa. I LOVE lexapro . Please don't live with this. There is a whole...

  7. Lexapro and Delayed orgasm
    ... VERY SELECTIVE on Serotonin, so I guess that goes for Lexapro too! Wellbutrin SR, will raise Dopramine/Norepenphrine ... VERY VERY VERY HORNY! I would recommend you stop Lexapro , and get on Serzone, or Wellbutrin SR! [This message...

  8. Worrying all the time!!!
    ... the meds really helped me. I hope they help you. Lexapro has done really good for me....

  9. SSRI's and brain damage??
    ... off Prozac for about eight weeks but am now taking Lexapro . Some problems but smoother than any other switch...
    ... so, is it more damageing to go on another such as Lexapro and then increase the dose? What is Buspirone and...
    ... calcium a day! And try Kava Kava, when you are off Lexapro , or any other psychiatric drugs. [This message has...
    ... was recently on a cocktail of psych meds - xanax and lexapro , first, then Buspar was added while I tapered off...

  10. what does Lexapro do?
    ... If you suffer from clinical depression, then Lexapro may help you. Everybody experiences different side...
    ... lexapro and the other antidepressants reduce anxiety and panic...
    ... lexapro and the other antidepressants reduce anxiety and panic...

  11. what dose Lexapro are you on?
    ... 10mg's of Lexapro is the same as 40mg's of Celax, I'd question my Dr...
    ... I agree with Grumpy. I think 40 mg of Lexapro is too much. I'm on 10. Genevra. :)...

  12. Lexapro for social anxiety disorder
    ... lexapro and paxil are both SSRI antidepressants and hopefully ... , the lexapro side effects will be easier to live with for you,...
    ... hi, i've been on Lexapro for a little over 3 weeks. actually, i started taking ... been on for about 6 or 7 months. i heard that with Lexapro you would have less side effeces. however it was the ... basically had no side effects with Celexa, but with Lexapro , i had nausea, gas, intestional cramping, slight insomnia ... different times daily. other than that, i do like how the Lexapro is making me feel mentally. i seem to have much more ... even though Celexa helped, i don't want to go off the Lexapro since, so far, i feel like a whole different person...

  13. Lexapro for Social Anxiety Disorder
    ... Lexapro is great! I had insomnia the first couple of days...
    ... Originally posted by dellio67: Lexapro is great! I had insomnia the first couple of days...
    ... lexapro is in the same family as paxil, they are both SSRI...

  14. antidpressents without side effects?
    ... weight gain and sexual side effects? I have heard that Lexapro doesn't? Anyone have any experience with this drug...
    ... PJO, I take and have been taking Lexapro for about 2 month's now and the first week of the ... Lexapro , I sware my panic attacks and anxiety were worse,...
    ... waiting for him to call me back. I've thought about Lexapro and may suggest it to him. Right now I'm really upset ... know what else to try. Maybe Effexor again? Maybe Lexapro ? I guess I'll wait to see what my dr. says. Pam...
    ... to try the Buspar again, but he said not just yet. Lexapro is a sister of the Celexa. So I don't know anything ... about that medicine. I would ask the doctor about the Lexapro if you are comfortable doing so. I think that it...
    ... Pam, I am on Lexapro , and I've got the sexual side effects. :( No weight...

  15. any side effects with lexapro?
    ... I take Lexapro and like it so far. The only other thing I ever took ... anxiety attack and upset stomach. This time I am taking Lexapro and the Doc also gave me Lorazapam to use in the beginning...
    ... I've been on Lexapro since December. I have the sexual side effects, and...

  16. What about...ahem...sex?
    ... I have been taking Lexapro now for 7 months for anxiety related to foggy head ... climax even if I wanted to. I hate to go off the Lexapro because I feel like it does help with the anxiety...
    ... option for everyone. I'm glad to know this about Lexapro , though, because I had considered trying it awhile...

  17. Anyone take Celexa???
    ... I took Celexa for a few months before switching to Lexapro . It really did wonders for my anxiety and depression...
    ... I would recommend getting lexapro . It is from the same company and is the "good" half...

  18. Question
    ... can you. I was taking Zoloft before, but now I take Lexapro . it seem's to be working o.k., just get the woosies...

  19. BuSpar making my anxiety worse?
    ... decreases your serotonin level. Things like zoloft and lexapro allow levels of serotonin to build back up if you...

  20. Autumn Angel
    ... would like to ask some questions. I have been on the Lexapro for about 1.5 months (may not be that long) and I...
    ... sure. I will type up all the info I found for you. Lexapro is a medicine for depression ans other related problems ... . Lexapro is a potent SELECTIVE SEROTONIN REUPTAKE INHIBITOR ... (SSRI). Lexapro (ESCITALOPRAM) is the active ISOMER of the antidepressant ... shaking) and weight changes. Adults...initial dose of Lexapro is 10mg once daily. I noticed as you will the questions...

  21. SSRI's
    ... lexapro is the latest out with supposedly the least amount...
    ... I'd love to get Lexapro but not available to me yet. Second best? Celexa?...

  22. Chest Pain? HELP
    ... Should I be still worried about my heart? I do take Lexapro and Xanax as well. ANY INSIGHT WOULD BE GREATFULLY...
    ... Lexapro site listed chest tightness and bradycardia(slow heartbeat...
    ... Lexapro causes me to have rapid heart beat and chest pain...
    ... chest pain [works wonders] Ativan for anxiety and Lexapro for Depression. also on seven different pills for...
    ... Hello, I too am on lexapro , 10mg/day, and ativan 1.5 mg/day, and am having a ... wondering if anyone has had a similar experience with lexapro and/or ativan? Thanks mike...

  23. getting off meds
    ... for 7 months and quit cold turkey, then switched to lexapro , and after a week of that i said forget it. I have...

  24. Dizzy 24/7
    ... expensive. Most suspect it is anxiety and I've been on Lexapro for 2.5 months which have helped a bit but only for...
    ... difficult to function, though. Thank goodness the Lexapro seems to have kicked that....
    ... diagnosis, which I am willing to consider and have started Lexapro to see if it helps, but I am sure this is not anxiety...
    ... in Oct, November and tried various other stuff like lexapro .. I had taken in the past zoloft and paxil and that...
    ... my only way to function at this time. i was given lexapro but have not taken it yet as I am scared of the side...
    ... uderstands. They think I am so very nuts. I had tried lexapro and xanax which makes me more jittery then I was before...
    ... my only way to function at this time. i was given lexapro but have not taken it yet as I am scared of the side...

  25. Learned response or medical prob?
    ... I am on Lexapro and it has helped with ALOT of my general anxiety...
    ... Hey Kitty. I've recently started taking Lexapro after Paxil for mainly anxiety, general and social...

  26. please please help me.
    ... what to say. Does this make sense to you? I am on Lexapro and it lessened my anxiety by about 75% but I still...
    ... thoughts and processes of the mind can be from the Lexapro . Some site had a list of real people-reported side ... change again...it's your body. Either stay on the Lexapro or slow taper off it...but very slow. There are alternative...
    ... I take Lexapro and Xanax as well...I started Lexapro about 4 weeks (almost 5 weeks now) ago and the 1st ... alpitations you name it I had it and was discouraged on the Lexapro and then the 2nd. week started to change. I feel ... like you do the Lexapro has helped about 80-85% for me, but it usually takes ... going to start me on Buspar, because he say's that Lexapro and Buspar are a good combination (I took buspar for ... and worked fine for me)...also my doctor to me that Lexapro was a "Free Drug" meaning that he doesn't interact...

  27. good results with BuSpar?
    ... worked for my boyfriend, if it doesn't for you - try LEXAPRO it has little side effects (except the first week...

  28. Mandie
    ... anything...and I've heard of new things like Celexa and Lexapro that are helpful..like I said, new things come out...

  29. Switching to Prozac form Paxil
    ... awhile, but the side effects were too much. I am on Lexapro at the present time and I feel like it has done wonders ... anxiety. Since I got off the Paxil and started the Lexapro , I have been having horrible cold night sweats that...
    ... likely go off of it soon. My doctor speaks highly of Lexapro . I have never been on it. Xanax is something I am...
    ... hopefully i wont with these either. I havent tried Lexapro - but do hope my social anxiety clears...its a lot...

  30. finding the source?
    ... 8 times my original dose to fall asleep. I am on Lexapro . I am scared this is only going to get worse. Tonight...

  31. faith 777
    ... Faith, Loved reading your topic...I too have been on Lexapro going on my 3rd week, the 1st. couple of weeks I was ... heavy... Other than the woozy feelings, how has the Lexapro helped...Thank GOD I haven't had but a few panic attacks ... . The 1st week on the Lexapro , I had several panic attacks and felt very dis-couraged...
    ... and my depression was severe when I started taking Lexapro . I have seen great improvement in both of these areas...
    ... we are neighbors... I am only taking 10 mg of the Lexapro right now...and hopefully that is all I will need...

  32. Lexapro and night sweats....maybe tollerance too
    ... Leah, I've only been taking Lexapro for six weeks and although I have seen improvement ... am waiting patiently :) How long were you taking Lexapro before you began to feel great again? About the night ... your gynecologist or prescribing doctor about the Lexapro . Have you checked with your pharmacist about this...
    ... Thank you for your reply Faith. I have been on Lexapro for about 5 months now. I am 36 and had no problems ... Prozac can often cause this problem, but I was hoping Lexapro would be different. I had to stop taking the Prozac ... long it took for me to feel better after starting the Lexapro ? I would have to say that within a few days I actually...
    ... Citykittie, what dosage of Lexapro are you taking and how long have you been on Lexapro ... ? I'm taking 20mg and have been on Lexapro for almost 6 weeks. I'm still waiting for it to work...

  33. Dizziness the Woosies
    ... dizziness, or as I call it the "woosies". I am on 20mg of Lexapro that I have been taking for almost six weeks now. ... disorder. I am going to continue taking the 20mg of Lexapro for another week before I contact my doctor. I am...
    ... Hi Faith, 20 mg of Lexapro is a lot. I started on 10 mg 2 weeks ago and from ... of the weird feeling that you have may be from the Lexapro . sometimes I feel like I have "numb head" if you...
    ... either need to decrease or add something else with the Lexapro . I've heard good things about Buspar. Although I ... now. Please keep me posted on how you are doing on Lexapro . ...
    ... funny' feeling. My neurologist gave me a sample pak of Lexapro , because I requested a SSRI, but it seems to make...

  34. Just wondering
    ... suffering from Panic attacks for some time now and I am on Lexapro 10 mg and still on Xanax .25 mg 2 times a day...seems...

  35. Where do I go now??
    ... attacks, (although with the grace of God, I am now on Lexapro and only been 2 weeks, but I am trying to feel better...

  36. Any success with Lexapro?
    ... I've heard good things about Lexapro . As all the meds effect people differently, no experience ... Celexa, leaving the active isomer the only isomer in Lexapro . Supposedly, the non-active isomer (present in Celexa ... but not in Lexapro ) has been thought to produce many of the unwanted ... eliminating it and simple isolating the active form ( Lexapro ), many of the side effects seen in Celexa are supposedly ... not present in Lexapro . How is your sex drive, and ability to orgasm? These ... problem in most of the SSRI's but clinical studies of Lexapro has proven little sexual side effects in men, and...
    ... Foosh I'm doing good on Lexapro . I would not say that I'm experiencing the full benefits...

  37. Lexapro and delayed ejaculation
    ... I have just gotten on lexapro for a week now and noticed the same thing. Does...
    ... I haven't been on Lexapro but when I was on Paxil, having an orgasm was virtually...
    ... had similar problem for the 1st few weeks on lexapro ...after that pretty much back to normal......

  38. anxiety sympoms just appear?
    ... started on medicines of all kinds and now im taking lexapro 20 mg and lorazepam. I have hypothyroid disease ,...

  39. here are my symptoms
    ... bad. since then, they put me on prozac, webutrin, lexapro , and some other depressant similar to ritalin. nothing...

  40. trazodone
    ... for an anti-depressant, I take it for sleep. I take Lexapro for an anti-depressant....

  41. Each SSRI structure is different - MUST READ IT NOW!
    ... tetracyclic or other available antidepressant agents. 3. LEXAPRO (escitalopram oxalate) is an orally administered selective...

  42. Dizziness & Anxiety
    ... She put me on nexium for the nervouse stomack and lexapro for the anxiety and as needed xanax. After a couple...

  43. Hair and Scalp problems from Stress??
    ... out and yes I have itchiness in my scalp. I am on lexapro and still feel a little anxious about things. I have...

Asperger's Syndrome board

  1. adults with aspergers?
    ... Over the course of three years, I was on Zoloft, then Lexapro , then Zoloft again, and finally, Prozac. However,...

  2. Use of SSRIs in treating adult Aspergers
    ... Aspie. I've been on three different SSRI's (Zoloft, Lexapro , then Zoloft again, and then Prozac) over the course...

Autism Spectrum board

  1. I need help.... any advice please!
    ... this is so long.. (kids are both on resperdal and lexapro ) just at night in small doses. Thanks so much in advance...

  2. autism and psychotropic meds.
    ... doctor is taking him off (gradually) of Tegretal and Lexapro and is leaving his Depakote. The process started...
    ... Tegretol, Lexapro , and Depakote are a very complex combination of drugs ... Tegretol, your son may have an increased effect from the Lexapro and the Depakote. His symptoms could be a result of...
    ... I don't think the doctor should have decreased his Lexapro and the same time the Tegretol is being decreased ... . Now I don't know how much the Lexapro decrease is a factor in the behaviors. I understand...

  3. Zoloft??
    ... nothing, only made me exceedingly tired. I was also on Lexapro (nightmare) and Prozac (same as Zoloft). Don't get...

  4. my son is extremely violent
    ... high school. We ended up putting him on 10mgs of Lexapro to combat the depression and he is on 1500mgs of Depakote ... Polar tendencies. He has been able to come off the Lexapro a couple of years ago.....He is now 20 yrs old and...

  5. Prozac and Autism
    ... three SSRI's, over the course of three years: Zoloft, Lexapro (actually made my anxiety worse), Zoloft again, and...

  6. Zoloft use in Aperger children for anxiety
    ... tired after a year of taking it, so I switched to Lexapro , which was a big mistake because it made me even more...

  7. Fluvoxamine- Does your child take this?
    ... the beginning of my senior year, so I switched to Lexapro , another SSRI. My OCD became worse, so I started the...

  8. scary temper
    ... seemed to help some, but recently we've started him on Lexapro . It's a fairly new drug with less side effects and...

  9. Whether or not to medicate
    ... medications was to much. He was on Adderall, Strattera, Lexapro and Cyproheptadine. So I thought okay he can sleep ... on his own and so we took the Lexapro out. The Cyproheptadine was not helping him to gain...

  10. Anxiety issues....any suggestions
    ... about putting him on anti anxiety medication such as Lexapro ?...
    ... rather low dose. Thank you for the suggestion of Lexapro . Does anyone know how effective this meidcation is...
    ... him, and at her suggestion, the doctor put him on Lexapro . Let me just add here that we decided, along with ... the doctor, to use Lexapro only as a last resort. I saw a remarkable improvement ... only a few days, and now that he's been taking the Lexapro for over a month, I can say that it's made a huge ... new hobbies. However, I don't know how effective Lexapro would be for general anxiety. My son still has a ... achnophobia, neither of which has been helped at all by the Lexapro . His anxiety about school seems to have have been ... by the depression, and once he started taking the Lexapro , the school anxiety actually seemed to be a bit worse ... . I hope this help answer your Lexapro question. Take care!...

  11. Can someone please give me some advice...
    ... of Adderall, Strattera, Cyproheptadine, Advil and Lexapro . He also takes a Epsom Salt (aka Detox Bath) 4-6...
    ... doctor said it may be anxiety related. He has been on Lexapro (for the anxiety) since April. It worked in the beginning...

  12. new medication for son
    ... the problem only improve it. He is on Risperdal and Lexapro . Please respond - I am wondering if he is on meds...

  13. Can I help? Or stay out of it?
    ... autistic son who, thank goodness, is on Risperdal and Lexapro that enables him to control his emotions unlike from...

  14. Risperdal
    ... flaps his arms and paces quite a bit and they added lexapro to help that. The Risperdal helps him to be calmer...

  15. risperdal???
    ... mixed up emotions and outbursts, etc. We have added Lexapro just a week or so ago to help with the stimming because...

  16. Self-stimming Behaviors!!! Any Suggestions
    ... stims a lot. We have him on 2 meds Risperdal and Lexapro and they help a little bit but he still stims a lot...
    ... stims a lot. We have him on 2 meds Risperdal and Lexapro and they help a little bit but he still stims a lot...

Bipolar Disorder board

  1. I don't know where to go from here
    ... them in a long run. My best combinations were with Lexapro and Lamictal.. but they didn't hold me for more than...

  2. Question about Antidepressants Being Used with Mood Stabilizers
    ... Stabilizers'...I actually had a psychosis after taking lexapro (antidepressant) 10mg both morning(mistakenly) and ... was depressed and needed something to lift my mood. Lexapro had been quite effective for me in the past so my ... antidepressant you take.I was taking double the dose of lexapro then what I should of been..20mg instead of 10mg per...

  3. new to board
    ... depression. I am on Amilify,Clonazepan,Lamictal and lexapro . Most days I feel ok. But about 2 weeks ago I went...

  4. do you feel / can you tell when its about time to take your meds?
    ... around 9 pm. i take the following: lamictal lexapro trazadone xanax anyway, right around 730 or 8...

  5. What drugs worked for you?
    ... was there in the states I was taking lamictal and lexapro which seemed to help somewhat. Since I've been australia...

  6. when topamax stops working
    ... My moods are still wacky back then I was also on lexapro which was great but because of my change of insurance...

  7. Did prozac make you manic permanently?
    ... I slowly started getting more and more irritable. Lexapro works for me, but I still get these irritable fits...

  8. My thoughts about my bipolar
    ... I'm on zyprexa and lexapro . Zyprexa going up to 10 mg. If this makes me gain...

  9. Topamax and heart side effects?
    ... chronically low blood pressure. Of course I am also on Lexapro for my fibromyalgia so that may be why it doesn't ... the anxiety. I had severe panic attacks before the Lexapro ....

  10. waking up sad/angry
    ... I am completely befuddled. :) I was doing well on Lexapro , until it induced hypo-mania, my first reality check...

  11. Introduction
    ... about 10 years now. Been on all the meds. Paxil, Lexapro , Prozac, Zoloft, and just got taken off of Wellbutrin...

  12. Anyone Misdiagnosed BP & Instead Had Major Depressive Disorder For Years?
    ... desperate right now, the depression is so bad. Lexapro is the only med. that has worked for me but it's not ... similar situation and has added another med. to the Lexapro ? I would really appreciate ANY feedback. Thank...
    ... major depression and the only thing that has worked is lexapro , but I need something added. Thank you for both...
    ... and happy. Just can't find anything to add to the lexapro to help me...the depression is overwhelming. As I...
    ... depression and am looking for something to add to lexapro (which is the only SSRI that ever helped)--but it...
    ... have you? I know I need something to add to the lexapro ...seems like i've tried them all. I'm glad you...
    ... bad depression. When I took my very first pill of lexapro within minutes, the fog cleared and it was wonderful...
    ... years ago from preventing depression. That's when lexapro changed my life and i thought i was home-free. ... all. I really thought that was the answer for me, lexapro and lamictal and you know it crosses my mind a lot...
    ... have to try lithium again...it's so frustrating. The lexapro just isn't enough. I thought the abilify would ... be the answer as the add-on for the lexapro , but it was really bad. What state are you in Sam...
    ... various anti-depressants (Prozac, Effexor, Paxil, Lexapro ) for combination anxiety/depression, but I would often...
    ... just wish someone would tell me what he/she took when lexapro stopped working for them. It was a miracle drug for...

  13. Despair, the kaleidoscope of pills and my story!
    ... remedies when I was twenty that went from anywhere from Lexapro , Klonopin, Wellbutrin, Depakote, Seroquel, Ativan...

  14. medication opinion
    ... for about 3 months. I am currently taking lamictal, lexapro and need to take either seroquel or risperdal. My ... 200 mg lamitcal--one morning one at night 10 mg of lexapro trying to take 50 mg of seroquel thanks...