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  1. what do you take for anxiety?
    ... naming off different meds., and when he came to ' Lexapro ', I told him that my GF's Mom was taking IT, and ... I agreed !), so, he wrote out the script. for ' Lexapro ' !! I take 10mgs., at night, and I could tell an ... difference, in less than a week ! My Hubby calls Lexapro my miracle med. ! Maybe you could talk to your BPDoctor...
    ... but I just got back from the doc and he prescribed lexapro . God, I hope it works. But I am TERRIFIED of more...
    ... but I just got back from the doc and he prescribed lexapro . God, I hope it works. But I am TERRIFIED of more ... gain, no..., I haven't gained weight, from being on Lexapro . What dosage are you taking ? We'll skip this ... don't understand why you are so upset about taking Lexapro ..., I hope you will think positive, that usually...

  2. serequel and anger
    ... recently been weaned off Keppra, Zoloft (and I have taken Lexapro , Tegretol, Topomax in the past but none of these seemed...
    ... recently been weaned off Keppra, Zoloft (and I have taken Lexapro , Tegretol, Topomax in the past but none of these seemed...

  3. I think I'm crazy
    ... on Effexor or Prozac (I have tried those as well as Lexapro and they didn't help AT ALL). Is there any hope from...
    ... on Effexor or Prozac (I have tried those as well as Lexapro and they didn't help AT ALL). Is there any hope from ... through. My pdoc says I'm bi-polar. I am on Trileptal, Lexapro , Xanax, Trazodone, and Seroquel. Perhaps a cocktail...
    ... through. My pdoc says I'm bi-polar. I am on Trileptal, Lexapro , Xanax, Trazodone, and Seroquel. Perhaps a cocktail ... A cocktail may be what I need. I know I can't take Lexapro again though. It caused too much dizziness for me ... recognize the other meds you are describing besides Lexapro and Xanax. Are the other drugs for bipolar? How...

  4. do you have anxiety/racing thoughts with bp?
    ... I went on Lexapro for anxiety and racing thoughts- after 2/3 weeks on...

  5. Where Does Bipolar End and Someone's Personality Begin?
    ... therapist since then and has been taking Seroquel and Lexapro . In addition to the bipolar disorder she has been...

  6. Medications...
    ... specific meds that help w/ bipolar? I am currently on Lexapro and Wellbutrin. But, the doc that wrote the Rx for...

  7. Don't like my new pdoc...venting
    ... my GP put me back on medication. I'm going to be on Lexapro and Zyprexa. I've taken them both before and done...

  8. anti anxiety meds?
    ... meds and our regimen is fairly similar. She takes Lexapro and Wellbutrin -- both antidepressants -- and they...
    ... and I do/havehad panic attacks ! I have been on Lexapro , 10mgs., at night for over a year. My GH would tell ... naming off medications......., one of the first was ' Lexapro ', and I said, ' That's it ! ' I told him that my ... this a try ? ' And, of course I told him I did. So, Lexapro is what he wrote the script. for ! I also take...
    ... and I do/havehad panic attacks ! I have been on Lexapro , 10mgs., at night for over a year. My GH would tell ... naming off medications......., one of the first was ' Lexapro ', and I said, ' That's it ! ' I told him that my ... this a try ? ' And, of course I told him I did. So, Lexapro is what he wrote the script. for ! I also take...

  9. Wellbutrin XL and Neurontin
    ... HE started nameing off meds., and when he said, ' Lexapro ', I told him that my GF's Mom had been taking Lexapro ... that's all it took........, I have been in 10mgs., of Lexapro for over a year ! (I take it at bedtime). My Hubby ... would tell you that Lexapro has been/is the Magic Med., for me ! I think that...

  10. Am I in denial or wrong diagnosis??
    ... 3 panic attacks. My dr. then decides to put me on Lexapro (all the while I am still running this constant fever ... !). So I go on Lexapro and about week 5 on it, I totally and completely wig ... whole life (never dealth wtih depression prior to the Lexapro ). I was not only suicidal but I was constantly going ... ward for 4 days. The psychiatrist, took me off of Lexapro and started giving me Ativan and Xanex. He told me ... just a bad central nervous system reaction to the Lexapro . During my whole time in that hospital, I ... history of this type of behavior until I was put on Lexapro -- AND I know full well what bipolar looks like, I ... I had never been depressed in my life until that Lexapro . I think that medicine just whacked me out. ... did) but I have never experienced either until the Lexapro . Just curious what you all think. Thanks...

  11. I just gave up.
    ... as bipolar several years ago. I was on medication. Lexapro and Depakote to be exact. Lexapro helped. Depakote ... made me fat and bloated. I quit it but stuck to the Lexapro until around January I stopped taking it, too. My...

  12. i have a question about weight gain
    ... weight gain? im currently taking abilify, topamax, lexapro , congentine {for shaking cuazed by my other meds}...
    ... no perfect med combo. However, I would be wary of Lexapro which is closely related to Celexa. I took Celexa...
    ... living a better life. I gained 28 lbs in 3 months on lexapro and then effexlor. Now I am on 6weeks of lamictal...

  13. symptoms when on lithium-is this normal?
    ... myself slipping into a depression. my pdoc put me on lexapro (an ad) and things worked themselves out. my theory...

  14. Friend with bipolar
    ... said why she was taking them, just that she was on Lexapro and something else. On 3 separate occasions she has...

  15. Prozac and Wellbutrin XL
    ... here can relate. They have tried zoloft, nuerontin, lexapro to no avail. the prozac is the best so far. but since...

  16. Convulsion, body twitching, involuntary movement?
    ... after going back on his meds (he takes Lithium and Lexapro for BP and Topamax for his migraines). He told me...

  17. Need Info on Trileptal
    ... much anyway, they put him on Depakote and later added Lexapro . I think he needs a dosage adjustment because he has...

  18. just diagnosed.. what meds help?
    ... not experienced any manic episodes. I've been on Lexapro for the depression for about two years. I've also ... I might be bi-polar II, she is keeping me on both Lexapro and Geodon, just adjusting my dosages upward. The...

  19. Helo, and anyone heard of this please?
    ... amisulpride 400mgs. He also takes 10mg escitalopram ( lexapro or cipralex), 1200mgs Carbamazepine (Tegretol), up...

  20. Need to vent
    ... effexor or something. He did have a med change to Lexapro but it seemed to be working great last week. It's...
    ... that anymore. And his being nice last week was the lexapro , not some make up ploy for being an ahole. Because...
    ... all of us..............., My PDoctor put me on Lexapro and I have been on it for over a year. In my opinion ... , ' Lexapro ', is the Med., for me, for anxiety ! My Hubby ... like a different person ! WE say, " Thank God ", for LEXAPRO !!! Also, I can tell you that I feel like a different...

  21. Gabitril Question
    ... was on 30 Mg of Abilify, 4 Mg of Risperdal, 20 Mg of Lexapro and 300 Mg of Effexor daily. In jail I recieved no...

  22. Topamax....Bipolar?
    ... caused tics and made her behavior worse.She was on Lexapro for 3 days and her teacher came out to my car after ... why she reacted the way she did on stimulants and Lexapro ? I hate to brag because it never seems to last...

  23. Irritability???
    ... About a year ago, my BP Doctor asked me if I had taken Lexapro , after I explained how I had been feeling. I told ... him that I hadn't. So, after being on Lexapro , along with my list of meds., that I take every day...
    ... whatever that means. Thanks for sharing about the lexapro and I am glad its helping. I love my pdoc. He is...
    ... whatever that means. Thanks for sharing about the lexapro and I am glad its helping. I love my pdoc. He is...
    ... and Downer's and In-betweener's ! I also take ' Lexapro ', for anxiety ! This is/has been a life saver for...

  24. topamax/sleep
    ... also take 140 mg Geodon, 300 mg Wellbutrin, and 20 mg Lexapro . My understanding is that Lexapro is supposed to help...

  25. Hello Everyone, I'm New Here
    ... father was scizophrinic and didnt handle it well. Im on lexapro and that helps with the extreme mood swings but, Im...
    ... father was scizophrinic and didnt handle it well. Im on lexapro and that helps with the extreme mood swings but, Im...
    ... how it goes when I do, its for anxiety, ect. I take Lexapro for being borderline, not a cure but it really helps...
    ... how it goes when I do, its for anxiety, ect. I take Lexapro for being borderline, not a cure but it really helps ... less side affects. Also, my BP Doctor put me on Lexapro about a year ago. This has been/is the ' miracle...
    ... less side affects. Also, my BP Doctor put me on Lexapro about a year ago. This has been/is the ' miracle ... Alot of other stuff ive taken was nightmare. the lexapro makes it possible to have some friends and, leave...

  26. Hello to my new friends
    ... dealing with this I finaly know whats wrong. Im taking lexapro now and, I will be starting neurantin. The lexapro...

  27. Life seems to Jump up and down
    ... year diagnosed now and its just making sence to me. Lexapro and, my therapy helps me. Im lucky cause my family...

  28. Worried
    ... actually and they took him off Risperidal and put him on Lexapro . So, we will once again, "see" if this works. He...

  29. Zyprexa
    ... misdiagnosed with an anxiety disorder and started on Lexapro and Elavil. The Elavil increased my appetite beyond ... was diagnosed as being bipolar and taken off of the lexapro and put on Zyprexa which he said can cause serious...

  30. Antidepressants making things worse
    ... difference now though. Starting in December, I found that Lexapro (had been taking for about 6 months) stopped working...

  31. Zoloft was not good for me
    ... just don't know what else to do. In December I found Lexapro to not be working for me anymore. Started having morre...
    ... I have been on Lexapro , Prozac, and Zoloft(current). I hated the lexapro...

  32. Which way do I go now?
    ... about all of the antidepressants. Four months ago Lexapro just quit working, I started having bad anxiety and ... depression was returning, WHILE ON LEXAPRO . So I bumped up the dosage thinking it would get better...

  33. Abilify? Geodon? Lamictal?
    ... to losing all my hair. Right now I am on seroquel, lexapro and xanax. I have a new PDoc and he mentioned switching...

  34. Is anyone on Lamictal?
    ... anxious (even with taking it along with an anti-dep); Lexapro didn't help enough; Cymbalta made me crazy (crazier...

  35. Hey all. Coming off parnate :(
    ... ntidepressant that would work for me. Maybe I'll go back on Lexapro . It worked for a while. But yea I dont know :(. Also...

  36. Lexipro anyone?
    ... I was on Lexapro for 1 1/2 years. It worked great for depression and...
    ... Lexapro did absolutely nothing for me. It stalled a little...
    ... sleep thing, I would say that it probably was the lexapro . It started with me within a few days. With the ... and headache, I am not sure. It could have been the lexapro but there is also a flu bug going around and it is...

  37. quit zoloft cold turkey...consequences?
    ... know that coming off of other anti-depressants like lexapro and paxil can give you severe stomach problems. I...

  38. Concerned friend of person with bp
    ... friend who I believe is bipolar. I know she is taking Lexapro , but I am not sure if she is in counseling. She is...

  39. hmmm...could this be it?
    ... finally refused to take it anymore so he put me on lexapro . My weight stabalized but I didn't lose. Now I am...

  40. just diagnosed bi-polar manic depressive, have questions
    ... thought i am bi polar manic depressive and started me on lexapro , and lamictal. i also have high anxiety. i am feeling...
    ... Yes laura, there side effects!! lexapro and lamictal are not bipolar drugs!! lithium,depekote ... , or tegretol are bipolar/manic drugs!! lexapro is an anxiety and depression drug!! lamictal is just...
    ... many medications for physical illnesses out there. Lexapro is an SSRI - normally folks who are bipolar try to...

  41. symbyax past/present users?
    ... when I tried to go back I couldnt use it. then tried lexapro short time. doctor has now prescribed me. SYMBYAX...

  42. help.. husband bipolar but not typical his is.
    ... reason, or a little tiny thing. He currently is on Lexapro and Xanax XR... apparently these are not the meds...
    ... depakote? so they added that to his xanax xr and his lexapro .... and kept him on his duragesic patch and vicodine...

  43. Lexapro and BP
    ... Hey, I take Lexapro 20mg and I did take zyprexa at one time but it made...

  44. All natural form of Lithium
    ... the meds that I had been taking...Prozac, Effexor, Lexapro and Wellbutrin (which I had horrible side effects...

  45. Recently Diagnosed
    ... with bi polar 2 and am taking depakote 1000mg and lexapro 20mg and buspar 10 mg twice a day. I was diagonosed...

  46. Wellbutrin and overwhelming feelings of death
    ... recently started taking Wellbutrin. I am also taking Lexapro but only half the dose so that I can transition to...

  47. Sneaking Suspicions
    ... some form of bi-polar disorder. This is on top of the Lexapro I was already taking for mild depression. Still, I...

  48. Need advice please
    ... feels. I stopped using effexor and switched over to Lexapro but that doesn't seem to be helping me either. I...
    ... maybe the family doctor won't prescribe it. I was on lexapro at the same time. I gradually got off the provigil...

  49. Help!!!! I'm getting fatter!
    ... it in the Spring of this year. I switched over to Lexapro . I haven't gained weight from using this and I actually...

  50. Dreams
    ... the tiredness have went away after awhile? i am on lexapro now, and it doesn't seem to be as effective as effexor ... that has effected my dreams. zoloft, wellbutrin, and lexapro have not. best wishes and take care...

  51. choosing a pdr.
    ... seem to need much sleep she gave me another pill, lexapro . my frustration led me to the net and looking at ... depression, but the manic was there. i haven't taken lexapro long enough to feel the effects yet, but hope it doesn...
    ... seem to need much sleep she gave me another pill, lexapro . my frustration led me to the net and looking at ... depression, but the manic was there. i haven't taken lexapro long enough to feel the effects yet, but hope it doesn...

  52. wellbutrin side effect
    ... stopped taking wellbutrin two weeks ago and am now on lexapro . my arousal is still more frequent than it was before...
    ... taking an anti-depressant alone (such as Wellbutrin or Lexapro ) without an additional mood stabilizer can cause mania...
    ... side effects and that is when she told me to take the lexapro . now that i have done more research, i understand ... i have taken zoloft, effexor, wellbutrin, and now lexapro . all have helped with depression and anxiety, but...
    ... i have taken zoloft, effexor, wellbutrin, and now lexapro . i am not very comfortable with a pdr. but i feel...

  53. who i am
    ... i am currently under a doctors care. i am taking lexapro and am waiting to see if it will help. i have subscribed...
    ... being negative I turn it around. I have been taking Lexapro for almost a year. I tried Effexor before and it was ... 't that great but.... Lexapro is a life saver if it works for you. I really hope...
    ... have been on zoloft, effexor, wellbutrin, and now lexapro . i have only been on lexapro for a week and hope...

  54. Topamax as a mood stabilizer?
    ... In reply to Gambletx, I take Lexapro and Lamictal everyday due to being bipolar. I was...

  55. Need help! Short term memory going going gone
    ... i have taken zoloft, effexor, wellbutrin, and now lexapro . it seemed to have started when i first started med...
    ... meds tried:Budeprion SR 150MG, strattera 25MG, Lexapro 25MG, Concerta, Wellbutrin, Effexor meds on: topral...

  56. 2 parts of me...
    ... upped my meds to 10 mg of zypreza and just statrted lexapro . what do you all think?...

  57. Fish-Oil
    ... depression and anxiety is slim to none. Of course I take Lexapro also. Good luck....

  58. effexor anyone?
    ... the psychiatrist to change my meds. I am now using Lexapro (20 mg.) and Lamictal (50 mg.) and I feel sooo much...

  59. Need someone to talk to....
    ... on Lithium and Prozac. Then to Prozac only. Then to Lexapro only, then to Lexapro and Zanax. Currently, I've been...

  60. Effexor xr scare help everyone
    ... in your stools from straining. They changed me to Lexapro because of that. The good thing about Effexxor XR...

  61. Am I Bipolar? I Have No Friends :(
    ... comfortably in years. It saved me! Though, now I take Lexapro , and I think it's even better than Paxil. I also take...

  62. Meds- Help!!!!
    ... I am using Lexapro and Lamictal. This seems to be a good "cocktail"...

  63. Help Please!
    ... He is on lithobid and was on celexa but changed to lexapro lately. His biopolar is pretty much under control...
    ... discuss how often your son should be seeing his doctor. Lexapro is for depression, right? I'm not really familiar...
    ... away. Your son may be like that as well. I have had Lexapro as well. It didn't do anything for me, actually it...

  64. Anyone not take antidepressants?
    ... was on pretty high doses of Zoloft at one time and Lexapro for quite a while too. They both caused me to spin...

  65. Can SSRI w/d trigger rapid cycling?
    ... meds because of aside effects. Then when I went on Lexapro a few months ago something major happened... When ... I got off the Zoloft and started taking Lexapro I went berserk. First I got serverely depressed then ... apparently the withdrawl from Zoloft and the switch to lexapro messed with my brain chemicals or something like that...
    ... supposed to do. I didnt know what bipolar was. The Lexapro , however totally freaked me out. After 3 weeks on...

  66. --->Newbie<---
    ... 4 mg of Risperdal, 30 mg of Abilify and 20 mg of Lexapro . Its tough to say how they are working. I'm not...

  67. feeling bad :(
    ... with Lithium, an antipsychotic (respiradone sp?), and Lexapro . I feel so bad :( Ive been on 15 antidepressants over...

  68. Schizo Affected Bipolar
    ... one for so long...) and started out all over again.. lexapro 20, depakote 1500, seroquel 800, risperdal 2mg..ativan...
    ... I have schizo-affective disorder. I was on Lexapro 40mg. and trileptal 1800 mg. daily. I've not taken...
    ... now on 450 Effexor (150 three times a day), 20 Mg of Lexapro at night, 30 mg of Abilify in the morning, and 4 mg...

  69. Whoah, Lexapro does help my BPS
    ... bipolar portion isn't being treated at the time, but the lexapro does a great job at keeping me from swinging too...

  70. depakote, weight gain and my wedding
    ... eat! he told me to taper off that one and taper off lexapro too. so aggrevating....

  71. Abilify Used for Treatment of Bi-Polar
    ... say about it. I also take Risperdal, Effexor, and Lexapro . I was becoming psychotic and having hallucinations...

  72. Tegretol or Lithium?
    ... Hey all. Ive just been taken off my antidepressant ( Lexapro ) because I think its causing me to rapid cycle. I...

  73. Non-Medicinal BiPolar Treatments?
    ... oil pills and I swear they are helping me with my Lexapro withdrawal because I don't have any! (I had an infertility...

  74. New Here- Abilify Questions
    ... Trileptal, zyprexa (which I still take for manics), lexapro (I am still on), geodon.....and many others. Now ... I just take lamitcal, lexapro and zyprexa (when needed). I finally feel like myself...

  75. Bi-Polar w/ ADD
    ... maintaining same does now). This is for my ADHD Lexapro just started out this week 20 mg per day - this was...