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  1. How do I know it's depression?
    ... the time too. I went to the doctor and he put me on Lexapro , and now I don't feel depressed at all. Maybe you...

  2. Uncontrollable Crying
    ... think your Effexor is working for you. I started on Lexapro nearly a month ago, and I never feel like crying any...
    ... glad you are in therapy, as that helps alot too. Lexapro is one of the newer antidepressants and supposedly...

  3. effexor xr weight gain
    ... I have a similar story but with Lexapro . I also gaind about 20 lbs in 3 months. I saw my ... I think it is an eating disorder brought on by the Lexapro but I dont throw up or anything. I also want only...

  4. i feel so lonely
    ... Typically, a psychiatrist will start someone on Celexa or Lexapro . Both tend to have fewer side-effects. BTW, you...
    ... doctor for what you want. I have taken a few ADs. Lexapro had the fewest side effects, but did take 6 weeks...
    ... bottom. He sees a therapist weekly and is on 10 mg Lexapro . I didn't want him to take the meds to begin with...

  5. friend on depression [dont know her timeleft to going away]
    ... Well has she tried other antidepressents ( Lexapro , Wellbutrin, Effexor, Prozac?)...
    ... Well has she tried other antidepressents ( Lexapro , Wellbutrin, Effexor, Prozac?) nope, only zoloft...

  6. i am hitting rock bottom/also lexapro question
    ... Hi, I do think you should try the Lexapro . I'm taking it, and it has helped a lot. I haven...
    ... I took Lexapro for about a year and a half and I think it worked ... like I needed it anymore. Anyway, give it a shot. Lexapro kicked in real fast for me too, like 4-5 days after...
    ... all so much! i t help comfort eachother. i am on lexapro for 2 days now, i wish i felt different. i dont know...
    ... I think it took about 6 weeks for the Lexapro to make a noticable difference for me. I was dealing...
    ... responding to my post! so thanks for that. yes,4 days on lexapro . i feel a bit better, no appetite at all. i was considering ... about people gaining 20 pounds in 2 or 3 months from lexapro . but i guess if you watch what you eat and workout...

  7. Teen Depression update
    ... know that he is doing better. We have continued with Lexapro 10 mg once a day and at night he can take Trazadone...

  8. lexapro
    ... and was afraid to take anything. My doctor gave me Lexapro and I started on it March 6. Within a few days, I...
    ... I just started Lexapro today. It almost instantly made me nauseated and...

  9. Please I need answers now...
    ... I ran out of my Lexapro and counting tonight will not have had one in 2 nights...
    ... away and see what he or she says, my daughter takes lexapro and has been without her,s for three days she becomes...

  10. Depression and my Sorority
    ... really was and helped me find help. I began taking lexapro for my depression and seeing a therapist to talk about...

  11. Lexapro and sugar cravings?
    ... I am on Effexor XR, which is similar to Lexapro , and I also have intense sugar cravings. I never...
    ... Yes, Yes, Yes. Lexapro made me crave sugar like crazy! I'm on Wellbutrin...
    ... Hi everyone :) I've been on Lexapro for about a month and a half, and no changes in my...
    ... I'm on Lexapro but didn't experience any sugar cravings. Must be...
    ... I started Lexapro almost 2 weeks ago and I don't really feel an increased...

  12. effexor question
    ... prescription filled for the 150mg, but ended up taking lexapro instead. I was going to start on the 150 if it is...
    ... the Effexor and then stop it and started taking the Lexapro ? How long did you give each med to work? It can...
    ... started out on effexor and stopped. I restarted some lexapro I already had. I have since stopped the lex due to...
    ... started out on effexor and stopped. I restarted some lexapro I already had. I have since stopped the lex due to...
    ... I took Lexapro and then went on Effexor 350mg and I beleive that...

  13. Lexapro and Pregnancy
    ... congratulations on your pregnancy :) My pdoc changed me to Lexapro from Wellbutrin and Trileptal when my husband and ... infertility doc were comfortable with me being on the Lexapro (10 mgs) because the chance of problems was very low ... want you to be aware of what my docs told me. With Lexapro specifically, I was told that the risk of birth defects...

  14. Caged By My Illness-First Post
    ... meetings help a lot of people, i personally take meds ( Lexapro ) i have only been on them a week but hoping they help...

  15. Pmdd
    ... did not work as well for me. My dr. started me on Lexapro and it worked awesome. It's the same thing as Celexa ... ADs for so many years. Anyway, ask your dr. about Lexapro . I think it worked the best. Good luck, Gaylee...

  16. New and very scared- long post
    ... and conceive on those meds. So, my doc changed me to Lexapro and I did fine. I got pregnant in September, but miscarried...
    ... reading your post and a good friend of mine was put on Lexapro and had complained to me about major memory loss. ... a different antidepressant. My friend got off the Lexapro a few months ago (weened off) and she is feeling normal...
    ... Trileptal 300 mg. A week later she told me to stop the Lexapro (I was only taking 10 mgs). She later bumped me up...
    ... concentrate (especially at the grocery store) while on Lexapro . That med has zombie-like effects for some. I recently ... two together, but now that I'm completely off the Lexapro , the Wellbutrin does make me jittery at 300mg (XL ... Lamictal for me. I fear the weight gain though. The Lexapro makes me want to munch all day long and I crave sweets...
    ... certainly familiar with your hell. As mentioned already, Lexapro can often be a "dumb drug" for some people or it can...

  17. What if they don't give me pills?
    ... bamo, like that, I was written a prescription for Lexapro and he sent me on my way. I was stunned at how easy ... actually am going the herbal/healthy/holistic path. The Lexapro , not surprisingly, didn't work at all, and I wasn ... what I'm doing now is definitely working better than Lexapro . I've never heard about bananas and depression. Maybe...

  18. Wellbutrin AND Sam-E Combo - Your Experiences?
    ... with the Wellbutrin would probably help, but I was on Lexapro and didn't like the side effects (foggy thinking,...

  19. Switching from Wellbutrin to Lexapro
    ... back..LOL. I have read that some take Wellbutrin and Lexapro together so I probably will just taper off the Wellbutrin...

  20. What do I have to do?
    ... despite not really wanting to, I did. I was put on Lexapro , and in 6 weeks time, it did nothing for me--so I...
    ... despite not really wanting to, I did. I was put on Lexapro , and in 6 weeks time, it did nothing for me--so I...
    ... despite not really wanting to, I did. I was put on Lexapro , and in 6 weeks time, it did nothing for me--so I...

  21. Starting Lexapro at 20mg???
    ... Hi I am on lexapro . My doctor started me on 10mg and I am now taking ... 15mg. He is going very slow. I have been taking Lexapro since end of Dec. I still have side effects. I get...

  22. Therapy with Psychologist
    ... counseling? Or go to my regular doctor (he had suggested Lexapro last summer)?...

  23. Lexapro and Remeron taken together, please help
    ... Hi LeeAnn, I was on Remeron and Lexapro for a while. The Remeron was added to the lexapro ... not for sexual side effects but because the lexapro alone was not working for me. I had awful side effects...

  24. So Sad, Lonely, Etc.
    ... . Prozac made me more tired, I think. I'm taking Lexapro now which helps a little and isn't making me more...

  25. Lexapro...pro's and con's anyone???
    ... had been on prozac and effexor. lexapro is the best of the three in terms of side-effects...
    ... I have anxiety problems, and the lexapro helps so much with that. I am finally sleeping through ... I do notice I crave more "bad" foods now and the lexapro makes me too tired to exercise. I really hope that...
    ... I've only taken Lexapro for a month, but I've had no side effects, which is...
    ... I started Lexapro today. I feel really tired, naseaus, "out of it" ... bit tense. I have also read other complaints that Lexapro makes it hard to concentrate. Which doesn't make...
    ... Hi! Good luck with taking Lexapro . I hope it works for you. Everyone's experiences will ... well be the right medication for your needs. I took Lexapro for about a month and a half and noticed very little ... because it made me too tired to care. I quit my Lexapro cold turkey, and have been more invested in taking ... I do believe this method is helping more than the Lexapro did. I didn't gain or lose weight on the Lexapro, ... but I did start gaining weight once off the Lexapro , so you might want to ask your doctor about that....
    ... My son has been on Lexapro for over a month. He is having no side effects that...

  26. Most Lonesome Disease On Earth!
    ... work. I've tried Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Lexapro , Celexa(sp?), xanax, valium, ativan, klonopin, nueronton...

  27. please answer
    ... my medication at night. I also take celexa and now lexapro . I want a new drug that will completely make me...

  28. New and Confused!!
    ... hopeless and empty so I went to my gyn. He put me on Lexapro 10mg and in just a matter of days, I feel great! ...
    ... a while..One of the girls that was on it took the Lexapro & it took awhile for the tiredness to subside after...

  29. EoR??? hows it going
    ... it? Does the Effexor at least help a bit? I was on Lexapro about a month ago, but it didn't do much for me. So...
    ... school, and i have a pdoc here as well. i'm on 15mg lexapro a day, although i don't feel as though it's working...

  30. Anybody LOSE weight on AD's?
    ... attention to how I was eating at all. When I was taking Lexapro I had no weight gain issue, but from the sounds of ... been weaning off of Celexa (so that I can get back on Lexapro ) and did not gain any weight when I was taking it...
    ... lose weight because they are more stimulating, and Lexapro and Paxil are the most likely to make yougain weight...

  31. So I went to the doctor
    ... celexa is like lexapro it takes about 4 to six weeks for it to start working...
    ... depressants. I don't know if any more recent ones do, like lexapro , as well....

  32. Does Lexapro (10mg-20mg) Cause weight gain?
    ... was 169 pounds at the start. Today after taking Lexapro for over 4 months I am at 168 today....
    ... very helpful. Good luck. I too am going back on Lexapro soon. I think it was an excellent medication! WF...

  33. Lexapro..Does it help with energy?
    ... Lexapro worked excellent for me in the past. My energy was ... This month I have made the decision to get back on Lexapro because of its beneficial therapeutic results that...
    ... MissGooberlynn, I just started on Lexapro 10 mg a month ago. It has given me back my old self...
    ... significant ammount. I plan on going right back on Lexapro because it helped me so much that I realize it more...

  34. Can't stand life, help me!!!!
    ... suicidal but is doing a little better now. He is on Lexapro and also talks with a therapist weekly. I think...

  35. Teenager with depression
    ... thoughts of harming himself. He is currently taking Lexapro and at night he takes Trazodone which helps him rest...
    ... might be more reasonably communicative. I believe Lexapro can take at least several weeks before it starts working...

  36. New to healthboards hello all
    ... Hi Johnny; I've tried 4 different meds, Lexapro , Celexa, Remeron, and Wellbutrin and I don't believe...

  37. Depressed, Trapped and Can't find a Way Out, Need Help!
    ... and have a headache! He also suggested I start on " Lexapro " for the Depression and Anxiety. I've read to many ... scarey things about Lexapro and AD's in general and told him I did'nt want to...
    ... I've read to many scarey things about Lexapro and AD's in general and told him I did'nt want to...

  38. breakup sadness
    ... work, this was last august... been awhile, im on lexapro , and has worked great, but latley ive been missing...
    ... effexor, but that made me suicidal, so now i'm on lexapro . recently i feel as though the lexapro isn't working...

  39. I'm lost. I want to be free
    ... these 10 pm calls of her rattling her little bottle of Lexapro telling me shes going to take them all and she can...

  40. If Depressed, Do You Also Suffer From...
    ... be. The others I tried (Zoloft, Prozac, Wellbutrin, Lexapro , Paxil) did nothing. Actually, I'm taking Wellbutrin...

  41. advice on antidepressant
    ... talked to my dr. I have tried zoloft (didn't like it), lexapro and cymbalta. I used to take serzone, but my dr....

  42. Anyone Take An Ssri Regularly But Finds Depression Comes Back During Menses
    ... depression coming on so I have tried taking .5 of Lexapro with my Wellbutrin and it works, but I have a huge ... terrified of that, let alone worrying that taking Lexapro in a small dose for 2 weeks, then going on, and off...
    ... depression coming on so I have tried taking .5 of Lexapro with my Wellbutrin and it works, but I have a huge ... terrified of that, let alone worrying that taking Lexapro in a small dose for 2 weeks, then going on, and off...

  43. I Feel Horrible and What Can I try Besides Lexapro?
    ... from anxiety and panic attacks. My Doctor prescribed Lexapro , 10 mgs., at night. My Hubby would tell you that...

  44. Lexapro/ depression again?
    ... hi, i've been on lexapro since around thanksgiving. i started at 10mg and soon...

  45. Lexapro - Fatigue and Apathy
    ... definitely had the same symptoms as you! At first, the lexapro at 10 mg seemed to work wonders; I felt 90% better ... depression. I felt immediately better after weaning off the lexapro . Like you, raising the dose only made matters worse...
    ... I hate Lexapro ! I gained 35 pounds in 4 months and that made me...
    ... I took Lexapro for only 6 weeks and had similar symptoms, and I also ... to take it becuase of the problems I have had with Lexapro ....

  46. Celexa and weight gain
    ... hear of this a lot. When I was taking Zoloft and also Lexapro a different time I for some reason packed on the weight...

  47. Advice Please
    ... request that the doctor put you on either Paxil CR or Lexapro , with something additional for the anxiety for the...

  48. Weaning off Celexa
    ... Barefaced: Right now I am weaning off of Celexa to go to Lexapro . Jthomp..Yes my gosh i have noticed some of the very ... am not these are ad's and are working on the brain. Lexapro worked better for me previouseley which after much ... I made the decision to get back on the other med. Lexapro is the concentrated isomer of Celexa so I have to ... completely first and then start with a low dose of Lexapro and work my way up to the regular dosage. So it will...

  49. depression or anxiety?
    ... Has he been on Lexapro or Paxil CR? I have heard of Zoloft making anxiety...

  50. Hi Depressed Newbie
    ... pay for EVERYTHING !!!!! I had been taking celexa/ lexapro for depression for quite a long time. They are basically ... side effects than the older AD's. Then came along the Lexapro which in the words of the doctor is a newer and improved ... a person takes they would only take 10 mgs. of the Lexapro . As I had said, I was on those AD's for quite ... General Practitioner, that is when i was taken off the Lexapro and put on the NEW AD Cymbalta. At that time Cymbalta ... think the difference for me that i needed is that the Lexapro is a SSRI and the Cymbalta is a SSNRI. Anyway, it...

  51. What began your depression?
    ... panic and anxiety all my life I am now 37 and taking Lexapro and Klonopin and just want to "live life" as all it...
    ... year and half ago - at that time my Dr prescribed Lexapro as I had no control over my emotions. After I had...

  52. Frustrated with Wellbutrin
    ... 44 year old guy is 18 again! I was previously on Lexapro and gained 35 pounds and had no desire or function...

  53. Anyone on wellbutrin & found it made you act weird?
    ... reaction to Wellbutrin. Eventually, my doctor prescribed Lexapro to me along with it, which calmed me down. I think...

  54. Not sure what to do
    ... My doctor has prescribed lexapro which made me physically ill- and then switched me...
    ... I've taken Lexapro and Celexa and both got me so wired that I couldn...

  55. Anyone on the same meds as me?
    ... and at first it worked ok for me but not as good as Lexapro when I took that. My doc is switching me over to Lexapro ... me I have done good in those areas. Unfortunately Lexapro slowed down my sex drive and I did gain some weight ... ...but all in all Lexapro was better for me mentally as far as feeling balance ... . So, I am getting back on Lexapro . On occasion I do take Lorazapam (Ativan) for anxiety...

  56. Lost and Lonely...
    ... flu shots and such, and he actaully prescribed me lexapro . It was $90 for the doctor visit, but it was well...

  57. First post here, need advice.
    ... something besides Zoloft. A lot of people are on Lexapro now; I just started it, and so far have way fewer...

  58. Anxiety, Insomnia and Depression - what's best for helping all 3?
    ... things he may put me on an SSRI antidepressant like Lexapro , but I'm hoping it will help to sort me out......
    ... attacks were the most frustrating for me at that point! Lexapro was the first med prescribed to me and it worked wonderfuly...

  59. Lexapro...what is your dosage?
    ... on 20mg. What is your dosage? I've been taking Lexapro for about 5 weeks, and I'm taking 10 mg. My psychiatrist...

  60. Depression and health problems, Dizziness?
    ... anxious or depressed. any help would be nice. i did try lexapro and it made the dizziness so severe, i couldn't take...

  61. Cymbalta, from 30mgs to 60 mgs any problems?
    ... is one thing I cannot do without. I am back on my lexapro and feeling better. I am upping the lexapro to 20...

  62. New To this board but need ANSWERS!
    ... mean. I was having something similar when I started Lexapro , but if you've been taking Zoloft for 5 weeks, and ... have heard good things about Paxil CR, and though Lexapro didn't work for me, it can really help some people...
    ... medication. I failed to mentioned that Paxil CR and Lexapro are specially tailored to combat anxiety. I had never...
    ... trying to jump me again! Medicine is a big issue. Lexapro has worked for me, but only 10 mg...not 20. 20 sent...
    ... horrible thougths that would make me freeze. The lexapro i took helped, and im on paxil now which seem to be...

  63. PAGING: Valleygurl, & anyone else using "Cymbalta"
    ... on it for a week and hate it! I am going back to lexapro . I have not slept in 7 days and I am taking care...

  64. I need help. I'm severly depressed.
    ... people, it can make a world of difference. I tried Lexapro for anxiety and depression, but it didn't help. However...

  65. Any depression / anxiety meds that help you lose weight?
    ... I did not gain weight while on lexapro . I also lost 5lbs during the time i was taking lexapro ... Though from what i've read from others postings about lexapro some have success not gaining and other have still ... gained weight while on lexapro . I had been on an rx weight loss drug before i went ... on the lexapro which really gave my metabolism a boost. IT was the...

  66. Wellbutrin
    ... I have taken Prozac, Lexapro and now am on 300mg WellbutrinXL. The Wellbutrin...

  67. Make it stop....
    ... I was on lexapro , then went to zoloft and felt much worse.. eventually...

  68. Light Therapy (What kind of light?)
    ... haven't noticed a difference. I'm on medication ( Lexapro and Wellbuterin), but I suffer from S.A.D. real bad...

  69. Side effects Paxil cr
    ... worse until I went back to the doctor and they gave me lexapro . Lexapro is sooo much better than paxil lexapro makes...
    ... worse until I went back to the doctor and they gave me lexapro . Lexapro is sooo much better than paxil lexapro makes...
    ... got the best of me. I went off PaxilCR and tried Lexapro and Prozac, both of which did nothing for me. Now...

  70. Question (& intro)
    ... Sometimes successful, sometimes not. Anyway, I tried Lexapro (got major side effects) so I was switched to Wellbutrin...

  71. Antidepressants aren't working still
    ... americandancer, I'm on Lexapro (it doesn't do much, but is my "safe" medication, ... to him next time if he thinks I should go off the Lexapro and just use Wellbuterin. I don't know...I guess...
    ... meds. I was just diagnosed last month and put on Lexapro . It made me sooo sleepy all the time. I took it...

  72. Lexapro vs Effexor
    ... Are there any major differences between Effexor and Lexapro ? I started taking Effexor in December and it really ... anything for me. My dr. has now switched me over to Lexapro . I wonder why he didn't rx Lexapro in the beginning ... . Is Lexapro "better"...or just "different"? I am new at this ... or thoughts appreciated. karen I never took Lexapro so I can't really tell you what the differences are...
    ... I was on effexor...now I am on wellbutrin and lexapro ...so far after a couple of weeks i haven't noticed...
    ... Lexapro worked wonders for me. It is an SSRI, apparently ... Effexor for it to have the same effect of 30mg of Lexapro . Effexor did not help me. I have also tried Remeron ... severe - failing that Im trying prozac or going back to Lexapro - I have been told that if you have used on med b4...
    ... Are there any major differences between Effexor and Lexapro ? I started taking Effexor in December and it really ... anything for me. My dr. has now switched me over to Lexapro . I wonder why he didn't rx Lexapro in the beginning ... . Is Lexapro "better"...or just "different"? Effexor is an snri ... like the previous poster stated and lexapro is a newer version of celexa both of them ssri's. ... Lexapro hasnt really been shown to be better than celexa yet ... ineffective isotope of whatever and that is why 10mg of lexapro is = to 40 or 60 of celexa. If you havent taken at...
    ... went to my doc and they immediately changed my med to lexapro . i weaned off the effexor for a good three weeks as...
    ... I love lexapro , but I've heard that it doesn't work as well after...
    ... work. They actually made it worse! He prescribed Lexapro and I was terrified to try it. I took several test...

  73. Anyone taking Cymbalta?
    ... sleep. I have tried effexor,zoloft,wellbutrin, and lexapro without any success. Prozac helped a little, but not...

  74. Thinking of starting Lexapro
    ... nolonger working for me so my doctor is switching me to Lexapro . I am suppose to start taking it tomorrow but I am ... I can't afford to put on anymore. If anyone is on Lexapro or use to take it and experienced horrible side effects ... a line. Thanks. Rachel G. Hi! I've been on Lexapro for three weeks now, and I think it might actually ... but I definitely had a few bad days after starting Lexapro (nausea, headaches, a little extra anxiety, insomnia ... which is a problem for me anyway, so it may not be the Lexapro . My point is, if you feel bad for a few days, don...
    ... Hi, I took Lexapro before. I do remember gaining weight...but I had no...

  75. Can you feel withdrawal symptoms within hours?
    ... I take Lexapro 10 mgs. I take it faithfully at night before bed ... jittery and feeling so strange. I got up and took the Lexapro with a glass of water and when I woke up a few hours...
    ... I take Lexapro 10 mgs. I take it faithfully at night before bed ... jittery and feeling so strange. I got up and took the Lexapro with a glass of water and when I woke up a few hours ... having symptoms that quickly??? I don't know about Lexapro -- but that would happen to me with Effexor....