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  1. Meds - nervous
    ... get a scrip for Luvox. I haven't had success with Lexapro or Wellbutrin in the past - Wellbutrin made me anxious ... and Lexapro just made me emotionally dead to the world. Anyway...

  2. Some Med advice
    ... impaired my ability to speak. The first time I took Lexapro it made my muscles contract in weird ways. Now I'm...

  3. I'm pure O & only meds (not cog therapy) works, how about u?
    ... before being diagnosed I was on everything from celexa, lexapro , effexor, zoloft....for anxiety/depression. After...
    ... before being diagnosed I was on everything from celexa, lexapro , effexor, zoloft....for anxiety/depression. After...

  4. need some reassurance
    ... from a relapse of intrusive thoughts. I was put on lexapro and it made it worse, now I am on zoloft , and I pray...
    ... from a relapse of intrusive thoughts. I was put on lexapro and it made it worse, now I am on zoloft , and I pray...

  5. OCD Medication
    ... My doctor just recently increased my Lexapro from 10mg to 20mg in hopes of controlling my overbearing...
    ... because my heart races if I try. =( PS--How is the Lexapro ? I am trying to find an anti-depressant that has few...
    ... Thanks for your response. Lexapro is pretty good and I haven't experienced that many...
    ... feel happier not everything will be a burden, I tried Lexapro , and I felt so angry all the time and my friends were...

  6. Pregnant (intrusive thoughts, anxiety)in need of support
    ... eventually subsided. I am now pregnant ,and got of the lexapro when I found out. Well, the relapse was horrendous ... about before when I got pregnant. I was started on lexapro again, and have been it for 3 weeks now. The thoughts...
    ... Thanks for the input. I have now been on Lexapro for 3 weeks , I guess it is working b/c my thoughts ... have never had the it's so bad. I guess it was the lexapro withdrawal. I do go to a therapist, sho helps a lot...

  7. Zoloft is helping one of my compulsions
    ... for about a year and didn't think it helped at all. Lexapro seems to work better for me. Different drugs help...

  8. Anybody had luck with Celexa??
    ... a few years ago and it seemed to work but went to lexapro right when it came out because doc thought lexapro ... Is there a lot of difference between celexa and lexapro ? Zoloft seems to be working but I am not motivated...
    ... horrible, and trying to stop can be worse! My mom takes Lexapro and has no trouble, except for she gets hot and weight...

  9. Zoloft side effect??
    ... zoloft has strong side effects... Seems that Luvox, lexapro and prozac have the least. The worse is Paxil...

  10. medication for Pure o and the side effects?
    ... of the SSRI's, i.e. Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro , and Luvox. Another real good one is Anafranil(Clomipramin ... the best luck with Luvox, Clomipramine, and Celexa/ Lexapro . I am trying Zoloft now because it seems like the ... Lexapro stopped working, but I might go back to Clomipramine...
    ... of the SSRI's, i.e. Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro , and Luvox. Another real good one is Anafranil(Clomipramin ... the best luck with Luvox, Clomipramine, and Celexa/ Lexapro . I am trying Zoloft now because it seems like the ... Lexapro stopped working, but I might go back to Clomipramine...

  11. How long does it take for Zoloft to help with OCD thoughts and Depression?
    ... I was on Zoloft for about a year and hated it. Lexapro seems to help when combined with Risperdal....

  12. OCD/Depression at the same time??
    ... a heartbeat. I'm on different meds: risperdal and lexapro plus others. Maybe those side effects go with the...

  13. SSRIs and Pure O
    ... well as beginning CBT I've also started taking 5mg of Lexapro every day. I'm just wondering if there are any of...
    ... well as beginning CBT I've also started taking 5mg of Lexapro every day. I'm just wondering if there are any of...
    ... the depression got better, so then I was prescribed lexapro , and I noticed a difference within the first week...
    ... medication for many OCD-ers out there. I've also been on Lexapro (awful experience with that, but my mother and maternal...

  14. changing paxil
    ... meds my doctor tried with me, but it didn't work. Lexapro was much more effective. I take Risperdal too. Of...

  15. Zoloft?
    ... doc was sure it was good for OCD. It didn't help. Lexapro seems to help me more. I take Risperdal too....
    ... be the one I'd personally recommend. I was also on Lexapro and Prozac throughout the years. I'm a pure obsessional...

  16. Skin Picking
    ... someone who took Wellbutrin to stop smoking. I take Lexapro , which has helped with my depression and anxiety,...
    ... other brands I've used. Of course, the risperdal and lexapro help too....
    ... me tired though, as tiredness is a side effect with Lexapro . I've noticed that since I've been taking it, I get...

  17. Help! Lexapro side effects!
    ... That's great the Lexapro is doing the trick for you. I think it's definately...

  18. What's a good medicine to take?
    ... they do effect people differently, and i am also on lexapro , seroquel, xanax, and ananafril-all known to make...

  19. Any Of You Obsess About What Causes Anxiety?
    ... anxiety levels soar. Prozac Poop Out. Switched to Lexapro three months ago. It hasn't helped much. 20 mgs also...

  20. Daily battles of OCD
    ... gain. so then went to celexa(1.5yrs) and then to Lexapro (3 years) when it came out because doc said it would ... have less side effects than celexa which it did. Lexapro kept me under control for over 3 years I think. but ... into the other thoughts and fears. so I guess the lexapro stopped working. was on 20mg for 3 years. My obsessions...

  21. i need help/advice
    ... therapist and a psychiatrist, who first perscribed me lexapro , but that made me really sick so he switched me to...

  22. Intrusive Thoughts - something to consider
    ... the thoughts are worse when anxious, and i am on lexapro right now, which helps some. thanks for your input...

  23. Luvox meds...have you heard of it?
    ... though because of weight gain. Went to celexa and then lexapro when it came out. I might eventually go back to luvox...

  24. Is it normal to be agitated easily with zoloft?
    ... i have been on lexapro for 8 weeks and i just switched to zoloft 5 days ago ... agitation since starting zoloft then i ever did with lexapro . i stopped the lexapro because it made my ocd worse...
    ... replies you get as I have one child on Zoloft and one on Lexapro . They've both recently started these meds and both ... it would take for the Zoloft to take effect and the Lexapro to be out of your system? Did they give you any expectatio...
    ... i was on lexapro for 8 weeks and it seemed to make my ocd worse, but ... not advise it to anyone. i think i am going back on lexapro because i NEVER felt like this on it. my face even...
    ... dr. didn't want me to continue it at all. If the Lexapro was making your OCD worse, have you thought about...
    ... dannic1-- i stopped taking the zoloft and went back to lexapro to give it one more try maybe i did not give it long ... them some love it. i just never felt like this with lexapro that's what scared me. i really wish i did not have...
    ... personal belief system. Let me know how you do on the Lexapro . My thoughts and prayers are with you and I think...
    ... have felt soo much better since getting back on the lexapro . my mind is more clear i also have amy energy back...
    ... HORRIBLE for me . i am glad it works for you. the lexapro that i am back on is helping i guess. so thank you...

  25. Is Paranoia A Symptom Of OCD?
    ... very very paranoid and then begins the compulsions. Lexapro is my current medication and I don't have anything...
    ... getting out of control. I have heard good things about Lexapro . I have been trying to be very honest with my doctors...

  26. being switched from lexapro to zoloft
    ... He's had none so far. My 11 y/o daughter takes Lexapro (she also has ODD and Tourette's). She's only just...
    ... I was on Zoloft, then changed to Lexapro because the Zoloft made me so tired. The Lexapro also...
    ... thank you for your support. i am switching because the lexapro helped anxiety a little but the ocd is worse since ... for ocd. my dr decided he would let me try it since lexapro has not worked all the way. lexapro is good for depression...

  27. Children with OCD - HELP!
    ... etc. He was on Prozac for a year, but began taking Lexapro instead this past June. He also sees his therapist...
    ... throughout the course of three years (Zoloft, then Lexapro , then Zoloft again, then Prozac), I am not currently...

  28. Hi New to board
    ... BADMALIBU, I HAVE BEEN SEEING A THERAPIST AND BEEN TAKING LEXAPRO . I HAVE 2 GIRLS 4 AND 6.. DO U KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ... LEXAPRO ??:)...
    ... i have been taking lexapro for 5 weeks now and i think it is finally starting...
    ... BADMALIBU, I HAVE BEEN SEEING A THERAPIST AND BEEN TAKING LEXAPRO . I HAVE 2 GIRLS 4 AND 6.. DO U KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ... LEXAPRO??:) Mel- I don't take Lexapro , so you might want to consider reading what some other...

  29. confused about how to deal w/ situation..help
    ... yielding" to them almost completely. I have been on/off Lexapro 3-4 times now...each time it's the same, as soon as...

  30. has lexapro helped anyones ocd
    ... Yes. I was on 10 mg of Lexapro and my anxiety and OCD became worse. How long have...
    ... i have been on the lexapro for 4 weeks the doctor said give it up to 6 weeks...
    ... My 9-year-old son has been on Lexapro for OCD & anxiety since June and has improved tremendously...
    ... of medicines such as Prozax and Zoloft and finally Lexapro . Lexapro helped maybe a tad, but that is it! I,...

  31. I hate my OCD its making me insane!
    ... worry about everything gets old. they have put me on lexapro helps a little but still worry some....

  32. just venting...
    ... Right now I take lexapro and depakote, and from time to time, zyprexa. The ... lexapro keeps my moods even, and the depakote works really...

  33. Obsessed with AIDS - is this OCD?
    ... Resperdal (sp?) and it did nothing. Now he is on Lexapro ...just started it yesterday. The guy is 42 and...

  34. Obsessed with AIDS - is this OCD?
    ... Resperdal (sp?) and it did nothing. Now he is on Lexapro ...just started it yesterday. The guy is 42 and...

  35. Compulsive Hair pulling, called trichotillomania
    ... counseling for 3 months and over a month ago started lexapro . It's been over 2 weeks since i've done it and i'm...
    ... I like lexapro too....
    ... Well, Lexapro has not helped with my hair-pulling but it has given...

  36. Alternative treatments?
    ... vitamin E, C, and B12, and my daily vitamin. I'm on Lexapro and Depakote right now- my doctor ok'd the extra vitamins...

  37. anafranil+lexapro+ativan....safe???
    ... Hello- I am currently on Lexapro and taking ativan with it. I am a "responder" to Lexapro ... compulsions, but there's still a good deal of anxiety left. Lexapro has reduced it from severe to moderate, but at moderate ... lowers anxiety a little more almost to mild range. But Lexapro +ativan together make me very sleepy. Doc had prescribed...
    ... August 7. My Counselor thought the MD might prescribe Lexapro and/or Anafranil to start, but I am terrified that...
    ... Actually my OCD is at it's worst between 11-3AM. Lexapro hasn't affected my sleep...on the other hand when...
    ... the past. Every med I take makes my insomnia worse. Lexapro is the only med so far that actually does the opposite...

  38. saw dr not much help there
    ... was just going over my anxiety pre- and after taking Lexapro +ativan. I was at 38 on the HAM-A (hamilton anxiety ... good improvement)..down to mild-moderate range. Also Lexapro has dropped my YBOC score from 26 down to 19...somedays...

  39. technique for obsessions effective..
    ... Hi- Well, I am currently on medication ( Lexapro ) and have found it effective in reducing both compulsive ... races it's impossible to break the flood of thoughts. Lexapro gives me about 10 seconds relief w/ the thought-stop...

  40. Effexor/OCD/weird thoughts
    ... suggest trying something different first...perhaps lexapro , which has barely any side effects and is easy on...

  41. what's considered a good drop in symptoms?
    ... Lexapro and ativan have both helped reduce my anxiety/distress...

  42. medication
    ... i've gotten full out wasted while taking effexor, lexapro , and celexa. (i've been on a few drugs for ocd)....

  43. hi
    ... new to the site. I've had OCD for awhile. I am on lexapro and I feel it does wonders for OCD and anxiety....
    ... I am a 38 year old female and I have been on Lexapro . There has not been any weight gain for me at all...

  44. Can new med for anxiety make OCD worse at first?
    ... I just started taking Lexapro 5 days ago and today I have been crying all day because...
    ... My son started taking Lexapro for OCD and anxiety about 6 weeks ago. At first he ... m hoping that he will continue to improve with the Lexapro . Linda...

  45. being anxious about not being anxious???
    ... Hi- I'm taking Lexapro for OCD and have noticed that "relief" of symptoms...

  46. OCD after death in family
    ... possible, go to grief therapy and OCD therapy. I'm on Lexapro and when it works (it kind of comes and goes..bit...

  47. UPPED CELEXA and OCD Worst? Can't Sleep anyone else
    ... your having problems w/ meds. Well, I'm taking Lexapro (just refined Celexa) at 40mg/day, haven't had any ... because I'm calm). I do have problems sleeping...My Lexapro cuts out in the evening (reason unknown..but my OCD ... and OCD working against you. When I started taking Lexapro I was very worried about the risk of suicidal thinking...

  48. question about YBOC scoring
    ... depending on the person. That "look" disapears when I am Lexapro . The "intense" stare I think is a window into my obsessiven...
    ... OCD to something in that movie... You say you're on Lexapro ? I'm very glad it's helping you- it only made my OCD ... worse. I've been on Zoloft, Lexapro , Zoloft again, and Prozac, in that order. I'm not...

  49. Prozac for OCD and anxiety
    ... I've taken Zoloft, Lexapro , Zoloft again, and then Prozac for my OCD. None of ... them really did anything. Lexapro actually made my anxiety worse. All three of them ... was the first SSRI found to have anti-OCD effects. Lexapro hasn't been approved, either, or at least it wasn...

  50. long message, but please respond.....
    ... deal effectively with the condition. I have attempted Lexapro , with excellent results until it burned out. I tried ... dose high 35-40mg/day otherwise no relief) again. Lexapro is flakey though, and it cuts out or takes effect...
    ... hours straight and experiencing utter terror. So far Lexapro is giving me 20-25% reduction in symptoms, and I was ... seconds normally. Any advice about meds.?? I like Lexapro because it has few side effects, but my doctor has...
    ... You're lucky that the Lexapro is working for you- I can't say the same. My mother ... interested me. Throughout the years I was on Zoloft, Lexapro , Zoloft again, and then Prozac this fall, which I...

  51. Prozac and OCD
    ... no way is it a cure. I took Prozac (and Zoloft and Lexapro at different times) starting last November, but I...

  52. Lexpro vs. Prozac
    ... has anybody tried them both and does lexapro have the same anti-OCD effects as prozac. I cant find ... any studies on lexapro and OCd. Sexually prozac has such a super long ... sexual function even if you stop for a few days. Lexapro half life is only 24 hours so you could get normal...
    ... I've taken both Lexapro and Prozac (and Zoloft) for my OCD. Lexapro absolutely ... I was taking SSRI's: one with Zoloft and one with Lexapro . Lexapro is used for OCD because it, too, is an SSRI...
    ... doing a massive internet search I found ZERO aobut lexapro and OCd in terms of FDA scientific studies like double ... blind trial tests and so forth. Seems lexapro is ireally geared towards depression more but since ... people complaining about the sexual side effects of Lexapro so that was another negative to read. Looks like I...

  53. Mouth Biting
    ... force myself not to do it. I've also just started on lexapro which seems to have calmed me down and I've noticed...

  54. Has anyone overcome OCD?
    ... no longer having to take the medication. (I was on Lexapro for 2 years)....

  55. Music in head
    ... When I took lexapro and celexa it seemed to increase hearing music playing...

  56. two people with ocd in romantic relationship
    ... OCD last year and had been on as much as 40 mg of Lexapro . I am currently off all meds and living pretty free...

  57. disease
    ... helpful. I am currently on Cymbalta and weaning off Lexapro because it did not seem to help my ocd. Haley...

  58. Has anyone been diagnosed with OCD and ADD?
    ... doctor, a neurologist, put him on Strattera and also on Lexapro because he felt he was also depressed. I didn't really ... else (I can't remember which one) and kept him on the Lexapro . He gave him samples of both because the meds were...

  59. almost engaged relationship ocd. especially advice from married/engaged people
    ... have had success on luvox having been on celexa and lexapro , this one is the best. anyway, my obsessions were...

  60. Medication Vs. Behavioral Therapy... Which would be best??
    ... that I ever used, and I definitely needed something), Lexapro (horrible...), and Prozac, which I just finished weaning...

  61. Could this be OC behavior
    ... again, this one being different. I started taking lexapro 10 mg a, month ago, and it has helped. My days consist...

  62. Need suggestions to overcome Intrusinve thoughts
    ... which helped A LOT. Then she put me on a daily med, lexapro , and it has helped me tremendously. Going to therapy...
    ... I was on lexapro for a while. tried welbutrin but it did not help...

  63. what to take for ocd and anxiety?
    ... Zoloft and it is working for me really well. I was on Lexapro and Celexa previousely and they worked for a short...

  64. Lexapro
    ... I've been taking Lexapro with Wellbutrin since last Spring and it's been great...
    ... I am on lexapro and have been for 2 years. It was working pretty...
    ... I was on Lexapro for a year and absolutely hated it. Unfortunately...

  65. Luvox for Obsessive Thoughts
    ... stick with it:) As far as Luvox, hmmm, I'm a Lexapro guy, never taken Luvox, but I believe they do the...

  66. Rate your OCD meds here:
    ... I take lexapro and wellbutrin- these are my miracle drugs- although ... miracle but overall pretty damn good I take 30 mg lexapro and 450 mg wellbutrin which are pretty much the highest ... doses given- lexapro helps the obsessive thoughts and wellbutrin helps ... to fight the sleepiness caused by the lexapro and helps me maintain a good overall mood- mostly...

  67. Crippling fear of losing a loved one
    ... making me a mental mess. A year and a script of lexapro later, i was better. the obsessions and compulsions...
    ... short at the hospital,,SCARY to, but doc did perscribe LEXAPRO and ATIVAN. Not sure about taking lexapro... another...

  68. St Johns wort for OCD
    ... johns will work for ocd but try it if u must...im on lexapro and its not the greatest 4 ocd......................

  69. My OCD story, meds, anxiety, and how to bring 100% again
    ... curious how luvox works because i have ocd and im on lexapro and it does help the anxiety and minor depression...

  70. Loneliness...
    ... take care and good luck on the wellbutrin, i take lexapro so idk how wellbutrin works .........

  71. i hate this :( these thoughts are so not me.
    ... i do the exact same thing and i have ocd and im on lexapro ..............u take care ok................
    ... i do the exact same thing and i have ocd and im on lexapro ..............u take care ok................
    ... i do the exact same thing and i have ocd and im on lexapro ..............u take care ok................

  72. Feel like I'm going crazy.
    ... crazy. My OCD is driving me mad!! I'm on 30 mg. of Lexapro and all it does is make me become more and more compulsive...
    ... yep i agree lexapro is making me more compulsive too but its helped depression...

  73. Relationship Substantation ocd /lexapro concerns
    ... because i felt so good. I suffer from ocd and am on lexapro as well. I have been with my loving understanding...

  74. The way I feel....
    ... suxs i hope your gets better cause mines not...im on lexapro what r u taking?????????...
    ... allergic to it Zoloft: caused extreme anxiety Lexapro : made me feel lightheaded and foggy Have taken...
    ... that made alot of sense i wish i felt better im on lexapro not helping my ocd though...............thanks again...

  75. scared
    ... i woudnt sweat it dude but ive been on lexapro 3 weeks and its helped my anxiety, depression but...