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  1. hey gatsbyluvr1920!
    ... your OCD is still bad, bkm. So, I'm guessing that the Lexapro isn't helping much? (I can't say that I'm all that...

  2. Is this OCD??
    ... well im taking lexapro for ocd, anxiety and its helping a bit.....hey just...

  3. OCD is a physiological disorder
    ... been on SSRI's for three years (mostly Zoloft, then Lexapro , then Zoloft again, and now Prozac), and yes, the...

  4. Effexor & Weight Gain
    ... something else. Have you ever tried Paxil, Zoloft, Lexapro , Prozac, etc.? Talk to your doctor and ask about...

  5. I feel all alone in this
    ... psych so they can give you some meds..i just started lexapro 2 weeks ago and it helps a bit so far...people who...

  6. weird question?
    ... that feeling has slightly disappeared since i started lexapro ...hope u ok........are u on any meds? i started lexapro...

  7. horrible thoughts....
    ... us all...are any of you taking meds for it? im on lexapro right now for my ocd.....good luck......
    ... us all...are any of you taking meds for it? im on lexapro right now for my ocd.....good luck... Maybe I'm...
    ... is racing thats not good you know...i just started lexapro 3 weeks ago and it seems to be helping with my anxiety...

  8. very scared
    ... id give the lexapro a try..............i hope you feel better soon,....

  9. strange question about the occult
    ... old are you jen?are you on any meds? i just started lexapro .................
    ... I'm old...just turned 34 on Wednesday...I take Lexapro regularly...and (this is strange, but it works for...
    ... condolensces on my brother..i am glad to hear the lexapro is helping you today is 1 week for me on it im breaking ... in Arizona...my ocd hasnt changed since i started lexapro ...well im going to the gym to workout now it seems...

  10. extra help for me and for you all!
    ... ......maybe try an SSRI i was very nervous to try lexapro but it has helped me a bit so far...................

  11. Hows ur ocd BKM
    ... want to have to rely on pills except maybe 1 like lexapro or whatever 1 a day ssri may help...i still get nervous...
    ... m sorry to hear about your brother, and I hope the lexapro and therapy are helping...
    ... feeling today from it all..? i have been cutting my lexapro in half to minimize the side affects but really not...

  12. "What meds WORK WELL for OCD?"
    ... Lexapro seemed to be a wonder drug, but because of physical...

  13. OCD in the shower
    ... because i do it all the time and i really hope the lexapro does something positive, i excersize 4 days a week...
    ... drs whenever i want and they give me stack loads of lexapro because my state covered ins wont cover it but i still...
    ... that makes no sense to me. Were you saying that lexapro seems to work better than other medications for OCD...
    ... cooler thasn others there.the first dr i saw gave me lexapro but i waited 2 months to take it and i just started...
    ... taking longer showers.....im gonna let u know how the lexapro helps me and definitely tell you...hopefully your...
    ... because i do it all the time and i really hope the lexapro does something positive, i excersize 4 days a week ... am not busy working. Anyway I really hope that the Lexapro will help you, it didn't help me very much. Hey...
    ... hey sari i have been on the lexapro for 3 days now i feel up and down on it but not so...
    ... do to my employer shutting down the company...the lexapro might be helping w/my anxiety but all my ocd issues ... thing im not having any sexual side affects from the lexapro , whew....lol........u take care crystal.............
    ... do to my employer shutting down the company...the lexapro might be helping w/my anxiety but all my ocd issues ... thing im not having any sexual side affects from the lexapro , whew....lol........u take care crystal.............
    ... good to see you....how are you? im not sure if the lexapro is helping my ocd actually its not but its helped...
    ... good to see you....how are you? im not sure if the lexapro is helping my ocd actually its not but its helped...
    ... Hey, bkm! I'm sorry to hear the Lexapro isn't really working. My Prozac's the same way- can ... in the dark, where else is there to go? I hope the Lexapro starts working for you, but if it doesn't, don't be ... seem to be mostly a pure obsessional like me, and the Lexapro didn't do anything for me- I hope it does work for...
    ... hey sari i have been on the lexapro for 3 days now i feel up and down on it but not so...
    ... helps him..ive been ok kind of up and down on the lexapro but my ocd is in full affect which sucks...good luck...
    ... ocd well thats kind of whats happening to me on the lexapro ....well u take care hope u feel better..............
    ... ocd well thats kind of whats happening to me on the lexapro ....well u take care hope u feel better..............

  14. will lexapro make me lose my passion for things?
    ... way whats your name? im feeling a lil odd from the lexapro like different than i normally feel but oh well whatever...
    ... hear you're feeling the way you do because of the lexapro . I've never taken anything like that before so I...
    ... work i felt a lil up and down i think it could be the lexapro but who knows...lol.....well i got to go shower i...
    ... Hey Brandon, I'm sure it's the lexapro that's giving you that up and down feeling. I had...
    ... in effect just as much as when i wasnt taking the lexapro but i like the lexapro at times and then i dont at...
    ... I have been on Lexapro for almost 3 weeks. I have felt no effect whatsoever...
    ... I have been on Lexapro for almost 3 weeks. I have felt no effect whatsoever ... better so bad! :) My ex didn't gain any weight on lexapro either. He continued exercising a lot anyway because...
    ... you? hows your ocd? mine is still bad even on the lexapro ................bye Brandon...
    ... you? hows your ocd? mine is still bad even on the lexapro ................bye Brandon OCD has been baaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ... I'm sorry to hear that your OCD is bad even on the lexapro . Ex BF hasn't been taking his lexapro either because...
    ... few days so thats good.....im really not sure if the lexapro is doing so much but im still taking it with no side...
    ... few days so thats good.....im really not sure if the lexapro is doing so much but im still taking it with no side...
    ... I took lexapro for about 3 months,but had to stop taking it because...
    ... Brandon,, Just wondering how lexapro was doing for you? I was just perscribed it!! Kinda...

  15. does anyones ocd get so bad they dont want to be here anymore?
    ... u about ocd before.....i know ocd suxs bad, im on lexapro but its not helping much my ocd may evenbe worse ive...
    ... Oh my BK so lexapro doesnt help much, I am only taking xanax on as needed...
    ... hey jenny vee, im still taking the lexapro but ive only been taking a half a pill each day.. ... ..the lexapro definitely helps me w/ the anxiety i would say but...

  16. Lexapro and OCD
    ... Thanks. But it's funny b/c the Lexapro has been working, and I think it started to work the...

  17. zoloft for ocd????
    ... on it for 4 days.i am weaning off that horrid med lexapro at the moment,it has basically ruined the past 3 months...

  18. Begining the Med Journey
    ... where this takes me! :) I just started taking lexapro just today and it seems to be working good so far...

  19. Is this OCD or self infliction
    ... feels great! I am a FREAK! I am on 20 MG of Lexapro and 10 MG of Wellbutrin for Borderline Personality...

  20. Zoloft Scare ( Prescribed for Anxiety / Obsessive Irrational Fears)
    ... can cause really wierd sensations. I am now on Lexapro .....and I'm doing much better. Give the Zoloft some ... time, but if it doesn't work out, try Lexapro , or some other drug. Good luck, hope you get things...
    ... eedingSoul: those who do terribly on Zoloft do very well on Lexapro and vice versa! I was on Zoloft, but it made me so ... tired :) after two years, I switched to Lexapro , and I didn't see any improvement. Now, I'm back on...

  21. OCD and Medications
    ... since I was 25 and am now 53. Two years ago I started Lexapro and feel like it turned my life around. They first ... effects and not much help. If anyone hasn't tried Lexapro , I recommend it. I felt better in 3 weeks....

  22. Success Stories??
    ... over a very long period of time (3 years). I was on lexapro during a year of that time, but I can't really say...

  23. hello again...quick question
    ... have been unable to work. Ever since I switched to Lexapro , things have been soooo much better. Zoloft will...
    ... stopped. I started backsliding again. I switched to Lexapro and it seemed to work ok. I am not on meds as of now ... because I ...well I'm just not. But Lexapro seems good to me....

  24. Anyone suffer w/OCD and Depression?
    ... addiction, but my doctor finally got me to start taking Lexapro . I just started taking it, so I don't know how it...
    ... and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. I recently went on Lexapro to help with all of this, so I am crossing my fingers...

  25. studies on ocd and infertility?
    ... having the same old trouble only now I've been taking Lexapro for the past six months so my anxiety is much, much...

  26. repetitive thoughts
    ... the usual things consistent with OCD either...I take Lexapro 10 mg...I have been taking it for about a year. It ... things. I can deal with my problem a lot better with Lexapro . I'll probably stay on it forever. Hope you can...

  27. Do we know if OCD is genetic?
    ... prison. You probably need to be on medication. I take Lexapro 10 mg and it has helped to take the edge off the intensity...

  28. scared to death of effexor
    ... zoloft, paxil, celexa...and tehn finally settled on lexapro for a few years, but now it seems to be not working...

  29. Lexapro For Ocd????
    ... hello i've been on lexapro for two years for ocd. lexapro is one of the most harmless drugs out there...it has ... because wehn i party i stay up late...go for it, take lexapro , it really helps and it doesnt do nething weird to...
    ... I have been on Lexapro for about 3 and a half weeks and love it. I have...
    ... Lexapro is hard to withdraw from......It has depleted my serotonin...

  30. Is this OCD?... please help with suggestions
    ... on what i'm trying to watch. i've been on paxil, lexapro , and effexor with little effect on my ocd... all they...

  31. Does anyone have Body Dysmorphic Disorder
    ... now. I recently went to a psychiatrist and went on Lexapro and am hoping the med will help with my general obsessivene...
    ... according to my OCD. Two years ago I started taking Lexapro after no success and side effects from Zoloft, Prozac ... 10 to 2 and feel like I have my life back thanks to Lexapro . I don't know anybody else that has DD but would...

  32. need advice and reassurance! relationship ocd
    ... depersonalization, but the others. i am on 10 mg of lexapro . the celexa made me feel much more blah. my advice...

  33. impulses to do inappropriate things? other ?s also
    ... Blownafish, I knew someone else on the Net that tried Lexapro and apparently did very well with it. The only thing...

  34. OCD Social Symptoms?
    ... think of us as we started taking SSRI medications ( Lexapro , Celexa, Zoloft, etc.). Standard treatment for OCD...

  35. Obsessive Worrying
    ... hour, and just am fed up already. Getting back on Lexapro will be good for me, and it has worked for anxiety...

  36. luvox wearing off fast!!!!!!!
    ... completely worn off!!!!!!! Should I try prozac or lexapro next?? I wont take paxil and I felt zoloft did not...

  37. sexual problems are frustrating
    ... not really helping much at all like when I was on Lexapro . Celexa has had some advantages with balancing some ... not gained weight on this med yet my experience with Lexapro was much more favorable with balancing the depression ... excellent for anxiety. Unfortunately when I was taking Lexapro I did not want to have sex and was unable to have ... gained weight. Well, after weighing the pros and cons Lexapro is what I am getting back on. Its a bummer though...
    ... gained a huge amount of weight...ugh....now I'm taking lexapro and I recently tried to withdraw from it and was unsuccessf...

  38. Luvox vs. Prozac ????
    ... just recently switched from my 300 mg. of Luvox to Lexapro . The Luvox just wasn't doing enough to bother taking ... . So far, no bad side effects with the Lexapro , it's only been a week, so I don't know if it is helping...

  39. I beat OCD!!!!!!!!!
    ... The depression has lifted through medication (10mg Lexapro and 50mg 5-htp...yea yea I know you are not supposed...

  40. OCD and Lexapro help!
    ... What are your thoughts on Lexapro ? Do you want to be on it? Why are you lowering your ... but you did not say why. The average daily dose of Lexapro is 10mg, but must slowly be increased to the 10mg ... . If you are just getting on Lexapro follow your doctors advice, but its best not to stop ... touch with your doc no matter what. Good luck on the Lexapro , I have heard some really good things about it....

  41. Are there specific medications for OCD?
    ... I've tried Zoloft, Welbutrin (twice), Prozac, Lexapro , and Cymbalta. I've also tried Risperdal (which made...
    ... I've tried Zoloft, Welbutrin (twice), Prozac, Lexapro , and Cymbalta. I've also tried Risperdal (which made...
    ... words. Is this what you're talking about? I take Lexapro and it has helped, but only to take the edge off my...

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  43. cant take it
    ... and it's driving him crazy. He has started taking Lexapro with some minor progress from the 10mg dose but not ... much. our next step after increasing the dosage on Lexapro will probably be Anafranil. If that doesn't work we...

  44. Cymbalta for OCD
    ... helped. My 14 yr old son has OCD pretty bad. We tried Lexapro but it didn't help. We were hoping to try the Anafranil...

  45. Positive note about ocd and meds
    ... thoughts) 10 months ago. My family doctor put me on lexapro 10mg. The first night on lexapro was awful. I woke...

  46. Lexipro anyone?
    ... anxiety/OCD/they're all really connected anyways. Lexapro , from what I understand is really Celexa's better ... all the meds. Go to google and type in "crazymeds lexapro " and the link will pop up. NOTE: this guy has no ... currently have no hockey and as well lack the approval for Lexapro . regards...
    ... Hi, My physch. doc. just put me on lexapro about a week ago for anxiety, depression, and ocd ... Good-luck to all! If anyone has ever been on this Lexapro for ocd please let me know how you did on it. ...

  47. For those of us who feel cured (at the moment anyways)
    ... for the past 13 years. Currently, I'm on 20 mg of Lexapro and I seem to be a lot better. I would say my depression ... decreased by about 70%. I'm still improving as the Lexapro settles in my system and do therapy. (I've been on...
    ... now is, what is the ideal dose? I'm taking 20 mg of Lexapro and I feel the same as when I was taking 15 mg. If...

  48. Risperdal anyone?
    ... also considering Risperdal. I was taking 20 mg of Lexapro and like your experience with 300 mg of Luvox, I was ... causes sleepiness and I was already sleepy (from the Lexapro or depression, not sure which). Any advice is appreciated...
    ... Oh, to clarify, I am augmenting my 20 mg of Lexapro with 150 mg of Wellbutrin XL....

  49. my ocd is back and i need good advice
    ... ashamed of this. I feel so empty inside. I was taking Lexapro and clonipin. I thought I was all better so I just ... stopped taking the lexapro . I take 2 clonipin at night to sleep. I know better...

  50. Hey does this mean that the med works
    ... try lexapro !! its great!! seriously, i've been on zoloft and ... those were horrible and i had the worst ocd ever...but lexapro is a winner!! kelly...

  51. Philosophical OCD!!!Anyone?
    ... Now, i'm 18 and its basically under control. ( lexapro ladies and gentlemen...it is very excellent, virtually...

  52. Should I take medication or not?
    ... form. I would definetly take medication. I'm on Lexapro with good results....
    ... life. yes you should start a low dose of eithre lexapro or luvox I would recommend. you need to be on meds ... Luvox does not cause fatigue for me i dont know about lexapro ....

  53. T.V. and computer OCD problems???
    ... I'm taking 20 mg of Lexapro each day and it seems to help quite a bit. Yes, you...

  54. luvox and 300 mg.
    ... used rarely compared to Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft and lexapro ....

  55. prozac users
    ... Then if that did not work I would try maybe Paxil or lexapro for OCD. Finally if that dont work I would go on Anafranil...

  56. compulsions -lots of them
    ... lot too trying to get comfortable. I'm on 15 mg of Lexapro taken in the morning and it seems to help. Good luck...

  57. Ocd-Obsessed with Teeth
    ... I'm on 15 mg of Lexapro taken in the morning and it seems to help the OCD...

  58. Meds and Sex Drive
    ... thanks for responding! i have taken lexapro and felt so much better on it, but for the fact that...
    ... thanks for responding! i have taken lexapro and felt so much better on it, but for the fact that ... obsessive thoughts? Hey hun,you should of stayed on lexapro if it helped you. as for the sex thing,well im only...
    ... I'm on Lexapro too, 15 mg daily, but my sex drive hasn't been affected ... . But then again, the Lexapro hasn't helped my obsessions that much either. If...

  59. Son has ocd
    ... I'm on 15 mg of Lexapro , taken in the morning. Seems to reduce the depression...

  60. obsessions so severe they cause physical illness
    ... impair your immune system. I hope you get help. Lexapro medication has worked well for me. Good luck. Don...

  61. 8 yr. old daughter with ocd - need advice
    ... several medications and have recently switched to lexapro . It's amazing..however, you need to be made aware...
    ... and made me act in very odd ways. Mild drugs like lexapro or celexa are very helpful tho. They do not do anything...

  62. Eyeglasses, 14 year battle, any advice?
    ... Any help is greatly appreciated! I am taking 15 mg Lexapro and it has helped lift the depression, but the OCD...
    ... well you might have to up the dose for lexapro . 15mg. seems like to low a dose for OCD. You need...

  63. does prozac help with compulsive behavior? ROP
    ... doing behavior therapy, but she also prescribed me Lexapro , an anti-depressant, at a very low dose. Although...

  64. Which med??Pls help!!
    ... I have OCD too and was prescribed Lexapro b/c of its low incidence of side effects. Other than...

  65. Anyone take Celexa?
    ... stay on them anymore. I've since tried zoloft and lexapro . Both did nothin but give me awful side effects so ... of my problem! Anyways, celexa is way better than lexapro , I wouldn't suggest lexapro to anyone! I had alot...

  66. Thoughts of my husband & other women
    ... really helped was the anti-depressant she put me on ( lexapro ). I took it for about 4-5 months and for the first...
    ... but he refuses to get help for it. he tried taking Lexapro and then said that it didn't work, and he stopped...

  67. Eating disorders and OCD - do they go together??
    ... see him bec. I felt I was depressed). He prescribed Lexapro , I"m in my third week of taking it. I am also seeing...
    ... it does sound like OCD and the lexapro should help, the dose may need upping soon...

  68. Do I have Obsessional OCD? Can you help?
    ... I totally know what youa re going through. i am on lexapro rightn ow. and seeing a good therapist but she is...

  69. OCD coming out of the closet
    ... yesterday for the first time. I am takeing 5mg of lexapro , I have taken 2 doses. I cant read the side effects...
    ... I have heard some good things from others about Lexapro , but it still depends on how your body responds to...
    ... on long term medicines in my life and now I am on lexapro and seem to be doing fine but my mind has threw every ... been healthy and never had to take anything. I am on lexapro and it seems to help. I am going through some side...

  70. I ruined the one good thing that happened to me
    ... others, etc. My depression, although being fought with Lexapro , still nags at me quite a bit. I would rather "just...

  71. Need your advice
    ... I am going to be switching from Lexapro to Paxil and I was wondering if it is a difficult ... dose of medicine to control my OCD, but increasing my Lexapro dose has made me feel very agitated. So now I am...

  72. Is this Child OCD or not?
    ... life differculties. She is on Strattera for ADD and Lexapro for depression. She see's a therapist twice a month...

  73. ocd or not??
    ... but another said I don't, i know i do, and its hell, lexapro does not do ****, lexapro doesent help at all if you...

  74. Anyone have OCD unwanted and intrusive thoughts.
    ... ready 2 kill myself, i cut my arm up, i tryed 2 od, lexapro doesend do anything but make u be hyper it doesent...
    ... my situation is the same as vermillion's exactly, lexapro sucks, let me tell you tho the key to this is will...

  75. did you beat OCD ?
    ... improve. However, I believe the meds (risperdal and lexapro ) were necessary for my recovery because I was not...