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I am going to start taking Lexapro for depression and panic attacks tonight and was looking for other users stories/experience with it. I have heard it makes you extremely tired. I hope it doesn't make me too tired because I have 3 very young children to take care of, but then again there are days my anxiety and depression is so bad I can barely move off my couch.
I tried Paxil CR with terrible side effects and prozac didn't work as well for me as it did in the past. I am seriously hoping this works for me because my depression and anxiety and is the worst it has ever been.
Looking for positive feedback about Lexapro but all is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Michele
Quote from ILCovergirl:
I am going to start taking Lexapro for depression and panic attacks tonight and was looking for other users stories/experience with it. I have heard it makes you extremely tired. I hope it doesn't make me too tired because I have 3 very young children to take care of, but then again there are days my anxiety and depression is so bad I can barely move off my couch.
I tried Paxil CR with terrible side effects and prozac didn't work as well for me as it did in the past. I am seriously hoping this works for me because my depression and anxiety and is the worst it has ever been.
Looking for positive feedback about Lexapro but all is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Michele


Dear ILCovergirl,
Everyone is looking for POSITIVE feedback on every medication. I don't take this one or have I but there is a new post on the Obsessions and OCD board about this medication. Remember though when you read this stuff to filter it, because "misery really does love company" more then positive answers. There is some information on being tired and since you have not gotten any answers yet, I thought you might want to read this. All medications effect everyone different, so filter what you read. Have a good one.

Sincerely,

Sickman :)
to IL girl, lexapro, paxil and prozac are all the same type of antidepressant meds, SSRI type
you may do better on some other type, effexor and mirtazepine are 2 other types of antidepressants, try to find a pharmacist who will talk to you about this, sometimes a hospital pharmacist will give advice

early side effects can often be a nuisance, a small starting dose and some valium type meds often helps
as always it helps to build up a stash of valium, it always helps and will enable you to get out and do things on difficult days, goes well with all antidepressants too :)
Quote from hry33:
to IL girl, lexapro, paxil and prozac are all the same type of antidepressant meds, SSRI type
you may do better on some other type, effexor and mirtazepine are 2 other types of antidepressants, try to find a pharmacist who will talk to you about this, sometimes a hospital pharmacist will give advice


EW @ remeron/mirtazepine. I took it for 8 weeks once and it did absolutely nothing except make the panic attacks worse. In my CBT group here in Toronto, a few others with panic disorder tried it and had no luck with it. I've been on Effexor (after just trying celexa and having bad luck with it) for 3 days now and it seems to be OK...I hope it works since it is an actual anti-anxiety agent unlike remeron.