I am married, healthy 72 year old female. I was diagnosed 2-1/2 years ago with a severely inflamed nerve root in the L5/S1. Was prescribed gradual disagree of 900 mg Gabapentin/day / side effect can be depression.My pain management Dr prescribed an anti depressant which cause me to feel like a zombie do stopped. My sister in law was prescribed Lexapro during a rough time on her job. She recommends I research for me. I do plan to meet with my pain management Dr as well as his partner who is s psycho therapist it wanted to ask if anyone here is in the same situation I'm in. Thx