I have been on Lexapro since the end of last November. Started on 10 mgs., now am at 20 mgs. I had high hopes for this medicine, having read so many great reviews, but unfortunately, I am feeling worse. I have a lot of intrusive thoughts. I am feeling pretty bad.I did notice that my energy increased and appetite decreased, but that has ceased too. I notice a lot of lower back and leg pain too I see the MD on the 1st. and will have to start something new. I need mainly for obsessing, anxiety, and depression. I am 63, have always had depression. SSD says Bi Polar Disorder, My psychiatrist says I have dysthymia, but my therapist is leaning towards Borderline Personality Disorder. I am constantly biting my cheek, and this med does not help that either, I have to be careful about anymore weight gain. I know we are all different, but are there any suggestions? Thanks so much.
Irene; There are so many good ones the main thing don't give up hope now that you are seeking help. But let the doctor decide which one to use. By starting with one like Lexapro it tells them which one to go to next sorry you did not get the relief you could have from the Lexapro. But if it does get to be too much give the office a call and talk to the doctor.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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