... into Lexapro and it's just not working for me. I just gotta clear this cloud of darkness and my doc mentioned he might switch me to Zoloft if no improvement in the Lexapro. I appreciate anyone's experience in this regard, and/or comparison experiences. Having to go thru another 3 weeks of testing another med just kills me ... so I'd like to think the switch to Zoloft is the right choice ... I know it's different for each person. We went with Lexapro first because of it's alleged positive effects on anxiety, which I do have. Many thanks for your shared experience and wisdom; this site is such a valuable support tool
You should be feeling somewhat better. It does take awhile. I am on zoloft and I am not doing as well as I want to be. But, she started me out on 25mg, then to 50mg and I just started it on 75mg. She is working me up slowly. I see some improvement, but, hopefully when I go back, I can go to 100mg and it will work fine. My husband is on 100mg and is doing good. I used lexapro once and it worked. I decided to try other meds because of tv commercials, such as cymbalta and abilify. Didn't work. She wanted to try the zoloft so here I am, trying. Good Luck.
I had been on lexapro for awhile years back. It worked at first... but then I felt like It wasn't working enough. Since then I have tried many other meds. I have now just switched from prozac to zoloft... which I have been on before. My doc has me gradually increasing the dose. I seem to be doing well on it along with welbutrin. I do hope it works for you also. take care
I started off on Lexapro and had a horrible experience with it-I only stayed on it for a week and then switched to Zoloft. The week I was on Lexapro, my anxiety got so bad, I would curl up on the floor and just want to crawl out of my skin. I couldn't carry on a conversation and my heart raced like crazy. After I told the Dr. my heart raced nonstop and my anxiety had increased, she took me off the Lexapro and switched me to Zoloft. I gradually went up to 50 mg of Zoloft and I'm doing fine-I've also made some life style changes-which I would like to think has helped too. OH and I take Klonopin as needed-I haven't really needed it in about 3 weeks.
I was diagnosed with bipolar, ptsd borderline skitzophrenia, depression, anxiety. I was originally prescribed Lexapro which made me very edgy. I switched to zoloft about a year later and havent looked back. Meds allow me to work on my disorders i have found that intense therapy in addition to a proper regimine of meds have helped tremendously. I read alot of positive self help books as well and really latched on to them. I now lead a happy 'normal' life. Best of luck! Looking back i was also on vistaril pretty liberally that helped for awhile too but stopped working when i used it all the time.
Hi, today is my first day on zoloft, I've been on lexapro 10 mg for about 8 months. Lexapro literally was a life saver for my anxiety and really helped me get out of the cloud of depression that was on me at the time. I had started to experience erectile disfunction (twice but I'm 24 and that's too young for this problem), and also experienced more and more delayed ejeculation (nice at first and with new girls but actually is a huge inconvenience when you're trying to build a relationship. Very frustrating!)
My doctor suggested zoloft so we'll see how it goes. That may have been tmi for some, but if you're a male and your plumbing isn't working how it's supposed to, it can be very troubling.
I was on Lexapro 10mg which worked well but I couldn't handle the side effects. Taking 50mg of Zoloft for the past 10 days and its a miracle drug for me. Had some ubpleasant side effects-shaking, digestive issues but they are slowly going away. I have even cut down on the xanax as this drug is really working for my severe anxiety. I highly recommend it.
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