... 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.
I am so glad I found this thread! I have been having a really rough time with Lexapro and feeling very discouraged because it seems like all I can find is stories of people who have had life-changing results from Lexapro... my experience has been less than stellar.
I have been taking 10 mg of lexapro for a few months and am just not seeing the results I was expecting. The side effects starting up were DREADFUL: increase in anxiety to the point where I had a hard time getting out of bed and - like another user said - wanted to pull off my skin. I have also noticed a rebound of depression symptoms (I have been depression-symptom-free for about 10 years, so this was not a happy discovery). And I have lost 20 pounds due to loss of appetite. And while I was a bit overweight before the weight loss, I just don't feel *good* about it since it's happening because I have a hard time eating.
How this relates to zoloft... well... I took zoloft for years with good results (between 100 and 200 mg depending on circumstance) and then I felt like it "stopped working". My doctor switched me to Viibryd (an SNRI) for about a year and it was not a good fit. Following a bout with acute anxiety and panic attacks (daily - fun!) she switched me to Lexapro. And now I'm wondering if I can go back to the zoloft and gain the same therapeutic benefit since it's been a while since I took it.
I am seeing the doctor today - I'm hoping she will recommend going back to the zoloft as I have been suffering on the Lexapro. And yes, in answer to your question, there will probably be another few weeks of adjustment if you switch between the two, but that's just part of the nature of the beast with SSRIs. I find that during the transition period, I try to focus on taking it one day at a time and reminding myself that "this too shall pass". It helps keep it in perspective a bit. Oh and of course keeping the Ativan handy juuuuust in case.
I have been taking anti depressants for 45 years, this, that and the other. Have had a lot of tragedies in my life and this is how I have gotten through. I just took my last 10 mg of Lexapro this am and I am now starting Zoloft 50 mg. I too have been in a dark depressing cloud as well as problems with my husband for my lack of interest in him and my sexual desires. I love him dearly but he sooo questions that from the way I am feeling. Please wish me luck and I am praying for good results for you.
Hello all! I just joined this forum to share my experience with lexapro. I was on it for a year about 3 years ago. It worked wonders for my anxiety then somehow it stopped working. I thought maybe it was just a bad batch of the meds during manufacturing. I started weaning myself from it & stopping was not pretty. I had violent vomiting for a few days. Throughout the course of the last 3 years I tried paxil & Zoloft but I only last a few days & stopped. Paxil is the worst it made me very suicidal. Zoloft seems better but I just didn't want to be on any drugs so I changed my lifestyle a bit. Exercise helps a lot, it is hard to get into the treadmill but I pushed myself. I also try to do lots of chores at home, cleaning the bathroom, basement & climb the stairs where I work. I learned how to meditate which made the biggest difference. Anxiety & depression are tough for anyone but I always tell myself that life is good and God will not give me anything I cannot handle. I will keep writing here and will share my meditation experience in my next comment.
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