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Lexapro - can it start making you feel worse before making you feel better?

Posted 30 Sep 2015 by Btaylor2012 32 answers

This is my first go around with antidepressants. I started off with 5 mg of generic lexapro 5 days ago and on the 3rd day my psychoatrist upped to 10 mg. i have been feeling anxious and more depressed but she says that thats how they make you feel in the beginning. Is this normal? Do they typically ...

Does anyone have any experience from withdrawing from Lexapro?

Posted 1 Feb 2005 by auntybiotic 44 answers

Does anyone have any experience from withdrawing from Lexapro (20 mg for one and a half years)? My daughter is having a tough time tapering off lexapro. She is getting sweats, anxiety, moodiness and manic like actions. Let me know if anyone has successfully weaned off a SSRI and what happened ...

How long does it take for abilify 2mg to start working for depression and anxiety?

Posted 27 Jul 2013 by theresa06 15 answers

This was just prescribed as an add on to my lexapro that's not helping want to hear experiences on abilify

Is 5mg of Lexapro enough for "mild anxiety"? Will this low dose make the stabilizing period easier?

Posted 15 Mar 2014 by samantha5657 4 answers

Hi guys, I am new to this website and have a couple questions about Lexapro. Let me give you background. I am a 25 year old female (5'3", 120 lbs) I first started Lexapro at age 23 for depression in April 2012. After 8 weeks, my body adjusted, and Lexapro worked amazingly with my ...

Is Lexapro safe to use during pregnancy?

Posted 27 Jan 2007 by abeech 16 answers

I am 14 weeks pregnant and chose to go off of Lexapro when I found out I was pregnant. I am horribly depressed but have chosen to stay off of the Lexapro due to the possible affects on the fetus. However, I suffered post partum depression so severely with my first child and I have suffered ...

Pristiq - Has this caused weight gain or loss in you, and if so how much?

Posted 2 May 2013 by TE Desire 22 answers

I have been taking Lexipro for a year now and although it has helped with my anxiety it has also caused me to gain 10 pounds. I’ve asked my doctor if there’s a medicine that doesn’t cause weight gain and she recommended Pristiq, and mentioned that it might cause weight loss. As a ...

Difference between lexapro and citalopram?

Posted 11 Nov 2012 by vlohanesian 8 answers

I was on Lexapro for years - 20mg 1xprday. Due to the increase in cost I went back to Paxil. I'm not sure if they are really in the same family and have noticed a difference in my overall demeanor and have gained a "healthy" 7 pounds. What is the difference and is Citalopram (generic ...

Lexapro withdrawal is horrible... how long will it last?

Posted 24 Nov 2010 by emilia1981 18 answers

What causes the "brain zaps"? These symptoms are scaring me so much. Please help? Thank you

Escitalopram - Generic Lexapro or name brand?

Posted 7 Oct 2013 by Lorz 17 answers

Hi there. My doctor prescribed me generic Lexapro (escitalopram) for mild situational depression and generalized anxiety. I have read many negative reviews about the generic versus the name brand, but most of those reviews seem to come from people who switched from the name brand to generic ...

Could "inability to orgasm" be just a temporary side effect of Lexapro?

Posted 5 Feb 2014 by Tw021913 6 answers

My doctor prescribed 10mg of Lexapro (generic) for my constant anxiety and irritability. I've been on it five days now and I really like it. I am not worried or snappy and my husband says I'm being much more pleasant. The only problem is both times we've had sex since I started lex I ...

Does Lexapro Decrease Sex Drive?

Posted 22 Jun 2010 by lowly 9 answers

I am a 22 year old Male and I consider myself to have a pretty healthy sex life however I do have anxiety problems to which my doctor prescribed Lexapro. I am just worried that I am going to lose my sex drive and or have some sort long term effect in that area. What are the percentages of males ...

Ok to have a couple beers while on lexapro?

Posted 13 Mar 2016 by brittvarcoe 6 answers

i know the packet says "alcohol may cause drowsiness" but i had a beer today and i feel fine.. i used to take desvenlafaxine for 2yrs(ssnri) and i drank every weekend and nothing bad happened.. surely one or two is ok here and there?? i cant imagine my life without having a beer or a wine ...

Effexor XR - How is Effexor better then Lexapro or Zoloft?

Posted 9 Oct 2012 by kjrobertson13 8 answers

Im a 25 year old male and iv taken Zoloft about two years ago for my social anxiety and it worked for about a month then did the complete opposite and made me more nervous then before. Also i recently tried Lexapro and the first day i took it, it was unbearable for me, it made me extremely nervous ...

Does insomnia last long on lexapro?

Posted 4 Oct 2015 by Btaylor2012 6 answers

Hello, I currently taking Lexapro 10 mg and todayarks a week. I can see a slight improvement with my depression and anxiety. When i first started the medication it made me more depressed and anxious, but everyone said to keep taking it and stick it out. Today i see this has lofted however i am ...

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