Lexapro not working for me

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Georgie Girl
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   Posted 8/19/2008 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I hear that Lexapro is such a good SSRI but I don't think it's working on my moderate depression.  Anyone else have the experience that Lexapro didn't work for them?  I have made an appt to see my pdoc this afternoon to tell him this.
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serafena
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   Posted 8/19/2008 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I take lexapro, and it seems to work okay for me, but we had to bump it up twice. Definitely talk to your doc about it. I also take mine in combo with a bunch of other drugs.

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olivia of course
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   Posted 8/19/2008 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
GG,

I too had issues with Lexapro, it did not work for me either. As Serafena said you should definitely bring it up with your pdoc. Let us know how things turn out.
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Georgie Girl
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   Posted 8/20/2008 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I saw my pdoc yesterday and he said Lexapro is the strongest AD there is.  He added Deplin, a new medication that works on the folic acid or folate in your brain, which one needs to convert or make serotonin, I'm not sure of the mechanics of it.  It is supposed to help one's ADs work more effectively.  The literature says 70% of depressed individuals don't have or make enough folate and it would take 66 regular folic acid tablets a day to give the brain enough folate to convert ADs effectively.  I don't know if the literature is correct.  I also don't know if my insurance will pay for this new medication but he gave me a 5 weeks supply of samples.  His office sure seems to have plenty of samples of all kinds of medications to share.  That's lucky for me. 

Georgie Girl


serafena
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   Posted 8/20/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I guess that's good then. I've never heard of Deplin. Is it brand new? I'll look it up. I hope your mood stabilizer is working well too.

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