has anyone ever tried lexapro?
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   Posted 12/5/2008 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
has anyone tried this medication? I just started it and I feel really tired on it. I have heard good and bad things about it. Has anyone else ever tried this med before? Can you tell me if it helped you?

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   Posted 12/5/2008 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  I used this med for awhile but it did not work for me. I have had other members that do very well on it.
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   Posted 12/7/2008 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Me on This,

I have just switched from Zoloft to Celexa (which is very similar to Lexapro) and am waiting to see if it works for me. However, in my case, the side effects are significantly less than the Zoloft for me, as the reason why I switched is because they were unbearable. Also, my father took Lexapro for a bit and the side effects were minimal, however, he did not believe it helped his depression.

I would give it a chance; the tiredness may be there for a few weeks while you are starting up and your body is adjusting, but once it kicks in and the initial doseage becomes tolerable, the fatigue may be not as noticeable.

Hang in there,
Depression, anxiety, insomnia, scoliosis, asthma, RLS, migraines, IBS, hyperparathyroidism, ITP, and MRSA infection last yr.

Zoloft 75mg & Ativan .5mg

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   Posted 12/8/2008 3:20 AM (GMT -6)   
IMe my sister M. and my sister S. all take lexipro.Both of my sisters have been taking it longer then me and I have been taking it for10 months starting on the 11th month we all do well on it and none of us have any side-effects
Lost half of my small intestineJan.2008.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst in June 2008,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed Jan. 2008,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Gallbladder removed Nov,2008.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.

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