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daydreamer21
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   Posted 4/10/2005 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
what are soem of your experiences on lexapro? My doctor wants to switch me from Zoloft to Lexapro and i am nervous about it. any help would help

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 4/10/2005 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Daydreamer!!

I have used Zoloft and Lexapro . . . the affect for me as far as depression relief were similiar.

The lexapro did seem to start working very fast. If I miss a dose of lexapro, I don't get the headache I used to get with Zoloft. I have gone on and off lexapro with no proplem . . . thinking that I may not need it anymore I have taken a break a couple times. During the summer I tend to need less, so I take 1/2 each day.

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tonya499
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   Posted 4/11/2005 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to take Zoloft for about a year.  I felt better, my life changed, stopped meds.  A year or so later, bad life situation happened and I started back on Zoloft but changed to Wellbutrin due to the sexual side effects.  I did okay on it for about 2 years, but felt a little zombie-ish.  So I stopped it (with Dr. blessing).  Now with recurrent depression (no new life event) and anxiety attacks, so back to the doctor for a script of Lexapro.  I love it.  I've been on it for just over 2 months.  I haven't had a full blown anxiety attack, I have energy, I laugh, I feel like I remember feeling a long long time ago.  I do have a headache about once a week or so and I am hungry all the time.  My doctor and I feel like I will adjust to the appetite thing.  I'm already about 40 lbs overweight (that's what chronic depression did for me), so I go to weightwatchers.  There is a doctor in my group and she agrees that I will adjust over the next couple of weeks.  At any rate, I do not want to stop taking it ever! 
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