Considering starting Lexapro

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pinkroses
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   Posted 5/23/2017 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I know it's been a topic here before, but starting a new thread since it's 2017. What are some of the most common complaints on Lexapro, I know most side effects subside after two weeks. I'm very afraid of starting and gaining weight, not sleeping, being too tired to exercise or even more anxious. I would classify myself as mildly anxious, somewhat depressive tendencies, I'm afraid to start taking anything though. Any advice?

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   Posted 5/23/2017 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pinkroses,

The only way you will know is to take it. You can always stop. I have never taken Lexapro so I am not much help.

You know that the side effects usually subside after a couple of weeks. You know you can stop it if they are too bad. Keep close with your doctor during this time. Does the doctor know your fears of the medication? Have you taken meds before?

Wellbutrin is better if you don't want to gain weight. I don't know if Lexapro makes you gain weight or not. I haven't heard of Lexapro making people tired either. Is that in the list of side effects?

Do you go to counseling? You could try that in place of the medications. Another thing that helps is mindfulness. mindful.org is a good place to start and it is free.

I hope you feel better soon and I hope you get some info from others who have taken this medication.

Best wishes.

Hugs, Karen...
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