I usually post on the anxiety and fibro boards but also suffer from depression and thought I would pop in here. Anyway, I was started on Lexapro about 8 months ago, mainly for severe anxiety. I am currently on 20mg and to tell ya the truth I am feeling better than I thought I would, although I dont think there is a single pill that can actually make it all go away. But I felt like some relief was better than no relief. I do think though that it has helped myy anxiety more than the depression although I still do take ativan as needed. But please do give it a try. A.D's are really a trial and error thing and I have heard from mant people on Lexapro who have had fantastic results. Hang in there!
I'm new to this board. I have just found it and it seems to be a good one. There is another one, I have been on for quite a while.
I have been on AD's for over 20 yrs. The only one that worked for me was amiltriptyline and I have been on it forever. I started lexapro a little over a month ago. At first it made me sleepy, but that didn't last long. I am feeling better each day, but I still have a ways to go. I also take xanax when needed. Maybe you could give the lexapro a little longer and it might work. If not, there are more good AD's to try....Good Luck....Silver
I was a big "fan" of Lexapro and was on it about 4 years. ...I developed a "prickly" sensation, ridged jaw, so nervous and anxiety ridden, insomnia that I had to get off it!!Also noticed that Lexapro has big negative sexual side effects. It was terrible weaning myself off...I was taking 10 mg a day! I notice that since I have been off Lexapro, I seem to be "less dulled". I can sleep better but.still have bouts of depression and wish there was something else I could try..I have been allergic to most everything... Paxil, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Prozac, etc. etc. Anyone have any ideas?
Hi ann4450, I wanted to welcome you to Healing Well forum.
I am sorry you have had so many problems with antidepressants. I too have multiple allergies but I haven't ran to any allergies with an antidepressant as yet. LOL!! Anyway, it would be difficult for someone to suggest a medication for someone who does have an allergic problem to medications of this nature. Perhaps your doctor is the best bet for a medication recommendation. There are many different medications although you did list quite a few. Good luck in finding the right med and please keep posting, we would love to hear more from you.....