Post Edited (Thomas) : 10/13/2007 9:00:41 AM (GMT-6)
I myself do not have experience with Lexapro, but my boyfriend (depression and anxiety) has been taking Lexapro with xanax for a few years. It worked well for him for some time. Unfortunately, its effectiveness has worn off so now he is being re-evaluated for a possible change to his dx.
I am not familiar with the specifics on side-effects he experienced and for how long they may have lasted.
I have heard from others that were BP, they do not have any affect, but also everyone has a different reaction to the drug based on their chemistry make-up.
Best of luck in your search..
Hi there Michelle and Welcome to HealingWell,
I would expect Lexapro to be working within 3 months. Usually 4-6 weeks (8 weeks at a push). Although it is different for different people, 12 weeks is a long time to wait. You say you have tried lots of different meds... Have you tried different combinations? This is something I think you should speak to your doctor about. There are loads of people here on HW that do not have any luck with a single AD but when they combine it with another, they find that it works.
Good luck with the doctor and keep us posted