Anyone have problems with Lexapro???

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   Posted 11/29/2007 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I usually post on the Fibro forum, but I have a question concerning my daughter. She has been on Lexapro for about six or seven years. If she misses only one dose, she can either go into a rage or a crying spell. She can become very angry to the pont that I cannot be around her, since I am very sick myself and suffer from depression.
She is only on 10 mg., but when she tried 20, she said she felt really weird. I think she needs to maybe try another anti-depressant. Have any of you experienced these symptoms? She has a very busy schedule, and sometimes she just forgets her meds. It doesn't seem to me that it even helps her that much.
Suggestions, anyone?
Fibro, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, PTSD, Major Depression, Anxiety and Panic Attacks, DDD, Trochenteric Bursitis, RLS, IBS, Migraines, Fuch's Corneal Dystrophy 

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   Posted 11/29/2007 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey there,

Many of the AD meds do have a tendency to wear out after taking them for an extended period.  This may be your daughter's problem.

I would suggest she see her Pdoc and discuss changing to a new med.  Hope that helps you with your question.


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   Posted 11/29/2007 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
oh i took it for a while and it made me so irritable I had to call the dr right away and they gave me a perscription for zanax to take the anxiety it caused out of me until I could see the dr. on Monday. I was on the tapanzee bridge during friday night rush hour!!! I was ready to jump off i was crawling out of my skin.
I did not like it at all!!!
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