Any info on Lexapro

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LauraT
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   Posted 9/23/2008 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
 I am thinking about going on 5mg of lexapro to see if it will help with my severe anxiety. I am scared cause of all the info I have read. Please let me know if you have any info on this medication.
 
Laura

stkitt
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   Posted 9/23/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey there,

This is Kitt.  Lexapro is a member of the group of prescription drugs called   SSRIs.

These drugs help relieve the symptoms of depression by increasing the available supply of serotonin in the brain.

I did a trial run on it a whie back and it did not work for me but I have read many members that do well on it.

Please discuss any questions re side effects and weaning off the medication befor you start on a new med.

Good Luck and take care.

Kitt


 

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dcoach76
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   Posted 9/24/2008 3:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I started Lexapro about 8 weeks ago after being on Zoloft for 8 years. Zoloft was very good for me, and now the Lexapro is very good for me. My doctor told me that Lexapro is a newer, cleaner drug that is "supposedly" better than Zoloft... so far so good for me on Lexapro...I feel great!

Howlyncat
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   Posted 9/24/2008 4:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I like Kitt have heard many a good response to this med by members here

you can pop in Lexapro to the "search" bar at top and it will bring you to older threads and posts about this med if you would like

All the best to you
and keep us posted please.............LYN
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Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty
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   Posted 9/24/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Lexapro (10 mg) for about 5 years and it has helped SO much with anxiety - mainly with
those "runaway thoughts". Because of being unemployed, I tried to very slowly go off of it and as I did,
all those thoughts started seeping back in, so I went right back to my 10mg and feel superb! I also
take Klonapin (Clonozopam/generic) 5mg 2-3 times per day and 50mg of Trazodone at night. It is a
great combination for me. It's definitely worth a try! When I got down to 5mg of Lexapro while cutting down,
that's when those thoughts started coming back, so I went back to my 10mg dose. I'm very grateful
for Lexapro. Hope this helps!

~ Julie

machelle
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   Posted 9/24/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
lexapro has helped a great deal never had any side effects, smilewinkgrin

Howlyncat
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   Posted 9/24/2008 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Wishing you all the best in whatever you and your doc decide

Keep us posted

LYN
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badgenetics1
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   Posted 9/25/2008 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Lexapro is a good drug, I tolerated it well, and I tolerate almost nothing. Remember people with negative exp are much more likely to post their horror stories, while all the positive stuff prob never gets out.

K

CaryF
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   Posted 9/25/2008 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   

I take 20 mg Lexapro every night - have for a few years. I wouldn't be without it. It does make me sleepy though - so take it a night. I can't recommend it highly enough.

Cary

 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 9/25/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks all for the good input as always

Family helping family is what this place is all about

God Bless

LYN
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Georgie Girl
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   Posted 9/25/2008 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I am doing okay on Lexapro.  My pdoc said that it's the stronget, most effective antidepressant, in general.  Of course, not everything works for everybody.

Georgie Girl


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   Posted 9/25/2008 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Georgie Girl,

I am so happy the Lexapro is working for you. Its a blessing when we find a med that can help us have a better quality of life. Keep us up to date with how you are going.

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travis5818
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   Posted 9/26/2008 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I've taken Lexapro for the past 5 months. My primary physician said it's great for anxiety as well as depression so I was like ok, well good let's try it. I don't feel like it's done that much for me. Everyone's mileage varies though. I've read an equal number of stories through sites like revolution health (a med review site sorta) that Lexapro's been the greatest thing in their life and what not. For me, not so much. I feel like it's not harming me, but I don't feel like it's helping me at this point. I've gone as high as a horse slug with 60 mg, and now I'm on 20 mg because I told the doc it just doesn't do much. Currently, I'm seeing a psychiatrist fro the first time in months since me and my psychologist agreed that she's more likely to work with me on medication requests and certain dosages more so than a more cautionary primary care physician. She's put me on 60 mg for Cymbalta and said we'll phase out the 20 mg of Lexapro.

Let us know if you go on Lexapro though and how it works!

travis5818
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   Posted 9/26/2008 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
In terms of your dosage though, I would definitely give it a shot. I would think the side-effects would be next to none on such a small dosage as that.
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