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Constant Worry
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/25/2009 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello All
I'm a 32 yr old women that has had a couple bouts now of Anxiety. Not the I'm going to die type anxiety but rather I worry about losing those close to me and having my life turned upside down and a moments notice. Weird? Yes I know but it is the cross that I bare. I have been on Cipralex now for a little over 4 weeks and have had a little improvement but I'm still not myself. I have read that it can take up to 8 weeks for the full effects to kick in. I think I also have a bit of SAD as well. I justg bought a light book in hopes this will help that.
I'm hoping people can share thier experience with this drug with me.
Did anyone out there expereince a long delay in the onset of the full effects?
The first couple weeks for me onthe drug were horrible as it really jacked up my anxiety.
Anyways thanks for listining

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 2/25/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Constant Worry and welcome to Healingwell. Unfortunately I am not familiar with the medication you are taking, so am not able to give you any advice concerning that. But I did want to welcome you to our forum and look forward to hearing more from you soon.

Anti-D's usually do take a while to reach their full potential.

Good luck,
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Green Grove
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   Posted 2/25/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not familiar with this med either, but I just wanted to say hello and welcome :)
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Constant Worry
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 2/25/2009 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for the welcome......


It's also called Lexapro in the States......Cipralex in Canada......

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   Posted 2/25/2009 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   

Constant Worry

Welcome to HealingWell. Cipralex is Lexapro..............(Escitalopram). You must be from outside the USA ? Cipralex is marketed internationally under that name, I.E. UK, Australia, Finland etc.

We have many members that take Lexapro.  I do not but hopefully you will get some response from members on this medication.

Again welcome.



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