I've been on Lexapro for about
three months. I like it.
There are a few side effects when you start taking it.
Mine specifically was mainly just waking up in the morning with my heart just racing and feeling anxious at first. That lasted for about
a week, but it subsided.
Anytime I increased my dose I felt the same side effects.
When my dose was too high I felt a bit angry and restless, and my legs hurt so bad I couldn't walk, but I had lowered my dose to 15 mgs and was fine after that.
What dose did the doc start you on?
Lexapro is great, but I have a feeling it doesn't work as well if you abuse alcohol. (as I did for about
a week straight, and then stopped drinking, and felt extremely depressed, but then again, alcohol is a depressant)
Other than that, most of my feelings of anxiety are gone. I don't feel anxious at all throughout the day anymore, and hardly ever need to take my Ativan.
I only get panicky when I have to go too far from my house, but it's all about
exposure therapy. The meds aren't enough to change the way your brain thinks, but it is definately a great med I think, and has reduced my symptoms to almost nonexistant.
It's the best SSRI I've come across thus far.
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."
DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
RX: Ativan/Lorazapam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (15 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines