Hi, new to the forum and have been taking Lexapro since April....had taken it for about 6 months prior to that, got feeling so good I went off in February, then CRASHED really hard. It's been hard coming back. The Lexapro cuts off the highs and lows, but still didn't give me any motivation or energy level, just a flat affect.
Dr. recently prescribed Wellbutrin XL as well. I love it!! I am feeling much more energetic and capable of coping. Still not 100 percent, haven't re- entered society yet, but doing better with family and friends. The wellbutrin acts on norepinepherine and dopamine, where Lexapro is an SRI. Doc thinks I may need meds for all three.
I'm not a doc, but I really think there's more to this depression thing for a lot of people than just the seretonin.
All the best and great advice people,, I think I'm going to like this place.