I'm on Lexapro. It's effects are pretty subtle, mainly I don't cry all the time any more. So I guess it's beneficial
My GI prescribed it because on top of not being able to get into remission and off the Prednisone, since last August we've been dealing with my daughter's major clinical depression and polysubstance abuse. Since August she has been in juvenile detention, a mental hospital and now a residential treatment center. At the same time I am dealing with that stress, I am trying to get myself into remission -- the Remicade seems promising and we're increasing the frequency of infusions before I try tapering off the Pred.
The Lexapro does seem to be helping, and I also have Xanax to take as needed. With the Prednisone I sometimes get severe agitation, kind of like an "almost panic attack." The Xanax helps with that pretty fast.
A couple of years ago my husband started to get panic attacks and he was prescribed Lexapro and it helped him out very well.
Diagnosed UC April 27, 2006
Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97;
Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Protonix; Prednisone 4/27/06-present, was almost off, back to 40 mg; 12/1/07 - 12/29/07 weekly Venofer (iron sucrose) injections;
9 mg Entocourt EC
; Xanax as needed; Lexipro 10 mg,
Rowesa; Asacol; Colazal three 750 mg capsules 3X day
; Bad reactions: Imuran( 2/07)