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  • Lexapro withdrawal? Or something else?

    Hi I'm a 17 year old male who has been suffering from anxiety for about a year now. Recently I tapered off lexapro down to 5mg and then stopped. It has since been two weeks with a few bad nights but overall not too bad. However the last 2 days I have had fever like chills and tremors all through...

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  • Withdrawal symptoms from cipralex

    Hey to all.  I started cutting down my lexapro dose from 10mg to 5mg two months ago.  I was taking 5mg daily for a couple of weeks. Then as I didn't have any withdrawal symptoms I decided to start taking 5mg every two days. I did that for a week but I ended up forgetting to take them so...

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  • Rough Lex startup, week 5, still feel vulnerable to setbacks

    Hi all. New here. Started generic lexapro 5 week ago, 5mg for 4 days, 10mg for 12 days, 15mg for 14 days and 20mg for 5 days. I started to feel the anxiety and negative thoughts lift at the 3 week mark and had 5 good days. Then my husband had to travel for work, we had an argument and I had a panic attack....

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  • Questions about Cipralex

    Hi. I started again Cipralex(Lexapro) after a 7 months brake, that was great. Then had one episode of panic and it all went down the hill. I took 10mg for 2 years before stooping and it was great. I totally forgot how it was in the first month and now i am scared. My doc. put me on 0.5 mg for 4 weeks...

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  • Lexapro increase - increased anxiety

    So I’ve been on lexapro for almost four months. At first it was working phenomenally and still has me feeling a lot better than when my depression/anxiety began in July but about 3 weeks ago, my dr increased me from 10 mg to 15 mg and last week which was the beginning of week 3 of my increase I️ was...

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  • Escitalopram Protracted withdrawals

    i m on  and off ,did many switch Fluoxetine-Escitalopram since last year ,did though yoyoing and cold turkeyed several times this two Drugs, off and on forth escitalopram 10 mg and fluoxetine 20mg .that s because i relapsed 5 years ago after i stopped succesfully fluoxetine wich i was taking since...

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  • Lexapro effects within hours possible?

    I just started taking Lexapro this morning and I want to check against a placebo effect. Within hours I felt a huge weight lifted. Felt like the mental equivalent of blood rushing through my veins after having slept on my arm for a long time. Was wondering if anyone else had experienced effects that...

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  • Cipralex is great but weight gain, low sexual drive is not

    I’ve been on Cipralex now for about 3 years with the last year being on 20 mgs dosage for 10mgs.  I’ve battled depression for as long as I can remember and tried to deal with it as long as I could until I couldn’t take it any longer. It really did save my life and seems to help but the issues I...

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  • Any good feedback from people on Cipralex ??

    Since I joined this forum and the group on Cipralex all I seem to see are negatrive, negative, negative from this drug. I have never been on an anti-depressant in my whole life. But now at 59 struggling with terrible anxiety and panic attacks. It took me a long time since the Doc recommended Cipralex...

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  • Escitilopram increased today

    Hi, I have been on 10mgs of Escitilopram for about 10 weeks, along with Quetiapine and Diazepam. Today my GP increased the Escitilopram to 20mgs a day. I'm a bit concerned as to whether or not I'll get any side effects from the increase. Has anyone else increased in this way and if so how did...

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  • New to Escitalopram, advice needed.

    Last week I was prescribed Escitalopram for anxiety and depression, however I'm really scared to take it. The dose is 5 mgs, but I was considering cutting it in half when/if I start taking it. Can anyone tell me about the start up effects, long term side effects, and basically if this med has or...

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  • Increase in Dosage - Escitalopram

    Hello and thank you to everyone.  I have been on 10 mg escitalopram for 4 months.  I went through a horrendous side effect period for one month when I started back in June, 2017 but the medicine then worked well.  I started to feel normal again.  In the past month or so, I have felt...

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  • Starting Escitalopram

    I am due to start taking Escitalopram 10mg,but thinking of halving these for the first week,as scared of side effects. Any advice on how good these tablets are for anxiety,also any initial side effects to look out for,would be gratefully received. I was on Citalopram for 19 years,but changed to Sertraline...

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  • Switching from citolapram lexopro

    Hello,        I've been on celexa or citalopram since the beginning of July.  I am constantly fatigued and have some minor sexual side effects. Has anyone transitioned from celexa to lexopro and how did you do it. I have a st appointment this after noon and will give an update...

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  • Lexapro and sex life

    thr med has helped me with a period of depression and now remained on for help w stresss anxiety and bruxism (grinding teeth tmj at night). my question is I am male and the only side effect, but it's always been major one, is inhibited orgasm.  My spouse is very understanding but does anyone...

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  • Need Some Help

    Kind of going through a crisis right now. I use to take Lexapro for depression, general anxiety, and social anxiety disorder for about a year and didn't have many problems with it. Not sure if this matters or not but twice while taking it I smoked pot and had a major panic attack. I kept taking the...

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  • Scared to take medication for anxiety

    Hi guys. This is my very first time in a forum as I have read them numerous times but have never written myself. I feel like it's time. As I have many questions.... i am 22 years old, female, and I have been against medication for as long as I can remember even though my anxiety has been progressively...

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  • Esitalo vs Loxalate are they the same?

    I have been on Escitalopram 10mg for about a month for anxiety and I have been good with barley any side effects which have now gone. My first prescription was under the brand name Escitalo but I just got my next refill from a different pharmacy under the brand LoxaLate and the packets different, its...

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  • How long before you feel effects of Escitilopram

    Am on day 9 of this after coming off Mirtazapine and before that cold turkey off Trazadone ( dr told me to even though I'd been on it nearly two years ) Was just wondering how long everyone went before noticing any good effects? I know everyone is different. But not sure if this medication is making...

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  • Lex and traz-just found out I'm pregnant

    Hi-I'm in 10 mg of lexapro and a tiny amount of trazodone for sleep. It's basically a scrapping of traz, weird, I know, but works. I just found out I'm preg and a bit concerned about taking two meds. I might try unisom tonight to see if that helps. I think I'm mainly concerned that I...

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  • Just starting lexapro-next steps

    Hi-I just started lexapro, 5 mg for a week (on day four) then 10 mg for a week, 15 mg, etc. I was on Prozac for about eight weeks and it made me too jittery. So, now switching. Don't know what to expect. Today I feel jittery, maybe prozac is still in my system? How long will it take to feel better...

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  • Brain fog and can't remember anything

    Ive been on Lexapro for 6 months now. i had really bad side effects for months and most had finally settled at about the 4 month mark.. thank goodness . I didn't really want to change again and also, weight is a big issue on most.. i am on 10mg and because the insomnia was so bad..can't sleep...

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  • Morning or night?

    I just wanted to see when people take their lexapro? My dr told me to take it at bedtime but the first two days, I took it during the day just to ensure that I wouldn't have an allergic reaction to it. I plan on taking it at bedtime tonight.. Another question that I have is, since my (and just about...

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  • Off days

    Feel as if I've spoke too soon but been on 15mg escitalopram for a good 6 months and felt pretty settled! Have woke this morning, after sleeping quite well, feeling bit off, bit of a funny tummy, shaky a tiny bit , achy and tired!!! Does anyone else get off days?

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  • Can 5mg Escitalopram work?

    hi all, i was taking regular citalopram for a few months (20mg) and found that although i felt improvement in depression, i was way too sleepy feeling on it, and needing to sleep in the daytime too often. i switched to escitalopram 10mg (been about 5 weeks on that), and noticed although i am not as...

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  • Escitalopram increase to 15mg

    Hi I am taking escitalopram for general anxiety, I was doing I have gone slowly on increasing my doses 2.5mg for 1 week, 5 for a week, 7.5 for 2 weeks, 10 for 4 weeks. I was doing ok and had a couple of straight weeks where I felt okish. However since increasing to 15mg 2 weeks ago my anxiety has...

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  • Doctor upped dose today from 10 to 15mg escitalopram

    Hi, doctor upped my dose today from 10 to 15mg escitalopram today and have had my first 15mg today! So far feel tired, but didn't sleep well last two nights, and have a headache! Will I get all side effects all over again? Fed up big time as most of us are! Any advice and any success stories on 15mg...

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  • Post menopause spotting on escitalopram

    Hi, just wondering if any of the post menopausal women out there have experienced spotting whilst on escitalopram? I've been on 15mg for 9 months and my anxiety is ok although now I'm worrying about this! Thanks!

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  • Escitalopram Jovia

    I have started with Escitalopram Jovia. My doctor advised me to take half of the 10mg pill for the first 2 days and switch to one entire pill on the 3rd day which I did. After 2 hours of taking it, I felt nauseated and and light headed. I went to bed and woke up a two or three times feeling awful. I...

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  • Switching from citalopram to escitalopram

    Hi there 5 weeks ago I switched from citalopram to escitalopram. I was on escitalopram for 10 years with a couple of 3 month breaks but last year had a major melt down so I was put on sertraline for 3 months then venlaflaxne then citalopram and all weren't great and gave me horrendous side effects...

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  • Side Effects of Escitalopram (?)

    I took 10 mg of escitalopram yesterday and for a few hours a felt fine. No increased anxiety or nausea. Then about ten hours in, I could barely calm myself down. It took ages to fall asleep, and even when I did, I woke up in a panic a couple hours later. I thought I was going to faint. Saw spots in front...

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  • Side Effects

    I took a 20mg yesterday. My first time and I thought I was going to die. I got really anxious my head was spinning my heart was racing and I was so tired. I woke up last night around 11pm and my back felt like it was on fire. How long will these side effects last? I took one of my pills and broke it...

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