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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Want to stop Escitalopram 10 mg

    Dear All I have been taking Escitalopram 10 mg for over 5 months and now i am deciding to stop it so I have stopped taking it since one week and now my head is heavy and I have certain weight on my head How can I stop it

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  • Lexapro Short Term

    Hi,  Was wondering if anyone has any experience or thoughts on taking Lexapro for just a few months. Really just need something to get me through a tough time and would prefer not to be on meds long term. This obviously depends on if the meds actually work or not and I am feeling back to myself,...

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  • Anxiety under control, depression now present

    I have been on Lexapro (Escitalopram) for 4 years.  It continues to work well for anxiety, which was why it was prescribed by PCP in the first place.  But I am now struggling with increasing depression, which has not been an issue for me previously.  I am 45 yrs old, and am likely perimenopausal...

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  • Wanting to start 10mg of escitalpram but scared

    Hey all, I suffered from really bad health anxiety a couple of years ago after my second child. I ended up going on celepram (citalpram) 40mg for over a year which helped. I had all the physical symptoms under the sun but the celepram helped. I came off 16months ago because I feel pregnant with my 3rd...

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  • Started on Escitalopram would like to know others experiences

    Hi there, I am a mid forties males and my Dr recently put me onto Ecitalopram after some discussions about my mental health.   Basically I feel depressed and anxious a lot of the time and have done for most of my life.   I have been aware of this and work very hard to stay fit, healthy and...

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  • Just started escitalopram

    Hi I started escitalopram this week and so far I have had increased anxiety, sleep problems, lack of appetite and hot flushes. I could do with hearing some positive stories about people starting this drug to keep me going.

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  • Lexapro weight gain vs setraline?

    i have put on 30 pounds (2 stone) on setraline after 2 years. I am now on a much lower dose, 25 mg, but still cannot lose weight. I have to remain on something as have anxiety and panic... Doctor suggested switching to Lexapro (Escitalopram), again remaining at a low dose of 5 mg... I am very sensitive...

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  • need advice, 9 weeks on lexapro, still depressed/brain fog

        So I originally took Prozac for anxiety/Depression/brainfog. Went from 20-40mg and after 12 weeks, no change. Started taking Lexapro 20mg..It's been 9 weeks and it only has made me about 25% better? Honestly what do I do next? Do i stick with it? Do I try something else? If yes what...

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  • Daily nap on escitalopram!

    I've been on 15mg escitalopram for 8 months now and so far so good! Feeling so much more relaxed and n less anxiety! My question is am I feeling more sleepy due to the escitalopram? It's not a problem, just wondered if anyone else has this! Most days I have to have a nap 😊 It took me...

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