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  • matt79803 2

    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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  • rachel89110 2

    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

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  • cassandra15988 3

    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

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  • elijah 15602 1

    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

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  • k51369 2

    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 avoid

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  • claire4518 2

    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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  • deirdre72189 2

    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 Doctor suggested switching to Lexapro (Escitalopram), again remaining at a low dose of 5 I am very

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  • damom 3

    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

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  • Foxy polly 3

    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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  • kenney4lyfe 2

    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 '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 should I try?...

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  • susan69457 3

    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 a good few

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  • Dd1987 1

    Relationship falling apart!!!

    Hi guys , so totally new to this, but need some help!!! My partner of almost 10 years and father of my 3 children has Bn put on escitalopram since November, initially for a 6 months period to see how he feels after. We had what I thought was a pretty strong relationship but since he started the

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  • gemma11125 2

    Lexapro question

    my meds were upped to 20mg. in december after a horrifice grief/crash so to speak.  I have been on 10 mgs. for nine years for my PTS and anxiety.  Well it took a bout 2mths, til Feb to begin to feel better on the 20mgs. - SO I took it upon myself to cut the dose in half to 10 mgs. for two weeks. 

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  • jamie86509 2

    Withdrawals after long term use, will I ever be normal?

    I was on lexapro for 7 years at 10mg decided it was a good time to stop at the start of last year. I went down to 5mg for 3 months, no withdrawals, the the doctor said I could stop, I decided to go day on day off, then a few days between, I started to feel anxiety and panic return aswell as

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  • Milliemoo22 2

    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

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  • justine12414 3

    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

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  • michelle53753 1

    Tired everyday 10 mg cipralex

    I am on my first week of cipralex 10 mg and find that I am extremely tired during the day and have to take naps and I have a baby and a 5 year old! Doctor prescribed for post partum depression. Anyone find taking it at nighttime better?

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  • joy84737 1

    Lexapro Withdrawal

    I took Lexapro 10mg for a little over 2 weeks. I stopped cold turkey because I couldn't take it. It caused me to have night sweats, body jerking, fast heart rate, increased blood pressure. I have been off 1 week and have insomnia, still body jerks at night and feel like i want to cry all the time.

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  • Kutiebug 2

    Weight gain/loss

    Who has gained weight and who has lost while on this? Currently starting lexapro while weaning off of pristiq and I'm worried about weight gain. I gained about 15 lbs on pristiq and really don't want to gain anymore

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  • Kutiebug 2

    When do you take it?

    Just starting and wondering what time of day people take the lexapro. Ive seen both morning and night but I have always taken my AD in the am

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  • daka511 2

    decreased the lexapro from 10mg 7.5 .

    Ok on week two of cutting back i started on 10 and now on 7.5. now my anxiety is up. is this normal???? i was on it for three mths and it was helping but the weight gain was huge and some side effects. can someone tell if has happen to you

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  • susanne80582 2

    Starting lexapro help

    Hi everyone. I am on my 3rd dose of lexapro. First night I took 10mg. I was extremely nauseas and had some anxiety. I called my dr and she told me to take 5mg. So I did that twice now, the. Nausea was better but I've been super anxious feeling all day , and it woke me up from my sleep, is this normal?...

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  • betsy70690 3

    Tried and failed

    I could not handle the side effects of Lexapro. After 5 days I stopped. I was on a very low dose. I've had increased anxiety for a few days now, is that the withdrawal from 5 days? Can it be in your system that fast?

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  • AlexLD 3

    Supposed to be taking a 5mg dose?

    I was recently switched to 5mg Lexapro after being on Zoloft for almost two months. I saw that the pill itself only came in 10mg and didn't have a way to easily split it. Can these pills be cut with one of those tablet cutters or do I need to find another way of splitting the pill in half?

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    Im on 10mg of lexapro on my 3rd week, i can feel all the symptoms of anxiety double, how long before it also take 100mg of gabapentin twice a day, taking xanax to get me this works, i was on prozac for 7 months never worked.

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  • rob03933 4

    Vivid dreams

    Anyone else have more vivid dreams when starting this medication and if you did do they go away over time? I'm also on 15 mg of Mirtazapine for sleep so that probably adds to the problem, any input would be appreciated.

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  • meredith81598 2

    Cipralex dose and effects

    Hi everyone, ​I am on my 16th day on 10 mg of Cipralex for anxiety and OCD (mental obsessions and compulsions). Before I was on 10 mg I did a week on 5 mg and a week on 7.5 mg so in total I have had Cipralex in my system for about 4-5 weeks. ​I am definitely feeling as though the med has helped,

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  • Bluefairy31 2

    Feeling no future 😪

    Hi I honestly don't know how to write about I been thinking/feeling like there's no point in see it as a cycle, no joy, days weeks months , years are gonna be the same n it scares me My anxiety plays up I have thoughts everyday that life not gonna be going anywhere like I'm

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  • kenney4lyfe 2

    2 weeks on 20mg escitalopram (lexapro) VERY TIRED

    So i used to be on prozac for 8 weeks for anxiety but it didnt work that well, I just switched to Lexapro 20mg and i've had great success with it, the only issue is im extremely tired/foggy head almost all day. Am I on too high of a dose? or should i just wait it out a little longer? how much longer? 

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  • chantal53329 3

    Advice please

    My Doctor wants to put me on cypralex, I am so afraid to try them. I seem to have bad reactions to any anti depressants. They prescribe them and I don't take them for fear that I will lose control or have suasidal thoughs. I feel being anxious about taking them will just create symtoms. Am I alone

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  • betsy70690 3

    Side effects

    After some severe depression I decided it's time to go back on Lexapro (generic) I weaned off about 9 mos ago. This time in the first 4 days, I am terribly nauseous, loss of appetite, just want to lay in bed with heating pad. I took 10mgs in the morning. Last dose yesterday morning, still sick to

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  • hollee26189 3

    Lexipro help

    I was on prozac for ptsd and servere anxiety it didn't work. I'm now on lexipro. 3 weeks on 10mg and 3weeks on 20mg. Some days are bareable some days have been almost normal but I always get 3 or 4 days where I'm scared all day with anxiety today is is filled with panic and fear. I'm constantly

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  • lori49605 1

    Cipralex side effects

    I was prescribed cipralex last week for high anxiety. I am on day 5 and it has been rough. I feel completely wired for sound, shaky, yawning like crazy, more anxious and nervousness then before I went on it. I am hoping these are just side effects and will go away. I need a light at the end of

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  • pebbles1 2

    'positive/high mood' anxiety on Escitalopram

    Hi. I've been on Escitalopram 10mg for a few months. I have generalised anxiety disorder and depression and it has really helped with the depression- i can still feel low/ unmotivated/pessimistic and 'empty' occassionally but the majority of the time i feel far more motivated, excited about

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