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I have a history of anxiety/depression. After 2 life changing events I fell back into this funk. Was put on Luvox and it worked fine. Then had another loss with a company rightsizing and was laid off and have since moved back into home with parents (I am 40). Without insurance started going to local psychiatrist who decided I was Bipolar. To make long story short..........wrong diagnosis. After a month and a half on Latuda which has sent me spiraling down even further into depression and hopelessness, my parents got involved and with blessing of my psychologist (who also didn't think I was Bipolar) we weaned me off of Latuda and onto 10 mg Lexapro after much research. I've been on for 2 weeks and have suffered the nausea, dizziness and loss of weight and right now after 2 1/2 mo...
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depression & anxiety resistant to anti depressants
i had depression n anxiety 10yrs ago. Was given Seroxat n had very good results. Been off meds since then. Now depression n anxiety has returned (relapse). Been given Lexapro, Luvox, Prozac. No results at all! Seems resistant to anti depressants. What is happening? Do i go for only benzos to treat anxiety bcos anxiety is main problem not depression. appreciate any help. Thx. ## Please I need EVERYONES ATTETION I BEG OF YOU!!! I have never taken drugs my whole entire life I was very against them and always degraded and very judgmental toward ppl that even took them ;( sadly to say I GOT A ROUGH AND RUDE AWAKENING .... I got hooked 4 years ago to hydrocodene ;( even though I was born and raised in a Christian home and always good environment something inside me went wrong!!! I listen to s...
Updated 4 days ago.
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Drug Test lexapro, premarin, z-pac, phenerghan, amoxicillan show false positive
Will any of these drugs show a false positive for methamphetamine on a urine analysis drug screen? ## will a z-pac show up in a drug screen
Updated 8 days ago.
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lexapro for nearly 10 years
I've been taking Lexapro and Zanax for nearly ten years for extreme anxiety and depression. In march I was taken off Xanax as my local gp couldn't prescribe it anymore. Since then I don't feel lexapro is working. I can't sleep longer than 2 or 3 hours and don't leave the house. What should I do?
Updated 10 days ago.
lexapro endep tramadol fetanal
can they be taken together and if not why would the give them without knowing the effect ## Hi Dawn! Did u get your medication from the same Doctor? If so, then he/she wouldn't give u anything that couldn't be taken together. Your Doctor knows all the medication u are on. Besides, the pharmacy watches out for those things, too.
Updated 21 days ago.
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lexapro how long for it to work
Been on lex for 7 weeks and suddenly my anxiety became worse. I'm now upped to 20mg for the last 4 days. Is this normal or should I be feeling better by now? I did have a week before it got bad again where I was feeling pretty good. Any input would be appreciated! ## Hello, Lizzy! How are you feeling? It will still take about 3 weeks on the higher dosage, before you see an improvement and know if it's working. If it doesn't, or if the symptoms get worse, you may need to try a different medication. Normal side effects to this drug include nausea, dizziness, weight changes and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you for your reply It's now been a few weeks later and I have increases to 30mg. I'm better but still feel the anxiety. I've only b...
Updated 25 days ago.
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lexapro trazodone buspar vistaril all taken together
My Dr. had me on lexapro and trazodone for my mood disorder and anxiety/ panic attacks. They didn't help with my panic attacks at all. So the next time I saw him he prescribed me vistaril and buspar. I was having severe panic attacks at least 3 times a day...Anytime I have to go into public my symptoms start. I haven't seen a big difference yet, even though I take the vistaril 3 times a day and the buspar twice a day and once a day for the lexapro and trazodone...does anyone have experience with all 4 of these meds? If so how long before I start experiencing some noticed improvement with my panic attacks? ## I would not recommend taking Trazodone (or Nefazodone, it's cousin) if you have panic or anxiety. I've take both in the past and experience intermittent worsening of...
Updated 28 days ago.
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lexapro and use for children under 12 yrs
Has anyone been given lexapro for a child under 12 years of age. The FDA has approved this drug for adults and children over 12 years of age. I would like some additional information from anyone who has had a child under the age of 12 use it. ## I've taken Lexapro since I was 4 years old. I've also known several people who have taken this medication and similiar antidepressants well under the age of 12. It depends on the patient's situation and what your doctor suggests is best. Most children under the age of 12 start off with a lower dosage. From ages 4-10 I took 10mg, but I was perscribed to 20mg. ## And even when it isn't approved in a certain age group, doctors are allowed to prescribe it according to their experience, but the dosage usually needs to be carefully adj...
Updated 30 days ago.
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Lexapro causing extreme acne .
Hey guys. I am 16 years old boy. I have had health anxiety since I was About 13. Around Christmas time last year I was extremely worried about having ALS . I was so worried that I pretty much lived inside and lived In fear everyday . I have started to do school from home ( which is a pain , considering I'm attempting to get into undergraduate medicine ) . So I went to my GP and prescribed me 5mg of lexapro then 10 after a week . I have an extreme tolerance to any tablets , panadene forte , Valium and medicines like that are barely noticeable to me . So it wasn't a surprise when the lexapro did absolutely nothing so I went back to my GP and she said because I am adult athletic size ( 6 ft , 70kg ) that I can go straight to 20mg . After taking 20mg for a few weeks I noticed a smal...
Updated 1 month ago.
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drinking on Lexapro
I was just wondering if anyone has drank with this med and were there any side effects ? I've been on lexapro 10 mil for a month and am feeling great but I am petrified to even atempt to drink alcohol,but would like to try . So if anyone could help that would be great. ## I have been on Lexapro for 3 years. I drink about twice a week and everything seems to be fine. I have noticed that if you drink heavly for a few nights in a row you will feel a slight depression. Just don't over do it. I was worried at first also. ## Lexapro is an antidepressant. Drinking alcohol is not recommended, as alcohol is a major depressant, and undoes the work the medication does. ## Never do that! I was on that medicine for 2 years, and I was never able to drink! the first time I drank when I was on ...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Escitalopram , my experience.
I started 6weeks ago, for anxiety and depression. Just 5 mg knocked me flat, but after a week i was on 10 mg and able to get out of bed. After another week things had improved all round, and by three weeks i was feeling good, actually happy. I had agreed to stay on this drug for a year or so, but got really pissed off that it prevented me from ever having orgasms, so decided to quit without asking my dr....too embarrassing to explain. Am phasing it out very slowly now because of scary stories, had a couple of bad headaches and brain zaps, but so far better than getting onto it! Will drop from 5 mg to 2.5 for a week next. It sure helped me, but this is all too much drama, next time i will pop a couple of valium rather! ## Don't go off of it my friend without Dr. advice. I was on 10mg...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Drinking on 5mg Lexapro
Hi, I went to the doctor today and was prescribed 5mg of Lexapro. I am a senior in college and am fairly social. I typically go out to parties and/or the bar a couple times a week, and when I do, I usually have anywhere from 6-10 drinks. I usually get pretty drunk if I'm being quite honest. The main reason I am posting is because my 21st birthday is next weekend (nine days away). I plan on having a party and want to have a good time, but also don't want to put myself in danger. My doctor told me I could just take half a dose that day (2.5 mg) and only drink like three drinks (which I know won't happen) or wait until after my birthday to start taking the Lexapro. I would like to start taking now, but also don't want to have something bad happen/act a complete fool on my b...
Updated 1 month ago.
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lexapro withdrawal and dizziness
Hi, I am currently in my 4th week of being off lexapro. I had all the horrific withdrawal symptoms which most have subsided. The only one I have left is the dizziness. Its not an all day dizziness like it was but waves of dizziness that come and go. Has anyone else had this side affect for this long? ## Hello Wendi! How are you? Yes, I actually had that when I stopped Zoloft, after being on it for several years due to a misdiagnosis. It lasted about 8 weeks, before finally stopping. Has it improved any? I just kept noticing a gradual improvement, until it finally stopped. ## Did you do a slow taper down on dosage? In my experience you cannot taper down too slowly. ## Lexapro for many years and every time go off terrible dizziness -- more of a labrinthitis so I feel the dizziness when I ...
Updated 1 month ago.
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no side effects at all?
Hi. I have been on lexapro for about 3 weeks, starting out on 5mg to lessen any side effects. But I noticed after about the first couple of doses I was feeling back to my normal self and loving it. I had no side effects at all after a week so started taking the full 10mg. Still no side effects. I feel amazing, totally back to my happy and positive self. I am actually sleeping really well which for me is unheard of (so if that's a side effect I hope it stays) but maybe it's just because my mind is not racing with a million silly thoughts. Just wanted to say that lexapro is doing exactly what it should for me and I hope of people do have side effects that they stick it out because it will be worth it:) ## Hello, Shannon! How are you? I am very glad that it's working so well fo...
Updated 1 month ago.
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My doctor wants to start me on Lexapro
I lost my brother last year and we were less than eleven months apart and have always been extremely close. Then exactly to the date a year later my mom died and then ten days later my mother-in-law passed on Thanksgiving. It has been so overwhelming to me. I cannot sleep and I know I have all of the symptoms of depression and my doctor wants me to take Lexapro but reading all of your comments has me terrified. The side effects sound awful. Has anyone had ANY success with it at all? Frankly, I cannot take on more mental and physical issues at this time. ## Hello, Elaine! How are you? Something that you have to remember, when you're reading such posts online is that those are actually from a very small percentage of people who specifically went looking for a website like this due to ...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Lexapro Brand versus generic escitalopram
I have taken 30mg of Lexapro for past 4 years. After the deaths of my son and his wife in a plane crash the depression and anxiety were more than I could bear. This past May I was changed to the generic escitalopram. God Forbid!!!! What a nightmare. Within three weeks I was suicidal, I was going through SSRI withdrawals which are vicious. I am now paying over $225.00 per month for Brand Lexapro as my insurance will NOT cover it even with prior auth or any other reason. My Medicare Advantage plan leaves a lot to be desired even though I pay a $152.00 per month premium. Has anyone else had problems with the generic Lexapro? My pharmacist said I am not the first. ## I've been on Lexapro for 4+ years and got switched to generic as well. Initially the generic just didn't work (it was...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Extremely tired
I have started Lexapro about a week ago. I was naseous the first couple days but have noticed I am extremely tired everyday. I take the pill at night and currently only a half pill and will start taking a full pill next week. Will the tiredness eventually go away? I can't function like this everyday. ## Hello, Nugget! How are you? Yes, it should taper off, after about 4 to weeks, once your body adjusts to the medication, but it will most likely recur for awhile any time you raise the dosage. You may also experience headache and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hello, I am a 35 year old (who is in perimenopause) female who has suffered from OCD for most of her life. I used to take Prozac as a young adult, then switched to Dumyrox 300mg, and now after realizing th...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Lexapro Withdrawal
I have been taking Lexapro 10mg once a day for about a year. I have had many unwanted side effects which according to my doctor there are very few side effects from Lexapro. He says it is a clean drug. Wrong. It did nothing to help me and I want off. My doctor refused to give me anti-anxiety meds to help with the withdrawals from Lexapro because once again, there are no withdrawals from Lexapro. Why do doctors lie about this. Why do pharmaceutical companies lie about this? I have read so much about people just losing it while trying to stop taking Lexapro. I have not taken it in about ten days after weaning off for about two months from 10mg to 2 mg a day. My nerves are a wreck, I am extremely irratable, and have slight headaches. This is a horrible drug with many long lasting withdrawa...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Lexapro and itching
I have been taking Lexapro 10 mg for a year. It controls my anxiety wonderfully. I started having itching (small bumps on my lower legs) which the dermatologist says are normal. I've also begun to have itching on my arms, my buttocks, my upper legs - pretty much all over. Has anyone ever heard of Lexapro causing these symptoms? ## Hello, Kathleen! How are you? Yes, it can cause itching as a side effect in some people that take it. After being on it for such a long time, if it hasn't gone away, you most likely need to speak to your doctor about trying a different medication. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 months ago.
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Lexapro Withdrawl after only 3wks?
Need some reassurance, please! I am a 27 year old guy and have quit Lexapro after only having been on it for 3 weeks or so. After my first ever panic attack experiences, I was given 10mg of Lexapro by my doctor. He also have me 0.5 of Klonopin (as needed) and a very low dose of a blood pressure med. I am off the BP med. Lexapro made me scared and made me feel just "not right". I always felt medicated. I came down to 0.5 Lexapro for a few days and then down to 0.25 for a few days after that. The doctor ended up saying "you can just stop taking it". Here we are now. This is my 5th day with no Lexapro and I feel pretty crappy. Woozy sometimes, head in the clouds, shallow breathing, and rapid heart rate. All of this is come and go, but I rarely feel good. Started a new job a...
Updated 2 months ago.
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