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Lexapro Antidepressant

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This drug is poison

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This drug has ruined my life. Was prescribed it to worry less and help with sleeping. Took 20mg and had instant adverse reaction. It actually gave me insomnia where I couldn't get a seconds sleep. Also gave me tremors, twitches, high BP, racing pulse, anxiety, extreme irritability, fatigue, dry mouth, nausea, either hot or freezing and weight loss. And this was one pill. Impossible, right? Well it happened and the worst part is this was months ago and the symptoms are still here and getting worse as time goes on. Hate this drug, imo it should never have made it to market.

Toshi1

Canada

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I was not going to take Lexapro after reading all the review

5

I was not going to take Lexapro after reading all the reviews. I was really skeptical about the side effects. I read one very positive review & it changed my mind. I am so glad i started Lexapro two months ago. I was put on Lexapro for anxiety. I was always in a bad mood & everything set me off. I started with 10mg & saw a slight improvement the first week. It wasn't until the Dr put me on 15mg about a month in that i really saw considerable improvement. Two months later i can honestly say I am am so happy to be on this medication. Everything just seems better. I am happy. I find joy in the things i used to. I look forward to social events. My mood is so much better. I did not gain weight. No sexual side affects. I am not any more tired than usual. Please give it a try! **I take it at it 7pm!

butfirstanxiety

New York

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feelING back to normal

4

Being a medical professional myself, and this being the first time I took medication I was for a long time afraid to try it. My 2nd pregnancy was havoc on my hormone levels, my mood was off the stress was way to much to handle. After the birth. It got worst and worst and worst. I suffered from ppd but I was never ok with social events, crowds, I had constant worry and that's all due to stress and childhood issues. I felt the. Effect the very first day. I noticed what a beautiful day it was and for a whole year in a half I suffered and worried. I felt calm. I can handle all my daily errands, no more arguing with my husband. It improved our marriage. I love it I feel great. I lost weight bc I barley have an appetite. I did have nausea and headache first 2 days but that's it. I recommend this. It will help u too. It's easy.

TrishaV

new york

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Excellent - almost zero side effects

4

I was switched to Lexapro 10mg (now on 15mg) after nearly 3 months on a generic Citalopram (generic is sadly all you get offered on the NHS) which initially I took for severe anxiety and mild depression after burning out at my job plus other life changes all at once (break-up, changing countries). It was my first time on any antidepressant. Cit helped my anxiety but at same time it caused major suicidal depression symptoms. It was terrifying - never experienced anything like it. I also couldn't eat, had severe night sweats, flu like feelings and a hoarse voice. I tapered off and switched over to Lex on advice of a private GP. A couple of wobbly days in the first week, feeling pangs of anxiety but nothing uncontrollable and only (oddly) after drinking coffee too soon after taking the tablet, otherwise no side effects and smooth sailing. The benefits snuck up on me within a fortnight. I'm eating again, feel less like drinking alcohol, have far fewer suicidal thoughts / plans (I expect these will taper off, it's only been a month) and generally a "brightness" behind my eyes and thoughts that I haven't experienced for a very long time. I don't know much about mental illness or medication and was almost completely scared off of it after the experience on Cit. I can't recommend this medicine enough. It feels smooth and "clean". The only warning I would like to share with other readers is that it seems to mix badly with alcohol - any more than one or two drinks and I feel ill and much more tipsy than I would in the past. I've gained a tiny bit of weight but I was basically anorexic (as in, nil by mouth) for three months on the Cit so am pleased to have gained it. I'm very impressed at how fast and cleanly these worked. I know everyone is different but the Cit feels like poison by comparison. I've paid for Lex privately and it's well worth the extra money. Hope this review helps someone.

MissyEve

London, UK

Works great for me!

5

I started taking Lexapro 2 years ago & it has helped tremendously!

Nanalulu222

Austin, Texas

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Changed my life

5

I started out on Lexapro--I take Citalopram now because it's an earlier version of Lexapro but much less expensive. I suffered from depression all through middle and high school and finally sought help soon after starting college. I had a terrible time trying to function day to day. I was always sad, lethargic, and depressed. Everything bothered me. My dr. prescribed this to me and within a few days I saw amazing results. It woke me up from my despair. I found joy again in life and no longer felt helpless and locked in a world of sadness and hopelessness! I did not notice any side-effects either.

amandadaley

Undisclosed

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Lexapro

5

This has really given my life back! I struggled for months with anxiety and depression. I was so afraid to take any thing because of the stigma behind taking medication. I am so glad that I did this, it has been a year now and although I still have my days, I am so much better off than I was a year ago.

dominoissilly

USA

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Helpful but there are sacrifices.

4

I have been on Lexapro for almost a year now and it does do what it is supposed to do. I was first placed on another SSRI for post-partum depression and in just about a year I gained 30lbs. I asked my doctor if we could try something else that would help but not effect my weight so we tried Wellbutrin (which is not an SRI). While the wellbutrin did help, there were side effects I just could not deal with so my doctor decided to try Lexapro. I like that if I happen to forget a day I don't get any unwanted withdrawal effects and that they really do "even me out" so to speak but I cannot lose weight while on this medication. It seems that I can diet and exercise regularly or sit around and eat whatever I want (which I don't do often but was dealing with some other health issues and was out of commission for a while) and my weight just stays the same. I am stuck at 30lbs over my normal weight. My doctor says I really only need to try and lose 10 pounds since I'm still in the healthy range but I don't like how I feel in my clothes and how I look in pictures and it is really taking a toll on me. The catch here is that I am a stay at home Mom of two wonderful little boys. And since I know that I am better Mom when I'm on this medication I'm kind of, sacrificing my self esteem for the greater good. I hope to get this figured out some day!

MrsH42608

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Did not help me!

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My doctor gave me a trial of Lexapro. I have never taken an antidepressant before and Lexapro was horrible. The side effects hit me hard. I was tired all the time, no sex drive at all and the medication didn't work. I started to have very low self esteem and I was crying more every day. It came to the point where I wanted to kill myself and I called a family member not knowing what to do. I am going to the doctor tomorrow morning hoping to get on something else that will actual help my depression and not make it worse. Update* I have now learned that most doctors suggest Lexapro first because there is no generic product on the market. Doctors get incentives for prescribing certain medication and Lexapro is an expensive one.

KT11

Corsicana, TX

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scary

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Two days ago I was prescribed lexapro for generalized anxiety(10mg)..I asked my doctor what the side effects were & she had mentioned that I may feel a little dizzy and sleepy & that was it! After feeling higher than a kite minor chest pains feeling like a ZOMBIE & tingling in my crotch I decided to do some research on the drug..& let me tell you I am APALLED at my findings! I know this drug worked well for others but I would not recommend this drug to anyone! I NEVER write reviews but felt obligated to write one. Anxiety truly sucks but I would rather deal with it then be on this medication! Sooo now I am on my way to try and find an alternative to treat anxiety without medication! (& im not anti meds if anything im for them) God bless& good luck everyone!

gjnfj

USA

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