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11 Comments & Reviews: Lexapro

  1. Not really a review so much, I tried to join the groups, But couldn’t find a place to start a new post.
    I tried Wellbutrin for about 6 weeks, and It didn’t do a darn thing.
    Do you think maybe Lexapro might help, even when Wellbutrin did not.
    I seem to have always had depression in the winter, but here it is June already, and I can’t seem to shake it. I seem to have a Lot of depression and anxiety. I am always saying things like “maybe I’ll get lucky and die” A lot of it is where I am living too, The place is really not working out for me, I have a Bunch of woodworking tools, But the Garage turned out to be Way too small. There is a Basement too, But the steps are hard to get down. In other words, it’s just not inviting. The Land lady was constantly driving me crazy too. I finely told her I wanted left the hell alone.
    And that I have NEVER had a landlord constantly bothering me with emails and Phone calls like she Is, and that I considered it an Invasion pf Privacy, and I WANTED IT TO STOP!
    Also The Neighbors don’t like me, I can just feel the Hate, and they make me uncomfortable.
    You Might say, Well Move Then. It’s not that easy. !st off, I need a Place that will take A HUD voucher.
    Also, Oil and gas industry is big here now, and most of the suitable places are all Hogged up, and prices all raised up.
    But in the meantime, I still have all this depression and anxiety, that is not helping matters. I seem to have lost interest in things I used to once enjoy.
    Do you think Lexapro might work better for me.
    Oh, when I write on Facebook, People are always telling me “Be Happy” and “Count your blessings”
    I’m sick of hearing that. It’s Not like I don’t know things could be way worse.
    I do look at all the poor homeless people in California, Las Angeles, and San Francisco. And people that are blind and in wheelchairs, I do know things could be way worse.
    But people seem to think this is something I can just turn on and off.
    As it is, I can’t wait to take my sleeping pills and go to bed and then the next Day, I am staying in bed till 3:00 PM if not later. I hate to leave the house, I don’t take a shower like I should at all, I am not eating right, I can barley drag myself to the store or the doctor.
    So anyways, do you think Lexapro might work better than Wellbutrin?

  2. Hello,
    I’m new here and I’m in a very bad situation at this time.
    My Current Psychiatrist was transferred to the Pentagon out of the blue! I was stuck to fend for myself after being treated since 2002 by two professional Psychiatrist within the Military. The Military is now only taking “Active Duty patients only!” Because of my disability, I only had to see my psychiatrist once every 3 Months. I’m currently on 20 mg Lexapro 1 per-day, 10 mg Adderall 4 x per-day and also I’m on .05 mg of Klonopin-1 per-day! I was diagnosed with Adult ADHD back in 2008
    (I didn’t know what I had or what ADHD was at all!) I always interrupted my husband and never could concentrate on one thing at a time. My husband and I almost divorced over my having this condition at one the time! I didn’t even know I had this illness. The Klonopin helps with the MS tremors within only 1 minute of taking the .05 Klonopin Medication! The Adderall helps not only with the ADHD but also the extreme fatigue that comes with MS disease. So that’s two medications that help tremendously for the MS disease I have! (In my opinion, this was like a miracle for me!)
    I and Diagnosed with Depression in 2002. Only because I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia beforehand which was a long 7 years of tests to find out what I was suffering from back in the year 2000. I’m a professional chef by trade and loved my work.
    However, back in the year 2017 in Feb.? I found out I had MS disease. Now I’m currently going through many testings and I have a spinal tap coming up. I didn’t want to go through the spinal tap before the Holidays, 2018. I admit I procrastinated because I was scared. However, I’m getting more disabled has time goes on. Even though I’ve already been through all the trials and error of trying so many different medications from Psychiatrist? Seeking out a new Psychiatrist at this time? These dr.’s want to start all over after all these years ad r-diagnose me? I have all my medical records from Behavioral health. I want to get treated has my Psychiatrist told me with an ongoing medical regimen that working perfectly for me. I was on these 3 meds for years. I’m running low on each of these meds right this minute! I only have enough for a few more days. I don’t need all this on my plate. My Insurance company even told me they’d come up with something for me so I wouldn’t have to go out every week to see a new psychiatrist and maybe there was a chance I could get medical treatment from home online. I had hope once again. However with the holidays here? I’m placed on a back burner. I’m scared to run out of medicines and land up the hospital from any withdrawals. This is something I never saw coming. I’ve searched for so long trying to find a good psychiatrist in my area here in Stafford, VA. Most Psychiatrist I found who treat my diagnoses either “Don’t even take any all, or only treat children and adolescence.” I’ve gone through over 250 Psychiatrist in my area. The one I did find who’d be perfect for me right down the street from me? After filling out the health forms and making the appointment etc. I went to my appointment and then I’m told at the front desk? “Oh, sorry, we don’t treat patients over 50 years of age?” Are you kidding me? I wasted 2 Months to get that appointment! I can’t give up. I’m in so much pain 24/7 from my lower-lumbar L3, L4, & L5 spine and my upper C-spine within my back which also are in need of two surgeries as well. Which is a totally separate issue from MS and my Psychiatry medical condition(s). I don’t know how much longer I can hold on. I’m taking my current psychiatry meds & breaking them in 1/4ths to keep something in my system. Plus the psychiatrist I did see? Don’t either prescribe or they want to nickel & dime me to death with seeing me every 4 to 5 days but won’t prescribe for me? I don’t understand how civilian doctors can just let you go without medicines.
    When before? I went once every three months because I’m just to sick to keep going out. I’m scared of what’s to come next for me! Seems no one really cares when it comes to your health anymore! All Government facilities understood my situation but I can’t stay within the system since the Government is all screwed up. Then that made all of us who have been getting treated by our doctors within the Military clinics also screwed all of us up. I need urgent help & fast before I go right into withdrawals coming soon! Anyone know of what I could do at this point? I’m beside myself at this time! Thank you in advance.

  3. Ive been on Lexapro since 2015 and its helped with anxiety. I take 20 mg nightly and I still get nervous, but not as debilitating as before. I was not able to function at all, but now I am okay.

  4. I was prescribed Lexapro for a combination of anxiety and depression. For some reason, It had an adverse effect and worsened both my anxiety and depression and I was quickly prescribed a different medication.

  5. I’ve been taking 10mg of generic Lexapro for depression for almost a year and for me it works great. I like that it keeps my “lows” from being so pronounced without affecting anything else. I had a similar experience years ago with Zoloft as well. Zoloft made me a little drowsy until I started taking it at night so I do the same with Lexapro. Never tried taking it at a different time though.

    Although I haven’t noticed any side effects, I do notice that when I forget to take it, especially for a couple days in a row, my depression really kicks in sharply so I try to be careful with it.

    I started taking 20mg of generic Adderall in the morning about a month ago (I’ll write review after I’ve tried more than 1 dose). My wife got me a 1 week pill box to help me keep track of what I have and haven’t taken.

  6. I found out about Lexapro about 6 or 7 years ago when I was suffering from irritability caused by peri-menopause. I have since realized that it also helps so much with nightime anxiety I have had all my life. Since I started with it, both my husband and son, who both deal with ADHD, have added Lexapro to their regimen, and it has helped immensely! We were lucky enough to compare apples to apples with my son. He had previously tried to print something (before Lexapro) and the printer failed him. He had a meltdown. A year later, (on Lexapro) the same thing happened. This time, not only did he handle the situation better, he actually FIXED the problem! I will never forget this clear example. When he was out on his own, he stopped all his meds, including the Lexapro. When he first started back at a Psych, Lexapro was not an option, but since then, it’s been prescribed, and (no surprise to me) it has really helped again! Does not affect his BiPolar mixed, rather, seems to calm him down.

  7. My 13-year-old son started on 5 mg Lexapro for 3 weeks then was increased to 10 mg for 7 weeks. We then increased it to 20 mg and he’s been on this dose for 2 1/2 weeks and it seems to be helping with his depression. He doesn’t have that feeling of not wanting to live and is in better spirits generally. Though he does have his moments of being “depressed” he is better. At his lowest point he had a plan to kill himself two months ago.
    He also suffers from ADHD and is currently in a residential treatment facility for about a month. The therapy and meds are slowly starting to work. It’s a very long process but we’re hopefully headed in the right direction.

  8. I am an adult who took Lexapro and it didn’t work for me for depression. I am on Strattera, which is going to be increased. I can’t tell yet what that is doing. I am on Zoloft for depression 200 mg; still waiting for it to kick in. I have tried so many anti-depressants and they don’t seem to work. I am also on Adderall 50 mg x 2 daily. I have to take Trazodone before bed and I take Clonazepam.

  9. Our 13-year-old son started 5 mg of Lexapro early December, then went to 10 mg on December 7th and now just started this week 15mg. He has been really tired and we have not seen any significant change in his low mood. He also takes Strattera 80 mg in the evening and that has worked really well.

  10. Hello, I have ADHD, anxiety and mild depression. I take two meds for all of those symptoms. I’m taking 15mg Adderall XR and 20mg Lexapro. This combination is working wonderfully for me. The Lexapro treats the anxiety and depression while the Adderall treats the ADHD. This combination has given me the awareness to make the behavioral changes I needed to improve my life. I’ve tried other meds for ADHD and the increase in anxiety made some things worse even though my attention and distractibility had improved.

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