Posted by AnxiousMe on November 13, 2002, at 8:31:24
In reply to Re: Thanks Dr. Bob on Redirect, posted by wharfrat on November 10, 2002, at 10:55:13
I was put on Lexapro about 4 weeks ago for anxiety. I have never used another med for this. I have almost NO physiological response to my anxiety producing thoughts -- it's wonderful! The thoughts are still there, but I hope they will diminish since the physical stuff has. As far as side effects: fitfull sleep, loss of apetite and ear ringing. My doc fixed the sleep prob (fall into a deep sleep but the wake up at 4 AM)by adding 2 mg of Gabitril and it's working like a charm. I feel a little sluggish at times but I suspect it's just me getting used to feeling peaceful. I have suffered from panic disorder for 16 years. I was terrified to try meds to help me, but I am glad I finally tried Lexapro. Good luck!