Posted by charly on November 14, 2002, at 18:11:16
In reply to Re: Thanks Dr. Bob on Redirect » AnxiousMe, posted by wharfrat on November 14, 2002, at 9:43:15
> > 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!
> Anxious, glad to hear someone out there is do well on lexapro besides me.
It's now been around 4 weeks since I started Lexapro and there is no question, my depression is gone and so are the daily headaches I had for the first 2 weeks. I've been on Prozac, Zoloft, Effexor and Luvox; had sexual dysfunction (loss of interest and anorgasmia) on all of them. Lexapro is allowing me to have a "normal" married sex life. After years of not looking forward to having sex (for fear I would not be able to maintain an erection and not really enjoying the experience) I can say it's a blessing to feel good and have a sex life! Lexapro is a good product.