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Stims and Lexapro StephGob

Posted by leslieg on January 18, 2003, at 13:32:39

In reply to Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro? ggrrl, posted by StephGob on January 15, 2003, at 15:26:33

I don't have ADD but do have Narcolepsy and need stims throughout the day. I take 200 mg Provigil in the am and 200 in the early afternoon. I started the Provigil before I started the Lexapro ... it took a few weeks of both together to figure out when to take how much. I now take the Lex (10 mg) at night. Provigil by itself made me quite bitchy (to be blunt), but adding the Lexapro took that away (mostly).

I also take ambien (5mg) as needed at bedtime to help get to sleep, as that is when my anxiety hits big-time.

So far, this combo is much better than I had ever hoped for.

Leslie G.

> I recently switched from Celexa to Lexapro, and my results haven't been that great. I was on Celexa for a year (thought I should have been on something for years prior to that...my fault).
>
> My anxiety was a bit of a problem sometimes (stress is a different story), but I didn't have many depressive episodes during this year. Since I've been on Lexapro (about 2 weeks or so), I've had some major episodes of anxiety and depression. After just two weeks, I feel like I'm almost back to where I was before I was even on medication.
>
> My biggest issue is usually anxiety. As long as my depression is subdued, I can focus on attempting (successfully or not) to lessen my anxiety. Right now, I can't seem to control either.
>
> One worry that my doctor had was that he didn't want to try much of anything new with me because I also have ADD and am on medication for that. However, even when I don't take that med (a stimulant), I get anxious. Anyone got any help for me?


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