Posted by ayuda on February 23, 2003, at 23:21:30
In reply to Anybody have GOOD results for Lexapro ?, posted by SBOATRN on February 20, 2003, at 7:23:50
> I've read numerous problems people have with it. Did it do anybody ANY good ??? Primarily, looking for people who are only using Lexopro alone or it and an addition of a benzo, prehaps. Would like to know ???
I have been on it for several months now, and I really like it. I don't have any side effects that would make me want to go off it (no excessive weight gain like Effexor, no depersonalization like Celexa and Zoloft), just some sweating (I live in Miami, it's not like I don't sweat anyhow!), and insomnia, but that is with or without the meds. I don't take anything else except Ativan occasionally for sleeping, and I have been feeling good. I think -- and this is just my personal opinion -- that the apathy people have been complaining about might also be a lack of anxiety -- I have discussed this with my therapist, though no one knows that answer to that problem. There are things I am apathetic about these days that I used to do all the time, but I'm thinking that maybe those are things I may have been compulsive about and without that compulsion I am less interested in them? It's just a theory of mine. Anyhow, I haven't been happier about an SSRI as I have been about Lexapro, but everyone is different....