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Re: NO THANX! It's enough to not try lexapro 4 me!

Posted by Okpolosi on April 26, 2003, at 16:31:01

In reply to Re: NO THANX! It's enough to not try lexapro 4 me! Okpolosi, posted by eve70 on April 26, 2003, at 13:45:38

> Hi OK, tanx for your share!
> I would only to say that the side effects you reported will probably kill me!
> I am unipolar melanchonic depressed.
> I was on lot of ad, last one, Celexa, made me dizzy, some kind of zomby, during all day.
> I thought that s/e of lexapro were less or less intensive than celexa....but it seems not to be true.
> In your opinion, which are the main differences between celexa and lexapro?
> I don't know what i'm gonna do, dr. would make me try lexapro but i'm scared about s/e, cause i need to feel me alive even if depressed!
> Thanx you OK for your share.
> eve

I can't speak for Celexa, Lex is the only med I have ever taken. The dizziness I experienced got better each day, I've been taking 10mg and am well into my 3rd month. Occasionally I have a slight touch of dizziness an hour or two after taking, but now it is so slight I hardly notice if I'm busy.

Some people have better results taking Lex in the evening, so they sleep through the SE's. I began by taking it in the morning but found I was getting sleepy around 7PM. Now I take it at 2-3PM, fall asleep easily around 11PM and sleep soundly through the night. This is a HUGE plus for me as all through my life I have been an insomniac, never felt rested, and was grouchy all day as a result. A lot of my depression stemmed from the fact that I could not sleep and I obssessed about it constantly.

I want to stress again that all my comments are about my own experience, and I believe I had more trouble with the SE's than others who have posted here. We all react differently, and it is possible your experience will not be so bad. If I had to do it all over again knowing what I know now, I would still suffer through the initial SE's because the benefits I have reaped were well worth it.

Sorry I couldn't answer more of your questions. I would still encourage you to try to do what your DR asks, or if it would help, get a second and third opinion from professionals in different fields. By thay I mean you may want to talk to a mental health professional, a regular doctor, a psychologist, etc.

I hope some of this has helped, and best of luck to you.




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