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thanking all of you trucker

Posted by susielalala on April 7, 2004, at 22:13:40

In reply to Re: help pls...em sexylexy, posted by trucker on April 7, 2004, at 21:51:29

I want to thank all of you for all the encouragement that you have given to me. I dont think that I would have stayed on the Lexapro without all the encouragement I have received here. I had a real hard time for the 1st 3 weeks adjusting to this med. Now I am doing okay. I still have anxiety but nothing like I did have. I want to thank all of you . THANK YOU. If I can be of any kind of support to any of you wonderful people here please let me know. I would also like to thank Mystic , she has been a very special friend to me through all of this. She now needs all of our prayers for her, she is going through a hard time. I know she is going to be fine. :) She is great. You all are. Thanks again and God bless all of you.
Ali

 

Re: help pls... want info

Posted by Gator on April 8, 2004, at 8:49:59

In reply to help pls..., posted by want info on April 7, 2004, at 16:19:54

I take mine before I go to bed because it makes me sleepy. Since I've increased to 15mgs I have been waking up with a headache but that happened when I first started Lex so I know it will go away. It's hard to say when to take it because it effects everybody differently. Some it give insominia and some it makes sleepy. I guess it is just a trial and error thing. Good Luck and I hope you feel better soon!!!

Gator

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> can you guys please answer about night or morning lex? i only got a few replies. i am feeling really dizzy and out of it today...??????
> thanks
> E

 

Re: help pls...

Posted by ednababish on April 8, 2004, at 10:20:43

In reply to Re: help pls... want info, posted by Gator on April 8, 2004, at 8:49:59

I take mine in the morning--I tried 10mgs in the morning and 5 at night, but I was waking in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. I have since figured out that I do that when I use a birth-control pill or patch. If you are groggy after taking it, try at night--only the first night take half at night, the other half in the morning, and then all the second night. After supper is also good.

 

Re: Lexapro update

Posted by vivkt on April 8, 2004, at 13:30:41

In reply to Re: Lexapro update, posted by pharmrep on July 31, 2002, at 2:04:24

I have just started taking celexa (canada), if it is beneficial to switch to Lexapro would you have to come off celexa slowly first?

I guess it would be cheaper also to just buy the generic celexa when available as it will be years before Lexapro has a generic version?.

 

Re: Help pls...

Posted by dzinegirl on April 8, 2004, at 15:19:22

In reply to help pls..., posted by want info on April 7, 2004, at 16:19:54

I started it at night and I had terrible insomina.
I switched to morning and take it around 6:30 am with breakfast and by night I sleep like a baby.
Im on 10mgs. Hope this helps!

dzinegirl

 

Lexapro update+question?

Posted by bride2be on April 9, 2004, at 16:53:48

In reply to Re: help pls..., posted by ednababish on April 8, 2004, at 10:20:43

HI! i just wanted to tell you how great i am doing since my switch from 10 to 20. I feel wonderful today. the first day of my period sucked, but today is the best day i have had since i started lex. this is only my 19th day! Did anyone else start feeling this awesome so soon! i was not expecting great results until my 6th week. does it get even better? let me know what happened with you guys, i am really interested to hear your story! what a great day! NO MOOD SWINGS AT ALL! YEAH FOR ME! :)

 

RE:: Bridetobe

Posted by mystic on April 9, 2004, at 17:26:40

In reply to Lexapro update+question?, posted by bride2be on April 9, 2004, at 16:53:48

Hello Bridetobe...I had a hard time starting and it has been up and down I remember having a great week then a bad week then a great week then a bad one...So you have to be prepared for whatever happens until you totally adjust..that is just my experience..My worst time has been when I have had my period...The first one was bad because I had such a great week then towards the end of my period I crashed and the same thing happened on my next period I have had two since starting the lex...but hopefully this will even out...My point is dont be distressed if it doesnt last because it will get better again...And you might just have to adjust the med to fit during your cycle...Not sure if this helps just my experience and hope others share with you also...Hey I have a questions how does everyone do after a couple of drinks on lex..this would be the first time since starting lex and was just wondering...Thanks Mystic

 

RE:: mystic

Posted by bride2be on April 9, 2004, at 17:46:56

In reply to RE:: Bridetobe, posted by mystic on April 9, 2004, at 17:26:40

thanks for your story! i totally understand. um, about the drinking, i went out the other night and had about 3 pina coladas and i was fine. i did not feel funny and i also did not feel like the lex made me more drunk. it was just like if i had had 3 drinks before i was on lex. everyone may be different, but it was totally fine with me. i was kinda scared to, but i had no problems at all. i dont know how it would be if you drank alot though, but in my opinion a few should not hurt, but ask around! thanks!

 

RE:: Bridetobe

Posted by mystic on April 9, 2004, at 18:14:39

In reply to RE:: mystic, posted by bride2be on April 9, 2004, at 17:46:56

Hey Bridetobe...Thanks for the quick reply since I am having a couple..haaah...But have you been over to the redirected lexaproers site that is where you can talk more social on this site we are supposed to talk about just meds..You should come on over...And by the way..what does bridetobe mean are you getting married soon?????...well should say something about meds so I wont get in trouble...I'm on 10mgs for the past 9 weeks that is the extent of my med talk..hahha...Mystic

 

RE:: mystic

Posted by bride2be on April 9, 2004, at 18:19:35

In reply to RE:: Bridetobe, posted by mystic on April 9, 2004, at 18:14:39

i will come over now! enjoy your drinks. i am on 20 and that is my med histoy!

 

RE:: MYSTIC

Posted by bride2be on April 9, 2004, at 18:22:51

In reply to RE:: Bridetobe, posted by mystic on April 9, 2004, at 18:14:39

HOW TO I GET TO THE OTHER SITE? I CANT FIND IT!

 

RE:: bridetobe

Posted by mystic on April 9, 2004, at 18:25:31

In reply to RE:: MYSTIC, posted by bride2be on April 9, 2004, at 18:22:51

It is redirected lexaproers and then just mark it favorite places so that you can get back there let me see if there is something I can do to get you there...let me know

 

RE:: MYSTIC

Posted by bride2be on April 9, 2004, at 18:42:24

In reply to RE:: bridetobe, posted by mystic on April 9, 2004, at 18:25:31

I SEE WHERE YOU CAN TALK ABOUT SUB ABUSE AND CREATIVE WRITING AND THAT STUFF, BUT I DONT SEE A REDIRECTED LEXAPROERS. IS THERE A WEBSITE I CAN TYPE IN?

 

re: bridetobe

Posted by mystic on April 9, 2004, at 18:56:48

In reply to Re: New to Lexapro and feeling awful jjana, posted by worrywort on May 13, 2003, at 12:43:06

Ok if you go to google to you have aol...well if you do you go to google and you put in redirected lexaproers and you can get there like that...plus dr bob has redirected people there recently that were posting personal stuff on the med site..let me know..if we get there you have to put it in favorites so you dont get lost again..hahha..Mystic

 

Re: stopping lexapro

Posted by GZZAPMAN on April 9, 2004, at 19:37:17

In reply to Re: stopping lexapro, posted by KathrynLex on April 1, 2004, at 15:29:41

BEEN OFF LEXAPRO FOR ABOUT 5 DAYS. GOT ELECTRIC SHOCKS GOING OFF DOWN MY EXTREMITIES AND ACROSS MY BRAIN. GOT A METALIC TASTE IN MY MOUTH THE FIRST COUPLE OF DAYS. ITS BAD NEWS STUFF. STILL GET DIZZY AND STARTLED WHEN I TURN MY HEAD SHARPLY OR BLINK AT THE SAME TIME AS MOVING MY HEAD ... ITS A REAL TRIP!

 

Re: stopping lexapro

Posted by mystic on April 9, 2004, at 19:51:37

In reply to Re: stopping lexapro, posted by GZZAPMAN on April 9, 2004, at 19:37:17

Wow I hope that you feel better soon...Did you go off abruptly..I know that you are supposed to go off gradually...that doesnt sound like a lot of fun..why did you decide to go off your meds??..and did you go off gradually...take care and hope that those effects stop soon...Mystic

 

Re: stopping lexapro

Posted by bride2be on April 9, 2004, at 20:12:17

In reply to Re: stopping lexapro, posted by GZZAPMAN on April 9, 2004, at 19:37:17

you may want to call your doctor, i dont think you should stop cold turkey. your side effects sound bad. i hope you get to feeling better soon! were here if you need us!

 

Re: Lexapro update+question? bride2be

Posted by trucker on April 9, 2004, at 23:13:24

In reply to Lexapro update+question?, posted by bride2be on April 9, 2004, at 16:53:48

it gets better all the way. the only reason i'm on webutrin is because the hubby isn't carring the load. he thinks i should carry the burden and my shoulders aren't that broad. my sdoc said she was going to kill him.

i guess i get to watch..

trucker

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> HI! i just wanted to tell you how great i am doing since my switch from 10 to 20. I feel wonderful today. the first day of my period sucked, but today is the best day i have had since i started lex. this is only my 19th day! Did anyone else start feeling this awesome so soon! i was not expecting great results until my 6th week. does it get even better? let me know what happened with you guys, i am really interested to hear your story! what a great day! NO MOOD SWINGS AT ALL! YEAH FOR ME! :)

 

RE: Redirected Lexaproers

Posted by Dr. Bob on April 10, 2004, at 7:10:31

In reply to RE:: Bridetobe, posted by mystic on April 9, 2004, at 18:14:39

> have you been over to the redirected lexaproers site that is where you can talk more social on this site we are supposed to talk about just meds..You should come on over...

Here's a link:

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/social/20040305/msgs/323847.html

It's actually not a separate site, though it may seem like it, just one thread on another board. To see the other threads there, click on the "Psycho-Social-Babble" link at the top or bottom of any post there.

Bob

 

RE: trucker

Posted by bride2be on April 10, 2004, at 19:36:44

In reply to RE: Redirected Lexaproers, posted by Dr. Bob on April 10, 2004, at 7:10:31

You are a trip, thanks for the input. i will keep you guys informed on the up to 20, going great so far!

 

RE::: Hey mel_light

Posted by mystic on April 11, 2004, at 9:05:33

In reply to Anyone switched to Lexapro? ggrrl, posted by Dr. Bob on June 11, 2002, at 7:52:48

Hey Mel how is going on the meds...havent heard from you for a while a little worried..Happy easter...Mystic

 

Paxil VS Lexapro

Posted by aspensm0mmy on April 12, 2004, at 1:32:29

In reply to Re: Lexapro update+question? bride2be, posted by trucker on April 9, 2004, at 23:13:24

I started using Paxil about 14 months ago for PPD. I have had major problems with excessive sweating and a non-existant sex drive. My PhD just prescribed Lexapro instead. . .does anyone have any advice/experience? I am worried about the difference in dosage, on Paxil I was at 37.5 with Lexapro I will be taking 10. . .is that comperable? I have a week until my Paxil script is gone. Please let me know if you have any thoughts. Thanks!

 

Re: Paxil VS Lexapro aspensm0mmy

Posted by want info on April 12, 2004, at 9:20:18

In reply to Paxil VS Lexapro, posted by aspensm0mmy on April 12, 2004, at 1:32:29

hi there. i was on paxil 20mg for 8 years. it worked great for me...i have severe anxiety, inherited. i switched to lex and started at 10mg...i am now finally seeing results at 20. the advice you'll see from most ppl on here is that lower doses (10, 15) are effective for depression while higher is often needed for anxiety. i take .5 mg xanax daily as well and am weaning off as the lex begins to work. good luck! emily

 

Re: Paxil VS Lexapro

Posted by ednababish on April 12, 2004, at 10:15:56

In reply to Paxil VS Lexapro, posted by aspensm0mmy on April 12, 2004, at 1:32:29

I took 25 mgs PaxilCR for 4 months--I was not even able to get aroused, and I was a bit of a zombie--forgetful about big things AND not terribly concerned about the times I dropped the ball like I should have been. I felt like I got my brain back on lexapro at 15 mgs. I have just upped to 20 because I have felt stressed and have been having problems concentrating again (one of my most problematic depression symptoms).
I think you may find that 10mgs is not enough--you will probably need 20-30mgs lex. I just started taking 10mgs lex on a friday--after my last dose of paxil on a thurs. with no break. At about two weeks I went up to 15--where I stayed for about three months. During my switch I had about four weeks of increased depression and irritability, no real increase in anxiety, and a clearer head. I have found it much better overall and would like to wish you good luck.

 

Re: Sexual Dysfunction and Lexapro? Need Feedback

Posted by male 50 on April 13, 2004, at 22:49:41

In reply to Sexual Dysfunction and Lexapro? Need Feedback, posted by sideorder on March 19, 2004, at 16:23:05

> I was just prescribed Lexapro by my doctor for general stress/anxiety reduction. I was told that the sexual side effects were minimal...primarily "ejaclatory delay" (and only happens to a small precentage).... I guess if it's "delayed", it wouldn't be that big of a deal---just so it eventually happens. Also wondering if it causes any erectile dysfunction or decreased libido. I really don't want to become sexually dysfunctional in any way. Any men out there taking Lexapro (or women who are with men taking Lexapro) that can give me the lowdown? I have a VERY healthy sex life with my girlfriend and hate to see it take a turn just because I'm taking an anti-anxiety drug. Any advice/comments or feedback would be appreciated. Also, don't even know if I'm "posting" in the right place...I'm totally new to this.
>

I have been taking Lexapro for the past six months. There has definitely been an effect on my ability to ejaculate. As with the previous user, I too was on Effexor and that caused erectile dysfunction. That has not been the case with the Lexapro, but I often find that I am unable to achieve orgasm no matter how long I wait. I am also unable to bring myself to orgasm, so it is frustrating.


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