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Re: Lexapro Dosing...10 mg or bust??????

Posted by McPac on July 9, 2003, at 23:26:47

In reply to Re: Lexapro Dosing...10 mg or bust?????? McPac, posted by tm on July 7, 2003, at 17:00:06

Thanks for ALL responses! Much appreciated!
So it DOES seem like some (perhaps many?) DO get better results at doses greater than 10 mg.
Been on Lex now 9 days (still at 10 mg's) and I have been getting the "panicky" feelings from the med........I get them strong when I first wake up...once I've been up for a while, and have eaten, they seem to subside....hopefully that panicky feeling will go away someday soon......I was wondering if Celexa caused those same panicky feelings? Thanks!

 

depakote before Lexapro

Posted by joebob on July 9, 2003, at 23:40:15

In reply to My experience with Lexapro, posted by Tama on December 27, 2002, at 21:26:20

i was told to try a 2 week predose of depakote prior to starting lexapro...........
and then read all this horrible stuff about the depakote..........
will neurontin do the same thing, i.e. prepare the brain for the ssri rush..........?
i had a mild manic break on the 3rd day of trying lexapro at a very low dose...........
any advice or experience

 

Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro? ggrrl trucker

Posted by lil' jimi on July 10, 2003, at 2:51:44

In reply to Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro? ggrrl, posted by trucker on July 6, 2003, at 17:38:52

hi trucker,

thank you for your post ...
you wrote:
> i switched from zoloft 200mg to lexapro 20 mg.
>
> i wasn't informed of the way it would affect me.
>
> this thing is screaming feed me all of a sudden and before i had NO desire at all. now its almost out of control. my other half is still use to no not interested and i am trying to get him to give me some. if you catch my drift. i am more like my younger years at this point. hope i stay like this. this is my experience!

and i'm writing this:
i hear what you are saying ... i have had similiar experience with lexapro ... .. ... i have asked our lex posters before if anyone else experienced beneficial sexual side effects with lex and a few responded positively ... ... i initially suffered anorgasmia as a SE from lex, but after about a week that went away and things changed for the better ... ... well, and even better ...

how long we're you on zoloft?
how long have you been on lex?
how was your transition like?
how has your other half adjusted? yet?

thanks again for the positive post ... never get enough of those here ...

good luck !
take good care!!!
~ jim


 

Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro? ggrrl

Posted by lil' jimi on July 10, 2003, at 3:36:02

In reply to Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro? ggrrl, posted by billk on July 6, 2003, at 19:27:57

hi billk,

> Now that this thread is over a year old, I am wondering if any consensus has been reached about Celexa vx. Lexapro.
>
> Is there an improvement in effectiveness and/or side effects or is it all just marketing hype?

i don't know about celexa ... never taken any.

but IMHO, if my experience with lexapro is just marketing hype, i'll have some more, please ... ... it's working fine for me ...

thanks,
~ jim

 

re: lexapro urination bruce_w6

Posted by lil' jimi on July 10, 2003, at 3:49:59

In reply to Lexapro Urination, posted by bruce_w6 on July 7, 2003, at 18:55:02

hi bruce_w6,

> I remember seeing posts in the beginning about urination habits changing when on Lexapro. How do I find these posts? Has anyone noticed their urination habits changing since taking Lexapro?

this is another initial side-effect i had that went away in a little more than a week ... i have posted about this, but i can't remember what subject line i used and i don't recall that anyone responded ...

when this was happening to me i had to take a very deliberate appraoch to peeing .... ... whereas it was an autonomic point and shoot before, it became a much more elaborate challenge, which sometimes caused a series of attempts to get my bladder really empty ... ... after a about 2 weeks this problem was completely gone ... .... but it had me a little worried there for a while ...

take care,
~ jim

 

re: Lexapro Dosing...10 mg or bust? BLKVETTES

Posted by lil' jimi on July 10, 2003, at 4:06:44

In reply to Re: Lexapro Dosing...10 mg or bust??????, posted by BLKVETTES on July 7, 2003, at 21:41:22

hi Wayne,
hi Capri!

i'm so glad you met Wayne, Capri ... he's great ...
... ... i just wanted to say that that link Wayne's posted is great too ... ... information our doctors should be telling us, but unless they're reading these boards, they don't know ... !

> > Hi Wayne,
> >
> >
> > The Pdoc I see isn't worth a dime but I have no choice until my insurance changes in the new year (sounds far off I know). He has no sensitivity whatsoever. If he knew I was only take 5 mg literally he would laugh at me. He tells me I think too much about side effects before I even take the meds which is so not true! I'm no stranger to these meds over the years. I am super sensitive. I don't know what kind of patients he sees but they all must tolerate meds well.
> >
> > Ok getting back to the side effects. I had a bad headache for the first 7 days, dry mouth, hyperness (panicky feelings), insomnia. I can't believe that this med did 180 turn on me and now make me exhausted. I guess I won't be able to increase the dose until the tiredness goes away right? If I need to stay on 5 mg will that be a theraputic dose being 10mg is the starting dose??
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Capri
> >
>
> Hi there, I have had 4 pdocs in 8 months. I have seen people get results on 5mg before. I got results on 7mg. There really is no hurry for you to move up. Do it when you feel comfortable I guess. Thats what I did. You can do it a little at a time. I think pdocs are trained to get your mind off side effects like they dont exist. Just go at your own pace if your doing it your self. You take care and be patient. Here is a link!!!
> WAYNE
> http://panicdisorder.about.com/features/blmed1.htm
>

thanks, Wayne! ... ... and Please keep bringing us the good stuff!

TAKE CARE !!!!
~ jim

 

re: Lexapro Dosing...10 mg or bust?????? trucker

Posted by lil' jimi on July 10, 2003, at 4:21:50

In reply to Re: Lexapro Dosing...10 mg or bust??????, posted by trucker on July 7, 2003, at 21:42:06

hi trucker,

> thanks folks! i now know why i am tired all the time. occationally i have an energenic day but they are rare. i was on 10 mg of lex for 2 wks. now i have been bumped up to 20 mg of lex. the anxiety is better managed, the depression too. just don't get a lot done in a days time. ya give ya take. at least i am closer to my normal self..... if i ever was normal!!! thanks ya'll for the info... how long does this tiredness usually last???i have been on the 20mg now for a week or so.
> trucker!

i have been trying something for my afternoon fatigue that Wayne and Bill L suggested a while back:
Dark Chocolate (NOT milk chocolate, says brother Bill and so say i)

i have been eating an ounce between 2 and 4 in the afternoon ... .. ... if i was getting sleepy-tired i'd maybe eat 2 ounces ... .. ... however, i have found that if i eat that much at 4, it interferred with my appetite for dinner ... so lately i'm doing a half ounce after lunch, like dessert ..?

and i have been losing some weight ... some of the 5 lbs i gained in april maybe ... ... but i think that i'm getting my bioflavinoids from the chocolate to help satisfy my hunger better and i am eating less.

take good care of yourself!
~ jim

 

re: lex dosing...10 mg or bust? oldhand

Posted by lil' jimi on July 10, 2003, at 4:44:29

In reply to Re: Lexapro Dosing...10 mg or bust?????? McPac, posted by oldhand on July 8, 2003, at 0:13:02

hi oldhand!

great to read your post!
glad you're feeling better!
hope it's going okay with your folks ... ... i've been sending you positive vibrations ... ...

> Hello!
> I went from 10mg to 20mg of Lexapro and feel better than I did on 10mg. Can you cite the study you read? I would be interested in reading it. This is the first I've heard of any such limitation to the medication and it has been used (what will be) a year in September. Thanks.

i'm so glad you're hanging in there ... ... thanks for the update!
TAKE CARE !!!
~ jim

 

re: welcome back! thanks for the great update! (nm) Donia

Posted by lil' jimi on July 10, 2003, at 4:48:47

In reply to Hello!!, posted by Donia on July 9, 2003, at 19:18:40

 

re: LEXAPRO UPDATE BLKVETTES

Posted by lil' jimi on July 10, 2003, at 5:10:46

In reply to LEXAPRO UPDATE, posted by BLKVETTES on July 7, 2003, at 12:04:03

hi Wayne!

you have written:
> I guess its been over 5 months on the lexapro. I thought I was recently going through some kind of poop out stage. I was really scared for over a week. But Im doing fine again. I think it was because of a busy week and a lot of bad things happening all at once. So I guess I passed the test. No panic attacks or depression, but I do get some anxiety time to time, this from going somewhere new or just a real busy day. Its not bad anxiety, just enough to get my attention. I only take xanax at night now to relax. I also have been sleeping really well the last week. I have had life long insomnia so this is a welcomed change. Im sure the insomnia will come back so I better rest up. Anyone suffering from panic attacks or anxiety I will say this takes a long time to overcome. I kept getting a little better each week. Once the med works if it does you have to change your thoughts and face your fears. Repetition is the key. Take care everyone!!!!
> WAYNE

... ... when i read you were going through a tough time and were worried about our favorite med, i about panicked because i was too busy to post back to you the support i wanted to express ... ...

... ... so i am especially grateful to hear this good news that you're doing better .... YEAH!! .... on "just" 7mg, too ...

... i'm still on 10mg and it's fine, but, you know, i wonder if it would be better on 15mg? ... ... i'm not going to because i really don't have any complaints ... ... 10mg is working real good ... ... but i wonder .... .....
... have you considered upping your 7mg? ... how are you measuring out your *7*, anyway ?

... ... tried any dark chocolate lately? ... ... did it cause you problems?... something, ... i almost remember?

... it is good to read you holding down the fort here while i was out .... thanks, man!

TAKE CARE!!!!! (yes!)
~ jim

 

EGR?Sadsack?Dysfunk?any Updates?please?thx, lj! (nm)

Posted by lil' jimi on July 10, 2003, at 5:19:59

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

 

re: LEXAPRO UPDATE

Posted by BLKVETTES on July 10, 2003, at 8:25:48

In reply to re: LEXAPRO UPDATE BLKVETTES, posted by lil' jimi on July 10, 2003, at 5:10:46

> hi Wayne!
>
> you have written:
> > I guess its been over 5 months on the lexapro. I thought I was recently going through some kind of poop out stage. I was really scared for over a week. But Im doing fine again. I think it was because of a busy week and a lot of bad things happening all at once. So I guess I passed the test. No panic attacks or depression, but I do get some anxiety time to time, this from going somewhere new or just a real busy day. Its not bad anxiety, just enough to get my attention. I only take xanax at night now to relax. I also have been sleeping really well the last week. I have had life long insomnia so this is a welcomed change. Im sure the insomnia will come back so I better rest up. Anyone suffering from panic attacks or anxiety I will say this takes a long time to overcome. I kept getting a little better each week. Once the med works if it does you have to change your thoughts and face your fears. Repetition is the key. Take care everyone!!!!
> > WAYNE
>
> ... ... when i read you were going through a tough time and were worried about our favorite med, i about panicked because i was too busy to post back to you the support i wanted to express ... ...
>
> ... ... so i am especially grateful to hear this good news that you're doing better .... YEAH!! .... on "just" 7mg, too ...
>
> ... i'm still on 10mg and it's fine, but, you know, i wonder if it would be better on 15mg? ... ... i'm not going to because i really don't have any complaints ... ... 10mg is working real good ... ... but i wonder .... .....
> ... have you considered upping your 7mg? ... how are you measuring out your *7*, anyway ?
>
> ... ... tried any dark chocolate lately? ... ... did it cause you problems?... something, ... i almost remember?
>
> ... it is good to read you holding down the fort here while i was out .... thanks, man!
>
> TAKE CARE!!!!! (yes!)
> ~ jim

Hi Jim, glad to see you posting. At this moment I feel great, subject to change of course. How do I get 7mg, its not exact I just cut those suckers. I have been up to 10mg several times and just did not like the feeling. Seemed anxiety was higher and just felt worse overall. I eat my chocolate as well in fact it sits by the computer. I eat both kinds of chocolate but never anymore than an ounce a day. But I love chocolate and sometimes cant resist. Im so glad your doing well. TAKE CARE!!!
WAYNE

 

LEXAPRO ?

Posted by e503 on July 10, 2003, at 8:54:44

In reply to re: LEXAPRO UPDATE, posted by BLKVETTES on July 10, 2003, at 8:25:48

Started my son on lexapro 9 days ago. Since he is very sensitive to meds started him on 2.5 mg. First 4 days he seemed a little better, so upped to 5 mg. He was GREAT for a few days, then I noticed he started to get a little agitated right before he was due his next dose (he takes it about 8:00 p.m.). Cut back again to 2.5 mg. Seemed to be a little agitated again the next day (yesterday). He also takes risperdal. I am trying to figure out what to do now......does this anxiety go away? (It's been 9 days since he started). Do I keep him at this dose for a while to see if it goes away, or do I incrase to see if that helps? Any ideas? HELP!
elise

 

Re: LEXAPRO ?

Posted by BLKVETTES on July 10, 2003, at 10:54:04

In reply to LEXAPRO ?, posted by e503 on July 10, 2003, at 8:54:44

> Started my son on lexapro 9 days ago. Since he is very sensitive to meds started him on 2.5 mg. First 4 days he seemed a little better, so upped to 5 mg. He was GREAT for a few days, then I noticed he started to get a little agitated right before he was due his next dose (he takes it about 8:00 p.m.). Cut back again to 2.5 mg. Seemed to be a little agitated again the next day (yesterday). He also takes risperdal. I am trying to figure out what to do now......does this anxiety go away? (It's been 9 days since he started). Do I keep him at this dose for a while to see if it goes away, or do I incrase to see if that helps? Any ideas? HELP!
> elise

Hi there, what is he being treated for? How old is he? For anyone taking meds you should move the dose up slowly. Stay at 2.5mg for awhile. Look at the link below. TAKE CARE!!!
WAYNE
http://panicdisorder.about.com/features/blmed1.htm


 

Please advice

Posted by dc75 on July 10, 2003, at 11:12:15

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

Hi! - Right now I am on 5 mg of Lexapro. I started a week ago. Almost immediately, I started feeling better. I have side effects, but I hope they will subside in time. One of my biggest complaints is that, though it has already helped my depression, it hasn't stopped me from thinking, thinking, thinking soooo much. There isn't a time when something is not going on in my mind. I feel just a bit more manic on this drug, though before, this would really get me down, but now I feel better able to cope.
Ok, finally my question: My doctor wanted me to go up to 10mgs after a week. Do you think upping the dose will help my mind calm down a bit, or do you all think it will make it worse? I'm taking this both for depression and obsessive thoughts. Like I said before, has definately helped for the depression, and a little less so for the obsessive thoughts. Should I stay at 5mg and see what happens, or go up to 10 like my doc wanted me to? What do you guys think?
Thanks,
Dc75

 

Re: Please advice

Posted by BLKVETTES on July 10, 2003, at 13:30:23

In reply to Please advice, posted by dc75 on July 10, 2003, at 11:12:15

> Hi! - Right now I am on 5 mg of Lexapro. I started a week ago. Almost immediately, I started feeling better. I have side effects, but I hope they will subside in time. One of my biggest complaints is that, though it has already helped my depression, it hasn't stopped me from thinking, thinking, thinking soooo much. There isn't a time when something is not going on in my mind. I feel just a bit more manic on this drug, though before, this would really get me down, but now I feel better able to cope.
> Ok, finally my question: My doctor wanted me to go up to 10mgs after a week. Do you think upping the dose will help my mind calm down a bit, or do you all think it will make it worse? I'm taking this both for depression and obsessive thoughts. Like I said before, has definately helped for the depression, and a little less so for the obsessive thoughts. Should I stay at 5mg and see what happens, or go up to 10 like my doc wanted me to? What do you guys think?
> Thanks,
> Dc75

Hi DC75, I will answer this way. One week is hardly any time for the med to fully do its job. I have heard that it has helped in only a week though. After just a few days I stopped crying for the first time in like 70 days. Waiting wont hurt and going up wont hurt I guess. If you do up the dose I would not go any further for a good 4 weeks or so. Just be aware of how your feeling and you can go back down to 5 if it gets to be to much. GOOD LUCK!!!
WAYNE

 

wayne...please read my post at joebob

Posted by joebob on July 10, 2003, at 13:34:45

In reply to Re: Please advice, posted by BLKVETTES on July 10, 2003, at 13:30:23

i could use some help with deciding how to proceed.
i did have increased anxiety w lexapro afer only 3 days and stopped........then got the advice to try depakote first for 2 weeks

> > Hi! - Right now I am on 5 mg of Lexapro. I started a week ago. Almost immediately, I started feeling better. I have side effects, but I hope they will subside in time. One of my biggest complaints is that, though it has already helped my depression, it hasn't stopped me from thinking, thinking, thinking soooo much. There isn't a time when something is not going on in my mind. I feel just a bit more manic on this drug, though before, this would really get me down, but now I feel better able to cope.
> > Ok, finally my question: My doctor wanted me to go up to 10mgs after a week. Do you think upping the dose will help my mind calm down a bit, or do you all think it will make it worse? I'm taking this both for depression and obsessive thoughts. Like I said before, has definately helped for the depression, and a little less so for the obsessive thoughts. Should I stay at 5mg and see what happens, or go up to 10 like my doc wanted me to? What do you guys think?
> > Thanks,
> > Dc75
>
> Hi DC75, I will answer this way. One week is hardly any time for the med to fully do its job. I have heard that it has helped in only a week though. After just a few days I stopped crying for the first time in like 70 days. Waiting wont hurt and going up wont hurt I guess. If you do up the dose I would not go any further for a good 4 weeks or so. Just be aware of how your feeling and you can go back down to 5 if it gets to be to much. GOOD LUCK!!!
> WAYNE
>
>

 

Re: Please advice

Posted by dc75 on July 10, 2003, at 13:37:29

In reply to Re: Please advice, posted by BLKVETTES on July 10, 2003, at 13:30:23

Wayne, you're the best!
Cheers,
dc75

 

Re: LEXAPRO ? BLKVETTES

Posted by e503 on July 10, 2003, at 13:54:51

In reply to Re: LEXAPRO ?, posted by BLKVETTES on July 10, 2003, at 10:54:04

> > Started my son on lexapro 9 days ago. Since he is very sensitive to meds started him on 2.5 mg. First 4 days he seemed a little better, so upped to 5 mg. He was GREAT for a few days, then I noticed he started to get a little agitated right before he was due his next dose (he takes it about 8:00 p.m.). Cut back again to 2.5 mg. Seemed to be a little agitated again the next day (yesterday). He also takes risperdal. I am trying to figure out what to do now......does this anxiety go away? (It's been 9 days since he started). Do I keep him at this dose for a while to see if it goes away, or do I incrase to see if that helps? Any ideas? HELP!
> > elise
>
> Hi there, what is he being treated for? How old is he? For anyone taking meds you should move the dose up slowly. Stay at 2.5mg for awhile. Look at the link below. TAKE CARE!!!
> WAYNE
> http://panicdisorder.about.com/features/blmed1.htm
>
>
> he is 16 years old. He has autism and possibly bipolar. He has been on a million meds.
elise

 

Re: depakote before Lexapro

Posted by BLKVETTES on July 10, 2003, at 14:15:29

In reply to depakote before Lexapro, posted by joebob on July 9, 2003, at 23:40:15

> i was told to try a 2 week predose of depakote prior to starting lexapro...........
> and then read all this horrible stuff about the depakote..........
> will neurontin do the same thing, i.e. prepare the brain for the ssri rush..........?
> i had a mild manic break on the 3rd day of trying lexapro at a very low dose...........
> any advice or experience

Hi there, I know nothing about the 2 meds you talk about. No one can tell you what will happen when you take any med. You are different from me and so on. I could not take paxil and zoloft. I had a hard time with lexapro at the begining and that was 5mg. My doc said stop taking it but I was desperate. On my own I cut that sucker to about 2mg and this helped ease my mind and side effects. The only thing I could say is cut that med to 1mg if you have to and see what happens. If that works ok after a few days go up to 2mg and so forth. TAKE CARE!!!
WAYNE
http://panicdisorder.about.com/features/blmed1.htm

 

SUNLIGHT AND LEXAPRO, LILJIMI

Posted by BLKVETTES on July 10, 2003, at 14:20:39

In reply to Re: depakote before Lexapro, posted by BLKVETTES on July 10, 2003, at 14:15:29

Hi Jim, I guess you saw Donia was back. She had been here in Florida getting some of my sun. She reported that she was feeling great. There has said to be a link between sunshine and depression. I have been laying by the pool this week and I feel great. So get some sun, eat some chocolate and take your lexapro of course. TAKE CARE!!!!
WAYNE

 

re: SUNLIGHT AND LEXAPRO and Dark Chocolate! BLKVETTES

Posted by lil' jimi on July 10, 2003, at 15:29:30

In reply to SUNLIGHT AND LEXAPRO, LILJIMI, posted by BLKVETTES on July 10, 2003, at 14:20:39

hey Wayne!

> Hi Jim, I guess you saw Donia was back. She had been here in Florida getting some of my sun. She reported that she was feeling great. There has said to be a link between sunshine and depression. I have been laying by the pool this week and I feel great. So get some sun, eat some chocolate and take your lexapro of course. TAKE CARE!!!!
> WAYNE

GREAT IDEA(S)!!!
(would you believe i HAD FORGOTTEN to take my noontime 10mg?!?!? ... ...
... ... Thanks for reminding me, man!! .. ... ... no wonder i was getting this headache!)

it's always great to read the posts from folks getting the upside of lex ... ... way to go, Donia!

and you too WAYNE!
and all of our siblings-in-lex!

TAKE Great CARE !!!
~ jim

p.s. anyone wants TMI about me?
you can check out my post(s) over on the pBabble Faith board ... ... (TMI = "too much information")
.. ... ~ j

 

Re: Lexapro Dosing...10 mg or bust?????? McPac

Posted by tm on July 10, 2003, at 15:58:00

In reply to Re: Lexapro Dosing...10 mg or bust??????, posted by McPac on July 9, 2003, at 23:26:47

> Thanks for ALL responses! Much appreciated!
> So it DOES seem like some (perhaps many?) DO get better results at doses greater than 10 mg.
> Been on Lex now 9 days (still at 10 mg's) and I have been getting the "panicky" feelings from the med........I get them strong when I first wake up...once I've been up for a while, and have eaten, they seem to subside....hopefully that panicky feeling will go away someday soon......I was wondering if Celexa caused those same panicky feelings? Thanks!

I take .5mg Xanax for times a day to help with the panicky feelings. I don't always need it but the doc wants to make sure I stay panick free for a few months before reducing my Xanax.
Take care Tim.

 

Re: Alternative

Posted by pumpkin on July 10, 2003, at 16:01:41

In reply to Re: Alternative sme, posted by trucker on July 6, 2003, at 18:12:24

Dear T,

I'm just browsing around the posts, and came
across yours. My heart goes out to you, I
lost a full term son (my only-I have all girls).
I've had a heck of a life too! I won't go
into it, but the "church" (I left it), told me
that my "problems" were because of un-submissiveness (if they only would have investigated what was REALLY going on)! Anyway,
another time-another post perhaps. I'm here.
It has been mans choices for me, but NOT the Lords
for alot of my life. Stand firm- you get alot of
crap. Ever wonder why? The Lord loves us ALL-
no matter what we've done, or will do! The cross-
just you and Him, not others!

I've been off Lex now for over 3 weeks. I'm tired
of being "vulnerable" and drugged. For the first
time in over 12? years- I'm med free and trying
to see what is what. I'm not saying that meds
aren't good, but I had to do this, and I don't
regret it one bit. I'm doing what I want to do
for a change, which I don't think is "unhealthy"
a bit! Still fighting depression (on or off meds)
but haven't had "panic" attacks yet (bracing
myself somewhat). Dealing with memories (bad)
myself, and praying for the Lords wisdom in all
this. I now know that the ECT messed me up
perm.. I warn people, and am getting actively
involved especially with the vulnerable, and
elderly.

Will try to post down the line, and nice to see
some posts from the oldtimers!LOL!

 

re: lexapro urination

Posted by bruce_w6 on July 10, 2003, at 20:10:57

In reply to re: lexapro urination bruce_w6, posted by lil' jimi on July 10, 2003, at 3:49:59

> hi bruce_w6,
>
> > I remember seeing posts in the beginning about urination habits changing when on Lexapro. How do I find these posts? Has anyone noticed their urination habits changing since taking Lexapro?
>
> this is another initial side-effect i had that went away in a little more than a week ... i have posted about this, but i can't remember what subject line i used and i don't recall that anyone responded ...
>
> when this was happening to me i had to take a very deliberate appraoch to peeing .... ... whereas it was an autonomic point and shoot before, it became a much more elaborate challenge, which sometimes caused a series of attempts to get my bladder really empty ... ... after a about 2 weeks this problem was completely gone ... .... but it had me a little worried there for a while ...
>
> take care,
> ~ jim

I started having these same symptoms shortly after starting Lexapro in December 2002. I am still having them. I had my prostate checked and it is ok. I urinate frequently and it is kind of an effort to empty my bladder.

Any other feedback would be appreciated.


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