Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 109458

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Re: Lexapro-Day 22 - Sooooo tired, Help!

Posted by Feelin Good in VA on October 26, 2006, at 15:15:39

In reply to Re: Lexapro-Day 22 - Sooooo tired, Help!, posted by irishcatholic on October 26, 2006, at 11:46:30

I've been on 10mg dose of Lex for the past year. After the first 90 days any side effects went away and I started feeling good. Still feeling really great. I incorporated cognitive retraining with the start up use of the Lex and I found it to worked well for me. Hang in there... I hope things start looking up for you soon.

 

It's me again under different name

Posted by Esmarelda-Fran on August 14, 2007, at 19:28:08

In reply to Re: Lexapro-Day 22 - Sooooo tired, Help!, posted by Feelin Good in VA on October 26, 2006, at 15:15:39

I used to be just Esmarelda, but now am Esmarelda-Fran b/c I could not remember password and had to re-register. Anyway, I am referring my husband who just started lexapro to this board and some of our old posts. It helped me tremendously!
Fran

 

Re: It's me again under different name

Posted by lil' jimi on February 8, 2008, at 16:23:03

In reply to It's me again under different name, posted by Esmarelda-Fran on August 14, 2007, at 19:28:08

hi, esmarelda,
nice to hear your voice.

this april, it will be five years that i have been taking lexapro.
10mg.
is your husband going to read the thread from the beginning?

that's what i did.
it helped me.

take care!

 

Re: Any significant weight gain or loss on Lexapro???? AnnieJ

Posted by xdisolvedgirlx on December 30, 2008, at 1:10:33

In reply to Any significant weight gain or loss on Lexapro????, posted by AnnieJ on June 12, 2003, at 22:47:02

My Dr. prescribed me Paxil 6 years ago for G.A.D. With a year and a half, I gained roughly 40lbs (I am 5' 0" tall). I was weened of the drug and the weight came right off. Recently, he prescribed me Lexapro for G.A.D. after a semi-traumatic event. It was never intended to be a permanent medication, as I take adivan for anxiety. I was started on 10mg in May of this year. A few months later, my dosage was increased to 20mg. It is now 8 months since I started taking Lexapro and I have gained 50 lbs; most of it within the last few months.

 

Re: weight gain

Posted by shadowplayers721 on December 30, 2008, at 2:19:03

In reply to weight gain Journeyman, posted by dilutedlexapro on July 24, 2006, at 22:42:33

I hear the physician talk to their drug rep in the hallway - "Please guys, offer medications that don't make my patients gain weight and cause sexual dysfunction."

I have told my physician over and over again that Lexapro was making me gain weight. What did he say? The literature says it does not do that. He knows that his patients are telling the truth. You can see the difference. I can see the difference in myself, friends, and family.

Anyone that I know that has been thin all their life and gains weight rapidly and it stays on and will not come off, I ask them, "Are you on antidepressants (SSRI's)?" 100% of them they will answer, "Yes, how did you know?" I tell them you have the look. I can spot it from knowing what those pills did to my body.

Now, I am wonder what else is in store...

 

Re: Any significant weight gain or loss on Lexapro???? xdisolvedgirlx

Posted by Garnet71 on January 5, 2009, at 13:26:42

In reply to Re: Any significant weight gain or loss on Lexapro???? AnnieJ, posted by xdisolvedgirlx on December 30, 2008, at 1:10:33

Hi there,

This is a great resource for evaluating meds:

http://www.askapatient.com/viewrating.asp?drug=21440&name=LEXAPRO

There are over 1000 comments regarding Lexapro there.

Note, I've also read that SSRIs increase cortisol; don't know if this is true, but if it is, it explains weight gain. Cortisol in excess is also said to cause neuro and brain damage that leads to memory loss and other symptoms.

Good luck.

 

Re: Any significant weight gain or loss on Lexapro????

Posted by KarenRB53 on January 19, 2009, at 10:07:04

In reply to Re: Any significant weight gain or loss on Lexapro???? xdisolvedgirlx, posted by Garnet71 on January 5, 2009, at 13:26:42

> Hi there,
>
> This is a great resource for evaluating meds:
>
> http://www.askapatient.com/viewrating.asp?drug=21440&name=LEXAPRO
>
> There are over 1000 comments regarding Lexapro there.
>
> Note, I've also read that SSRIs increase cortisol; don't know if this is true, but if it is, it explains weight gain. Cortisol in excess is also said to cause neuro and brain damage that leads to memory loss and other symptoms.
>
> Good luck.

Interesting information about the cortisol and SSRI's. That could explain why I gained so much weight on Prozac. Now I'm trying to get the weight off as I'm off Prozac and just starting Lexapro. I wonder how the cortisol effect can be dealt with?

Karen

 

Re: weight gain ramsea

Posted by Chihuahua on February 2, 2009, at 21:33:37

In reply to Re: weight gain, posted by ramsea on July 25, 2006, at 3:10:28

Re Lexapro and abnormal excessive eating.

My Psychiatrist changed me from Cipramil to Lexapro 5 years ago.

Lexapro was a very effective antidepressant for me .
However Lexapro failed to address the other vital abnormalities in my syndrome of Atypical Depression.
1. My Anergy remained.
2.social isolation.
Inability to get to sleep( some agitation)
3. Overeating disorder.
I totally relate to a previous post in which the person experienced weird eating behaviour. I would often awake with
Chocolate and food scraps all over me , but would have no recollection of my crimes. Of course , this situation would be worse if I took Stillnox the night before.
However , I needed to take some medication to get to sleep every night on Lexapro. In the morning , i needed dexamphetamine( later ritalan) to get out of bed.
The thought which was mentioned about cortisol being raised with Lexapro , I found very interesting, because I started to take a low dose of Hysone when I started Lexapro. My weight gain was extremely rapid.
I am at least 15 kg heavier than when I started Lexapro.

I am in the process of changing across to a MAO inhibitor.
I am very disappointed in the new formulation of Nardil, which no longer performs as it did before 2003.

I will keep trying
Best wishes to all my friends who keep enduring the abnormal
twists of nature. one day " no resident will say 'I am sick' " Isaiah33:24.

 

Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro?

Posted by thib on April 6, 2009, at 22:32:20

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

after 5 years lexapro has quit working for me; my pdoc switched me to cymbalta and voila i am doing great AND i have a normal sex drive again

 

Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro?

Posted by KarenRB53 on April 18, 2009, at 11:49:26

In reply to Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro?, posted by thib on April 6, 2009, at 22:32:20

> after 5 years lexapro has quit working for me; my pdoc switched me to cymbalta and voila i am doing great AND i have a normal sex drive again

Lexapro isn't working so well for me, I wondered if you're still on Cymbalta and is it working well for you?

 

Re: My experiences with Lexapro and Celexa

Posted by KarenRB53 on April 20, 2009, at 10:37:20

In reply to Re: My experiences with Lexapro and Celexa, posted by Luziluna on April 19, 2003, at 18:44:58

> Thanks Jimi,
> I am so glad I found this site, people have been very supportive- it is helpful to hear other peoples' experiences with SSRI's as the Lexapro is really my first real attempt.
> I am on my third day of 5 mgs and haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary. Still have interest in sex ( thank goodness), no hair loss (? I really hope that doesn't happen!!) dry skin seems to be calming down. Still slightly flushed, but nothing that a little makeup can't cover, so that's OK. I do feel a bit cloudy at times, but my hubbie has definitely noticed a difference in me, says I am calmer and not half as anxious as I was. I have a little easier time letting go of obsessive thoughts ( although had a bit of a relapse yesterday, but was able to get it under control quicker than usual)
> I so hope that the Lexapro will continue to help me, I have suffered with anxiety and obsessive thoughts, depression, for sooooo long. I just want some relief!! Therapy does help though..I will surely continue with that.
>
> Thanks for letting me share.... Have a wonderful day all!!
>
> > LuziLuna wrote:
> > > Thanks for this post Matt.
> > >
> > > I just started on Lexapro and have been reading the posts about this drug. I am currently only on 2.5 mgs, and will ease up to 5 mgs some time this week. I don't plan on going above 5 mgs, as even 2.5 has been sedating to me.
> > >
> > > I too have experienced no sexual side effects on 2.5, and actually have had a slight increase in libido!!
> > >
> > > One side effect I have noticed is dry skin, and slight flushing, though not as bad as I had with Paxil- I had severe flushing with Paxil!
> > >
> > > Anyone else had the dry skin thing?
> > >
> > > Anyway, I hope to stay on Lexapro at a low dose- Anyone else out there had success with lower doses of SSRI's? My doctor wants me to eventually go to 10 mgs, but my thinking is that if I have already felt effects on 2.5, why push it too much? What do you all think?
> > >
> > > Thanks for letting me share
> >
> > replying to Matt's post:
> >
> > > > I've been on Celexa up to 70mg and experienced definite alopecia (happened to me on Zoloft and Prozac). I recently tried Lexapro and now am on both. I titrated up to 10mg Lexapro. I experienced an increase in libido (which is strange for me on SSRIs--the increase, that is), and hardly any sexual side effects. Then I went to 15mg Lexapro. Libido dropped and sexual side effects appeared to a moderate extent. But there was a definite difference in side effects between 10 and 15mg. I found 10mg quite sedating, and 15mg even worse. I added 10mg Celexa and found an improvement in mood and a slight increase in sexual side effects. When I went to 20mg Celexa, there was a large increase in sexual side effects.
> > > >
> > > > In overall comparison (and this is to be taken with an extra grain of salt, since all these drugs are being taking together)--I had very few sexual side effects at 10mg Lexapro. At 15mg L there was a definite increase--the sexual side effect profile was more like 10mg Celexa. 20mg Celexa showed the most dramatic sexual side effects.
> > > >
> > > > Strangely, I've gained weight since starting Lexapro (7-8 pounds in 6 weeks). Usually I (and most) lose weight at first when starting an SSRI. I did (do) so with Celexa.
> > > >
> > > > Right now I'm looking at 5mg Lexapro and 10mg Celexa--we'll see what hapens.
> > > >
> > > > My p-doc says that in his experience Lexapro tends to be less effective than hyped, and 40mg Celexa almost always gives more improvement than 10mg Lexapro.
> > > > Best,
> > > > Matt
> >
> > hi luziluna (love your moniker! "light and moon"?)
> >
> > i've been on lexapro since march 6 and i was at 5mg until one week ago and now i'm taking 10mg.
> >
> > i'm impressed that matt's taking celexa and lexapro at the same time ... good luck to matt, especially with trying to find your best combo ... lex is the only AD i've ever taken, for which i remain grateful ... although my gp was considering switching me to effexor (Comments welcome!)
> >
> > i have not noticed any more than normal hair loss, though ...and i have not experinced any noticeable skin dryness, However, my scalp has been unusually itchy lately, hmmmmm ... and the only sexual SEs i've experienced are temporary (about a week) anorgasmia, when i first started lex and when my doseage increased ... followed by a more than full recovery, i'd say, to be gentile about it.
> >
> > i am impressed also with your libido increases ... i have inquired more than once for reports of beneficial sexual SEs from lexapro.
> >
> > i have experienced zero weight gain ... my doc had me weighed when i started and she weighed again last week: .. no change... however my experience of my appetite and taste and food and drink in general, all seems to be much more acute tha before i took lexapro.
> >
> > i think your plan to try for the lowest effective dose Only makes prudent sense ... good luck to you there, too.
> >
> > i thank you for sharing ... good luck to you... and to matt also ... i always appreciate our posters because i benefit from their sharing their experiences ... best to you all.
> >
> > TAKE CARE!!!!! (w/ a tip of the hat to blkvettes!)
> > ~ ... jim
>
>

I've been on Lexapro for 3 months and my skin and hair have dried out sooooo much. Any moisturizer I put on my face stings and my face is always kind of red. Does this go away?

Karen

 

Re: My experiences with Lexapro and Celexa

Posted by Alexanderfromdenmark on April 20, 2009, at 13:52:54

In reply to Re: My experiences with Lexapro and Celexa, posted by KarenRB53 on April 20, 2009, at 10:37:20

> > Thanks Jimi,
> > I am so glad I found this site, people have been very supportive- it is helpful to hear other peoples' experiences with SSRI's as the Lexapro is really my first real attempt.
> > I am on my third day of 5 mgs and haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary. Still have interest in sex ( thank goodness), no hair loss (? I really hope that doesn't happen!!) dry skin seems to be calming down. Still slightly flushed, but nothing that a little makeup can't cover, so that's OK. I do feel a bit cloudy at times, but my hubbie has definitely noticed a difference in me, says I am calmer and not half as anxious as I was. I have a little easier time letting go of obsessive thoughts ( although had a bit of a relapse yesterday, but was able to get it under control quicker than usual)
> > I so hope that the Lexapro will continue to help me, I have suffered with anxiety and obsessive thoughts, depression, for sooooo long. I just want some relief!! Therapy does help though..I will surely continue with that.
> >
> > Thanks for letting me share.... Have a wonderful day all!!
> >
> > > LuziLuna wrote:
> > > > Thanks for this post Matt.
> > > >
> > > > I just started on Lexapro and have been reading the posts about this drug. I am currently only on 2.5 mgs, and will ease up to 5 mgs some time this week. I don't plan on going above 5 mgs, as even 2.5 has been sedating to me.
> > > >
> > > > I too have experienced no sexual side effects on 2.5, and actually have had a slight increase in libido!!
> > > >
> > > > One side effect I have noticed is dry skin, and slight flushing, though not as bad as I had with Paxil- I had severe flushing with Paxil!
> > > >
> > > > Anyone else had the dry skin thing?
> > > >
> > > > Anyway, I hope to stay on Lexapro at a low dose- Anyone else out there had success with lower doses of SSRI's? My doctor wants me to eventually go to 10 mgs, but my thinking is that if I have already felt effects on 2.5, why push it too much? What do you all think?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for letting me share
> > >
> > > replying to Matt's post:
> > >
> > > > > I've been on Celexa up to 70mg and experienced definite alopecia (happened to me on Zoloft and Prozac). I recently tried Lexapro and now am on both. I titrated up to 10mg Lexapro. I experienced an increase in libido (which is strange for me on SSRIs--the increase, that is), and hardly any sexual side effects. Then I went to 15mg Lexapro. Libido dropped and sexual side effects appeared to a moderate extent. But there was a definite difference in side effects between 10 and 15mg. I found 10mg quite sedating, and 15mg even worse. I added 10mg Celexa and found an improvement in mood and a slight increase in sexual side effects. When I went to 20mg Celexa, there was a large increase in sexual side effects.
> > > > >
> > > > > In overall comparison (and this is to be taken with an extra grain of salt, since all these drugs are being taking together)--I had very few sexual side effects at 10mg Lexapro. At 15mg L there was a definite increase--the sexual side effect profile was more like 10mg Celexa. 20mg Celexa showed the most dramatic sexual side effects.
> > > > >
> > > > > Strangely, I've gained weight since starting Lexapro (7-8 pounds in 6 weeks). Usually I (and most) lose weight at first when starting an SSRI. I did (do) so with Celexa.
> > > > >
> > > > > Right now I'm looking at 5mg Lexapro and 10mg Celexa--we'll see what hapens.
> > > > >
> > > > > My p-doc says that in his experience Lexapro tends to be less effective than hyped, and 40mg Celexa almost always gives more improvement than 10mg Lexapro.
> > > > > Best,
> > > > > Matt
> > >
> > > hi luziluna (love your moniker! "light and moon"?)
> > >
> > > i've been on lexapro since march 6 and i was at 5mg until one week ago and now i'm taking 10mg.
> > >
> > > i'm impressed that matt's taking celexa and lexapro at the same time ... good luck to matt, especially with trying to find your best combo ... lex is the only AD i've ever taken, for which i remain grateful ... although my gp was considering switching me to effexor (Comments welcome!)
> > >
> > > i have not noticed any more than normal hair loss, though ...and i have not experinced any noticeable skin dryness, However, my scalp has been unusually itchy lately, hmmmmm ... and the only sexual SEs i've experienced are temporary (about a week) anorgasmia, when i first started lex and when my doseage increased ... followed by a more than full recovery, i'd say, to be gentile about it.
> > >
> > > i am impressed also with your libido increases ... i have inquired more than once for reports of beneficial sexual SEs from lexapro.
> > >
> > > i have experienced zero weight gain ... my doc had me weighed when i started and she weighed again last week: .. no change... however my experience of my appetite and taste and food and drink in general, all seems to be much more acute tha before i took lexapro.
> > >
> > > i think your plan to try for the lowest effective dose Only makes prudent sense ... good luck to you there, too.
> > >
> > > i thank you for sharing ... good luck to you... and to matt also ... i always appreciate our posters because i benefit from their sharing their experiences ... best to you all.
> > >
> > > TAKE CARE!!!!! (w/ a tip of the hat to blkvettes!)
> > > ~ ... jim
> >
> >
>
> I've been on Lexapro for 3 months and my skin and hair have dried out sooooo much. Any moisturizer I put on my face stings and my face is always kind of red. Does this go away?
>
> Karen

Karen get your hormones checked. With all this talk about psychmeds people forget that changing the neurotransmitters potently affects the hormones in your body. Sometimes it feels like psychiatrists treat the body as if it's just there to support the head.

 

Re: My experiences with Lexapro and Celexa KarenRB53

Posted by lil jimi on April 21, 2009, at 19:00:26

In reply to Re: My experiences with Lexapro and Celexa, posted by KarenRB53 on April 20, 2009, at 10:37:20

> > I've been on Lexapro for 3 months and my skin and hair have dried out sooooo much. Any moisturizer I put on my face stings and my face is always kind of red. Does this go away? > >

> > Karen

danish alexander is right about our neurotransmitters and hormones: for instance, adrenaline gets called a hormone, except when it's called 'epinephrine' while it's being its alter-ego, a neurotransmitter.

thinking back on it, i'd say that all of my adaptation SEs were hormone driven effects.

i did not notice dry skin in particular, but i remember some itching, but that all went away for me in couple of months.

i have been on 10mg of lexapro for six years now.

take care,
~ jim

 

Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro?

Posted by elanor roosevelt on April 27, 2009, at 21:48:33

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

I found them to be interchangable

 

Re: Lexapro Withdrawal Dizziness/Tingling/Numbness

Posted by Gmill on July 13, 2009, at 17:06:19

In reply to Re: Lexapro Withdrawal Dizziness/Tingling/Numbness emiliacole, posted by Mariposa on January 20, 2004, at 17:36:43

> > i stopped lexapro 10 days ago and in just the past 5 days i have gone through the WORST withdrawal EVER! same symptoms, aching in my head left side, dizziness, nausea..it's horrible, like the flu.
> >
> > this happened to me before when i forgot to take my meds for a few days and then figured, well, i feel fine, i'll just stop...i was out of work for a week with what i thought was the flu..after i didn't get better, i started the lexapro again, and of course felt better.... i also kept gaining weight......
> >
> > i quit lexapro because i gained 35 pounds from it in just 8 months!
> >
> > YES, LEXAPRO CAN MAKE YOU FAT!
> >
> > i went to three different docs trying to figure out how i could possibly gaining weight so rapidly while my eating habits never changed...they even go better, and i was going to the gym 5 days a week..... no one could figure it out.
> >
> > my pysch meds doctor even confirmed that she had gained weight on it...even though she backed the drug by saying it was rare...rare my *ss! just search lexapro side effects and you will get HUNDREDS of people telling their horror stories of this drug.
> >
> > i am so bummed i never researched this in the first place.
> >
> > even though i feel sick as a dog and none of my clothes fit, thanks to lexapro, i'll never take an anti'D again...i'm on a quest for a natural solution. pharmaceutical drugs are poison.
>
> Most posters who have successfully stopped Lexapro did it by tapering off slowly so as to minimize the withdrawl agony.
>
> Sorry to hear you had such a rough time of it, but your poison is a potion to many of us....I lost 10 pounds on Lex and have had good results.
>
> Good luck to you.~~~8|8

I have been taking 20mg of Lexapro daily for the past 2-3 years with no problems. No weight gain and has done wonders for me and my depression. The only side effect that I have is if I forget to take the Lexapro for a few days. After about day 3 I start having a feeling of "electrical brain zaps" if that makes sense. My doctor mentioned the term for it but I can't remember. I guess everyone is wired differently and meds don't effect everyone the same and takes a little time to find the right one that will work for you. Good luck! I had horrible reactions to Effexor and Prozac (hallucinations and suicidal thoughts). My thought (and a thought only) is sometimes these thoughts increase when you initially start your antidepressant medication while in a state of full depression and a low tolerance to the med itself. Kinda like taking a 2mg Xanax for the first time and sleeping for two days:)

 

: Lexapro Withdrawal+ swelling

Posted by MartyG on July 30, 2009, at 13:35:06

In reply to Re: Lexapro Withdrawal Dizziness/Tingling/Numbness, posted by Gmill on July 13, 2009, at 17:06:19

I stopped taking lmy Lexapro on Sunday. I decided to stop because I have had swelling in my legs and feet for almost 6 months now I have been on Lexapro about the same time I have seen a few Dr. about the swelling including the one that put me on the Lexapro and they made no correlation of the 2. But with the swelling and pain in my toes I just had to see. If this was it, I think it is I am now(for lack of words, sorry) peeing gallons. I am also having withdrawl symptoms though. So after calling Dr to advise them, I came here searching for anyone who has the swelling also or can help me through this difficult time. I am having a panic attack + withdrawl. Could Lexapro really be causing me to have kidney problems??

 

Re: : Lexapro Withdrawal+ swelling MartyG

Posted by 49er on August 1, 2009, at 10:09:21

In reply to : Lexapro Withdrawal+ swelling, posted by MartyG on July 30, 2009, at 13:35:06

Hi Marty,

As one who has suffered adverse effects from psych meds and who is tapering off of them slowly, I understand your desire to get off of Lexapro.

But in my opinion, you are making a serious mistake cold turkeying the med.

Since it comes in liquid form, I would taper it at 10% of current dose every 3 to 6 weeks. Yes, that is slow but you will still notice the swelling do down in your legs. Also, your qualify of life will be alot better and you won't be putting yourself at risk for numerous health problems by cold turkeying a med.

49er

 

Re: : Lexapro Withdrawal+ swelling

Posted by UGOTTAHaveHOPE on August 4, 2009, at 3:08:22

In reply to Re: : Lexapro Withdrawal+ swelling MartyG, posted by 49er on August 1, 2009, at 10:09:21

nm

 

Re: Any significant weight gain or loss on Lexapro

Posted by UGottaHAVEhope on August 5, 2009, at 19:03:13

In reply to Re: Any significant weight gain or loss on Lexapro???? xdisolvedgirlx, posted by Garnet71 on January 5, 2009, at 13:26:42

nm

 

Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro? Dr. Bob

Posted by lil jimi on August 14, 2010, at 11:27:28

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

Greetings to All Of Our Fellow Suffers,
Hello,

Seems That Mr. Peabody set the The WABAC Machine for this SpaceTime location in the future, and it has landed me in what PsychoBabble now calls "The Present".

"The Past is a memory,
The Future a dream;
Today is a Gift:
That's why we call it The Present"

I started taking Lexapro on March 6, 2003.
I stopped taking Lexapro on April 12, 2009.
All except the first few days were at 10 milligrams.

The first couple of weeks were a kind of rough ride, especially the first three days while I was trying 20 milligrams, which inspired me to back down to 10mgs. The ride wasn't so bad for me with my past recreational history offering reference points for the experience.

But it got me over here in a small hurry and I hung around for a while. First, I read this Whole Thread from June 11, 2002 through April 2003 which took me a few weeks. (I read slow like.)

I posted on this tread from April 29, 2003 very regularly for a few years. I got kicked off psychoBab a few times; Once because Dr. Bob mis-read one of my posts when I had written that <blank> wanted to *run* the country and he thought I had written <blank> wanted to *ruin* the country.

He saw his error and let me back on. What a goof!

For those who would want to (who would want to?) you could read my old posts to find out all about Lexapro, but I feel the rest of the thread is more informative than that.

After 6 years on Lexapro I was prepared for discontinuation syndrome symptoms and knew all about tampering down and having other med support.

Ask me if I used this wisdom: Did I use this knowledge, Jim?

No.

I ran out, didn't get a refill, went straight cold turkey. And it was no big deal. I was a little fussy, but Wifey says I wasn't bad at all. But PLEASE, don't try this at home, Kids! I only mention it at all as an example of how DUMB, I can be/am. We would of course, always comply with our prescribers instructions.

At about Lexapro quitting time I began taking 54mg of Concerta every morning, but that's another thread altogether there. I do read better now.

The one thing that I wanted to add to the wisdom of the ages of Lexapro is, given folks' concerns about weight gaining, which I never gave much consideration, I did lose some weight when I quit Lexapro and I now believe that Lexapro had contributed to weight gain on me.

I had felt that age had been the contributor for my weight increase: I am now 59 and a half years old, thank you. And I am confident that some of my more recent weight loss has been aided by the Concerta. Nevertheless, I feel that 20 to 25 of my pounds were Lexapro at work. (I am 6 foot 3 inches tall and 20 pounds was no big deal for me really.)

Well, that's my update. Hope you enjoyed it. I am doing pretty swell, Okay. Keep those cards and letters coming in. And as BKLVETTE's taught me ...


TAKE CARE!!

peach ouch.

 

Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro? lil jimi

Posted by PartlyCloudy on August 14, 2010, at 17:43:13

In reply to Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro? Dr. Bob, posted by lil jimi on August 14, 2010, at 11:27:28

Lil Jimi is in the room!

It's like an Elvis sighting, only way, way betterer! 'Cause he's cooler!!!

(Nice to see you, LJ)

PartlyCloudy

 

Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro? PartlyCloudy

Posted by lil jimi on August 16, 2010, at 19:56:02

In reply to Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro? lil jimi, posted by PartlyCloudy on August 14, 2010, at 17:43:13

> Lil Jimi is in the room!
>
> It's like an Elvis sighting, only way, way betterer! 'Cause he's cooler!!!
>
> (Nice to see you, LJ)
>
> PartlyCloudy

Thanks for your kind words.
I blush that I am remembered.
I am not worthy, Sweet Lady.

Least we transgress the Administration of Babble, we had best take these comments to an appropriate part of this site. Seen The King at Social lately? Hate to get us banned. It happens.

Be careful out there

 

Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro? lil jimi

Posted by PartlyCloudy on August 17, 2010, at 7:41:58

In reply to Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro? PartlyCloudy, posted by lil jimi on August 16, 2010, at 19:56:02

> > Lil Jimi is in the room!
> >
> > It's like an Elvis sighting, only way, way betterer! 'Cause he's cooler!!!
> >
> > (Nice to see you, LJ)
> >
> > PartlyCloudy
>
> Thanks for your kind words.
> I blush that I am remembered.
> I am not worthy, Sweet Lady.
>
> Least we transgress the Administration of Babble, we had best take these comments to an appropriate part of this site. Seen The King at Social lately? Hate to get us banned. It happens.
>
> Be careful out there

No, wait!
How about - "No, I have never switched to Lexapro."

:-)


 

Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro? thib

Posted by KarenRB53 on May 2, 2011, at 9:06:06

In reply to Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro?, posted by thib on April 6, 2009, at 22:32:20

> after 5 years lexapro has quit working for me; my pdoc switched me to cymbalta and voila i am doing great AND i have a normal sex drive again

I've been re-reading these posts re:Lexapro and wondered if you're still on Cymbalta and doing well on it. I have got to find another med. When the Lexapro didn't work out for me my pdoc put me on Celexa and its just not helping with depression.

 

Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro? lil jimi

Posted by lil jimi on September 8, 2016, at 15:12:29

In reply to Re: Anyone switched to Lexapro? Dr. Bob, posted by lil jimi on August 14, 2010, at 11:27:28

"In 2010 Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc., agreed to pay more than $313 million to settle the charges over Lexapro and two other drugs, Levothroid and Celexa."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escitalopram

So maybe no one takes Lexapro anymore, I'd guess?

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