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  1. C

    In desperate need for some advice on side effects of coming off of Lexapro

    In desperate need for some advice on side effects of coming off of Lexapro Hello everybody! A quick intro- I have had severe ocd all my life and have been on and off of medications (along with therapy) to work through my health issues. At 35, I am still here and still fighting ;) I'll...
  2. R

    Educated talk about Wellbutrin vs SSRIs (only read if interested in long story and serious convo)

    Educated talk about Wellbutrin vs SSRIs (only read if interested in long story and serious convo) Hello All. I am currently on Wellbutrin I took it for the first time in 2013 only for a couple months, and now I have been on it again for about 3 weeks. Plan to stay on it consistently this time...
  3. M


    I have taken lorazapam for 30 years at various mg , has high has 12mg a day once in a breakdown , I now take 4mg a day plus 10mg of Lexapro this has been great for 5 years but I have hit a wall. I don't no if the Lexapro has given out or the lorazapam is to weak now. AND before you say that's...
  4. G

    I can't fight it, so I avoid it

    Depression has affected me all my life. It was never formally diagnosed, but it's still a a difficult thing to overcome. NO one seems to understand my reasons for not cleaning up, or getting up for 6 hrs during the day. I took Lexapro and it worsened it 10x more. So since anti-depressants don't...
  5. polarbear33

    Im so tired!!!!

    Hi guys :sleepy2: I've recently mentioned that my pdoc has put me on 5mg of lexapro to try and boost me out of a bipolar depression. Since then I've mostly felt like I have a chronic fatigue. He said it couldn't be the lexapro. It must be the 1000 mg of valprorate Im on. I've been taking 500 mg...
  6. polarbear33

    Giving lexapro a go

    Hi, Just a quick one. My pdoc has hesitantly prescribed me 5 mg of Lexapro to get me through some nasty Bipolar Depresssion action. ( I also take daily 1250 g Lithium and 1000 mg sodium valprorate) Does anyone else feel totally exhausted from this drug? I thought it was suppossed to make me feel...
  7. Lincoln1990

    I asked...

    My therapist if constipation was a side effect of any of my medications. She said no... Risperdal Lexapro Ambien Cyprohepatadine Buspar She added Lamotrigine and Temazepam. I'm leary of new meds...
  8. I

    I'd really need some helping comment for my problems, please...:(

    Hi everyone! (sorry for my English, it's not my native language) Well, it really hard to explain the feelings i experience. I think should tell the story of my life. I'm 20 years old. Growing up as a kid I was bullied, i was a cast out in elementary school, and in high school. My only friends...
  9. W

    Lexapro withdrawals only getting worse.

    I had to be taken off because of some serious side effects. But the withdrawals are so much worse. Mood swings, crying for no reason, trouble sleeping, nausea just to name a few. And on top of it I have to make a 12 hour drive tomorrow all by myself. I need a drink.
  10. M


    Just recieved a new diagnosis and thought I'd formally say hello. :D My mental health problems became apparent at 20, with a drug induced psychotic episode, I believe the culprit to be either acid or marijuana, although I was doing cocaine, extasy and amphetamines also, and drinking heavily. I...
  11. recoveringtobefree

    can lexapro cause increased heart rate and dizziness?

    Im not sure. 20 mins after taking it i felt this way along with headache. Any tips? New to lexapro
  12. M

    anger inside

    So with counselling iv come to learn that my sh is because of internal anger..and thats why im depressed...but when I first started becoming depressed I was scared,anxious, worried etc. I used to dream of being attacked and killed. And fear it too. But now I dream of getting overly angry and...
  13. razza

    confused: escitalopram v citalopram

    I'm confused :scratch: I just saw another post that mentioned "escitalopram". I thought hang on a sec, thats what my pdoc was saying was the last med left to try... Then I realised my pdoc had said Citalopram (she actually said Cipramil which I googled and realised is a brand name of...
  14. Star-28

    Been a while. I miss my friends here

    Hey guys!!! It's me Star!! Well I havent posted in over a month and man have I been through it!! I had my first psychiatric hospital stay ever. I was losing touch with reality so bad that one of my best friends (she has bi-polar type 1) told me to get to the hospital asap. Well.. It was a...
  15. L

    Alcohol & Meds

    For years was drinking quite a lot. During stressful times I was going through nearly a bottle of wine a night (even weeknights) And over the past few years (not as bad as the past) every week would be a bottle of burbon to myself (over friday night, sat & sun - with rarely any alcohol on...