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Author Topic: Does Lexapro work?  (Read 29284 times)

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Offline shadowfluid

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Re: Does Lexapro work?
« Reply #50 on: December 28, 2007, 06:26:40 PM »
Effexor was absolutely the worst for me but I deal with Panic issues more then Depression.  I have been weaned off of Effexor and the withdrawal wasn't all that bad, but I was only on it for about 2.5 months.  I am on Celexa now which seems to be doing the trick.  It is an older version of Lexapro if I am not mistaken which is nice since it is generic now and my copay is about $20 less.
I'm sorry I was talking about Remeron. Celexa made my anxiety worse back in August, so I can't do any of the SSRI's. That's why I was prescribed Remeron.  I think it's an SNRI. I'm just worried that it'll make me pass out for days.  I heard it deals with the same receptor that benadryl deals with in the brain....and I'm insanely sensitive to even small amounts of Benadryl. Okay maybe I need to stop scaring myself with all the online research I've been doing.
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mid-May     Start Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada
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Offline thunter34

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Re: Does Lexapro work?
« Reply #51 on: December 28, 2007, 06:33:04 PM »
Okay maybe I need to stop scaring myself with all the online research I've been doing.

word.   ;)
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Does Lexapro work?
« Reply #52 on: December 28, 2007, 07:26:43 PM »

Did it knock you out the first couple of weeks?  That's the only side effect I heard about. Ecck going to start taking it tonight. I don't know why I'm so nervous. :)

"knock out" is too strong of a term.  It will make you groggy, yes -- and they instruct you to take it an hour before bed time.  It's not as strong as a sleeping pill IMO, though it's not a sugar pill that's for sure.  At any rate, when I woke in the morning I never still felt sleepy so it doesn't interfere with anything.

Of course, it may seem stronger the first week or so that you're on it, like anything.
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Offline shadowfluid

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Re: Does Lexapro work?
« Reply #53 on: December 29, 2007, 01:47:11 AM »
word.   ;)

Hey you,

Where did your "pig bottom" icon go? Heh heh.
Hope you had a good holiday. :)
Jan 08       321/23%  VL 92,000 (very mild shingles)
Feb 1 08    Start Truvada+Viramune
March 08    470/33%  VL 320
mid-May     Start Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada
June 08      571/ 40%     VL   80
August 08   585/ 33%     VL >50
Nov  Lab error!!!!!!!!wah.
Jan 09        535      Undetectable
March 11     756

Offline shadowfluid

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Re: Does Lexapro work?
« Reply #54 on: January 03, 2008, 02:50:07 AM »
"knock out" is too strong of a term.  It will make you groggy, yes -- and they instruct you to take it an hour before bed time.  It's not as strong as a sleeping pill IMO, though it's not a sugar pill that's for sure.  At any rate, when I woke in the morning I never still felt sleepy so it doesn't interfere with anything.

Of course, it may seem stronger the first week or so that you're on it, like anything.

Thanks. Just popped it 20 minutes ago for the first time.  Hopefully tomorrow won't be too bad. blah. :)
Jan 08       321/23%  VL 92,000 (very mild shingles)
Feb 1 08    Start Truvada+Viramune
March 08    470/33%  VL 320
mid-May     Start Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada
June 08      571/ 40%     VL   80
August 08   585/ 33%     VL >50
Nov  Lab error!!!!!!!!wah.
Jan 09        535      Undetectable
March 11     756

 


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