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Tired/Fatigue, Bad Memory, Depressed, Cold Feet, Shortness Of Breath, Headaches, Frequent urination. My doc said he wants to try this medication out for a month and see if it helps, if it does continue for another 7-8 months. Can anybody give me advice? is this medication any good? what to expect? do these symptoms clearly suggest Depression? I thought I had a underactive thyroid since it runs in the family.
incidentally, I had spell of feelin extremely faint at work on friday. Cipralex was causing terrble stomache aches/burns. but seems that cilift is also upsettin stomach.
I wanna know if anyone has anything to say about this medication. Does it work good? Does it have alot of side effects?
I had a an occupational exposure to blood at work and have tested for HIV at 3 months and all were negative. On my last test I keep replaying the whole situation in my head over and over again and keep thinking or some reason that the nurse wanted to infect me. My doctor said this is irational thinking and I agree but can keep the though out of my head. He put me on Cipralex and It has been three weeks.
I am coming off cipralex and I am soooo itchy especially my hands and neck. Has anyone had this withdrawal symptom? If so what can be done about it. Hand cream doesnt help.
I stay awake all night some nights --its like my mind won't shut off for sleep- I did try the trazdone --for two nights -- did nothing for sleep or anything- I had a severe migrainne headache next morning after taking the trazadone. It does not work for me at all- Hope you have better luck with it-- Its horrible to watch the clock all night long and never get to sleep. Good luck in finding some sleep aid that will work for you.
I even contacted my psychiatrist from last time (who works where I work but does not take my insurance!) and he said that if I needed CBT then I had to go to a psychologist, that he does not do it. So you will get medication management from most psychiatrists and talk therapy. I'm not saying that all psychiatrists do not do CBT but most do not. You have probably learned all the CBT you need anyway.
But 1 thing for sure Thank God I dont get the panic attacks anymore, and I do not feel depressed or down that much either, and my social anxiety is very minimal and it does not interfer with my daily life at all (i.e I can deal with people either at work or on the street fine and am normal but sometimes I get a little uncomfortable around strangers but not that much).
Also, is going from 10 mg to 5 mg to quick of a reduction? My last question - does medication actually help heal or does it simply cover up the symptoms? If someone could provide some insight based on their experience, I would be greatful. Thank you.
Well it's been almost a year since I started Cipralex (lexapro) ended up at 15 mgs a day... so a pretty low dose. Well I have doctor's blessing now to begin the wean off process - SLOWLY. So today i took my first dose of 12.5mg and i will stay at this for about 10-14 days and then drop again to 10 mgs for another 10-14 days then stay at that for 10-14 days and then go down to 7.5, then 5 and then stop.
The first one my Dr and I ever tried was Cipralex. He told me how it would make me feel worse before it made me feel better etc etc...and it never made me feel better:( So on to Paxil...which made me feel worse, and then made me feel BETTER! BUT...I gained a ton of weight:( So...we switched to Prozac, which made me feel worse, and did not make me feel better:( So...with a heavy heart, and a heavier body, we decided to go back to the Paxil-- Because...besides the weight gain, how was my life?
About 3 months ago I started feeling anxious again, but this time at the same time I found I had low mood, no interest in the things I used to enjoy, etc. I finally went to see my doctor and he prescribed me 5mg of escitalopram (as Cipralex).
You've JUST started the medication, it does take a while to start noticing improvements. It can take up to 4-6 weeks to really notice changes, although a lot of people report that they can feel some mild improvements after a couple weeks. It's also normal to have some side effects, they will also typically start improving by about week 2. The headache and increase in anxiety are likely side effects, those are two pretty common ones.
Dear All, I have been on cipralex 10 mg for about 3 years for GAD, for the last few months i have lowered my does to 5 mg... although nowadays i feel a bit of anxiety and depression but it is controllable, however my biggest concern is that can we take cipralex for lifetime without losing its results.....
I am the life of the party, whether I am at work or out. But, get me at home, and unless necessary, I make any excuse to stay that way, in my bed. No matter how much I mourne the loss of connection with my son and daughter this kills me the most the loss of the experience of freinds, my mother, the beach, sunsets and rises, everything I love in life but just cant seem to bare at the same time. What is this?!?!?! It hurts. But when its good, its oh so good. And confusing. And sad.
You need to look back at exactly when this change in your behaviour started and if it does indeed coincide with going back to work then maybe you need to seriously ask yourself if it is beneficial to your health to be working. It is normal to feel anxious in a new job but if it continues and if you are living in fear of being "found out as having BP", this is not going to be good for you.
I have been on 20mg of Cipralex for over a year-no problems My doctor has gradually put me on Lithium 150mg x 4 capsules per day Since Ive been on the 600mg of Lithium my hands shake, sometimes so bad I cannot write of apply eye make-up I went to the doctor he has taken me off the Cipralex...Im not sure why if I havent had problems with it. Does Cipralex affect Lithium?? I JUST want to feel better!!!
The thing I over think is that I love someone who I stayed with for 6 years, and I loved her SOOOO badly, and so does she. Now, I work overseas and she works in Colorado. I used to spend each and every moment with her when we were together in the states, and now, I'm all alone without even friends. As a result of this, I started to think of her all the time (24/7) and I'm dead serious about this! I feel so horrible. I can't stop thinking of her.
what vitamins and natural remedies (herbs) should i avoid when on cipralex and seoquel ?
will it mask my sensation of the PACS and PVCs am feeling ?!! and cipralex .. is it good ? does it have any bad side effects or long term side effects ?!
hi for 5 weeks now i have been experiencing dizziness, pressure in head arms and legs, nausea, heart palpatation,especially the heart it races up to 105 and slows to 62 while sitting or sleeping i have seen several doctorsand have several ecgs, blood work, chest exrays, thyroid, urine all which have come back normal, i had an echo i have borderline lvh it has remained unchangedbut they recently found evidence of valve restriction.
when i was going through switching of medications back in about july/august (i was on one medication from age 8(luvox) and was switching to cipralex) i would get these scary thought. like "what if" thoughts. and i would think "what is the point of life, whyy do we do things day after day, life is one big circle" i told my doctor about this, cuz i was a absolute wreck with these thoughts. and he said i was going through withdrawl.
to add on, the doctor prescribed me vit B plex, but it doesnt seem to work =/
But tired from what if i am at home not at work. Upon asking is it from cipralex they said not from cipralex Any clues?
Hi adel, felt I had to leave you a message on this question about Cipralex. I took Cipralex for around 4 months prior to my diagnosis of BP. I think I was taking 20mg. It made me terribly aggitated, more depressed, more anxious....it was after this horrible reaction that my pdoc started to think about Bipolar as a diagnosis, as the Cipralex actually made me alot worse! It induced Rapid Cycling for me. I would never take this drug again personally.
My question is... Has anyone fully recovered from postpartum anxiety/OCD? Does any natural serotonin enhancers work for strong anxiety symptoms? I feel great being at 20 Mgs but I'm so unhappy with my body :'( I'm still in a "healthy weight range" being 130 lbs but I'm naturally 110 so it's hard to adjust to for me.
I was just not coping with ordinary life let alone the odd crisis at work and home. I was very reluctant ask for help as I thought I would be labeled as someone who could not cope but in the end I had to. I am now on prometrium which is helping me sleep but does not relieve the anxiety, For the last month I have been taking an anti-depressant, I know some people think this is not the way to go but it is working for me, I now realise how low and desperate I had got.
latley, when i think positive my mind comes back and says somehting negative. im afraid i have schizophrenia. do i? like for example, i think "im goin to do good in school, everything will work out" then my mind talks back and says "no your not, ect ect. or, i think in my head "oh everythings gunna be fine, your okay ect' then my mind will say "no your not, ect" im scared. I DONT HEAR VOICES, its just my mind thinking these things.
other drugs like amphetamine and/or coke, would work no matter what you had, but cipralex just will work if I have need for it. Now... reading on the internet, I read a lot bad things of Cipralex (Escitalopram), and lots of the side effects, are in fact things I already have, even without taking them. Does this mean I can get even worse?? Im a guitar player, so I can risk to provoke Arthritis or something bone related!.. its my livelihood!
I was put on Trazodone to help me sleep and Cipralex to help me with my concentration. I see a therapist every week to work the muscles in my head and so far I'm seeing improvement but its slow.. My question is, based on everything I've done, is there a chance this could be something else or am I safe assuming the problem is muscular and I just need to get over it.
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