Lexapro for depersonalization

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Hello All, I've been having major anxiety for sometime which has turned out into depression. Due to my sensitivity to meds, my doc has prescribed for me to take Lexapro the following way. Week 1: 1/4 of a pill (2.5mg) Week 2: 1/2 of a pill (5mg) Week 3: 3/4 of a pill (7.5mg) Week 4: 1 pill (10mg) I'm currently on day 4 of taking 5mg and still don't feel a difference. Seems like my anxiety is higher and I've been having more depressive moments.
Hello All, I've been having major anxiety for sometime which has turned out into depression. Due to my sensitivity to meds, my doc has prescribed for me to take Lexapro the following way. Week 1: 1/4 of a pill (2.5mg) Week 2: 1/2 of a pill (5mg) Week 3: 3/4 of a pill (7.5mg) Week 4: 1 pill (10mg) I'm currently on day 4 of taking 5mg and still don't feel a difference. Seems like my anxiety is higher and I've been having more depressive moments.
I felt that way on lexapro and the blah feeling, that is why I needed to go off it.
Sitting around watching TV or playing games is not healthy for anyone, but even worse for those of us dealing with depression. The more you do....the more you'll want to do. At first you have to push yourself, but do it. You don't want to wake up and old man one day and wonder where your life went. Decide today to take your life back and you steer the boat! You're so young with so much living to do....don't miss a moment of it! Best wishes!
I have been living with severe anxiety and depression along with depersonalization for the last 6 months. I just started cymbalta 60mg. Was wondering if anyone thinks this might help with the anxiety and depersonalization feelings?
There is not definitive medical treatment for depersonalization and derealization however antidepressants such as SSRIs (prozac, lexapro, celexa, paxil, zoloft etc) and benzodiazepines (used for anxiety, such as valium, klonopin, ativan) have been used with some success in some patients. Counseling by a psychologist may also be helpful in some cases.
Ok so im 17 yrs old and I started Lexapro last fall when I was an outpatient at a hospital. So I have been on it for about 4 months and hate it. I feel as if everything is fake and not real in life and im starting to beleive it. At first I had trouble sleeping on it (but now I sleep fine). Now my main concerne is school work I cant concentrate I have to have my head down and tap my feat or mess with some one so I dont just walk out of the class.
i like being alone most of the time, whenever there is someone else around i feel tense, stressed out or a sense of depersonalization or derealization. for example i went to help host my sisters baby shower, i was trying to socialize but the whole time i just felt disconnected, i didnt care what they were saying and i was extremely bored too, i couldnt wait to leave, it made me extremely exhausted.
I am just hoping all of this will go away with this lexapro, but I have been taking this medicine for a month now and it has done nothing for me. I am so scared and so frustrated, I just hope all this is anxiety. I wish someone would just tell me that they have experienced all of my symptoms and they were all due to anxiety. I just need some hope. I just want to know it is only anxiety that is causing my symptoms and that it will all go away.
Now the depersonalization is back and I'm back on Lexapro, been on it for about a month with no significant improvement. I have not had any side effects though. Like you, my doctor prescribed a very low does of Wellbutrin generic and I couldn't stand it. It made my stomach queasy. So I'm on 10MG Lexapro. Your side effects should be going away pretty soon. It's a great drug if it works well for you. Glad you have some anti-anxiety medication too, I have Ativan for when I need it also.
Hello, I've been on Lexapro for about 2 months now and I have to admit that is has helped a lot with my anxiety and depersonalization/derealization. I would say that i'm about 95% back to my old self, almost at 100%. Still a little detached and spacey. My question is, is it normal to still have anxious days while on Lexapro? I just don't want to get cought in the cycle I was before I started the medication. Thanks.
Hello, I've been on Lexapro for about 2 months now and I have to admit that is has helped a lot with my anxiety and depersonalization/derealization. I would say that i'm about 95% back to my old self, almost at 100%. Still a little detached and spacey. My question is, is it normal to still have anxious days while on Lexapro? I just don't want to get cought in the cycle I was before I started the medication. Thanks.
So is this depersonalization? I've been trying to figure out what this is for a long time now. It used to scare me but now it doesn't as much anymore.
I'm on 10mg of Lexapro daily for Generalized anxiety disorder, have been for 2 months. A few weeks ago I started having depression symptoms (mostly hoplessness / worthlessness). The past 3 days I have been having suicidal thoughts. I don't want to hurt myself, but I just keep having these thoughts....it is even interferring in my dreams. Has anyone else experienced this on Lexapro? Does anyone have any advice?
At the moment i am suffering from depersonalization and panic attacks so my shrink put me on Lexapro for it saying its faster and has less side effects. Does anyone have any experiences these two medications?
For a person who is experiencing this for the first time...it can be VERY upsetting and disturbing. I was there before as well...the first time I went through this, I was convinced there was something wrong with my eyes. Everything just "looked" so weird, so odd. I almost felt like I was having out of body experiences...or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes and mind.
Of all those, only about 15 actually worked for me. As for SSRI's like Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, Celexa, Prozac, none of them work for me because they are too sedating. Look for antidepressants that have a direct effect on Norephinepherine because that is the key to improving your energy and combating your depression.
After being on the Lexapro for a while, I have been taking much less Klonopin. Plus you really dont wanna get hooked on a benzo.
I have been off my Abilify for 2 days now and I feel really sleepy and loopy. I'm slow and confused and I have feelings of depersonalization. I'm so tired. Could this be withdrawal from the Abilify???
Lexapro almost drove me to suicide. I took the med for insomnia and I've never been suicidal before. Please be careful, everyone gets a different reaction. I won't take these crazy brain meds anymore.
I have been on all the meds -Paxil, Depakote, Effexor, Xanax and others. Currently I am taking Lexapro. Have been on it for about 6 months. It doesn't seem to be doing anything positive. The anxiety, depression, and anger are now worse than ever.
The feelings (I've been told are anxiety) come on for no reason and are getting worse. I did try Lexapro for about 8-9 nine months but never thought it was helping....at least until I went off of it. I continued to have chest pain during this time but not the anxiety to the extent it is now. I guess I am just wondering if anxiety/panic can happen for NO apparent reason and if so, will it ever go away??
Hi Jimmy, Did you have anxiety before the drug addiction? What do you mean by "Depersonalization"? I dont think you are suppose to take lexapro as needed? this is a med that takes a while to become active, you may want to ask your doctor about the lexapro, the klonipin you can take as needed, thats cool. You are doing everything perfect, since I am new on this forum, what drugs did you stop taking?
It seemed better than the Paxil but I was still getting the eye zaps and depersonalization but to a lesser extent. I was dropped down to 10 mg of Lexapro a day and the withdrawal symptoms pretty much subsided except for some depersonalization. So what happened? Why was I once able to tolerate the SSRIs just fine but after the Zoloft incident, the Paxil and Lexapro would give me withdrawal symptoms while I would take them? Is my body metabolizing the medicine too quickly?
i've taken lexapro for anxiety, and among all the SSRI's i've ever taken, lexapro helped me the most for anxiety. maybe stick it out with the lexapro for a little longer to see if your condition improves.
I have heard alot of good things about WellbutrinXR, and also Effexor. I was on zoloft for years and it worked really well,but now I take lexapro and it seems to have fewer side effects. The main thing with all these newer,"better" drugs is the cost difference,which at times can be hundreds of dollars difference.Please post how you make out. Good luck!
Hi, i have currently had Depersonalization/Derealization for the past 3 months,coupled with an underlay anxiety problem. I currently take lexapro which seems to have helped a ton, most of my anxiety has seemed to be subsiding. Now if only i could say the same for the DP/DR. I have cloudy vision and a lot more floaters which i have heard many times is caused by the anxiety. I've had my eyes check and everything seems to be fine.
Question; why have you been on lexapro; for anxiety? What are you being hit hard w/ again, anxiety? I have anxiety; in fact, I'm just now slowly getting over agoraphobia-a chronic anxiety disease. I have symptoms similar to what you listed, daily. I continue to wonder if it's my heart because of the over all feeling of "not feeling good" and the mainstay of nausea.
Okay so I have been having anxiety for about 4 weeks it's been pretty hard yet Ive had a few okay days however my mind is always consumed with fear of something happenIng to me! I know anxiety brings on fear but my concern is with anxiety can we make the fear seem so real that it will happen? I get a feeling of depersonalization a lot and it freaks me out! I barely sleep and thses past few days I haven't felt as anxious but emotionally numb?? Does anyone else feel like this?
Starting a few years ago, I have experienced bouts of depersonalization that come and go in strength. When I feel that way, which I do now, I feel like I’m dreaming and sort of detached from what’s going on around me. It’s so uncomfortable and unnerving that it perpetuates my anxiety a lot more. I just don't feel all there. I think it’s even making me depressed this time around.
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