Lexapro for teenagers

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I have been on Lexapro for over a year. The first month was the hardest. It didn't seem to really kick in until after that. I has really helped me with both the depression AND the anxiety though the worst side effects for me by far are the sexual ones. "Numb" hardly begins to describe it. Other that THAT, it has made the biggest difference in my life and made me feel more like a "normal" person than I ever have.
Celexa, Lexapro, Luvox, Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft, but there may be a reason why his psychiatrist gave him Cymbalta. Don't be put off by the side effects. All medications have a lot of side effects, but the risks of suicide in teenagers with depression is VERY HIGH. But you must alert both your son and yourself to look if his depression gets worse which can trigger suicide.
I've decided to ask for advise. I did call my phsc. and he upped my Lexapro but I didn't follow directions for fear of the side effects he explained. I pleaded with my husband to take me to the hospital but unless I attempt suicide they will not admit me, especially this time of year with all the beds full. Besides, I only fantisized, not attempted. I did not go to my husbands family Christmas because when I get like this I say hurtful things that I normally wouldn't say.
The problem with ma huang, the Chinese name for the herb, is that teenagers were buying it over the counter and taking a bunch, dieters were abusing it, and drug dealers were using it to make methamphetamine. There was no problem with the herb itself, which is very mild. So you might as well ban Nyquil, and Xanax, which are also abused, and all painkillers, which are abused. If we make illegal everything that's abused, we won't have any medication left, natural or otherwise.
I have been on Zoloft (4 months) and now Lexapro (9 months) for depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. I am extremely sensitive to medications and I had very adverse reactions to Lexapro and Zoloft causing severe anxiety for which I took Klonopin at the beginning of treatment. I am currently on 10mg of Lexapro. Since taking the SSRI's, I have had symptoms that I never had before which I call sudden "crazy spells"-thoughts, songs, or mind chatter racing through my head.
Hi, My PCP just prescribed Lexapro 10mg (for OCD), and Klonopin 0.5 (for anxiety attacks), plus she has Seroquil if she can't sleep. I have not given her ANY of these medications. I was wondering if anyone on here has a teenager with Severe OCD could tell me what they are taking. I have done my research and i think that Luvox would be the right medication, with something like ATIVAN for her anxiety/panic attacks.
I've been on Savella Titration pack for 6 days. I've noticed I'm pretty bad mood swings, from flat being mean, to drama to crying and back again. I know the package says this is a possible side effect. my question is this, is this something that gets better the longer you take it? Or should I consult my doctor about stopping it?
I am looking to get of Klonopin. I have been taking .5ml in the morning daily for a little over a year for anxiety. I started to cut the .5 in half and I'm wondering if this is ok?
I did the Accutane treatment 1 course and want to go on another cousre, however I am now on Lexapro for GAD. I posted a ??? a few minutes ago and was wondering if I could take the 2nd course of Accutane while on the Lexapro. Let me ask you this, was the 1st course and 2nd course the SAME ie: Same doseage, same amount of time on it, same side effects, etc.... Can I ask you if you had any BAD side effects??? While You were on it did you take it with any other Meds????
Do many teenagers have essential hypertension or should I keep searching for a secondary cause? Last BP reading on all the meds was 134/74 with pulse of 64.
How does you daughter feel on the Zoloft? Is it making her tired during the day? If so, she may need to change when she takes it. Maybe at night. It's really hard to say which med will work for her or if she even needs a change. She may need to adjust her Zoloft dose or like i said, take it at night. We all respond to these meds differently. If your daughter has you down on her Drs contact list you may be able to talk to him even though she is 18.
A patient Medication Guide about Using Antidepressants in Children and Teenagers is available for EMSAM. The prescriber or health professional should instruct patients, their families, and their caregivers to read the Medication Guide and should assist them in understanding its contents. Patients should be given the opportunity to discuss the contents of the Medication Guide and to obtain answers to any questions they may have.
I am 17 with depression ive been on zoloft and lexapro and nothings worked for me they wanted to put me take a mood med instead but i refused i want results and i was getting nothing or being sent to the hospital for panic attacks etc. So i am debating on stopping my meds completely without my docs approval.
Thanks everyone. Just came back from my electrophysiologist. He has me wearing a holter for 24hrs. I was scheduled to go in Feb. but I really didn't like getting these little 'sparks' or pains and called him today. He squeezed me in to get my holter. He's now talking about ablation surgery for me (scares me to death). I started out with 30,000 PVC's down to 10,600 or so and now we'll see what this holter brings.
So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them? These doctors seem to forget their pharmacology training. They also forget to use their independent thinking and ability to look up information for themselves.
I have obviously quit recreational cocaine use. A GP put me on lexapro but I have yet to start taking it...for fear it will just make me worse. I just want to be CALM and COOL...cant I be prescribed something for that?
He wrote the script to start on 5 mg 1* day for a week or 2 depending on side effects an up to 10 mg for a week or 2 tgen 20 mg.... and see him again in 5 weeks. I still am seeing my therepist 1* a week. I am TERRIFIED TO TAKE MEDICATION. I AM SCARED ILL FEEL SICK OR WEIRD OR WORSE OR GO CRAZY..... I. Try to take it but can't get it to my mouth. Help me cause I need to be better fast atleast for my daughter. Any advice to help me calm down an just take this medicine?
When I was younger, my mom was reluctant to look into anti depressants because of the affects they have on teenagers, but i'm 18 now, and it's apparent that anti depressants can be very beneficial for me because as far as my mental health goes, i've reached my breaking point. I'm just wondering how much of a difference in my mood will anti depressants make.
I know we'll make it, but it is overwhelming. I'm already taking Effexor but not for depression. My doctor prescribed it for hot flashes. Go figure. Guess it's a good thing I'm already taking an AD or my episode might have been worse if that's possible.
Millions of woman suffer from the genetic and or hormonal disease, I call it a disease because thousands of women and teenagers go on for years suffering with no help, with no cure. There have been murders and suicides linked to PMS. This is so serious and yet its still unrecognized as a serious disease. Its an undiagnosed disorder I suffered my whole life with this disease. It affected my relationships with Men my jobs, my friends, and the most important thing to me, my children.
I recently lost my job and have had difficulty amusing myself until my girlfriend/friends see me, just looking for some basic advice really, I mean suffice to say the best option is to try and get rid of anything stressing me out, but I'm not sure what is.
I'm 17 years old, and for the past couple of months, I have felt very uncomfortable. I'm ALWAYS tired, which I know is something common for teenagers, but this isn't normal. It's to the point that I don't want to hang out with my friends. I would much rather sleep. Along with the fatigue, I've felt dizzy/foggy headed. I can't concentrate on school work, so my grades have been slipping. At work, I'm forced to sit down every once and awhile or I'll feel faint.
More importantly, I am 4 days clean of dextromethorphan aka DXM aka Robitussin aka a self-imposed prison. Like Emily has done for thousands lost in the fight against Tramadol, I would like to provide a space for those who are losing their lives to DXM. There's still time to fight, and we need to support one another. This is NOT A SPACE to debate the 'merits' of DXM use.
I was also diagnosed with mild hypothyroidism, and was prescribed Levoxyl last november. The doc started me off on Paxil CR 25mg for a week, but it seemed to worsten the anxiety, and change my mood. So begginning the end of January, the doc started me on Zoloft, and gradually moved my dose up to 100, which was made early March. He also prescribed Xanax for a need-to bases which I only took at night to help me sleep anxiety free.
the suicidal side effects of antidepressants are for children and teenagers, not adults...you definately would benefit from some antidepressants and some intense therapy, that was a tragic event in your life and self medicating will not make the pain go away. taking oxycontins will only cause you to be more depressed and suicidal, more than anything. stay away from them, they will do more harm than good in your situation, and i am sure everyone here will agree.
are you? I waited until week 20 to ask my doc for an AD and anti-anxiety Rx. I use Lexapro and Xanax. The Lexapro is daily, Xanax as needed (usually when work stuff overwhelms me) It has helped me. Others have other sx. While I am not a proponent of extra meds, it is a personal choice. Maintain a good diet and drink lots of water. There are other responses to similar topic in previous threads in this forum.
I have horrible things happen to me in the past....but people have dealt with much much worse. I am now on Lexapro for depression, OCD and anxiety, and Ativan for the occasional breakthrough panic attack. I am also on Skelaxin for back pain. (I have a herniated disk and scoliosis). I have found that between the meds and some behavioral modification...I am actually dealing with things MUCH MUCH better. I had a horror story with Paxil...and wouldn't recommend it to anyone!
Thank God for my friend Lex....aka lexapro. I started taking in when I was first diagnosed as Graves and my boyfriend dumped me out of the blue for no good reason. I took it for about 5 months and went off it. Was doing great without until "power surges" hit me at 46. My PCP put me on Effexor, which is a "happy" pill that for some reason takes care of hot flashes.
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