Taking lexapro with zoloft

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She said I should keep taking the clonazepam as needed. Has anyone had any experience with lexapro 10 mg. Thankyou.
If Zoloft was working why go onto lexapro ? After one month I would think that would be enough time. Dosage may need to be tweaked.
I have been taking Zoloft for four years and its been fine, great for the first three. Recently I've beeen getting more anxious so I'm weaning off of it and trying Lexapro. now at 5 mg and in one week 10 mg. I have bad insomnia with it and alot of anxiety. I have a little nausea but thats fading. Is it normal to feel alot more anxious when starting this med or should I contact my doc? I feel most anxious at night after I take it and in the am.
My tachycardia continued to get worse with heart rate up to 120-130 just by taking out the trash or doing mild housework. So my doc put me on lexapro 10 mg. to take instead of zoloft. She said I should keep taking the clonazepam as needed. Has anyone had any experience with lexapro 10 mg. Thankyou.
I was told to switch from 150 mg Zoloft to 20 mg of lexapro and I am also taking 5 mg of abilify. I am SO WORRIED the lexapro will make e dizzy. Please anyone have insight in this. Please help. I am freaking out and so worried. And I think my doc told me to just switch the Zoloft and stop it completely and just start the lexapro? Is that right. Or do I need to wean off of it. I'm worried. I just took 20 mg of lexapro and not my original Zoloft dose.
I started taking 50 mg's of Zoloft back in March of this year & I noticed a difference within two weeks that it was helping. Up until August, which is when I started my senior year in high school, that is. I very soon started crying nonstop, having panic attacks way too much. So my doctor moved me up to 100 mg's. I started having a lot of night sweats & I'd wake up really hot to an extent to where my hair would be wet.
However, she wants to put me on Lexapro for my headaches and backaches, AND she said it should help with my anxiety. I told her I REALLY don't want to get on another medication, I have an aversion to them. She was very supportive and told me it was up to me, and we could just wait until after my test and see. She thinks that the cause is my lack of sleep and of course being stressed. But I am glad she is just asssuming this and sending me for test.
than that drug is not for you. Doctors tend to over prescribe some meds. My personal experience with Lexapro is that I felt terrible up to 10 mg.. went down to 5mg, and felt slightly better but still some anxiety and side effects. Now I've been taking half a pill (2.5 mg) for 4 months and I feel the best I've ever felt in years of trying everything.. literally. (Ativan, Paxil , Zoloft, Wellbutrin.. etc.
I take Lexapro, but I have to take it at bedtime because when I first started taking it, it made me a little light headed. I have no problems with taking it a bedtime. The only thing the sample will tell you is if you have a reaction to the medication. It usually takes 4-6 weeks to know if Lexapro is right for you.
even with zoloft...there are scary things that could happen. when i went on it i was terrified...but i was far more terrified of what would happen to me if i didn't take it. so i trusted that my doctor was really working in my best interest and i started taking it. i'm glad i did because i think it has really helped me. i hope to go off it one day...but i'm not going to rush into that.
Right now, the doctor wants me to wean off the Zoloft and next week introduce the Lexapro. Just wondering if anyone else had this issue with Zoloft (50mg/daily). I also have severe anxiety and will be taking .25mg of Xanax as needed. Oh and how well does Lexapro work? I have taken Effexor in the past for a few years, was awesome (minus coming off it!!)...took it again almost two months ago and didn't like it (first week was good, but then it didn't do anything).
I would like to know all of your experiences with taking Lexapro??? I was just given 4weeks worth of Lexapro samples from my doc. This is my very first time taking medication for my anxiety. I will begin this journey tomorrow...and I will keep you updated......
Before I took 100 of zoloft. Now that made me whack out! Compared to the Zoloft, Lexapro is a smooth ride. I'm sorry for you negative experience with it. Everyone reacts differently and this really proves it. I hope everything gets better for you!
Hi there, I wanna start using Lexapro to see if it can releive my symptoms assosiated with anxiety ( tight neck, neck spasms, forehead and sinus pressure, pain in cheeks, bridge of the nose ) I'd like to know if anyone is using it or have been using it lately and share their experience.
I was weaned off of Lexapro and just started taking it again. Lexapro is an antidepressant like Zoloft. My doctor said it could take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks; just as if you were starting with the medication it can take a while to reach it's full potential.
I have been taking Lexapro for 6 days now. I know it will take alittle while to start taking effect. I take it night right before bed. I'm not sure if it's better to take it in the morning or at night. AFter reading about all these side effects, I'm staring to get pretty scared. I have GAD and severe panic disorder. I have never been on meds before. I guess I'm expecting a miracle. Should I not hold my breath?
i have taken lexapro before and had no problems with it (i had problems with some other ones). if the anxiety is interfering with your life, and you want to do something about it, i would recommend the lexapro. i didn't have any problems while i was on it, or when i came off of it either.
I take topamax for Seizures and my doctor wants to put me on Zoloft for my Anxiety and I have post traumatic stress disorder I am very concerned with the weight gain. I was on Lexapro and it worked for me but I gained 35 lbs. on it so I went off of it. Now all my symptoms have returned but I've lost all the weight that I gained..
I was on 10mg. of lexapro,and .5mg of klonopin 2 x day, and toprol .25 1 x day.I started with a new phychyatrist, and he told me to stop taking all these medicines, and 2 weeks ago put me on zoloft 50 mg, and .25 of xanax 4 x day,for 1 week then he doubled it the following week. I feel worse than I did before. I think the lexapro and klonopin were a better choice for me.
I agree with you that zoloft does make a person gain weight because i have taken zoloft. Not only did Zoloft cause me to gain weight, but it also did nothing for me but make me a zombie. As for getting off of the medicine, it should be done ( as with any medication) carefully and gradually. I think mabey you should try another doctor.
Hi! I can understand your need to get back to a drug that was giving you benefit in the past. However, I would caution you regarding tapering the drug you are taking now (Lexapro). You need to first ask your doctor why he does not want to restart Zoloft. Were you having some side effects? If not, then ask your doctor to taper off the Lexapro and add Zoloft. Usually Lexapro is reduced by 5mg every two weeks (some doctors prefer to cut by 5 mg after 8-10 days).
I've asked my psych more than once to switch me to Lexapro even though I have no problems with Zoloft - I just want to feel GOOD, not just alright. I've read so many good things about it, and I'm going to really push for it at my next appointment in November. We've experimented before, so why not with the Lexapro? Best wishes to all.
Lastly, remember to never stop taking the Zoloft abruptly. If a time comes where you are looking to stop the Zoloft, have a discussion with your doc, weigh the pros and cons, and if you decide to d/c it, your doctor will taper you off to minimize any symptoms you may have. Zoloft can be taken long term, something else to keep in mind. Very best of luck to you...I hope it helps you like it has so many others. Keep us in the loop!
that works well for me and I have been fighting this off and on for 2 years. I am about to start taking zoloft and before it made me feel weird and spacey. Is this normal at first? I just want to be happy and back to how I use to feel. I have every reason to be happy. I pray everyday to get better. Is zoloft a good one to take?
I was just prescribed today. I was taking Lexapro and that did not do ANYTHING for me but make me useless, lazy, and sleep all day! I was a total zombie.. Anyone on Zoloft? Hows it working?! Feedback would be great!
Once she switched him to 60 mg, it did not seem to help so she decided to wean him off of celexa and put him on Lexapro since he had success with Celexa and it would be an easier transition. She started with 20 mg for two weeks, then 25 mg for two weeks and then 30 mg. Currently he has been on the 30 mg for 8 days. I spoke to his therpist a couple of days ago and asked her if I should be seeing some improvement since switching to Lexapro.
I also noticed that on my second try with Zoloft. I started Lexapro last week and still noticing almost the same thing, still very anxious but I need to tell myself this too shall pass!! Give it time!!
I also had a strange warm sensation moving thru my body with the lexapro. These things started on Day 2 of lexapro. With the Zoloft, I have not had anything like that so far. Which is a good sign. But I am also concerned why I would be getting some of these SE's on such a low dose. I am med phobic. I tend to think these pills make you worse, not better. I have no reason to believe that. It is just one of my fears.
To be honest with you, I personally don't have experience with Zoloft. I have taken Prozac years ago and that worked well. This time I am on Wellbutrin which actually is an SNRI rather than a SSRI and it too has worked for my OCD. I'm not a medical doctor but I would think that after 7 weeks if you have not seen an improvement in your OCD/anxiety symptoms then this drug may no longer be working for you. I have no idea how zoloft is dosed to even know if going up is a possiblity.
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