Cipralex and memory

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Avatar n tn The two concerns I have are sex drive and I feel like my memory is not good anymore, before I had an amazing memory. I'm scared for long term that I will lose my memory completely and develop dementia or other conditions that have memory loss. My head feels weird sometimes and I get brain fog but that has been there overall the past 3 years but feels like its been happening a lot more lately. For the sex drive, it's on and off but it used be on all the time before.
Avatar f tn This helps prolong the mood lightening effect of any released serotonin. In this way, Cipralex helps relieve depression, panic and fear. In clinical trials, cipralex has been found to be an effective SSRI in the treatment of depression and also in relieving some of the symptoms of fear and panic. It, however, has side effects, as do all medications and will react differently with each individual.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn Can someone tell me if taking these too things are safe.. Im on cipralex and just taking the other for dopramine of the brain to get back to normal....Maybe question sound weird but I need to ask. If so has anyone had any luck with the DL-Phenylalanine??
Avatar n tn After reading these posts and I am starting to put two and two together and they are definitely looking like they are adding up to weight gain from Lexapro. I started on Lexapro in early July. I weighed in at about 178 at that time - 5'9 and worked out almost every day. While I was experiencing the start up side effects from Lexapro (about 4 weeks) I didnt work out but didnt gain any weight during that time. Anyway long story short - in the last month to 6 weeks I have put on about 12 lbs.
Avatar n tn I know these meds are hit and miss until you find the one that works for you.... but i'm not giving up on Cipralex (Lexapro) yet...its only been a week and want to see what happens if I give it a good two weeks.....
Avatar n tn I save short-term memory for around the house things and junk news--not the real hard stuff--and movies. I know this might sound insane, but it has worked for me.
Avatar n tn I am 50 years old and have had a short memory and a lack of concentration all my life. I can read something and when I'm done I can't remember what I read. I will be driving my normal route to work and stop at a stop sign and not remember passing everything on the way. It's as if I was sleeping and all the sudden wake up. I am fed-up with this probem. Infact I am working in the managerial position and I have lot of problem in remembering my work.
5072854 tn?1363187517 I've been going through some blogs and decided I should join one so that my brain is not just talking to myself. Some history about my experience. I've been on Paxil and Cipralex since 2008. I switched from 20mg Paxil to 10mg Cipralex (equal dosage between the two drugs) in 2010. I recall feeling an immediate affect a few hours taking Paxil. My doctor essentially said my serotonin levels where down to its bootstraps!
Avatar n tn Depression can also do a major number on your cognition, and just make you a lot dumber during an episode. If the cipralex is working and not causing memory issues, don't worry about it. If it is causing issues, then you should talk to your doctor about switching meds. Brains are a lot more plastic and springy than we used to think. I doubt a med like this would cause permanent brain fog (although side effects on VERY rare occasion can last months to years after stopping a med).
Avatar n tn So, my advice is to make yourself an appt with the doc who Rx'es your Cipralex, and start exploring this concern and what path you want to take. There are so many meds out there to treat anxiety, certainly you're not stuck with this one. Best to you...let us know how you're doing!
Avatar f tn As for the memory, he really needs to see someone about that. I suffered memory loss after stopping a med, and other meds can cause memory loss. Since everyone has different side effects, it's tough to tell what's causing what. But one always has to rule out physiological causes for these things, since no treatment for a mental illness will treat a physiological one. Though you're right, it is up to him, if he's that depressed he's going to have a hard time advocating for himself.
5072854 tn?1363187517 My doctor essentially said my serotonin levels where down to its bootstraps! While on Paxil, I had short term memory loss, low energy and had no libido whatsoever. When I switched meds I do not recall I had much withdrawal symptoms from Paxil. The symptoms when I went onto Cipralex was completely opposite of what I've been reading online about side effects. Instead of gaining weight, I lost weight. Instead of losing energy, I gained energy. Instead of hell, I found myself getting my life back.
1319653 tn?1274330292 But I just have a meter, and can regulate that myself and am not insulin dependant. I have short term memory loss, and often can't focus on a particular thing someone is asking. Eg. If it's a Wednesday, and my manager asks me what I worked on Monday, I won't know. It will take me a long time to figure it out......It's so embarrasing! Is this normal? Often my headaches can be so bad I want to scream, and I just want the pain to stop. I've been given medication for Major Depression Disorder.
1319653 tn?1274330292 But I just have a meter, and can regulate that myself and am not insulin. I have short term memory loss, and often can't focus on a particular thing someone is asking. Eg. If it's a Wednesday, and my manager asks me what I worked on Monday, I won't know. It will take me a long time to figure it out......It's so embarrasing! Is this normal? Often my headaches can be so bad I want to scream, and I just want the pain to stop. I've been given medication for Major Depression Disorder.
1066610 tn?1255565074 I too pull out eyebrows, pubes, and head hair. My first memory of this is when I was 12 and I'd plucked the whole of one eyebrow and my mum had to draw it back on for me. I'm 37 and still do it but less frequently so I don't see it as too much of a problem as long as I don't concentrate to long on one part. I also pick my skin but in more hidden places. Taking medication such as SSRIs eg.
Avatar f tn I am also, taking cipralex, risperidone. I am confused my memory problems are causing anxciety..What can I do /? I don't feel as if I need any of the above drugs..What can I do ?
Avatar m tn I'm a 46 year old male with a long (15-20 year) history of migraines, they have been gradually getting worse over time. I have been unable to work for the last year and a half, and have been bedridden for the last year due to a severe headache. The headache has not gone away at all during that time. Five years ago I had a bad stretch that I was off for about a year but not necessarily bedridden the entire time. The rest of the time I experienced what may be considered regular bad migraines.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been on Effexor XR for 3 years and I have gained about 40-50pounds, most when my dose was increased to 225, now I am on 75mg b/c I'm getting ready to wean off the medicine in a couple of weeks,and I haven't lost anything yet. My eating habits have not changed and I exercise. I have always been underweight and I could eat whatever I wanted...I'm only 26 years old...I know my metabolism has changed some, but not enough to pack on 40 pounds.
503727 tn?1210442710 As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy and my vision is all messed up. I get so hot and sweaty and my heart races. I want my life back. I still dont believe that its just anxiety causing all of this. I feel like I have something else wrong that the doctors cant find even though i have had bloodwork, mri, ekg, and they were all normal. I started taking .25mg of xanax once a day. still dont feel any better yet. So if anybody has any help please give it to me.
Avatar f tn my degree went down the drain, i cant even hold a simple job because my anxiety has taken over my life! And its making me hate everything and everyone. And the only way to get attention to my problems is by cutting.
1323357 tn?1274826939 an increase of adrenaline and decrease of dopamine - and this feeling of depersonalistion and derealisation is a result. You are not going insane and this will rebalance itself. What makes it persist is that usually a person does not know what it is and so worries/creates more stress this creates a self-perpetuating cycle.
Avatar n tn I just don't know what to do anymore. He was not like this prior to the surgery and I just wondered if this is common and if it subsides. I am really trying not to feel sorry for myself but his heart surgery really happened to all of us and has affected everyone. I feel that I am walking on eggshells. Part of me wants to run and hide....getting close to my breaking point. Do you have any advice? Thank you!
Avatar m tn So I decided ok enough is enough, I drove myself to the hospital all shaky and all. I was admitted and a million tests later all came out negative. They sent me home next day with diagnosis " Dehydration". Well that was the beginning of my climb to calvary, my life has been h#*l eversince. I can't go to the big box store without running out a few minutes later. I can't stand in check out line without feeling I'm gonna pass out.
480448 tn?1426952138 or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes and mind. Therefore, I am going to share with you all what *I* know about these phenomena, and hopefully reassure some of you that this is par for the anxiety while irritating, maybe even is totally harmless. Derealization and depersonalization are two terms that are sometimes used interchangably. Truth is, they DO vary a little bit in their presentation....
Avatar m tn I did see people make marvellous recoveries after having ECT treatments. Usually takes a few sessions, and is liable to wipe some long term memory. The person has to agree to have it. I refused as I said, and do not regret it. As Paxiled says, anything worth trying. I believe in placebo too. If we really think something is working for us, then we feel better. I am so sorry things are so difficult for your father. Has anyone suggested anti depressant medication may help your father?
Avatar f tn In the end I couldn't hold anything in my hand because of tremor, I was dizzy and off balance most of the time, couldn't concentrate, memory non existing, had problems at work, had irrational fears, couldn't drive my car (it has dents on every side!), couldn't climb stairs. My depression got worse as a result of this symptoms, my selfimage completely disappeared. At last I became suicidal and was hospitalised. Instead of lithium I am now on sodium valproate, lamictal, venlor in stead of prozac.
Avatar n tn My concentration has decreased as well as my memory Help me so that I can be talkative and also improve my concentration.
5093508 tn?1390547531 Little to moderate rudeness or critisism can trigger aggrresiveness and violent outbursts. I also have pretty severe memory issues and have frequent trouble with focus such as being easily distracted and sometimes presenting anger if distracted while in situations like frantically cleaning and most often when stopped in the middle of a "rant". This one causes me a lot of problems.
Avatar m tn I still felt numbness and pins and needles so my dad took my to the hospital. I was examined and all my vital signs were fine, I had a CT Scan done and everything came back normal. My doctor says I pulled or strained a muscle in my head and when it inflated, most likely also affected the nerves in my head.