Lexapro for mild anxiety

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404138 tn?1308945256 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......
Avatar f tn I was on Lexapro for a little over a year. I was only taking 5mg a day. Since I lost my health insurance I slowing got off taking the medication because I couldn't afford it. It's been about two weeks since I took my last pill and I'm feeling odd. Having strange symptoms. I'm very mean at times and the newest thing happened two days ago, I get this strange pain that goes from one temple up to the top of my head and over to my other temple. It last maybe 5 seconds.
458072 tn?1291418786 MD has RX'd lexapro for the anxiety. what is your opinion of taking this med or riding out the anxiety? The anxiety is severe, but I am thinking what is the best or others experience.
Avatar f tn Thank you for the advice. I suffer from mild depression. My main symptom is anxiety. I am not the type to lie in bed every chance I get. I like to get up early. I never take naps. I feel lethargic since starting this medicine. I think it's a side effect. I guess it's better than severe anxiety, but wish I had a little more energy. If anyone wants to read previous post they can click on my username. but It's all irrelevant to my current post.
Avatar f tn I was prescribed 10 mg of Lexapro and yr. or so ago in hopes to reduce the anxiety that was provoked by the PVCs I was experiencing. I only took it for a short time (3 weeks); so, I probably wouldn't be of too much help. I'm hoping someone else will see and reply to your post. I've heard that it has been very helpful to others. In my case, I weaned off and discontinued (per doctor instructions) because of certain undesireable side affects. Blessings and Pleasant thoughts to you.
Avatar f tn My tachycardia/panic disorder 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.
212161 tn?1537898045 I take Lexapro for anxiety and mild depression. I took 10mg at one point but this was too much for me, went down to 5mg then 2.5mg (at this for 4 months now) and now I feel great. My recommendation for anyone is to start with the smallest dosage and work your way up slowly giving each step a couple weeks. If you feel pretty good than stop at that dose. Jumping in at 10mg gave me worse anxiety, extreme dizziness and more. Same thing with coming off of it.. taper off as slow as possible.
Avatar n tn I got perscribed to Lexapro(10mg-now 20)about 3 months ago for Depression & Anxiety... but now my therapist is saying I have OCD and Body Dysmorphic Disorder too.I feel like my Lexapro is working, but about once a month I have a huge break down and feel like the medicane is changing my personality to much and that I'm not myself anymore. Im scared that I'm going to have to be on medication for the rest of my life and I dont want to have to rely on it.
Avatar n tn I asked my Dr. for something to calm my nerves down, he prescribed lexapro I'm kind of leery of taking it. Has anyone had any bad sx from taking this? I'm only on wk 8/48.
212161 tn?1537898045 I take Lexapro for anxiety as well. I don't have any problems with it.
Avatar n tn You walk in to a doctors and You tell your symptoms and boom, It's anxiety here is a script for lexapro, zoloft, cymbalta, effexor, ETC.... I completely understand where you are coming from Tony. I am glad that you are starting to feel better. Hang in there.
Avatar n tn Freaked out and learned quickly about panic attacks and anxiety. I had tried celexa and effexor before the lexepro. All for mild /moderate depression and headaches. SSRI drugs don't like me. Today I take .5mg. klonopin twice daily and 25mg. lamictal once daily. Lamictal hasn't really helped depression, upped the dose to 50mg. and got insomnia. Did I already have anxiety and panic attacks without knowing then lexepro brought it out?
Avatar f tn Thinking about trying Lexapro for generalized anxiety. Any advice or experiences? I have previously tried Buspar (had no effect) and Zoloft which made me constantly nauseous.
Avatar f tn I am extremely stressed. I started taking Lexapro this morning for anxiety. About 3hours after taking it I started having a burning feeling on the back of my neck. then the next time in my chest, never in my face. It would stay a few minutes and then go completely away. What is this? I have never had hot flashes. If it is a hot flash, I read that anti-depressants can trigger hotflashes on one article but then on others I read they help with hot flashes. Was this a hot flash?
Avatar m tn I still have insomnia issues for some reason, but I don't trip out at night, I'm merely awake. It's like my anxiety never happened for the most part and I'm able to move past all the moments anxiety would've crippled me and into the life I've desired all along but been too scared to manifest. What we desire the most, we fear the most could be an anxiety persons tag line.
Avatar n tn I wake up in the morning with severe anxiety that usually calms down around noon, then i have mild anxiety for the rest of the day. After the morning episodes I feel worn out, tired. Is this a normal side effect while getting used to the lexapro for my anxiety to get worse before it gets better? I hope so or else i have to quit taking it. Currently i am on 5mg of lexapro and I have ativan 1mg when needed.
Avatar n tn Anyways when I started taking the 10 mg I have been experiencing increased anxiety in these past few days .. is that normal ? and if so when do I expect for this increased anxiety to go away ? And did anyone else in here take cipralex for GAD, SAD and PD ? and if so would you be kind enough to tell me if it has helped with these disorders or not ? And when do you start feeling better in general ?
358304 tn?1409713092 I took lexapro last year for anxiety... now I'm having anxiety/depression pretty bad... going to go see the Dr. tomorrow. Hoping he will put me on something... don't want to feel like this anymore... Think there is hope in medicine these days? My buddy Jeff told me, there is no reason why anyone should feel the way I feel this day in age.. with all the medicines they have out there.. Of course, I kind of want to refuse medicine... but I have to be logic.
Avatar f tn Talk with your doctor and be honest and he will probably know of a good change for you. Cymbalta is mild and a good alternative. Good luck!
Avatar f tn Maybe go outside for a travelling could be a way. Best wishes for you!
Avatar f tn But by your experience, how did it take for the side effects to go away?!? I've been taking Lexapro 10 mg for almost two weeks now, the nause got better, but it still here, specially at night. And now, I'm having some muscle twitching here and there that lasts a second, super fast. The anxiety it's awful some days, which my psychiatrist warned me about it and gave me so e .25 mg Xanax to help on bad days.
Avatar n tn I was put on lexapro 6 days ago by my PD for anxiety. I have also been on Xanax 1MG XR for 10 days. I took 5mg Lexapro for 4 days. Each day I felt very anxious, as if I had 20 cups of coffee, I had a difficult time focusing and I felt like I was in a complete fog or intoxicated. Needless to say, this was horrifying and I quit taking it after 4 days. 1 day after I quit taking the drug a very scary incident occured.
Avatar f tn I recently started (7 days ago) started Lexapro for treatment of anxiety. I've had mixed side effects since starting including increased anxiety, stomach upset (both before eating and after eating), general feeling of not being myself, increased insomnia on top of the insomnia I already suffer and lower libido. I took Effexor for several years (has been about 5 years since taking it) and also Zoloft. I do not recall any of these start up effects from either of those medications.
Avatar n tn Hi. The lexapro didn't work for my anxiety, but did help with depression. I was only on it a short time. Have been on trazadone for many years. It helps with falling asleep (not with staying asleep though). Didn't have a problem getting off the lexapro. Tried once to get off the trazadone and the only problem was insomnia. I've tried both Ambien and Ambien CR and neither one work at all for me - trazadone works better than ambien for me.
358304 tn?1409713092 Perhaps she/he will recommend you take a mild anti-anxiety med to get through the Lexapro come down, if that's what it is or maybe she will recommend some chicken soup and a couple days of bed rest for the flu. Either way, I strongly recommend you take all this back to your doctor. Good luck and please keep us posted about how you're doing! We're always here and we care.
Avatar m tn I was taking nutritional supplements (as I feel I may have a malabsorption of nutrients thing going on) and Mirtazapine for anxiety. My liver function tests came up high so I stopped all pills a week ago. The new doctor prescribed me Lexapro, and he didn't even mention any Gastro. meds. This took me a little by surprise. Why would they need even mention a Gastro-med, when that is the man issue we were discussing?
Avatar n tn If it's depression and that's what is causing you so much difficulty a simple anti-depressant may be suitable, but if you're suffering from anxiety also because of work or other things, you may need a different medication or a combination of medications. Paxil is pretty good for depression and mild anxiety, however if you're in too much pain, you should talk to your doctor(preferably a psychiatrist) who may prescribe a fast acting benzo.
Avatar n tn It seems you are right, SSRIs seem to work well for some, but Lexapro in particular does not work well for me and I am afraid of all SSRIs because of this and will try some other type of therapy for my anxiety. My anxiety started after several weeks of migraines. I really had no anxiety at all prior to having these headaches everyday. As treatment for the headaches did not work and all tests for a physical cause were negative, I became frustrated and that's when the anxiety started.
Avatar n tn to be honest with you after a couple of weeks I was feeling great.....even my son who is 21 has been on lexapro for 2 years now....he inherited this anxiety from me poor thing...lol...so..just hang on and you will hopefully feel much better......