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Avatar f tn I was on 15mgs of Abilify and 5 mgs of Zyprexa. My got hands got shaky on the Abilify and I was losing sleep on Zyprexa. Now, I am on 10 mgs of each. I am starting the regiment next week. I know it will be better than before because the mgs are balanced.
Avatar n tn I just wanted to share my story about Lexapro. I took one 10mg Lexapro pill and 8 hours later had a severe adverse reaction to the drug. My life was about to become a nightmare.(This incident happened 14 months ago) My experience is rare but it is important to stress the dangers not explained by professionals in the field and there are many similarities between my experience and that of those who experience terrible withdrawal symptoms from SSRI's.
Avatar n tn I have never had any problems with anxiety or depression. I was started on lexapro and had really bad anxiety attacks. My doc stopped that and started me on zoloft and I had the same problem. I was having racing thoughts and anxiety and my heart would race. My doc then put me on Zyprexa I was on it for a wek and a half and I was slurring my speech and could not finish a single thought and kept having muscle twitches.
Avatar n tn I have been taking zyprexa and lexapro together for about 4 months I sleep better although I have gained weight I have been depressed for about 3 years since I lost my job however I think the Lexapro is helping with the depression not sure,,,, I anyone else taking these two meds together
Avatar n tn I took Ativan and Zyprexa together along with Lexapro with no problems other than being a zombie and fattening up my body to 116lbs--which is half of my two pregnancy weights. So--I got off the Zyprexa and now take Lexapro and Ativan (2mg) as needed. I really hated Zyprexa--it made me have a Turtle Brain....
Avatar n tn During that time I have been given Zyprexa. My family and I will not go back to him. My painful question is that I have been off Zyprexa for 6 weeks, 2.5mg. I I wake up trembling, heart racing, and depression, unable to sleep at all. What is happening? Also a new Doctor suggested Geodone right away, however he has not heard my damaging history with my doctor.
Avatar n tn Had an anxiety attack this wk-end and had to go to er. my doc belives lexapro witch tends to stimulate you was probley the problem as i tend to be mentally-hyper. He perscribed zyprexa as it has a calming affect. Does any of you have experince with this drug? I'm going on wk 3 and were trying to find whats good for me. I had 4 anxiety attacks last week before going to hosp. Sun morn. It got so bad i was having serious breathing and hyperventilating.
Avatar n tn I was wondering if anyone on this website is taking zyprexa for racing thoughts and irritability. I started taking it in December for these symptoms but I have put on weight taking this drug. I am not sure if it is the drug itself or if my appetite has increased. In anycase, I am really depressed about this and am thinking of switching medications or just getting off the zyprexa itself. I am also taking 20 mg. of lexapro and this has not caused a past weight gain. Please help!
Avatar n tn I'm having panic attacks in the mornings until I take the lexapro and lamictal later in the morning. I'm wondering if the zyprexa is causing the panic attacks and whether I should go down to 5mg.
Avatar n tn however, the psychiatrist who diagonsed me with Bipolar put me on lexapro and zyprexa. Now I take Cymbalta and Zyprexa, but I recently decided to stop taking the Zyprexa. I'm a medical student so I wanted to stop the Zyprexa because I was sleeping too much. My physician claims there shouldn't be any problems not taking the Zyprexa, but I find that I can't sleep without it.
Avatar n tn I am taking 10 mg of Lexapro, 150 mg of Wellbutrin, and 1 mg of Klonopin at night (for sleep anxiety). I have used this combination for two years and my diagnosis is anxiety and severe depression. Was diagnosed in childhood with dysthymia. The past few months I have experienced rapid mood swings.......either up or down, and no in between, and the down moods being triggered very easily. Was wondering if anyone else uses other meds for the symptoms and which meds.
574118 tn?1305138884 HI there I can only tell you what has worked for me. I take celexa and zyprexa and the combo has worked beautifully for me If you google lexapro you will find its the "improved" version of celexa.Both are made by the same company What we haved learned here at the forum is that everyone is different and meds will work for some and not for others. I do know that you need both an anti depressant and a mood stabilizer.
Avatar n tn Anyone ever heard of adverse affects from an antidepressant such as Lexapro taken by someone who is bipolar? Specifically instances of hypomania?
Avatar n tn I have been on lexapro in the past for about 8 months. During this time, Lexapro made me very lethargic and turned "off" my desire to eat, so I lost a lot of weight. I then switched to prozac, which had little side effects on me, and I returned to my normal healthy weight. Now, 10 months later I am back on lexapro and am finding that instead of turning "off" my hunger, it has turned it "on".
Avatar m tn I'm prescribed Zyprexa in the "Zydis" rapid-dissolve form, 5mg, as needed "for agitation". I'm bi-polar, and sometimes I get worked up to a state that is more frustrated & agitated than it is manic, per se, The Zyprexa works well for this, except for its notorious weight-gain side effects. I just can't handle the weight issues. Does anyone know of a another drug, that perhaps comes in a rapid-release form, that would make sense as a replacement for the Zyprexa?
Avatar n tn He is on his second antidepresent called Elavil and now they are wanting to add Zyprexa to be taken with the Elavil. Lots of other sides but these seem to be the worse at the moment. Going into his 5th month of treatment. Pretty much a struggle the entire time. Today first day back to work in weeks. Viral counts almost undetectable, however the ALT and AST remain above the 150's. Much more to say but for now just needing feedback on this new drug they want to try.
Avatar f tn A few years back when I had chronic insomnia and got very anxious and depressed due to the sleep loss, a psychiatrist prescribed me Remeron and Zyprexa. Zyprexa to get the sleep going until Remeron kicks in. I fortunately saw my doctor who got very angry with the psychiatrist for giving me Zyprexa as I was not psychotic and secondly there are very bad side effects from it.
574118 tn?1305138884 In fact 10 mg of celexa is equivalent to 5mg of lexapro. So since I am taking 5mg of lexapro this would be equivalent to 10mg of celexa. But the 10mg tablet in celexa can be divided while the 5mg in lexapro cannot. So fearing that I should reduce my dose of cipralex eventually like I did before, then either I take my 5mg of lexapro every other day or switch to celexa by taking 5mg.
Avatar n tn I currently take 60 mg of prozac daily. I am going to go down to 40 the first week, then 20mg the second week in addition to 5 mg lexapro. Then, week three and four I will take 20 mg. or prozac every other day and 10 mg lexapro. By week five, I will be on 10 mg of lexapro with no prozac. I am concerned. I have been on prozac for 15 yrs and am worried about the switch. What kinds of things do I need to be aware of and look out for?
Avatar n tn seemed to be expressing a desire to die, as opposed to a true intention to end her life. She was hospitalized that evening. Lexapro was added to her Neurontin/Exelon. Seroquel increased from 25mg to 100mg. During hospitalization, she exhibited a little delusional behavior about other patients. Within a week of her discharge, she was becoming increasingly paranoid and delusional.
Avatar n tn My question, however, is my doc prescribed me Lexapro and Abilify, i need to know if aanyone out there who has taken these meds can tell me what side effects to expect and how long does it take to get into my system. I have not taken the Ablilify yet, cause, quite frankly im scared to. Having not been able to find anything on it besides what clinical side effects "might" be, im leary to take it.
Avatar n tn A couple of months ago I was feeling very stressed and anxious, so I decided to start taking lexapro again. (I had been on lexapro and ativan for a couple of months a year ago, and had now been medicine free for several months). I took 10mg before I went to bed and woke up at 3am with heart palpitations, muscle weakness, nasuea, and a severe heat flush. I went to the ER and they said it was a panic attack and gave me xanax to take .5 3x daily.
Avatar n tn Can anyone give me an idea of how long it usually takes for your metabolism to recalibrate after stopping Effexor and/or Lexapro? I've gained significant weight while on these drugs (despite an intense exercise program and careful diet). My nutritionist and MD told me that the drugs likely altered my metabolism, but no one can tell me how long it will take to correct that. Most frustrating, I've noticed that since I stopped taking both, my weight gain has accelerated.
Avatar f tn I hear so many issues of people trying all kinds of mood stabilizers (Seroquil, Depakote, Zyprexa, Geodon) and hearing all of their complaints. Maybe Lexapro would work instead of Zoloft or Celexa since it seems to work on anxiety more and is a cleaner version of Celexa. Maybe Lexapro won't make me so jittery. Celexa did work better than the other SSRIs for me, just jittery and Lexapro is the newer version. And, do I have just depression/anxiety, or do I have a mood disorder?!
Avatar f tn I know a few others on it and they've said the fatigue gets less with time. I believe Lexapro can cause fatigue too. Hang in there.
584628 tn?1218601971 I have never ever been the type of person whos weight fluctuates. About 3 months ago I started taking 20mg lexapro at night with the 50mg seroquel. All I know is i used to be a size 4...ive been a size 4 for the past 8 years probably...NOW, i am a size 10 or 12...and all the weight is in my stomach(with a little in my hips/butt). Im not pregnant...I exercise...I eat pretty healthy...but im confused as hell. has ANYONE had a similar situation with this drug(s)?
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Avatar f tn I hear so many issues of people trying all kinds of mood stabilizers (Seroquil, Depakote, Zyprexa, Geodon) and hearing all of their complaints. Maybe Lexapro would work instead of Zoloft or Celexa since it seems to work on anxiety more and is a cleaner version of Celexa. Maybe Lexapro won't make me so jittery. Celexa did work better than the other SSRIs for me, just jittery and Lexapro is the newer version. And, do I have just depression/anxiety, or do I have a mood disorder?!
Avatar f tn I have been on zyprexa for 7 years.I did gain weight initially but I have since lost the weight.