Prozac with lexapro

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Avatar m tn I am on Adderall XR, Wellbutrin XL 300mg, Neurontin 600-1200mg, Vicodin 5-10mg, Lexapro 10mg, and Prozac 10mg.I initially started on the prozac a month or so after being on the Lexapro 10mg, because I had increased the dosage by 10mg which was counteracting my Adderall which I take for ADD. With that being said, my question is whether anyone has increased Lexapro dosage while they are getting off of Prozac or permanently seeing as the Prozac does help.
1348686 tn?1310657843 So the dr prescribed me prozac for my anxiety after we found out I am allergic to lexapro. Can anyone tell me if they have had any luck with prozac. I am disappointed about the lexapro because even though I was only on it for 3 weeks it was really helping me. I just hate starting new meds....
Avatar n tn I just switched from Lexapro because it gave me the dizzies. Was on Prozac over 10 years ago and don't remember this as a side effect. I hate to keep switching meds because I want to get thru the bad of one to get to the good. Does that make sense? Should I stick it out? I have a call into my Dr. office but if this is quite normal, I would like to stay on it and work thru it. Is there anything I can take to combat the dizziness?
Avatar f tn he was so angry and mean so that really helps. But everyone is different. Your doc should try something else with you if prozac isnt working. I tried depakote and it made me climb the walls but my daughter can take it for her bipolar disorder and shes totally fine.
Avatar f tn I have been depressed almost my whole life and was originally on Lexapro but it just wasn't doing it. My dr. switched me to Prozac and i was on prozac for about 2 months. That's when things got really bad I was having crazy suicidal thoughts and violent out bursts. I didn't know why! I am a very nice person and usually stay at home. One night i attempted suicide and had to be rushed to the ER.
Avatar f tn When I found out I was pregnant my proscriber. Switched me to 10mg of prozac. I don't know if I should take it or not. I suffer for from severe depression for no particular reason and just so afraid to feel bad. Any advice?
Avatar n tn What are the dangers of mixing Lexapro and Prozac? I am currently taking 20 mg of Lexapro and would like to know what the possible dangers of mixing this dosage with 10 or 20 mg of Prozac are.
Avatar m tn 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.
433485 tn?1321816990 We have tried different drugs and I am now on Lamictal, Seraquel, Klonopin and Prozac ( we just titrated the Lexapro to add the Prozac). I thought I would be feeling better by now. I started on 20 mg. Prozac and was just ramped up to 40 mg, last week. I read on here about horrible withdrawal symptoms. By the way, I also am in therapy. Anyway, I am wondering if all of this is the withdrawal from the different drugs.
Avatar f tn I am still coming to this site a year later trying to find a medication that helps with depression & anxiety. mainly anxiety. What medication is better? I currently take Lexapro (and have for some time now) but, it's not helping as much as I need for anxiety. I have gotten relief from depression but, I stay tired. VERY TIRED. Is Prozac better for anxiety? I cannot take an SSRI that will induce tremor. I know we're all different. I am looking for advice or experiences.
Avatar f tn She said I should keep taking the clonazepam as needed. Has anyone had any experience with lexapro 10 mg. Thankyou.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn Has anyone else with avoidance and anxiety had luck with Lexapro? I can take the Xanax but it only helps so much. Thanks.
Avatar f tn , energized, so those people do better with a morning dose. If you feel that you'd do better with a different administration time, ask your doc, I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem. It doesn't hurt to try something like that. Just remember that you'll have to give the new time at least a few days before deciding which time is best. How are you feeling on the Lexapro thus far?
1042487 tn?1275283499 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.
Avatar n tn After all I have gone through with the Lexapro, I went to a sleep psychiatrist. He said that I needed to take Seroguel. Seroquel is a pshch med. but it is also supposed to relax and make you sleep. I even searched the net to find anyone that complained about this med. I found plenty that said it would put weight on you, but everyone was in agreement that it makes them sleep. I took 50 mg. last night. I felt as nervous as ever.
1781134 tn?1315777924 Hi, I have been on Lexapro 20mg for a number of years now, tried lots of other bits in between but no good. I am now taking Lyrica with the Lexapro for anxiety. For the past while on Lexapro it doesnt seem to be working as well anymore and my anxiety and panic attacks are back with a bang and depression a bit also so I discussed with my doctor and they suggested Prozac is really good for anxiety and might work better so today ive cut from 20mg to 10mg Lexapro after been on Lexapro for so long.
Avatar f tn I was told to quit lexapro 20mg cold turkey and start 20mg of prozac the next day, which i did. The first 6 days I felt great then the 7th day hit and began having waves of dizziness, or feelings like my brain was shaking and having a hard time focusing with my eyes. I am now 4 weeks out from switching and continue to have intermittent periods of this weird "dizzy" feeling. Am I having withdrawal issues from the lexapro and how long will it last??
Avatar f tn My doc wanted to switch me to Prozac. I was told I wouldn't be as tired on Prozac and that it might help me better with anxiety. I chose against it. I asked for Paxil. I have read that Paxil is good for anxiety. My doc was willing to let me try Paxil so I left with a script for Paxil. I wonder if I should've tried the Prozac. I had a doc tell me once that Paxil causes significant weight gain. Should I have tried Prozac?
Avatar f tn The last I tried was Lexapro almost ten years ago. I've just been prescribed Prozac. My pharmacist said that it's close to Lexapro. I'm terrified to take this pill. I don't read side effects beforehand because I have panic. I'm at a point where I'm so depressed and anxious I can barely leave my house. When I tried Lexapro it was the worst thing I'd ever felt. It knocked me out then it woke me up in so much pain I could hardly bear it. I was vomiting and my bowels hurt so bad.
Avatar m tn sir I had been using lexapro with my antipsychotic and lost my sexual drive due to ssri. i have discountinued lexapro . how much time will it take to regain my sexuall good feeling.
Avatar n tn Hi, I too was on Prozac 20 mg about a year ago. I had switched from Lexapro to Prozac because I got a new insurance policy, and Lexapro was far too expensive to continue taking. I had a very bad experience with prozac--I was not seeing anyone at the time (therefore, no sex), so I'm not sure about the sexual side effects. I became more depressed while I was on Prozac, and noticed this after just two weeks of starting the medication.
Avatar n tn im on lexapro for 3 months now, after being on prozac for 11 years, i was fine up until last week, i take 20 mg at night, lately around 4 pm, i start getting dizzy it feels a little like when i move my eyes back and forth or my head to quick, i get this sensation all over my body, its very wierd, my doctor never heard this before, it goes away an hour after taking my med, is it dangerous, will it pass?
1330182 tn?1279819500 I have been on Prozac for 2 years ( Was on Zoloft for 5 years prior to that) I tapered off slowly with Prozac (10mg to 5mg to 2.5mg) with my final pill in March of 2010.. I know that prozac lasts in the body a while, so is it possible that I am having delayed withdrawal? I was prescribed ssris for anxiety but they never really solved the problem..
1288270 tn?1301291212 I agree with cj, you need to work closely with your prescribing doctor on this.
Avatar n tn I have never been through anything so hard in my life. My doctor is wanting me to try Prozac. She thinks this will help with the withdrawals. I am afraid to try Prozac. I have read so much about Lexapro withdrawal. Some say that the symptoms could last over a year. I think you need to contact your doctor and see what he/she says. Good luck and remember you have company through this awful process.