SpookT

298d

Just got prescribed lexapro! Started it today. what was your experience taking it? today i was really drowsy and had dry mouth. hoping for it to be a bit better tomorrow!

Chronic Xerostomia

Depression

Sertraline

Escitalopram

Fluoxetine

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  • NickTalley

    298d

    You will definitely get the side effects of dry mouth, that was the first side effect I got! And being hungry and not having an appetite is a new thing for me. And for the drowsy part, if it makes you drowsy take it at night before bed! Mine kept me up all night so I have to take it in the morning. I have a combination of pills so one might effect the other differently.

  • teelay

    298d

    i am SO grateful to lexapro. i went from not being able to even say "hi", to making friends and actually having fun! it decreased my social anxiety by a ton.

  • Ellarose

    298d

    I had amazing results with lexapro, but make sure you always have access to water and a bathroom

  • BreeTheRed

    298d

    Only antidepressant I've been able to O on, def grateful for that :D

  • AngelixBeats

    298d

    I’ve been taking lexapro and as someone with an extremely sensitive system I can say that I love it. I’ve had little to no problems since taking it and while it’s taken a bit of time to take effect, I think I’m starting to feel a difference.

  • rowdyrufus

    298d

    i took lexapro for awhile and i didnt experience any negative effects! but i also didnt have any postive effects either. i felt generally the same, maybe just a little bit less anxious.

  • vlynz

    298d

    i haven’t found it to be much help but meds work different for everyone! i went up to a higher dose and it made it nearly impossible to focus on anything. but again, it works differently for everyone. i hope it goes well!

  • snowwww

    297d

    lexapro definitely helped my anxiety a lot!! be careful that if you’re on it for multiple years, you could have side effects such as lack of motivation and trouble getting out of bed in the morning. worked wonders on my anxiety

    • Nerdzilla

      293d

      is that a thing with Lexapro? Dang, I've been on and off for 21 years

  • Kat707

    297d

    I am on lexapro and it has done wonders not only in the anxiety but also depressive state. It helps get rid of the feeling of extreme weight and unwillingness to do anything

  • LevinSword

    297d

    I couldn’t sleep on it, so I had to switch.

  • Slug.5

    294d

    I love lexapro. After sertraline, Prozac, fluoxetine, quilivant, etc lexapro is my dream come true. It makes me really drowsy so I take it at night with my melatonin. And for the first 5-6 months it really crushed my sex-drive…but that came back as I got more used to my dosage. Currently on 20mg, very happy :) It has helped with my GAD, and depression.

  • Kid

    294d

    Funny enough I feel like it don’t do anything for me! Idk why, I didn’t get neither positive or negative side effects. I stayed the same for some reason it was weird

  • EliotWaugh

    294d

    It gave me gory nightmares I couldn’t stay on it. Hoping you have a better experience!

  • mor

    294d

    Iam on lexapro 👍

  • rj.crow

    294d

    lexapro works great for me. it disrupted my sleep schedule for the first couple weeks when i started taking it, but aside from that, it’s been really helpful

  • vickielove

    293d

    I was on Lexapro it helped yes but my sex drive was gone and all it did was make me sit on the couch and do nothing

  • clovia

    293d

    i absolutely hate lexapro. it sent me to the hospital although everyone’s different & it might work great for you

  • Nerdzilla

    293d

    Dry mouth is a necessary evil in my case. I have treatment resistant depression unless I'm hypomanic or manic...it's literally the only antidepressant I've been able to keep in rotation since I was 10. Or 21 years ago.

  • Sandia721

    292d

    For me it was great. I tried it after prozac and Paxil. It’s been the best so far and this is after having years of constant suicidal thoughts. I do take in now in combination with abilify but I have minimal side effects and the positives are definitely worth it for me.

  • Sarahrk

    292d

    I genuinely feel it has helped me deal with things a lot better! It wasn’t like a noticeable 360. More like as time went on I would think “oh I’m not spiraling like I used to”. So that’s great imo.

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